Christmas on Church Street

By Susan Shinn Turner

“Christmas on Church Street” is a brand new outdoor holiday celebration.

The downtown Salisbury church community is collaborating in a new event this year called Christmas on Church Street. The event takes place from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, Dec. 17, with a rain date of Saturday, Dec. 18.

Church Street will be lit with luminaries as participants walk from Bank to Council streets, all of which will be blocked off from traffic. The churches will have scenes interpreting the Christmas story, with the various church choirs and musicians singing carols on the stage of Bell Tower Green.

Christmas on Church Street begins at the corner of Bank and Church, and takes a right turn at Council, in front of St. Luke’s Episcopal, where it ends. Scenes include the Annunciation, the angel’s visit to Joseph, the shepherd’s fields, the magi, and the manger in Bethlehem.

The participating churches are either adjacent or close to Church Street. Scout troops from St. John’s and 1st Methodist will help, as well.

The St. John’s scene represents the magi’s visit to Bethlehem. Who knows if a camel or two might appear, but no doubt we’ll engage the imagination! Would you like to help out? Let Pastor Rhodes know as soon as possible.


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