Christmas at First

We had an amazing first year of “Christmas at First”! Thank you so much to those who joined us, and especially to our amazing volunteers! Here’s a quick wrap-up video that encapsulates the event.

We hope you will plan to join us next year! Mark your calendars for December 8th & 9th of 2023.


Kick off the Christmas season at First Baptist Church of Elyria! Bring the whole family out for an evening of music, drama, a live nativity, crafts, and snacks. On Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th, the program will repeat at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm, so you can choose whichever time works for your family. Doors open 25 minutes before the start of each showtime. This is an indoor event, so there’s no need to worry about the cold Ohio weather.


  • Friday, December 9th at 6pm (Doors Open at 5:35pm)
  • Friday, December 9th at 7pm (Doors Open at 6:35pm)
  • Friday, December 9th at 8pm (Doors Open at 7:35pm)
  • Saturday, December 10th at 6pm (Doors Open at 5:35pm)
  • Saturday, December 10th at 7pm (Doors Open at 6:35pm)
  • Saturday, December 10th at 8pm (Doors Open at 7:35pm)

No registration or tickets necessary — just attend the showtime that works best for your schedule.

We will have crafts for the kids and snacks and hot chocolate for all.

First Baptist Church of Elyria is collecting items for adolescents and teens to donate to Lorain County Children Services. If you are able, please consider bringing an unopened/new item or two to donate. Specifically, we are looking to collect board games, puzzles, body wash, cologne, perfume, and cosmetic items for teens. We cannot collect money, gift cards, or food.

Lorain County Children Services

Make “Christmas at First” a new tradition and take home a collectible Christmas ornament!

Check out our Facebook event and be sure to invite your friends, family, and neighbors!