Light Of The World Is Saturday

The city of Minden, Nebraska, has long claimed the title The Christmas City. It all began ninety-seven years ago. On Christmas Eve, 1915, Minden City Light Commissioner J. H. Haws surprised the residents of Minden by pushing a light switch to illuminate four strings of beautiful white lights running from the flagpole atop the Kearney County Courthouse to the corners of the courthouse. Today, the lighting extravaganza continues. Well over 12,000 colored lights adorn the courthouse and city business square.
Thirty years later, inspired by the spectacular Christmas lights, former residents Clayton J. Morey and Reverend Arthur W. Johnson wrote, produced and directed The Light of the World, a Christmas pageant depicting the biblical events leading to the birth of the Christ Child. Today, sixty-six years later, and now directed by Clayton’s grandson, Matthew Morey, The Light of the World continues as a Christmas tradition. Through the dedicated efforts of many volunteers, the pageant is performed on two sides of the courthouse square.
On Saturday, November 24, again on December 2, and finally on December 09, beginning at 7:00 p.m. and concluding at 7:30 p.m., over 100 volunteers will give of their time and talents to present once again, free of charge, The Light of the World Christmas pageant. The pageant culminates with Minden’s breathtaking display of Christmas lights.  
The pageant provides an opportunity for families to spend time together and take in the true meaning of Christmas. Come to Minden and celebrate the tradition of Christmas.

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