Live Nativity attracts crowds
While many nativity scenes feature Mary and baby Jesus, and quite a few use real people for the roles, it was the braying donkey, hungry goats and lots of baby chickens that were really capturing visitors’ attention at the Christmas Wonderland at the Mamaku Centre in Inglewood last week.
The people at the Christian Fellowship organised a live Nativity scene outside as part of the Christmas Wonderland the group had organised.
Visitors were able to walk through a live nativity scene, complete with all the smells and noises you might expect.
The event ran for two nights, and with free entry attracted large crowds both evenings.
As well as the live nativity there was a tree decorating competition, face painting, ice cream, a light supper available and live music.
Dave Hunger, who was playing the part of a wise man on Friday night, said the event was a way to give back to the community, while also reminding people of the true story behind Christmas.
Dita Leffelaar with Eli Leffelaar-Lee (three months) played the role of Mary and baby Jesus on Friday night last week.