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Rockport’s 76th Annual Live Christmas Pageant

December 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Due to the forecast of inclement weather for Saturday evening, the Live Christmas Pageant has been rescheduled for Sunday, December 19, beginning at 5 PM.

In the spirit of the holidays, the Rockport Art Association and Museum once again presents the Annual Live Christmas Pageant, a torch-lit live re-enactment of the Nativity. The pageant will be held Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 5 PM (rain date Sunday, December 19th at 5 PM).

Each year hundreds of spectators gather to watch the live re-enactment of the story of baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the Bethlehem inn and the stable. The pageant begins with a torch lit procession which starts at Dock Square and proceeds up Main Street to the Congregational Church. Here the story of Jesus’ birth is brought to life through a live narration.

The pageant was originated by Dr. William F. Strangman and Mrs. Aldro Hibbard in 1947, as a gift from the Rockport Art Association to the village. It remains a solid holiday season fixture to this day.

Join us as an onlooker or participant in the roles of children of Bethlehem, ladies of Bethlehem, shepherds or torch bearers. Makeup and costumes supplied. For more information or to participate, contact Pat Alto at Rockport Art Association & Museum, 978-546-6604

To learn more about the Pageant’s history, and to hear a recording of a past Pageant, please visit https://www.rockportartassn.org/calendar-of-events/2021/12/18/76th-annual-rockport-christmas-pageant


Dock Square & Main Street


Rockport Art Association & Museum