A northeast Johnson County Christmas tradition returns for its 31st year this weekend.
Southminster Presbyterian at 63rd Street and Roe Avenue will begin presentations of Journey to Bethlehem, its living nativity scene, at 6 p.m. tonight. A new group will depart through every 20 minutes through 9 p.m.
Journey will also be performed Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Southminster’s production includes seven scenes from the Biblical Christmas story, from King Herod’s Court to the shepherds watching a bright star in their fields (with live animals!) to the newborn baby Jesus lying in a manger.
The event is free and open to the public, and attendees are invited to join in the singing of Christmas carols in the sanctuary while they wait for the next group to depart.