Event Overview

The fun, instant Christmas play!

Kids and their families will LOVE being part of ’Twas the Light Before Christmas! In one fun-filled night, they’ll create props, rehearse, and present a full-fledged Christmas production with a captivating script and original music.

It's as easy as 1-2-3:

Step 1 · Rehearsal: As families arrive, they are assigned to one of four Casts for the first hour. Each Cast rehearses their scene and song, and everyone makes their own prop and devotional keepsake.

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Step 2 · Places Everyone!: In Bible-times Bethlehem, each Cast takes its turn helping brother and sister Ray and Vanessa discover scene by scene the true STAR of Christmas—Jesus!

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Step 3 · Cast Party: Everyone celebrates being a part of this humorous, upbeat play—and focusing on the real meaning of Christmas


How it Works

With a few volunteers, you’ll have a Christmas HIT on your hands!

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Learn more about each station

Register And Welcome

Families are assigned to one of four casts.

Register & Welcome

The group of performars from Scene 1 - the Census Takers practice their lines and acting cues during the rehearsal step

Each Cast has a short devotion, everyone makes a prop, and rehearses simple parts.


A family from Scene 3 - the Star Trackers sport their comically oversized star-shaped sunglasses on the performance stage

Each Cast presents one hilarious scene of this "instant" Christmas play.


Kids and adults laugh and celebrate a successful Christmas production together at the Cast Party

Everyone makes fun snacks and celebrates the true STAR of Christmas—Jesus!

Cast Party

The main characters of Twas the Light Before Christmas, Ray and Vanessa, sit atop a camel. All three characters are wearing comically large star-shaped glasses.


Music Samples from this Original Soundtrack

Listen to these hilarious clips of the catchy music created for each scene. Your kids and families will love them!

Scene 1: Dewey Cheatem and Howe

Scene 2: Out of Room at the Inn

Scene 3: Star Trackers

Scene 4: Glory

Medley: Angels We Have Heard on High

'Twas the Light Starter Kit

Perfect for any size church

With ’Twas the Light Before Christmas, families can present this fun yet powerful play together, or children can present the play to their families who join in the other fun activities.

The Instant Christmas Play - Twas the Light Before Christmas Event Kit Box

Starter Kit

Easy for you AND your volunteers!

Inside this kit you’ll find everything you need to plan, prepare, and recruit for your fun-filled Christmas play. You’ll get easy-to-follow instructions for decorating, outreach, and leading your volunteers, samples, music, promo & resource DVD, and more.

Plus, you’ll find ideas on how to get families from your community to attend—and have them return after your event. Everyone will thank you for making this Christmas production fit into their busy lives and help them focus on Jesus this Christmas!

Only $59.99

Call 800-447-1070 to speak with a Christmas consultant.

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Shop Resources

Make your Christmas Event complete with these essential items!

Your event will be a hit and create lasting memories with these unique resources. And our Easy Order Form takes the hassle out of planning and ordering. It calculates the items you need based on your event size, and gives you convenient one-stop shopping. Simply add to your cart when you are done, and let the fun begin!

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