All pictures in this post are courtesy of the Echoes of Christmas Facebook page
Echoes of Christmas is a yearly tradition that has become an important part of our family's holiday season. Watch a short video at the end of this post done by KBYU about Echoes of Christmas.
A free event in Liberty Park, Echoes of Christmas is organized and put on by a group of volunteers every year as "a musical reflection on the Savior's birth; A gift to the community featuring live nativity and original music." Kids will love seeing the real camels and donkeys, and get a feel for what it was like to be there on that sacred night.
We first experienced Echoes of Christmas in 2010, and it quickly became something we must on our "must do" list every holiday season. We want to share it with all of our family and friends, and they have also made it a part of their yearly tradition.
Upon arriving, you are greeted by a small fire to warm your hands by while you wait for your turn to start the journey. When a small group has gathered, you are assigned two shepherd guides: one to guide the group, and one to follow behind the group to make sure that none of you are lost. The shepherds guide you to a man who will introduce what Echoes of Christmas is all about.
An echo is something that is heard after the fact. The Echoes Of Christmas are accounts from those that were around during the birth of Christ, and they tell their part in this miraculous event. You hear accounts from a lonely shepherd boy, a group of shepherds that are visited by an angel, a priest, wise men, the innkeepers that could not turn Mary and Joseph away, Mary and Joseph themselves, and a heavenly choir of angels. Each little area is about 3-5 minutes long. Upon leaving, my children whispered to me, "Mom! This was cool!"
Visit Echoes of Christmas this year:
Echoes of Christmas will be at Liberty Park this year nightly from 7pm to 8:45pm, Thursday December 12 through Saturday December 14, and Monday December 16 through Wednesday December 18. Monday nights seem to be the busiest.
Dress warm, and make sure to stay tuned to the Echoes of Christmas Facebook page for weather updates. Performances shut down if the weather is too bad.
Liberty Park is located at 600 East 900 South in Salt Lake City. Enter Liberty Park from 900 South, and drive around the West side by the tennis courts.