Things to Do: Drive through the Christmas Story

Check out the Christmas Story at six local churches.

This year's DanceWorks performance features choreography by students and University of Minnesota Duluth faculty and robots. (2018 photo / Brett Groehler, UMD)
  • ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) congregations invite you into your car to drive through Duluth and the Christmas Story. Six Duluth area Lutheran Churches are working together to tell the Christmas story with a lighted display on each campus. To participate, start at Elim Lutheran Church, 6101 Cody St., for the first scene and drive from there to the next five scenes. An accompanying online video (or paper packet) provides the Bible story, reflections, prayer, and music. Displays will be lit from 4:30-11 p.m. through Dec. 25.

    Participating congregations, in order of scenes: Elim Lutheran Church, 6101 Cody St.; Our Savior’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4831 Grand Ave.; First Lutheran Church, 1100 E. Superior St.; Kenwood Lutheran Church, 2720 Myers Ave.; Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 410 N. Arlington Ave.; and Grace Lutheran Church, 5454 Miller Trunk Highway, Hermantown.

    The event is free. Grace Lutheran Church is collecting items for CHUM, of which all participating churches are member congregations. Items may be left at Grace’s lighted scene.

    More information and the video are found at Facebook Event: or or .

  • County Seat Theater presents "A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play," on-demand now through Sunday, Dec. 13, as well as Dec. 23-25. Cost: $9.99 per person or $14.99 per household. Call 218-878-0071 or go to .

  • The University of Minnesota Duluth presents DanceWorks2020 on Thursday, Dec. 17, as well as Dec. 18-20. Free open streaming. Join performers online to celebrate movement, creativity and resilience. Faculty and student choreographers will premiere original camera dances filmed in a range of styles and locations. More information available soon at .

  • The Duluth Playhouse will be streaming “Songs of the Season,” featuring local singers, including Carolyn LePine, Gabriel Mayfield, Shad Olsen and Christina Stroup. Stream it on YouTube through Jan. 3. Donations accepted. Also from the Duluth Playhouse, child actors will tell a holiday story, “My Christmas Wish For You,” premiering Thursday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. The performance will be streaming on YouTube through Jan. 3. Donations accepted.
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