A Drive-Thru Experience for the Whole Family

Pinecrest Academy, a private PreK-12 Catholic School in Cumming, GA, is excited to present Keep Christ in Christmas on Sunday, December 13, from 5-8 pm. This is a free family event for the entire community.

Keep Christ in Christmas is a drive-through experience that will prepare your heart for the birth of Jesus. Pile the family in the car (pajamas are welcome!), drive to Pinecrest Academy, and be ready for an awe-inspiring treat. The event is outdoors and guests will stay in their vehicles when driving through. Event volunteers will follow COVID-19 protocols.

Upon entering campus off of Peachtree Parkway, visitors will be met with twinkling lights strung in the trees along the driveway. Exhibit highlights include:

  • A live nativity in a life-like handcrafted stable (four live animals)
  • Christmas music by Pinecrest’s award-winning Band
  • Traditional Christmas songs by Pinecrest carolers
  • The Annunciation Re-enactment
  • An exhibit honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe (Pinecrest’s Chapel is named after Our Lady)

Guests can expect a few other surprises along the way. Depending on traffic, the event should take 5-20 minutes to drive through.

“We are delighted to share the real meaning of Christmas with our community through Keep Christ in Christmas. The experience begins with the Annunciation scene, during which Mary was approached by Gabriel and gave her ‘yes’ to God,” said Beth Howard, Pinecrest Academy Interim Head of School.

“The live nativity is pretty special, as one of our teacher’s family members handcrafted the wooden stable that will house the live animals. Many children, parents, and staff from our Pinecrest community will be a part of this Christmas event, and it’s our special gift to the community.”

Pinecrest Academy is located at 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, one mile from The Collection at Forsyth, and minutes from GA400, Exit 13.