Day 292 of 365…

As Christmas approaches the festivals and activities keep coming. This week is no different. If you enjoy Nativity scenes then this is the week for you! Starting Thursday, December 9th and running through Sunday, December 12th is the 10th Annual Festival Of Nativities.

Christmas Cherished Teddies Nativity

The Festival Of Nativities features over 600 Nativity sets from all around the world. Over 30 different countries are represented throughout the festival. It is free to attend and is open from 12 until 9pm each day. In addition to viewing all the Nativity sets there are all sorts of kids’ activities throughout. There will be storytimes, dress-up time, hands on nativities plus local wood carvers will also be on hand to share with the kids.

There will be all sorts of local musical talent taking place all four days. Below is the complete schedule of events.

Thursday, December 9th
5:00pm Carol Latta ~ Piano
5:30pm Joel Karn Heritage H.S. Choir
6:00pm Pathway to God Youth Choir
6:30pm Michael Day EGHS Choir
7:00pm Rebecca Tanner/accomp. Matt Palmer
7:30pm Van. East Stake Choir

Festival Of Nativities in Vancouver WashingtonFriday, December 10th
4:00pm Hannah Wrowan/Jennifer Pratt-Walter, Cultural Hall, Harps
5:00pm Jolly Brass Ensemble ~ Washougal High School
5:30pm Vancouver Stake Children’s choir
6:00pm Columbia Adventist Academy Bell choir ~ Nita Yuros
6:30pm Columbia Adventist Academy Chorale ~ Nita Yuros
7:00pm Columbia Adventist Academy Bell choir ~ Nita Yuros
7:30pm Evergreen Ward Choir

Saturday, December 11th
5:00pm Gordon & Angela Thomas
5:30pm Gage Strings
6:00pm ***LIVE NATIVITY***
6:30pm Eileen & Brenna Priebe Organ & Harp
7:00pm Rebecca Tanner/accomp. Matt Palmer
7:30pm Mt. Hood Madrigal Singers ~ Kevin Jones
8:00pm ***LIVE NATIVITY***

Sunday, December 12th
5:00pm First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional
7:00pm First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional

So grab your kids, parents, siblings, friends, family and head out to check out the Festival Of Nativities this coming weekend. You’ll be glad you did.

The Festival Of Nativities takes place at the Vancouver Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 10509 SE 5th Street, Vancouver, WA 98664 and can be reached at 360-798-3153. You can also connect to Festival Of Nativities on Facebook.