The family-friendly event, free to the public, takes place Saturday, Nov. 24, and Sunday, Nov. 25.
Now in its eighth season, some 2,000 to 3,000 people have attended the event in past years, which Pastor Torrance Bobb of First Assembly said continues to be popular around this time of the year with many in the community.
Elsa Bobb, artistic director and producer of the event, and her crew are working at presenting an enchanting and exciting evening for the whole family, which will feature a host of singers performing on stage in an artificial 21-foot-tall Christmas tree, complete with twinkling lights, garlands and a light symphony.
This year, seven local schools will be participating, including primary schools and members of the University College of the Cayman Islands performing arts program. Also featured will be singers from the Christian Life Centre in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who will be teaming up with local singers for the musical presentation to be led by local director Cranston Forbes.
Every year, the event’s organizers try to think of new ways to keep things interesting. The tree itself always changes, but the message of God’s love always remains the same, Pastor Bobb said.
Mrs. Bobb has designed the production around a white Christmas theme this year, “The Joy and Wonder of Christmas.” The winter wonderland production will feature a variety of interactive activities to help capture the holiday spirit.
For many years, Mrs. Bobb, a choir director and musical producer in the Cayman Islands, desired to produce a local version of the Singing Christmas Tree against a backdrop of starlit skies and warm Caribbean breezes. After a tremendous amount of hard work, her vision finally materialized in 2011, introducing the world’s first outdoor Singing Christmas Tree. It was a resounding success.
Reverend Ferdinand Nicholls, gospel recording artist and founder and senior pastor of The House of Freedom Ministry in Barbados, has provided substantial assistance to the First Assembly of God with the Singing Christmas Tree.
The purpose of the production is to share through music and drama the story of God sending his son Jesus Christ to the world.
There is no entrance charge to the production, but contributions will be accepted to help with offsetting the cost of the event.
Traffic congestion expected
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is reminding the motoring public to be cautious in the area and to expect congestion on Crewe Road and Linford Pierson in the vicinity of the Lions Centre on Saturday and Sunday, immediately before and after the event.
During the times of the production, motorists traveling east are advised to travel via South Sound Road if possible, in order to avoid delays.
For further information, contact First Assembly of God at 945-2182.