Hello - our children are confused when we speak with joy of memories of school pageants depicted only in movies. In 1993 the Nye County, NV ban on Christmas celebrations in schools bewildered the community of Amargosa Valley, NV where, to their knowledge, the one Jehovah's Witness family had no objection to the Christmas pageant tradition. The community music teacher took the lead and offered to direct a pageant for those children & families who wanted to participate. In a rural community with several churches it was easier to get the event organized with a strong leader, who happened to be married to the Town Board chairman.
Alas, traditions are lost and opportunities to make memories are waived as people move away, lose contact, and let old hurts impede communication.
Happily, you can make the most of a new situation, a new group of people, to make new friends and memories in a new community.
Do make the most of your holidays for your children.