Christmas greetings from Washington and Nebraska


December 21, 2023

In 1946, a new tradition was born in Nebraska’s Christmas City. A Methodist minister and a drama teacher in Minden put their heads together to dream up a new Christmas pageant. Their play, which would come to be called the “Light of the World” pageant, brought the Christmas story to life with color and excitement.

Minden was already known as the Christmas City because of its outstanding lights display and beautiful church choirs. But in 1946, President of the Chamber Harold Pedley was looking for something more to distinguish the city. When Rev. Arthur Johnson and drama teacher Clayto...

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