Arlington Nativity Festival

December 12-15, 2013 – 17222 43rd Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223

Celebrate God’s gift of love to us. Come feel the joy of the season at this free, non-denominational event for all ages. Featuring nativity displays from around the world, live music each day of the event by local musicians, live nativity scene, children’s nativity and activity room, artworks depicting the life of Christ, dress-up and photography room, and a special choral concert on Sunday. Admission is free. More>>


Bellevue Festival of the Nativity

December 5-8, 2013 – 15205 Southeast 28th Street, Bellevue, WA 98007

Over 500 crèche displays will be shown from around the world (44 countries so far). The event features live musical performances each evening, a live Nativity, a life of Christ display, Christian themed art displays, children’s activities, family and friends Nativity photo booth and more. This is a free event and the public is welcome to attend. Visit their website and Facebook page for more details. More>>


Celebrate the Nativity – Maple Valley

December 6-8, 2013 – 26800 236th Place SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038

This is the 10th consecutive year for Celebrate the Nativity (formerly the Maple Valley Crèche)! The event hosts over 600 nativities from around the world. Over 3,500 guests attended last year. The festival features a live nativity, an artistic display of the life of Jesus Christ, live music is performed throughout the event, and free family pictures with costumes available. New this year is food drive to help local food banks. More>>


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Port Orchard Community Nativity Exhibit

December 6-8, 2013 - 3877 Mullenix Road, Port Orchard, WA 98366

Enjoy a family friendly display of over 500 nativities gathered from around the world and a sacred art gallery featuring framed art from the life of Christ. Live reenactment and reading of the Christmas story every 30 minutes and live musical performances by local schools, choirs and musicians. Includes nativity crafts, story time and dress up room, scavenger hunt, caroling sing-along and community outreach donations. Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun 1-7 p.m.


Christ, the Savior is Born: Nativity – Federal Way

December 6-8, 2013 – 34815 Weyerhaeuser Way S, Federal Way, WA 98001

Begin the Christmas season enjoying hundreds of Nativity displays from around the world, artwork of the life of Christ, musical ensembles and family activities. The event is free to the public and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 4 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Multi Service Center Food Bank. More>>


Festival of the Nativity - Tacoma

December 6-8, 2013 – 1102 South Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA 98465

As Christmas approaches and our thoughts turn to the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Please join us for Tacoma’s Annual Festival of the Nativity. This is a great, free family event. Bring your family to see the over 1,000 nativities on December 6th, 7th or 8th. There is also a Messiah Sing-Along on Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m. All activities are at 1102 South Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA. More>>


Gig Harbor Nativity Festival

December 6-8, 2013 – 12002 Peacock Hill Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332

This is the inaugural year of the Gig Harbor Nativity Festival, held on Dec. 6-8. All in the Gig Harbor and surrounding community are invited to participate in the celebration of the birth of the Jesus Christ through inspirational music and choirs from various churches, and depictions of the nativity from around the world. This three-day event is open to the public at no charge from 1:00pm to 9:00pm, Friday-Sunday, December 6-8. More>>


Live Nativity – Sammamish/Issaquah Plateau

December 13-14, 2013 – 922 216th Avenue NE, Sammamish, WA 98074

Experience a little bit of Bethlehem with a live outdoor nativity. Shepherds, angels and wise men pay a visit to the manger. Performances are held every 20 minutes on Friday and Saturday, December 13-14th from 7-9 p.m. Last performance is at 8:45 p.m. Children are invited to visit with cast members and the real sheep during breaks. Inside the church, enjoy musical numbers, crèche displays and light refreshments. All are welcome.

Nativity Exhibit NW – Lake City

December 6-8, 2013 – 12509 27th Avenue N.E., Seattle, WA 98125

In its 22nd year, this Nativity event features more than 800 nativities from nearly 100 countries around the world. Some are intricate artworks, some are made from recycled items, some are made from food, some are funny, some try to make a point – all are fascinating. This is a great, free family event. The display moved from its previous location in Shoreline in 2012 after the collection grew too large. More>>


Outdoor Drive-Thru Christmas Story - Normandy Park

December 14-15, 2013 – 908 S. 200th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198

Enjoy a live Nativity this Christmas season. You and your family can be transported to Bethlehem while driving through the parking lot at Normandy Christian Church, between 6-8:30 p.m. Scores of volunteers, thousands of lights and full-size sets bring the Nativity story to life. On display will be live scenes of angels, shepherds, a donkey and goats, as well as guests at the inn, wise men, Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. More>>


Outdoor Living Nativity - Highline/Burien

December 13-14, 2013 – 14859 1st Avenue S, Burien, WA 98168

You’re invited to enjoy a live Nativity in its 18th annual re-enactments of the first Christmas night. Bring family and friends to the outdoor play under the stars. Sip hot cocoa as you watch the cast and animals including real llamas, sheep, goats, donkey and calf retell the tender story of the birth of Jesus. Each performance is 20 minutes long with time in between to visit and take pictures. Photo by Steve Shay. More>>


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