Where to see biblical Christmas story re-enacted live, more events in Modesto region

Actors at a past year’s Live Nativity at Modesto Free Methodist Church.
Actors at a past year’s Live Nativity at Modesto Free Methodist Church. Modesto Bee

Actors at Modesto Free Methodist Church portray Mary, Joseph, the three wisemen who traveled from far, as well as the shepherds who were tending to their flock. Members performed the free live Nativity drama in the church’s parking lot transformed with a stable, manger, and live animal at Rose and Briggsmore performed every half hour starting at 7:00 pm Friday (12-21-13) and will go on through Sunday evening. Modesto Bee

Live nativity

Watch as the story of the birth of Jesus is retold in live reenactments at the Modesto Free Methodist Church all weekend. The reenactments begin every half hour with four offered each night. This community event includes complimentary refreshments.

WHEN: 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 14-16

WHERE: Modesto Free Methodist Church, 1520 Rose Ave.


ONLINE: www.modestofm.org.

Mary Frey, middle, and Caroline Fletcher, left, lead members of Candy Choristers in the processional during the Modesto Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Candlelight Concert at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Modesto, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Andy Alfaro aalfaro@modbee.com

Candlelight concert

Maestro David Lockington and the Modesto Symphony Orchestra celebrate the season with its annual Holiday Candlelight Concert. The concert features traditional Christmas hymns and carols performed by the MSO Chorus, the Youth Chorus and the Opus Handbell Ensemble.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Dec. 18

WHERE: St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Modesto

TICKETS: $20-$57

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org

Gallo Center for the Arts

Doo Wop holiday

The Doo Wop Project features Broadway stars and a five-piece band that takes classic doo wop songs from the 1950s and ’60s and make them sound fresh. Expect doo wop versions of contemporary pop hits by stars like Jason Mraz, Amy Winehouse, Adele and Maroon 5 along with Christmas classics.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19

WHERE: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto

TICKETS: $29-$59

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org

Mansion by candlelight

Tour the holiday-decorated historic McHenry Mansion by candle and gas light during the annual Candlelight Tour. Docents in period dress lead room-by-room tours and answer questions. Musicians will play holiday music and a dessert will be included.

WHEN: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 14-16

WHERE: McHenry Mansion, 906 15th St., Modesto

TICKETS: $5, purchase at the Mansion Gift Store

ONLINE: www.mchenrymansion.org

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Delawna McKinney and Chris Holland star in Center Stage Conservatory’s “Her Body and The Fall.” Daniel DaRosa Medina Center Stage Conservatory

Center Stage play

This marks the final weekend to see the latest production from Center Stage Conservatory, “Her Body and the Fall.” The play tells the story of a man born in the occupation in World War II and how his trauma impacts his young daughter 40 years later in America.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14-16

WHERE: Lower Level Studio, 948 11th St., Modesto

TICKETS: $10-$15

ONLINE: www.centerstagemodesto.com