HERSEY — A free live nativity will help bring the spirit of Christmas to residents and visitors of Hersey.

The Hersey United Methodist Church, located at 200 W 2nd St., is hosting its free annual event at 7p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20.

"There's a little bit of magic in the air during the event just by people coming to see it," said event coordinator David Johnson.

About 20 volunteers help make the nativity a success and following the event, attendees will sing "Away in a Manger."