St. John’s United Methodist Church

Living nativities and Christmas celebrations are scheduled across the Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and Brookhaven areas in the next few weeks.

In Buckhead, Sardis United Methodist Church, on 3725 Powers Ferry Road NW, Atlanta will hold its living nativity from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11 and Dec. 12. The nativity scenes are played out every 30 minutes, said church officials.

Dunwoody United Methodist, meanwhile, has already staged its live nativity, but plans a “Messiah” choral presentation at 4 p.m. Dec. 12. The 105-member choir will be performing inside the sanctuary.

Near Brookhaven, The Chamblee United Methodist Church, located at 4147 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, will hold its live nativity at 7 p.m. Dec. 19. The nativity will last for 30 minutes, according to church officials.

Do you want to see a living nativity, but you don’t have time to get out of your car? You’ll have to drive a bit.

Dec. 10 through Dec. 12 the Clairmont Hills Baptist Church, 1995 Clairmont Road, Decatur, will be hosting a “Drive-Through Living Nativity.”

The drive-through nativity contains twelve scenes that tell the story of Jesus’ birth.

The Decatur nativity is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Dec.  10 and 11; and from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 12.