It is so easy to get caught up in the chaos that the holidays bring along with it. Wrapping presents, baking cookies while listening to music, attending parties with family and friends. But to celebrate the meaning of Christmas to those who believe, there is nothing quite like a live nativity. The sounds of the animals, the smells of the hay and the still of the evening (or morning). There honestly is nothing quite like it during the holiday season.
It’s a great way to visit new churches, embrace your faith and most events are free to the public or only ask for a small donation.
Live Nativity Performances In or Near Lake County
15 December 7:30 p.m., 16 December 2:00 & 6:00 p.m., 17 December 1:30 & 5:30 p.m.
Quentin Road Bible Baptist Church
60 Quentin Rd. , Lake Zurich | tickets: 847-438-4494
This is a large performance with live animals and reserved seating. Tickets are $5 each, some free seats are available for each show.
17 December 17, 10:00 a.m.
St. Peter Lutheran Church
111 W. Olive St., Arlington Heights | (847) 259-4114
Just a little south of Lake County, St. Peter Lutheran Church hosts a nativity with live animals in between two of their morning services.
21, 22, 23 December 21 (times to be announced)
1st Church of God
1650 Lathrop Ave., Racine, WI | (262) 634-1463
Since 1957, this little church just over the border has been presenting a live nativity for the city of Racine. The performance is free to the public and is held on the church grounds. Head to the website to see exact times.
Do you know of any live nativities that weren’t mentioned here? Share with us in the comment section!