Drive Thru Live Nativities in South Central PA

Ship Saves has compiled a list of local living nativities in December for you to enjoy this Christmas season. If you know of more living nativity scenes in Shippensburg & Beyond that we should add to this list email


Doubling Gap Church of God, 50 McCrea Rd, Newville is presenting a free live drive-thru nativity on December 2 & 3 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.




Antrim Brethren In Christ Church will present The Cradle to the Cross, a drive through journey December 9, 10, & 11 from 6 PM – 9 PM.  Travel back in time in the comfort of your own car and experience the Christmas story.  With over 150 cast members and live animals, this is a event the whole family will enjoy.  After you drive through the narrated scenes, you are welcome to go through the petting zoo and stop inside for refreshments. Call 375-4658 for more information.



The Ridge Church of the Brethren will hold a “Live Nativity Re-enactment” on Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17. The show will start at 7 PM each night. The nativity has more than 30 characters that will dress in Biblical costumes and live animals. The event is held outside on the church property at 1095 Ridge Road, Shippensburg. Guests can bring a lawn chair, stand, or remain in their parked vehicles. Refreshments will be provided after the show inside the church.


A Live Nativity will be held at Hurley Auctions, 2800 Buchanan Trail E, Greencastle. Thursday, December 15th & Friday, December 16th  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Live animals, manger scene with wise men, choir, and refreshments. Donations for the local Food Bank will be accepted at this event.




The four nights before Christmas – December 21st through December 24th see a Live Nativity at Mountain Top Ministries from 6 PM – 8 PM each evening. You may drive through or park. Come and see a reminder of the real meaning of Christmas, all live characters, many live animals, thousands of lights, hot chocolate and cookies, carolers.  Be sure to bring your camera. Located between Gettysburg & Chambersburg on Church Road off Rt. 30 and Rt. 234


Live Nativity & Bethlehem Inn Café will be held at Marion Mennonite Church on Christmas Eve.  Live animals, live music, refreshments inside the church from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

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