Archive for November, 2012

November 29th, 2012

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church hosts Living Nativity

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church invites you to experience “God’s Present,” a free living nativity performance, on Wednesday, December 19th with three showings at 6PM, 6:45PM and 7:30PM. The live performance will be held across from the Tripp Family Christmas Lights display.

Come and enjoy an evening under the stars full of worship with a simple presentation of Jesus’s birth. According to Tom Wheeler, a member of the event planning committee, “We have tried to provide points where people of all ages can connect with the story, and provide an experience unique to Christmas. Whether it is the music, the narrative, or the live animals the hope is that this will be a new way to experience this powerful event that truly did change the world.”

The event is hosted by the Children’s Committee of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church but the entire church is involved in the production of “God’s Present.” “All age groups will be in the production itself and everyone has been helping behind the scenes” stated Wheeler. The presentation will last about 15 minutes each with 30 minute breaks between each performance. There will be about 40 actors total portraying the roles of Joseph, Mary, angels, shepherds, wise men and more. Assistance will be available for handicap and disabled individuals.

Once visitors have experienced the living nativity everyone is encouraged to walk through and enjoy the lights in the Tripp Family Christmas Lights display. Joe Tripp owner of the Tripp Family Christmas Light said “I think it is great the church is having a living nativity across the road and I love the idea. We are not hosting Santa Claus the night of the nativity so people can enjoy it.”

Bring your family and friends to see “God’s Present” a production of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church across the road from Tripp Family Christmas Lights located in Yonkers, Georgia at 63 Macedonia Church Road, Cochran, GA 31014 off of Highway 257 between Chester, GA and Empire, GA. For more information, event details, and directions visit the website at

November 26th, 2012

A Week of News

It has been an exciting week for the Tripp Family Christmas Lights. We have celebrated Thanksgiving, hosted Opening Night, and been on the news! NewsCentral and 41NBC came down from Macon and shared our story. You can read or watch the story via their website.

To see NewsCentral’s story visit and for the 41NBC story visit

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Video interview from 41NBC:

November 17th, 2012

The 2012 Calendar is Online

Christmas Calendar Image
We have officially published our 2012 Calendar! You can find out all the information about the Christmas Lights showtimes and Santa Claus visits via our Calendar Page at From there you can download your own printable copy of the calendar so you can put it on your fridge or give it to your friends and family.

You will notice on December 19th there will be a Living Nativity! Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church is hosting a Living Nativity across the road from our display. We are extremely excited to see the amazing performance of “God’s Present.” We will be releasing more information about the Living Nativity in the coming days. Until then you can get some general information via their website at

If you have any questions about the 2012 calendar please let us know!

November 1st, 2012

Getting ready for 2012 Holidays!

November is officially here and we are getting ready for the final rush to get all the decorations out and placed. We are excited about this year because we have several new decorations and Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting a special event. We will share all the details about the event as we get closer to the holidays.

We hope that you are just as excited as we are for the Christmas Lights! Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for all the social updates!