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The Lights of Christmas: A Community Event

Our community is a huge part of who we are as The Lights of Christmas. Our staff and volunteers help put the event together, local businesses help with promotion, donors support the big picture, and the people attend the event with their friends and family.

Over the last year, we worked to create bigger and brighter displays and I am excited for what we are accomplishing together. Volunteers were here all summer working on new displays like Icicle Falls, The Wandering Star, and the Believe display among many other projects this year.

We were also blessed with, and remain incredibly grateful for, a donation that allowed us to elevate the Christmas story with an expansion of our Nativity scene. It will have three additional scenes before you arrive at the manger scene, including the three wise men and the shepherds
watching their flock.

We also worked with a local company to develop The Lights of Christmas mobile app to download before you arrive at the event. There are many elements included like a reading of the Christmas story, an Advent calendar, Bruce the Spruce jokes, Storytelling, and more. You can enjoy both at the event and at home.

We are so grateful for these relationships and continue to grow an event together that allows everyone to share in the joy of Christmas. My hope for this year is our community will experience that joy and share it wherever they go. I look forward to seeing you all at the Drive-Thru this year.

As Bruce the Spruce would say, “Cedar Later!”

Learn more about The Lights of Christmas at

-Kayla Castiglione
The Lights of Christmas Director

Ministry is the Connection Between Instructor and Student

About a year ago, a wonderful 85-year-old grandmother entered my life. She approached us with the interest of taking riding lessons after many years of being out of the saddle. Inez grew up with horses and even raised a horse from a foal to his last day on earth. Her daughter was involved in a local Pony Club and Inez had ridden until her kids moved on to adulthood. She deeply missed riding and the bond that comes with riding ...

Hearing from God

The past year has been difficult, bringing physical challenges, relationship losses, and employment transitions. My husband and I came to Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center for several reasons. One of the most important was to hear from God. One of the things I appreciate most about Warm Beach, is it provides the perfect environment to listen to God’s voice. I hear His laughter in the sound of children at play and see His joy on the faces of little ...

Trust in Hope

Hope in the context of the Bible is not the same as hope in the context of our current culture. Our culture often uses hope as wishful thinking, "I hope so…." Biblical hope, on the other hand, is an assurance of a promise that will come to pass! Down at the Stables, we have another "Hope" I'd like you to get to know. A large, beautiful, gentle giant of a draft horse named Hope. As an equine partner in our ...