Update for 2020: The Living Christmas Tree this year will be a pre-produced video broadcast which incorporates new music from our virtual choir and orchestra, new music from our 2020 guest artists, plus highlights from the Tree archives – all of this woven together with engaging narrative and testimony. The broadcast will air via television, social media, and livestream during the weekend before Christmas, December 17-20, times to be announced. More details HERE.
My first Christmas spent in Huntsville I was told by several native Huntsvillians that The Living Christmas Tree presented at First Baptist Church in Huntsville was a tradition I could not miss. Now, I’m a big fan of Lake Wobegon tales, and my favorite is “The Living Flag”, a hilarious story about a small town that celebrates the 4th of July by donning red, white, and blue baseball caps and standing in the formation of Old Glory. So when I heard the words “Living” and “Tree” I was all ears.
I mean, it’s a LIVING CHRISTMAS TREE. A Christmas tree, made up of people, singing Christmas music! I’m so there. In fact, I have been there every year since we moved here and I plan to attend every year we live in Huntsville. The tree is as awesome as it sounds and I guarantee your entire family will love it.
Performed by The Living Christmas Tree Choir and Orchestra the program is full of beautiful choral arrangements and accompanied by dancing, narration, and much more!
A Few Things to Keep in Mind
First Baptist Church views this as their “gift to the community” and therefore, no collection is taken during the performances. Each year, the music is different but always guaranteed to put you in the holiday mood. To get a sense of the scale of it, check out this cool time-lapse video of the construction of the actual tree!
Living Christmas Tree 2020 Details
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