The Calvary Tucson Church hosts a live nativity each year and it is quite a spectacle! The wonderful donkey, Jasmine, and the "sheep" (really a GoldenDoodle dog), Otis, are scene stealers. The church is set up like an ancient Bethlehem bazaar and the variety of shops and craftspeople in period dress is just astonishing. This retelling of the birth of Jesus is quite memorable when depicted in this way.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: