A World War II tent will be set up, along with flags and other memorabilia.
In addition, handcart pioneers will be remembered, as well as Native Americans, in this event that fills many rooms of the historic building.
Hundreds of nativity scenes will highlight the event, including a section of hands-on Nativities especially for children, Thompson said. Children will also have an area where they can create their own memento to take home.
Children will also be involved in the "live Nativity" portion of the program, with three at a time alternating on the cultural hall stage. They will represent Mary, Joseph and a shepherd.
The nativities come from around the world and will number in the hundreds, Thompson says.
This event is probably the largest of its kind in the state, combining so many elements, including music -- and all for free.
The event runs Friday, Nov. 24, 2-9 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 25, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Concerts to be performed, in order of appearance, are: Friday, Nov. 24: 2 p.m., Shirley Stewart on the organ; 3 p.m., Honoring Our Military; 4 p.m., Creekside Elementary, new this year; 4:30 p.m., Wahlstrom Harpists; 5 p.m., B-Naturals; 5:30 p.m., Sweet Harmony; 6 p.m., Kae Starr Singers; 6:45 p.m., Beehive Statesmen; 7:30 p.m., Davis Master Chorale; 8:15 p.m., Celebration Chamber.
Saturday, Nov. 25 concerts are: 11 a.m., Shirley Stewart on the organ; Noon, Christine Humphrie on the harp; 1 p.m., Hill Air Force Base Combined Choir; 1:45 p.m., American Legion Flag Ceremony; 2 p.m., HAFB Inspirational Choir; 3 p.m., Chorale Collection; 3:30 p.m., United Methodist Bell Ringers; 4:30 p.m., B-Naturals; 5 p.m., Flautissimo Choir of Flutes; 6 p.m., Northridge Elite Choirs; 7 p.m., Sweet Harmony; 7:30 p.m., Skidmore Singers; and 8:15 p.m., Celebration Chamber Ensemble.
Thompson emphasizes that this event is a non-denominational celebration, an opportunity for the community to come together. Last year, more than 5,000 people attended the event.
A committee of 30 and approximately 300 volunteers from throughout Davis County combine efforts to make the event possible.
Visitors are often impressed with the acoustics in the chapel, was well as the stained glass windows and other effects of the 94-year-old building. Others comment on its setting, in a quiet, historic neighborhood only blocks from Main Street and downtown.
The event was originally envisioned as a way to bring the community together, to unite different religious groups and others in one common celebration, Thompson said.
The tabernacle is at 198 W. Center Street in Kaysville.