Arlington Nativity Festival

December 8-11, 2016

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!


Bellevue Festival of the Nativity

December 2-5, 9-11, 2016

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.


Celebrate the Nativity – Maple Valley

December 1-3, 2016

26800 236th Place SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038

The communities of Maple Valley, Kent, Covington, Black Diamond, Renton, Enumclaw, and Buckley invite you to "Celebrate the Nativity" with us for our 13th 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. Dec 1-3 - Thu (5-9pm), Fri (2-9pm), & Sat (2-9pm).



Rejoice in Christ – Federal Way

December 2-4, 2016

34815 Weyerhaeuser Way S, Federal Way, WA 98001

"Rejoice in Christ" Dec 2nd 7-9pm, 3rd 4-9pm and 4th 4-9pm.  First Presidency devotional at 7pm on Sunday. A one hour program includes: Live Indoor Nativity starting on the half hour, immediately followed by a musical program about His life. Other exhibits: In His steps and I believe in Christ.




Festival of the Nativity - Tacoma

December 2016

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. All activities are at 1102 South Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA.




Live Nativity – Sammamish/Issaquah Plateau

December 16-17, 2016

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 Saturday 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 2-4, 2016

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

In its 25th 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.


Outdoor Drive-Thru Christmas Story - Normandy Park

December 10-11, 2016

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.


Outdoor Living Nativity - Highline/Burien

December 9-10, 2016

14859 1st Avenue S, Burien, WA 98168

You’re invited to enjoy a live Nativity in its 20th 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.


Shelton Festival of the Nativity - Shelton

December 2, 2016

1200 Connection Street, Shelton, WA 98584

Visit the "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 crèche displays, children's activities and musical performances. Schedule: 6:00pm View the crèche displays and children's activities; 6:30 pm Allelujah! Bell Ringers from Olympia; 7:15pm  Community Musical Program;  Light refreshments provided.




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