Rocky Mountain Christmas comes to Frisco |

Rocky Mountain Christmas comes to Frisco

Summit Daily/Brad Odekirk The Rocky Mountain Bible Church will be performing its annual Christmas pageant Dec. 19, 21, 22 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - portraying the Christmas story through music and drama.

FRISCO – Flapjack will be carrying the mother of the Christ child into Bethlehem again this year. The donkey, one of the popular attractions of the 3rd annual Rocky Mountain Christmas Celebration, is just one ingredient in the retelling of the story of Christmas told through song and acting. During his down time from the pageant, Flapjack spends his time on a ranch north of Silverthorne. While in town though, the donkey makes the most of his visit by being walked up and down Main Street in Frisco. Several other animals and more than 40 children will join Flapjack in portraying characters in the story of Jesus’ birth.

Pageant organizers are still looking for lambs to use in the production.The pageant’s musical and artistic director Tommy Ryan was the music director for more than 30 years at Marble Falls Baptist Church in Texas. There he produced the Marble Falls Christmas Pageant. After retirement, he brought his talents to Summit Country where he now volunteers his time to produce the Rocky Mountain Christmas Celebration.”Each year I try to change it up just a little bit,” Ryan said. “The music is all new this year, except for one or two songs.”A 50-voice choir, composed of high school students and adults, provides the music for the pageant, including 13 songs ranging from traditional holiday tunes to newer seasonal songs. Audience members are invited to sing with the choir in the opening processional consisting of three familiar carols.

Elaborate costuming, special lighting and sound effects all add to the dramatic interpretation of the tale.This year’s pageant starts at 7 p.m. today, Tuesday and Wednesday and at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday in the sanctuary of Rocky Mountain Bible Church at the corner of 6th and Main Street in Frisco.Locals are encouraged to attend one of the earlier performances as overflow crowds are expected on Christmas Eve. “We had to turn 200 to 300 people away last Christmas Eve,” Ryan said.

All performances are free of charge, and a nursery is available at no cost.For more information call the church office at (970) 668-3395. Jennifer Huffman can be contacted at (970) 668-3998, ext. 248, or at

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