A Society Dedicated to the Christmas Nativity



Seasonal Nativity Exhibits for 2012

(Used with the kind permission of Rita Bocher, Publisher of the Creche Herald)

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Rivière Eternitè. Over 20 life-size creches year round. Mid Nov to Jan: creches outside individual houses.
Toronto. St. James Cathedral, 65 Church St. Dec 12-14, 16, 19-21, 23, 27-28, 30; Jan 3,4,6. Group tours by appointment.Nancy Mallett: 416-364-7865, ext 233. Archives@stjamescathedral.on.ca



Vatican City Life sized creche unveiling Christmas Eve




Tucson. Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N Main St. “El Nacimiento,” A traditional early Mexican Nativity scene. Nov 16-Mar 17, 2013. 520-624-2333.

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Oakland, The Cathedral of Christ the Light, Cathedral Shop, 2121 Harrison, Oakland, CA Nov 4 through Jan. 6, 2013  www.ctlcathedral.org

Palo Alto. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 3865 Middlefield Rd. 25th anniversary display. Dec 1-5: noon to 9 p.m. Nativity marionette show at 5:30 and 6:30 in children’s room. Nightly concerts. 650-494-8899.

Rancho Palos Verdes. Mary & Joseph Retreat Ctr. 5300 Crest Rd. “Silent Night, Holy Night” exhibit. Dec 1-20, closed Dec 8/15. Dec 1: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Thurs 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun: 1- 9 p.m. 310-377-4867, ext 258.

Westlake Village, No Room at the Inn. 20th annual display of 600 Nativities. Many ecumenical groups benefit from donations to display. Dec 7: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Dec 8/9: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 805-557-0323

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Denver. Christkindl Market. Downtown illumination & parade of lights. Nov 23- Dec 22.

Salida: First Lutheran Church, 1237 F St. Music, creche festival. Dec 2, 1-4 p.m. 719-539-4311

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New Haven. Knights of Columbus Museum, 1 State St. “Christmas in Canada.” Nov 19-Feb 5. 203-865-0400

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District of Columbia

Basilica, National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave NE. Dec 22- Jan 6. 202-281-0615

Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts & Wisconsin Ave NW. After Thanksgiving to Jan 1.
202-537-6200 www.nationalcathedral.org

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Daley Plaza Christkindl market. Nov 2-Dec 24. Sun-Thurs: 11a.m.-8 p.m. Fri/Sat: to 9 .m. Nov 22; Dec 24, 4 p.m. closing. 312-494-2175.

Loyola University Museum of Art. 820 N. Michigan Ave. James & Emilia Govan Collection. Nov 12-Jan 13. Mon. closed; Tues-Sun: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. fee; Tues free.

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Kensington. Washington DC Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr. Creche collection. Nov 26-Jan 1.

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Attleboro. National Shrine of Our Lady of LaSalette. 947 Park St. Nov 23-Jan 6. Creches, displays, lights. 508-222-5410. Cafeteria.

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Detroit. Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, 1345 Gratiot Ave. “Christmas at Historic Trinity.” Nov 19-Jan 4. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 313-567-3100 or 800-268-3058

Troy. St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 4571 John R. Rd. 300 creches. Nov. 2,3,4. Contact: crecheguy@att.net

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Boys Town, 140457 Flanagan Rd. Dec 1-Jan 6 402-3498-1186. Thoms.Lynch@boystown.org

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Santa Fe.
Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 417 Agua Fria St. Dec 22-Jan 6. 505-982-5619
St. Francis Cathedral Basilica, 131 Cathedral Place. Dec 17-Jan 6. 505-982-4519

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New York City. Metropolitan Museum, 1000 Fifth Avenue. Angel Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Nativity scene. Gift of Loretta Hines Howard. Nov 27 to Jan 6. 212-535-7710.

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ColumbusState Auto’s Christmas Corner, 518 E. Broad St. 75 larger than life figures. Local choral groups perform. 800-444-9950, ext 4946
Loveland. Graiville Retreat Ctr. 932 O’Brannonville Rd. Dec 2-Jan 5. 513-683-2340.

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Bryn Athyn. Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Rd. Nativity Festival, concerts. Nov 23-Jan 6. 267-502-2600

Conshohocken: SS Cosmas & Damian Church, 209 W 5th Ave. Three Kings display. Dec 23-Jan 13. 610-828-0101

Gettysburg. St Francis Xavier Church, 25 W. High St Hispanic posada. Dec 16-23. Each night at different home, last night at church. 717-334-3919.

Harrisburg. United Church of Christ, 5000 Devonshire Rd. Annual display. Nov 30: 1-7 .m.; Dec 1: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec 2: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Cartwright presents “History of Creches” on Dec 2. 717-545-3782

Mifflinburg. Christkindl market. Downtown Market St. Thurs/Fri Dec 13-15. Thurs: 4:30-9; Fri-Sat: 10 a.m.--9 p.m.

Paradise: National Christmas Center, 3427 Lincoln Highway. Nativities, Christmas history & traditions. Open weekend in Mar/April. Open daily May to Jan, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Open all year to groups of 20 or more with reservations. 717-422-7950.

Pittsburgh. Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave 18th cent. Presepio. Nov 23-Jan 6. Tues-Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun: noon-5 p.m. 412-622-3131.

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Moncks Corner: Mepkin Abbey creche festival. Nov 12-18; 23-25. Large groups: Nov 26-Dec 1. 843-761-6584.

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Midway: The Homestead Resort, 700 N Homestead Dr, (866) 976-6417, November 30th - Dec 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Milwaukee. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 Art Museum Dr. Mid Nov-Jan 31. Baroque Neapolitan scene gift of Loretta Howard Sturgis. 414-224-3200

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Listings courtesy of the Creche Herald, Rita Bocher, publisher