Get ready for the most raucous Christmas pageant in town.

Columbus Children's Theatre kicks off its three-week run of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever this Friday.

Based on the popular children's book, the play follows the misadventures of a couple confronted with the challenge of staging a church pageant with the rambunctious Herdman kids.

The one-act play will be staged Thursdays through Sundays from Nov. 25 to Dec. 18 atPark Street Theatre, 512 Park St., Columbus 43215. Special sensory-friendly performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and at 1 p.m. Dec. 9.

As is traditional at CCT, a Grand Sundae event featuring crafts and ice cream for grandparents and grandchildren will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. 27.

The hourlong play, which does not have an intermission, is recommended for ages 5 and older.

For more information, go to columbuschildrenstheatre.org.