WHAT TO EXPECT
Packed with Family Fun
Families won’t want to miss this completely free, totally entertaining, hands-on Christmas experience! A Christmas Festival includes two showtimes (9:00 and 10:30 a.m.) of FX: A Family Experience and an entire afternoon of unforgettable fun!
Activities beginning at 11:30 a.m. and continuing to 2 p.m. include:
- Cookie Decorating
- Free Lunch
- Photo Booths & Professional Portraits with Santa
- Carriage Rides (real horses, free rides!)
- Petting Zoo
We welcome your family to also join us for one of our three Christmas Eve Services, Dec. 24, at 3, 4:30 + 6 p.m. Learn more!
FX: A Family Experience Showtimes
- 9:00 + 10:30 a.m.
- No Tickets Required
FX: A Family Experience is a high-energy, full-production drama with games and interactive elements that capture the attention of parents and children. This one-hour extravaganza introduces one virtue families can explore more at home.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Christmas Festival is for all ages, from young to young-at-heart! At 9:00 and 10:30 a.m., you will have a choice between a traditional (9:00 a.m.) or contemporary worship service (10:30 a.m.) or an FX show (both services) designed for parents and kids (kindergarten through grade 5). The variety of activities planned for the day makes room for fun for all ages.
Every weekend we see a wide range of attire, so dress as you feel comfortable! Keep in mind there will be family portrait opportunities and outdoor activities (petting zoo, horse-drawn carriage rides).
If you are new to Ward, please enter our campus using the main boulevard entrance on Six Mile Road, just west of Haggerty and Cross Roads.
Please note that there will be no vehicle drop-off available at Entry 1 or Entry 2 all day. These areas will be used for the Carriage Rides. If you need to drop someone off near the Chapel, please use the Entry 3 drop-off.
There WILL be:
- Our regular 9 a.m. traditional + 10:30 a.m. contemporary services in the Sanctuary
- FX: A Family Experience will happen at 9:00 + 10:30 a.m. in Knox Hall
- Our nursery and preschool programming for ages infant to four will be available
- Our Potter’s Wheel special needs ministry will still meet
There will NOT be:
- Sunday Morning Groups for Adults
- Sunday Middle School programming
- Children’s programming for kindergarten and up
FX: A Family Experience is geared toward children kindergarten through fifth grade with a parent or guardian. However, all are welcome to attend and you’ll often see a wide range of ages in attendance for this fun and interactive production.
Invite A Friend
With an increased number of guests joining us during Christmas, there are increased opportunity and need for greeters, ushers, shuttle drivers, children’s ministry volunteers.