The 5-day exhibit attracts more than 10,000 people each year. The Exhibit begins the first Saturday in December and closes the following Wednesday. For 2016, the dates will be December 3-7, from noon to 9 pm daily.
More than 3,000 nativities have been offered to be displayed. Exhibitors include individual owners, artists, and churches of many faiths.
Each year a rotating collection of ~350 crèches is selected to be featured. Past exhibits have featured collections organized by country/region of origin (e.g. Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, N. America, etc.), by artistic medium (e.g. clay, stone, metal, wood, etc.), artist, or other themes.
To be considered for the current year's exhibit, information must be submitted before September 1. Invited exhibitors receive a letter at the beginning of November. Exhibitors are asked to RSVP by mid-November. Participating exhibitors loan their crèche(s) for 1 week and are responsible to drop-off and unpack as well as pack and pick-up their nativity set(s).
We look forward to learning about your nativity! For each nativity, please fill out a separate form. Complete all fields--those marked by an asterisk are required.* A photo is also required.