Dozens of folks grabbed their blankets and some lawn chairs and headed to Cole Park to watch an annual Easter tradition here in Corpus Christi Sunday morning.

The Easter Sunrise Passion Play has been a staple in the city for over 70 years.

The Corpus Christi Bay Front provided the perfect backdrop for the play, which tells the story of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

We got a quick look at the crowds gathering at the park during 3 News First Edition.

Organizers expected over one-thousand people to attend.