Norwich Christmas Pageant, Thursday, Dec 19, 7PM, Norwich, VT
2019 Norwich Christmas Pageant
Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 at 7:00pm.
Everyone is invited to this traditional walking, carol-singing pilgrimage re-enacting Mary and Joseph’s journey to the manger, according to the Nativity story.
This walking pageant will begin in front of Norwich Town Hall (Tracy Hall) on Main Street, Norwich, VT. From Tracy Hall, Joseph leads a donkey carrying Mary to The Norwich Inn; the procession follows. The inn-keeper tells them there is no room at the Inn and sends them to a nearby stable. Along the way, a multitude of angels, at the Norwich Grange, brings good tidings to a group of shepherds. The journey continues to the stable where the nativity scene is complete with sheep and oxen. It concludes with the arrival of the three Wise Men bringing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. The Norwich High School Seniors play the roles of Mary, Joseph, angels, shepherds and Wise Men. The role of baby Jesus is played by one of the town’s newest residents.
Gifts of non-perishable food and clothing for the Haven are welcome and can be brought to the Pageant (presented at the manger) or left in a collection box in Tracy Hall.
Following the Pageant, everyone is invited to the Norwich Inn for hot cocoa, cookies and more caroling with piano accompaniment (co-sponsored by The Norwich Inn and Norwich Recreational Council.)
Event is FREE.
Donations are welcome. Checks can be made to: The Norwich Pageant, PO Box 157, Norwich, VT 05055.
Dan & Whit’s will be selling the Pageant Holiday greeting cards, painted by local artists; as well as a children’s book “The Norwich VT Christmas Pageant” by local author, Marty James. All proceeds pay for production expenses.