JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - It has become one of the most popular stops during the Christmas season.
This is the seventh year the congregation at Lakeshore Church in Byram brings to life the birth of Christ in a Drive Through Nativity.
More than 300 church members perform in sixteen scenes with live animals, including camels. It covers three parking lots. It is a big event, not just in Byram, but throughout the metro.
This year church members are remembering beloved, former Jackson zookeeper Percy King, known as the “Snakeman”, who was shot to death in January.
Jay Frazier, Senior Pastor at Lakeshore Church said, “every year he provided snakes for The Creation, which is the first scene of course. Of course this past year he was tragically killed. So this year that scene is in memory of him, Percy King, so we’re glad to do that in his memory.”
You can pick up CD's that narrate each scene as you drive through. Frazier says they average four to five thousand people. That's 700 to 800 cars each night.
You can see the Drive through Nativity Saturday night from 6 to 10 p-m. The church is located at 6880 South Siwell Road.