For those looking to get in the spirit of the season, there is no shortage of activities to take part in this time of the year. One such option is to attend the Night in the Barn living Nativity this weekend.
Here are a few things to expect if you attend.
1. Continuing a tradition
Put on annually around Christmas by members of the Tabor Mennonite Church, hosting duties for the Night in the Barn living Nativity shifted last year. Previously held at the farm of Maynard Knepp and Carol Duerksen, this year Brandon and Kristi Unruh will be hosting the event on their land, formerly known as Papa's Pumpkin Patch.
2. Eat, drink and be merry
As part of the living Nativity, there will be a walking tour with Christmas carols and animals to bring the story to life. Hot chocolate, cider and other Christmas goodies will also be provided as refreshments through the night.
3. Support a worthy cause
Donations ($5 suggested) will be taken through the course of the night to support the youth program of Tabor Mennonite Church. The event is family friendly and attendees are recommended to dress for the weather.
If you go
When: 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 21 and 22
Where: Papa's Pumpkin Patch, 372 70th, Newton (6 miles north of Newton on K-15, then three-quarters of a mile east).
How much: Free; $5 donation suggested