Darling Ducklings and Busy Bears perform for family and friends. (Courtesy of the Crescenta-Canada Nursery School)

Darling Ducklings and Busy Bears perform for family and friends. (Courtesy of the Crescenta-Canada Nursery School) (January 9, 2013)

Children at Crescenta-Cañada Nursery School shared the story of the birth of Jesus with friends and family at the school’s annual Christmas celebration.

Pastor Bruce Johnson kicked off the celebration, followed by a program of singing by the Busy Bears (4 to 5 year olds) and Darling Ducklings (3 to 4 year olds). Children at the school spent weeks learning about the history of Christmas and rehearsing songs such as “There Was a Little Baby” and “Jingle Bells.”

The event was capped off by a special surprise visit from Santa, who brought books for each child in attendance and posed for photos.