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Singing Christmas Tree

Bellevue Baptist Church


Singing Christmas Tree
© Audrey Turner
Bellevue Baptist is a mega-church in Cordova, Tennessee, just east of Memphis. It is the largest church in the Memphis area and one of the largest churches in the United States with a membership of nearly 30,000. Each year, Bellevue puts on a professional caliber production called The Singing Christmas Tree. This show is a tradition for many Mid-South families who flock to see annually.

The Singing Christmas Tree is an original play that tells a modern-day story all the while incorporating the story of Jesus' birth into it. The story is different each year and is always family-friendly and feel-good. The production's pinnacle is the 44 foot Christmas tree filled with singers who sing Christmas carols during the performance.

Bellevue presented the first Singing Christmas Tree in 1976 at its previous location in Midtown. During the subsequent years and decades, the production grew both in size and in caliber and seamlessly transitioned to the church's new home in Cordova in 1989.

Today, the show features more than 100,000 lights and more than 400 cast, choir, and orchestra members. With its high quality music, lights, costumes, and story, you may forget that you are at a church production instead of a professional play.

Bellevue's present location seats more than 7,000 which helps to accommodate the tens of thousands of people who come to see one of the several Singing Christmas Tree performances each year.

2012 Information

Friday, December 7, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 8, 2:00 and 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 9, 3:00 and 6:30 p.m.
Monday, December 10, no performance
Tuesday, December 11, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $3, $6, $12, or $18 and may be purchased online, by phone at 901-347-5500, or in person at Bellevue.
Childcare is available for children ages newborn to three years. The cost for this service is $6 for one child or $10 for a family.

Bellevue Baptist Church
2000 Appling Road
Cordova, TN 38016

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