Information below written by Karyn Zoldan (“Tucson Tails” & “To Market to Food Market”) here at Tucsoncitizen.com:
This is most definitely a Christmas pageant, not a “holiday” pageant.
Well, let’s see…there are Santa, three wise men, and representation of baby Jesus, and that famous reindeer Rudolph all on the rooftop. There’s live music – mostly Christmas carols – played by the live rocking band led by Roger the pastor of the nearby First Brethren Church. Someone will read the beloved, “Night before Christmas”.
• When: Friday, December 23
• Time: 30 minute outdoor shows are at 6:30 and 8 p.m.
• Where: 4352 E. Bryn Mawr Street (located one block south of 5th Street at Columbus). Follow the signs
• Etc: Dress warmly. Children have an opportunity to meet Santa.
In its 11th year, the pageant began as a way to continue the tradition started by Doc Salenz who lived nearby. The first Santa Claus was a pregnant Susan Modisett along with her husband Dave as a way get to know all their neighbors on the one block long Bryn Mawr St.
In 2009, Bryn Mawr was dropped and Poets Square was adopted to encompass the neighborhood association and more of its participants. The pageant is about building community and watching the children grow into their roles while taking more responsibility for the presentation.
Hot cider and hot chocolate is served, while supplies last. Please bring cans of food and non-perishables for the Community Food Bank.
For more info, call Cary at (520) 404-2253.