From Christmas to the Cross

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. - Isaiah 7:14

Join us on Saturday, December 16, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 17, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for Ozark Adventist Academy's annual live nativity, From Christmas to the Cross. Enjoy the sights and sounds of times past as you walk past fully costumed portrayals from the streets of Bethlehem through Christ's resurrection. This event has live animals, live music, and a cast of over 100 fully costumed participants. The event is free and open to the public. Hot chocolate and home-made cookies follow the final scene.

From Christmas to the Cross

Catch a glimpse of the 2022 live-nativity, From Christmas to the Cross, in a short slideshow.

From Christmas to the Cross is an event for the whole family. This year we are planning for this to be the traditional walk-through event. Following a guide, visitors walk in groups from scene to scene and trace the life of Christ from his birth to his resurrection. Golf carts rides are available for those who have difficulty walking.

Due to Covid 19 and social distancing concerns, the December 2021 From Christmas to the Cross was a drive through event. Check out a short video on YouTube at the link below.

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Community Feedback

Thank you for shining a little light in our dark chaotic world! It was amazing!

The part that made me tear up was when the blind man sees and when Jesus rose from the grave. Everything looked fantastic from the animals to costumes and props!


For questions regarding Ozark Adventist Academy's live-drive through nativity please contact us at 479-736-2221 or by email at [email protected]. If there are any scheduling updates or changes related to weather you will find that information here and on our Facebook page.