Located in the spacious backyard of Roger Ball, First Baptist Church of Tempe’s senior pastor, this walk-through replica of landmarks from the birth, life and death of Christ provides a soulful pause from the craziness of the season. The tour takes about 10 minutes, but all the other homes on the cul-de-sac at Natal Circle in Mesa are decorated to the hilt, so there is plenty to gawk at if you park and wander up and down the street that has become an East Valley Christmas destination.
DETAILS >> 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 24. 618 W. Natal Cir., Mesa; on the northwest corner of Guadalupe Road and Country Club Drive in the Rancho Del Mar neighborhood. Free; canned food donations accepted for United Food Bank. (480) 839-0926 or fbc-tempe.org.