Living nativity scenes

n Walk Through Bethlehem” cosponsored by Samoset First Baptist and Southside Baptist churches. Set in the Samoset Baptist courtyard at 3200 15th St. E. from 5 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday.

n Braden River United Methodist Church, corner of Morgan Johnson and Caruso Roads in East Manatee, invites the public to its fifth annual Christmas Drive-Through recreating the town of Bethlehem in the year of Jesus’ birth. The drive-though is held on church grounds 6-8 p.m. Dec. 10-11. Admission: free. Narrations about the portrayed scenes can be heard through car radios. Information: Carol LeFevre at 745-1663.

n The Tabernacle Church, 4141 DeSoto Road, Sarasota, presents a Living Nativity at 7 and 8 p.m. Dec. 16-19 with more than 100 cast members, live animals and flying angels. Attendees will be able to interact with costumed cast members and kids will be able to pet manger animals such as camels, goats and sheep. A hospitality area will serve guests hot chocolate, coffee and holiday cookies. Before each performance, audience members will be entertained by special music. All performances are held outside. Information: (941) 355-8858 or visit