LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO)-It's beginning to look a lot like the original Christmas at Lawton's Elmer Thomas Park.
Friday marked the first night of the live nativity scene put on by members of Central Baptist Church. In previous years, they have staged the nativity at their church, but this is the first time it's been part of the city's “Holiday in the Park” display. It features a cast of about 60 people, as well as live animals, including sheep, donkeys, and a camel, that complete the manger scene, as the story of Christ's birth is told through song and narration.
“We hope people will be mindful that Jesus is the reason for the season and that sometimes in the chaos that goes on we forget why we celebrate Christmas. So, we hope people will stop for a moment and remember the birth of Jesus Christ. That’s really important at this time.”