Festival of the Nativities 2015 Christmas Nativity Events in the Puget Sound Area


Arlington Nativity Festival

December 10-13, 2015

17222 43rd Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223



Enjoy music, lights, artwork and over 500 nativities at the Arlington Nativity Festival. This year there will also be concerts on Saturday and Sunday night as well as live music from artists in the community during the whole festival. You will be able to experience the life of Christ through Art, and the Children Room will be filled with opportunities to create and try on costumes of the period. This event is open to the public and free. Please come and join us!. More>>



Bellevue Festival of the Nativity

December 4-7, 11-13, 2015

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 4-6, 2015

26800 236th Place SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038




The communities of Maple Valley, Kent, Covington, Black Diamond, Enumclaw, and Buckley invite you to "Celebrate the Nativity" with us for our 12th year. This free event features several hundred nativities from around the world, a live nativity, an artistic display of the life of Jesus Christ, amazing music performances throughout the event, children's crafts, family pictures and refreshments. Come support our food drive to help local food banks. 2-9 p.m. More>>




Christ, the Savior is Born: Nativity – Federal Way

December 4-6, 2015

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 6:00 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (concerts at 6:30 and 8 p.m.), and 4 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday (concerts at 4:30 and 6 p.m.). Visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Multi Service Center Food Bank.




Festival of the Nativity - Tacoma

December 4-6, 2015

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 4th, 5th or 6th. All activities are at 1102 South Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA. More>>



Gig Harbor Nativity Festival - Third Annual Event!

December 5-6, 2015

12002 Peacock Hill Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332



All in the Gig Harbor and surrounding community are invited to participate in the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ through inspirational music and depictions of the nativity from around the world. Nativity sets will be on display from 4-6:30 p.m. each day. Once December 5th at 7 p.m. there will be a Children's Pageant. On December 6th at 7 p.m. the Gig Harbor Peninsula Symphony Orchestra will perform. Please join us for there Christ centered events, where you and your families will have the opportunity to participate in the true meaning of Christmas. Open to the public at no charge. More>>


Live Nativity – Sammamish/Issaquah Plateau

December 18-19, 2015

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 18-19th 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 4-6, 2015

12509 27th Avenue N.E., Seattle, WA 98125



In its 24th 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 12-13, 2015

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 11-12, 2015

14859 1st Avenue S, Burien, WA 98168



You’re invited to enjoy a live Nativity in its 19th 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>>




Shelton Festival of the Nativity - Shelton

December 5, 2015

1200 Connection Street, Shelton, WA 9858


Visit "Shelton Festival the Nativity" and see why this event has become a Christmas tradition for so many families in our community! This free event features a live nativity, crèche displays, children's activities and musical performances. Schedule: 5pm Live Nativity Exhibit with animals as well as crèche displays and children's activities; 6:30 pm Hallelujah Bell Ringers; 7:00 pm Children's Nativity Performance; 7:30 pm Community Musical Program; 8:30 pm Viewing of Crèche Displays. Light refreshments provided. More>>




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