Living Nativity Pageant at Good Shepherd

Ocala’s Living Nativity is the largest drive-through nativity in the State of Florida.

It’s the largest living nativity in Florida! And it’s right here in Ocala. For more than 20 years, the biblical story of redemption — from the Garden of Eden to the birth of Christ — has been retold in a live pageant at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Ocala. The free event features episodes from Bible history including Noah’s Ark, the crossing of the Jordan River, the pillar of fire in the desert, the voice of the prophets, the high priest and the ark of the covenant. All leading up to the coming of Jesus of Nazareth. (Click for Video.)

This year’s event is held December 16 and 17 (Saturday and Sunday) with walk-through times from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and drive-through times from 7:30 to 9:00. The nativity includes live music and admission is free. The location is Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 151 SW 87th Place in Ocala. See map at the bottom of this page for location details.

The birth of Christ in Bethlehem is portrayed by volunteers at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Ocala.


Actors in character share stories from the Bible, including the story of Rahab, whose faith is celebrated in the New Testament.

Set pieces illustrate important biblical characters and events, including this portrayal of the High Priest with the Ark of the Covenant.

Visitors are invited to drive-through the nativity, past scenes including the three wise men on the road to Jerusalem.

The nativity concludes with portrayals of the life, death and resurrection of Christ.

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