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Compiled by
Just Add Kids’

Silva Karapetian

The holidays are a time for celebration! There are many opportunities for kids and families to reflect on the Christian reason for the season…the birth of Jesus.

Like our two previous directories, Finding Santa and Holiday Tour of Lights, Just Add Kids has put together Finding Jesus, a guide to the area’s live Nativity and other Christian events, which is sponsored by Racine St. Catherine’s. Read more…

Finding Jesus 2015 Directory (updated 12/21)
Sponsored by Racine St. Catherine’s
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Streets of Bethlehem
Country Springs Hotel: 2810 Golf Road, Waukesha
December 4  – January 2, Monday-Thursday 5 – 9pm; Fridays, Saturdays & Holidays 5 – 10pm.
Nestled in the heart of Southeastern Wisconsin is a holiday destination steeped in festive tradition. Each year, the Country Springs Hotel is transformed into a winter wonderland called Country Christmas. Admission to Wisconsin’s largest drive through Christmas lights display includes a trip through the Country Christmas Trail and entrance to two buildings located at the end of the trail, Christmas Village and The Streets of Bethlehem. Located at the end of the drive-through trail, guests can get out of their vehicle and walk through The Streets of Bethlehem.  This building is home to a collection of nearly life-sized Fontanini nativity characters, a replica of the one found at the Vatican. This very serene area of the event cuts to the heart of what Christmas is all about and leaves visitors in awe every year. $15 per car-load or minivan.  For more information: (262)547-0201.

La Salette Shrine Holiday Lights
10330 336th Avenue, Twin Lakes
December 1, 2015 to January 1, 2016 5 – 9pm (weekends only)
Countless colorful miniature lights are turned on. Come on weekends and walk the grounds to view the biblical displays and Christmas alphabet. Please keep in mind the weather conditions because the displays are outdoors.  Come and experience for yourself that quiet feeling of peace that the Shrine and grounds provide. Let this season bring you and your family peace. FREE admission, all donations are greatly appreciated.  For more information call (262)877-3373 (ext 149) on most afternoons or call automated schedule information any time at (262)877-3373 (ext 151).

 

Just Jesus Christmas Dinner
The Miracle Center: 1100 Grand Avenue, Racine 
Wednesday, December 23, 4:30pm
A free dinner with music entertainment for the community. To volunteer or for more information, call Scotty Martin at (262)744-3107

Live Nativity
1st Church of Christ, 1650 Lathrop, Racine
Tuesday, December 22, 7 – 9pm & Wednesday, December 23, 7 – 9pm
First Church of Christ has  presented a live nativity every year since 1957.  Live animals, costumed characters and a recording of the Christmas story will be presented. Hot cocoa, cider and treats will be served in the church hall. For more information: (262)634-1463

Christmas in the Barn
Squire Farm: 26715 Church Rd, Burlington (Town of Dover)
(If using GPS to find the farm, use “Burlington” for the destination)
Christmas Eve, December 24, 5 – 8:30pm (services are every 30 minutes)
English Settlement United Methodist Church families and friends present a live Nativity on Christmas Eve. The public is invited to attend this free event, located at Squire farm. Members of English Settlement United Methodist Church play angels, shepherds, wise men, and innkeepers.  The audience sits on straw bales as Scripture is read and joins in singing Christmas Carols.  Hot cocoa, coffee, and Christmas cookies are served. There is no admission fee or any offering taken for the program. For more information: (262)534-6592 or (262)534-6593

Nativity Program
Salvation Army: 8853 S. Howell Avenue, Oak Creek
We gather at the manger – along with the angels, shepherds and their sheep, wise men with their camel, and Mary and Joseph – to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

If you are hosting, or know of a live Nativity or other Christian Christmas (kid-friendly, family-oriented) event that is not listed above, please send us all of the details including: name of the event, date(s), times, description including family-friendly aspect along with contact info (name, phone, email, website).
Email: silva.justaddkids@gmail.com
Subject: Finding Jesus Event

 

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