SOLD OUT – Giant Screen Drive-in Nativity!
Tickets for all dates are now sold out.
Volunteers from churches across Weymouth and Portland have come together this year to bring us a Nativity like no other!
Filmed whilst adhering to the relevant COVID-19 restrictions, families play the parts of the familiar groups of wise men and shepherds.
Mike and Wendy Petitdemange, who directed and filmed the production, said:
“Filming during COVID-19 restrictions has been quite a challenge but people have put in tremendous effort to help us tell the greatest story ever told”.
The event has had great support from Weymouth Town Council and Dorset Council.
Cllr Gill Taylor, Dorset and Weymouth Town Councillor, said:
“This is a fantastic event that has been put together very quickly and will give a well needed lift of spirits to the area. A group of volunteers have been working closely with many partner organisations including Weymouth Town Council.”
“Dorset Council’s Rangers Team were more than happy to help us spread a little Christmas cheer with items that will be included in the activities pack. Dozens of mature maritime pine cones have been collected by their service, with the help volunteers. This will not only create a fun project but if the cones are left they become invasive on our precious heathlands, so we are helping to conserve this rare habitat as well!”
Cherry Clarke from Refresh (Weymouth and Portland Churches in Action) said:
“My husband Nick had the idea to film and show a Nativity on the big screen and quite frankly, I wasn’t sure we could pull it off! But people have pulled together to make it happen and the support we’ve had from the local churches and councils has been wonderful.”
“It is so important that people have something to look forward to, especially this Christmas, and the story of the birth of Jesus is one that brings hope, something we all need”.
The finished Nativity, complete with carols, will be screened on a giant 10 metre screen in the Weymouth park and ride carpark on December 15th, 16th and 17th. Tickets are now sold out but were available on Eventbrite here.
Entrance will be by pre-booked tickets only – decorate the inside of your car and get ready to sing your heart out, all in the safety of your car!