The students, families and staff of Blessed Trinity School in Northeast Philadelphia came together Dec. 4 for a live Nativity pageant and Christmas party to follow in the school gym. Father Michael Olivere, pastor of St. Timothy Parish, proclaimed a reading from Scripture and students acted out roles in the Nativity scene, which included live animals. A choir of children also offered Christmas songs. The party afterward featured games, music and a visit from Santa Claus.

Siblings Norah and Kyran Fletcher are excited to eat the marshmellow snowman they made.

Siblings Norah and Kyran Fletcher are excited to eat the marshmallow snowman they made. (Photo by Sarah Webb)

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Maeve Fagan hangs the Christmas ornament she made on the tree.

Maeve Fagan hangs the Christmas ornament she made on the tree. (Photo by Sarah Webb)

Children were excited to get personalized Santa hats with their names on them.

Children were excited to get their names written with glitter on a Santa hat. (Photo by Sarah Webb)

Caroline Coulbourn enjoys the Christmas celebration with her mom Kerry.

Caroline Coulbourn enjoys the Christmas celebration with her mom Kerry. (Photo by Sarah Webb)

Photo by Anna Marie Kelly

(Photo by Anna Marie Kelly)

Photo by Anna Marie Kelly

(Photo by Anna Marie Kelly)

Photo by Anna Marie Kelly

(Photo by Anna Marie Kelly)

Photo by Anna Marie Kelly

(Photo by Anna Marie Kelly)

Photo by Anna Marie Kelly

(Photo by Anna Marie Kelly)

Photo by Anna Marie Kelly

(Photo by Anna Marie Kelly)

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(Photo by Sarah Webb)

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(Photo by Sarah Webb)

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(Photo by Sarah Webb)

Kaitlynn Forbes gets her face painted to look like a reindeer.

Kaitlynn Forbes gets her face painted to look like a reindeer. (Photo by Sarah Webb)