78th Annual Rockport Christmas Pageant
A torch-lit live re-enactment of the Nativity.
Rockport’s 78th Annual Live Christmas Pageant is around the corner!
In the spirit of the holidays, the Rockport Art Association and Museum once again presents the Annual Live Christmas Pageant. The pageant will be held Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 5 PM
Each year hundreds of spectators gather to watch the live re-enactment of the story of baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the Bethlehem inn and the stable. The pageant begins with a torch lit procession which starts at Dock Square and proceeds up Main Street to the Congregational Church. Here the story of Jesus’ birth is brought to life through a live narration.
The pageant was originated by Dr. William F. Strangman and Mrs. Aldro Hibbard in 1947, as a gift from the Rockport Art Association to the village. It remains a solid holiday season fixture to this day.