Published: Dec 26, 2011 4:47 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - A Florida church says about 10,000 people turned out to see something kind of miraculous for the balmy state -- a hill of snow.
Bayside Community Church trucked in 25 tons of snow for a four-day "Family Christmas Spectacular."
The Bradenton church's director of events, Gregg Ellery, tells The Herald ( ) that most of the snow was piled into a hill about 55 feet long and 15 feet tall.
Children up to age 18 were allowed to take rides down the big snow hill on orange and green discs. A smaller snow pile was made for toddlers to play in.
The event also included a live nativity scene including two camels, a petting zoo and pony and train rides. It ended Saturday.
Information from: The Bradenton Herald ,

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