Event Calendar

Make plans to come! December 10, 11, 14 & 15, 2018. All showings are free of charge. (Group seating only available through registration of 12 or more.)

Public Showings

Saturday December 14 at 11:00AM and 5:00PM.

Sunday December 15 at 11:00AM and 5:00PM.
(Seating available on a walk-in basis.)

Private Showings

Tuesday December 10 6:00PM (Special Showing for all Special Needs, Disabilities, ASL Interpreter).
Wednesday December 11 6:00PM (Reserved for Washington County residents).
Saturday 2:00PM; Sunday 2:00PM
(“Reserved Group Seating” Showing).


Group Seating Information (form below)

  • Reserved Group Seating is available for the 2:00 pm show on Saturday December 14, and Sunday December 15. This showing is specifically for groups. The general public will not be able to attend these 2:00 pm shows.
  • The group leader should call by 8:30 am on the date of their reserved showing to reconfirm their day of event number. Groups must arrive no later than 1:45 pm and no earlier than 1:15 pm.
  • Please drop off in front of the main doors located at 215 S. Marion Avenue Washington, Iowa.
    Bus parking is available on our gravel lot located behind the main church building.
  • Upon arrival, the group leader must go to the top of the stairs to receive your group seating directions from an usher with an “Event Staff” Badge.
  • Hot Chocolate, Candy Canes and treats will be available before you enter the building. Please leave drinks outside.
  • An elevator is available for use. Please see an usher with an “Event Staff” badge to assist you.
  • Restrooms are located on the main floor upon entering the building. Because of the large crowds, it is recommended that your group use the restroom just prior to arriving.
    You will be dismissed at 4:00 pm.
  • The show is free of charge! We will take an offering for those who wish to support the show. We ask that all groups stay for a 10 minute Gospel presentation upon the conclusion of the show.
  • This show will have loud noises, lots of fog and special effects. All theatrical effects have been professionally tested and are safe for all ages.
  • The show features close contact with many animals. Please inform your group in case anyone has any allergy issues.

Don't miss out on Southeast Iowa's biggest holiday event! Join the thousands who have made the "Live Animal Christmas Play" a yearly family tradition. Make plans to attend: DECEMBER 10, 11, 14, & 15, 2019!