BEAUMONT, Texas — Families looking for ways to celebrate the Christmas season safely this year can join in on what Beaumont's First Baptist Church is calling a new annual tradition.
The church will offer a Christmas drive-through 'light park' with more than 20,000 lights on its property from Dec. 3-Dec. 6, Dec. 10-13 and Dec. 17-31.
The light show can be seen each evening from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.
It's free to visit, and the drive is about five minutes long. Visitors can go to agiftofhope.net on any smartphone to listen to an audio narrative while driving through.
The church is at 3739 North Major Drive in Beaumont.
From a FBC news release:
During a year when most events are delayed until further notice, Beaumont's First Baptist Church is beginning a new annual tradition with a Christmas drive-through light park with over 20,000 lights.
A Gift of Hope tells the meaning behind the Christmas story during a season when many are isolated and finding celebrating the holidays more difficult than other years. The light park will be hosted on the church property near the intersection of Major Drive and Folsom Road and will be open to the public starting Dec. 3.
The show will go on each evening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 3-6, Dec. 10-13 and Dec. 17-31.
The light park is open to all ages and attendance is free. Visitors will drive through a series of five scenes, starting with the creation story in Genesis to the birth of Jesus and ending with the light that darkness does not overcome. During the five-minute drive, visitors can visit www.agiftofhope.net on their smartphone and listen to an audio narrative explaining each scene.
Beaumont’s First Baptist Church is located at 3739 North Major Drive in Beaumont. For more information, call (409) 833-1426 or visit www.fbcbeaumont.org or www.agiftofhope.net.
Beaumont's First Baptist Church exists to rescue people by sharing with them the gracious love of God, and then encouraging them to become rescuers themselves.