The Glory of Christmas at the Crystal Cathedral

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    The Glory of Christmas

    The Crystal Cathedral
    ••• The Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove. Photo courtesy of the Crystal Cathedral

    The Glory of Christmas was an annual Christmas spectacle at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA. This live-action pageant told the Christmas story with actors, flying angels and a parade of live animals including camels, sheep, horses and a donkey. The venue itself is a magnificent architectural work of glass. The last Glory of Christmas production was held in 2008, but you can check out these photos of what used to be an Orange County tradition.

    The Cathedral is now owned by the Catholic Church, who renamed it the Christ Cathedral. They also stage theatrical productions related to religious holidays in their Christ Cathedral Drama Series.

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    No Room at the Inn

    The Glory of Christmas
    ••• The Glory of Christmas at the Crystal Cathedral. Photo courtesy of the Crytal Cathedral
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    The Holy Family

    The Glory of Christmas
    ••• The Glory of Christmas at the Crystal Cathedral. Photo courtesy of the Crystal Cathedral


     

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    Kings on Camels

    The Glory of Christmas
    ••• The Glory of Christmas. Photo courtesy of the Crystal Cathedral


     

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    Angel from On High

    The Glory of Christmas
    ••• The Glory of Christmas at the Crystal Cathedral. Photo courtesy of the Crystal Cathedral