On Christmas Day, Sunday afternoon, the 5th annual Christmas celebration will be held at Johnson Hagood Stadium at 68 Hagood Avenue in downtown Charleston. More than 5000 guests and volunteers are expected to attend. The celebration is open to the public.
The gates open at Johnson Hagood Stadium Sunday at noon. The opening ceremony will include Army special forces paratroopers jumping out of a helicopter and landing on the field. The celebration includes meals, music and a live nativity scene. Gifts, winter clothes and grocery boxes will be distributed at the end of the celebration.
Hundreds of volunteers are needed for the celebration. The sponsoring organization, Without Walls Ministry, is also looking for donations of bicycles (new or used), winter clothes, blankets, bibles and wrapped shoe boxes filled with gifts and school supplies for children 14 and under. Those wishing to donate items may call 843-958-1039 or drop them off at Johnson Hagood Stadium for 9 am Saturday through Christmas morning. Volunteers must register at http://www.BirthdayParty4Jesus.org by Friday at 6 pm.