Tuesday, December 02, 2008

A couple of upcoming holiday events:

This is by far one of our favorite holiday traditions. We stumbled upon this event the year we moved to Loveland and haven't missed it since. The kids really look forward to attending this year! According to the weather forecast (if you can believe it), the weather might be a little iffy on Saturday, but looks perfect on Sunday!

The Living Nativity
Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th : 4:30-7:30 pm
Loveland United Methodist Church 10975 S. Lebanon Rd. -Loveland, OH 45140

From their website: Loveland United Methodist Church invites you, along with your friends and family, to join us for the 7th annual production of "The Living Nativity" – a presentation through drama and song of the account of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, according to the gospels of Luke and Matthew.When you arrive you will be received by our Roman Guards who are at their station making sure all that arrive to Bethlehem do so in an orderly and safe fashion. They will direct you to a warm, welcomed greeting by our greeters who will introduce you to your tour guide, “Luke.”

As you begin your walking tour, you will witness the following events along the way:
Caeser Augustus Issuing a Decree that a Census Be Taken

The Roman Guards Stationed at the City Gates

The Census Taker

The Angel’s Promise of the Birth of John the Baptist to Zechariah in the Temple

Angel Gabriel’s Promise of the Birth of Jesus to Mary

An Encounter with the Townspeople at the Baker's Home - Delicious Samples!

An Angel’s Appearance to Joseph

Mary’s Visit with Elizabeth

Townspeople Sharing Scripture

The Market Place Bustling with Music and Dancing

Mary and Joseph's Arrival at The Bethlehem Inn

Prophecies are Recalled of Jesus' Birth

An Angel and the Heavenly Host Appear to the Shepherds

The Living Nativity

The Live Animals - There will be time to visit with the animals!

The 3 Wise Men at Herod's Palace

Following your tour, there will be plenty of hot chocolate and Christmas cookies ready for your enjoyment.The Living Nativity Walking Tour takes place outside in the lower level parking lot of Loveland United Methodist Church, so please dress warmly! Also, please know that on Saturday evening, December 6th, sign language (PSE - Pidgin Sign English) interpretation will be available on the tour, if requested. We look forward to sharing the Good News with you and, as your brothers and sisters in Christ, ask that you please lift us up in prayer as we all serve together to touch hearts and change lives all in His name.All this, AND there’s no admission fee! This is our Christmas gift to you!Looking forward to seeing you in “Bethlehem” in 2008!

Event Location:Loveland United Methodist Church - 10975 S. Lebanon Rd. -Loveland, OH 45140 683.1738



We have never attended this event, but have heard that it is really nice. We plan to go this year!
Ohio National Victorian Holiday Village

From their website: Ohio National Financial Services is pleased to announce its seventh annual Victorian Holiday Village -- held on the grounds of its Cincinnati corporate headquarters. This free public event continues the company’s commitment to community outreach and service, and supports the spirit of the holiday season in a quality, noncommercial venue.

WHAT: A memorable outdoor event for the entire family featuring thousands of twinkling lights; miniature-sized, yet fully decorated Victorian-style homes and buildings; entertainment; free cocoa and cookies; and children’s goodies and a complimentary photo with St. Nick.

WHERE:The grounds of Ohio National Financial Services One Financial WayCincinnati, OH
Ohio National is located at the southeast corner of the Pfeiffer Road (Exit 15) and I-71 interchange. Pfeiffer Road is the first exit south of the I-71/275 intersection. Need directions?

Friday, December 5 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 6 from 5-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 11 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Friday, December 12 from 6-8:30 p.m.

The village will remain lit throughout December, but specialty houses, gifts and entertainment will only be provided during the four nights above.

WHY:Ohio National's Victorian Holiday Village is a free event, open to the public, that continues the company's commitment to community outreach and service, and supports the spirit of the holiday season in a quality, noncommercial venue. While admission to the event is free, all guests are asked to bring a nonperishable food item (no glass containers, please), which will be donated to the FreestoreFoodbank.

Ohio National’s Victorian Holiday Village will be open rain or shine.

Due to the outdoor terrain and gravel path, the Village is not handicapped accessible.

The walkway to the Village is approximately 380 feet from the garage, and the distance from the

Village walkway to St. Nick’s Workshoppe (the furthest building) is approximately 500 feet.

Free on-site covered parking is available for 800 vehicles.


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