The Nativity story is being brought to life via expressive street theatre and life-size puppetry at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.

The historic church will host In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, which will perform a special rendition of the Nativity story on Dec. 8

The hour-long event, which starts at 2 p.m., is open to everyone interested in celebrating the holidays and the story of Christ’s birth.

The event takes place throughout different locations in the basilica and audience interaction is encouraged, according to a released statement from the church. To register or for more information, check