December 1–5, 2018
Noon – 9pm
We invite you to join us in celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. We hope you may rejoice, as the shepherds did, when the angels proclaimed:
And the angel said... Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Luke 2:10
The light that emanates from Him awakens hope, infuses with love, and softens anxious hearts to peace. This Christmas season, as you consider the Christ child, we pray that you might be more inclined to reach out with compassion to the weak, the sorrowful, and the misunderstood, and lift the loads of those whose burdens are heavy.
In our 31st year, and as the longest-running annual community-driven nativity exhibit, we’re pleased to bring you over 350 nativities from more than 50 countries and over 100 exhibitors of many faiths. On display this year are many special collections: Carvings from Aruba to Zimbabwe, Angels & Madonna and Child, Villages & Stories from Around the World, Community Trees & Wreaths, European Traditionals, Sharing Joy, and Artists & Artisans featuring works by Brian Kershisnik, Nnamdi Okonkwo, and Kathleen Peterson.
In addition to nativities in artistic settings, the exhibit features hands‑on activities, a Children’s Room with crafts and costumes, daily marionette shows, and live holiday music.