2014 Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant
Friday, December 5 thru Sunday, December 8, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Enjoy the story of Christ's birth from the children and staff of Boys Ranch Town.
At the entrance of the pageant, greeters will give a narrative CD to each driver so that passengers can listen to the story of each scene as they approach it. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted at the exit, but visitors don’t have to “pay to get out.”
Download the soundtrack, save it on your MP3 player, and bring it with you as you drive around the pageant!
Boys Ranch Town Christmas Mp3
Boys Ranch Town is at 5100 E. 33rd, Edmond, OK. Take Exit 139 on I-35, go east a half mile. It is on the south side of the street.
Christmas Pageant History
The Drive Thru Christmas Pageant was the brainchild of Boys Ranch Town (BRT) Administrator Charles Boldin, whose vision in 1971 was to create a Christmas event as a gift to the community. His wife, Ellen, said that there were certain places on campus that just seemed to him like they would be good sites for illustrating the story of Jesus’ life on earth.
Costumes were borrowed from First Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, for the first year’s pageant, and then ladies in the Edmond community churches made costumes after that. Gene Bartlett, a leader in Oklahoma Southern Baptist church music, furnished background music for the first pageant’s guests. Mary and the angels were played by grade school girls from First Baptist Church, Edmond.
Mrs. Boldin remembers at least four scenes in the original pageant, which has grown to 9 scenes this year. The live scenes portray Jesus' life from birth to his resurrection. BRT residents, as well as staff members’ children, will be poised at each scene, re-enacting the event depicted. Every scene has two people playing each part, so the actors can take breaks for food or heat.
Boys Ranch Town uses live animals in their sets, including camels, which add a bit of excitement to the drive-through pageant along with the other animals that are a part of the animal program at the Ranch. The ranch currently has 3 camels living here: Sandy, her brother Forrest, and Sandy’s son Steeler, who was born here in 2009.
For more information, please call the Boys Ranch Town campus at 405-341-3606.