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Posted: December 19, 2013 10:00 p.m.

Live Nativity to be performed tonight

East Newton Baptist Church will present its rescheduled live Nativity drama, "Bethlehem,’’ at 7:30 tonight.

There will be seating for 200, said Pastor Tom Lee, and those attending are also welcome to bring chairs and blankets. Lighted pathways will guide visitors to the stage area, and there will be a golf cart to assist those who might have trouble walking.

In addition to its human cast, "Bethlehem’’ will feature five horses, a donkey, sheep and goats to bring the manger alive for audience members of all ages. Children also will get an opportunity to see the animals up close, Lee said.

East Newton Baptist Church is at 11290 U.S. Highway 278.

Here are some other live Nativity presentations in the metro Atlanta area:

Lake Lanier Islands Magical Nights of Lights, through Dec. 25. Lake Lanier Island’s live Nativity is part of the Magical Nights of Lights and is included in the daily admission of $60 cars (1–9 occupants), $90 vans, and $250 buses. Admission is per vehicle and is based on what the vehicle has the capacity to hold, not the number of passengers.

Life Church Smyrna Assembly of God, 4100 King Springs Road, Smyrna: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 21. Live Nativity features carolers, free hot chocolate and candy canes.

Chamblee First United Methodist Church, 4147 Chamblee Dunwoody Road. Chamblee: 7-8 p.m. Dec. 22: The Live Nativity is on the hill at the activities building behind the church.

Children are allowed to pet the animals before and after the presentation, and everyone attending is invited to have cookies and hot chocolate in the fellowship hall afterward.

Rock Spring Presbyterian Church, 1824 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, Dec. 22-24. Since 1954, the live Nativity scene has been held in front of the church as Rock Spring Presbyterian’s way of celebrating the birth of Christ with the community.

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