Snow It Goes: Nativity scene

If you’re seeking an outing to experience the true meaning of Christmas, take a trip to Peace Lutheran Church in Canton Township.

If you’re seeking an outing to experience the true meaning of Christmas, take a trip to Peace Lutheran Church in Canton Township. Although many churches set up nativity scenes to honor the birth of Jesus, no one has been doing it longer than Peace Lutheran, at 3828 Cleveland Avenue SW. It’s believed to be the 53rd straight year the church will present the manger display with live animals, usually including a donkey. Baby Jesus, Joseph, Mary, shepherds and at least one angel all will be depicted—the scene is open from 7 to 9 p.m. December 21, 22 and 23. The church always has plenty of cookies and refreshments, including warm beverages to combat the cold. Best of all, the display is situated so that you can drive-through the scene, take in the sights and sounds and never have to leave your car. There also is parking available for those who wish to linger or get an up close view.

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass