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The Exhibit

As the longest-running annual community-led nativity exhibit, the 34th annual Christmas Crèche Exhibit is pleased to offer this year a simple virtual experience: 25 days of Christmas love and light with nativities from around the world, holiday concerts, children’s activities, stories by community members, and artists in action.

Though our physical doors of the Exhibit are closed due to COVID, our digital doors and hearts are wide open. Join in an all-virtual Christmas celebration.

Hallelujah! As we celebrate the birth of our Savior on this Christmas day, we invite you to enjoy this rendition of "Hallelujah" sung by Camille Jacobsen, a native of Palo Alto, California, along with other missionaries serving in the Washington Yakima mission. Blessings to you this Christmas season!

This video was possible through the efforts of:
Ben Cryer at Skipping Stone Studio LLC
Brad Petit at Easy Street Studios
Monet Montierth, Camille Jacobsen, Nicolas Anderson, Albert Kim

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How do you experience religious art?

Observing religious art can “constitute a moment of both spiritual and intellectual growth.” Hear Jorge Cocco, an Argentinian painter and sculptor, share some of his thoughts on his intentions and experiences of creating religious art.

As you have observed depictions of the Savior's birth this month, we hope His messages of love have touched your heart. We know He lives and loves you.
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Son of God, Jesus Lord at Thy Birth

Born in Argentina, Jorge Cocco sculpted a ceramic nativity with gold embellishments to depict the birth of Jesus Christ. Now 85 years old, Cocco said, “When I finish a piece of work, I give tribute to God for this gift that I’ve received, because it’s not mine. It was given to me to do this.” Look for more art and an interview with Jorge Cocco, join us, right here, tomorrow.

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Our final storytime features New York Times best-selling children’s book author Joanna Ho. The mother of two energetic young kids, Joanna is a writer and educator who serves as a high school vice-principal. Come hear her share some unforgettable children’s Christmas stories. ...

For unto us is born this day a Savior….

How do two different artists reflect on the Savior’s birth through nativities made from lustrous silver metal? See a contemporary interpretation by a New Mexico artist using an eight-metal alloy. Look at the intricate details on a creche made from silver by an artist in Cambodia.

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Wood worker and lay minister Blake Hansen wanted to make a special gift to bring the love of Christ into the home of each person in his congregation. Come see how he conceived and cut out more than 100 kits and how each family personalized the wood nativity in their unique way. #christmascreche #lighttheworld

Music attribution:
"Angels We Have Heard,” by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: https://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?collection=004&page=1
Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Good tidings of great joy!

Three kings bring their gifts to the Christ Child in this brightly painted, joyful carving from Guatemala. #christmascreche #lighttheworld
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The Gunn High School Choirs have shared their beautiful Christmas music with our Creche Exhibit audiences for many years. These wonderful voices bring light and joy with the Christmas music they sing. Thank you to William Liberatore and Angelina Fitzhugh for directing these rousing voices in celebrating the season. Enjoy this concert of inspirational Christmas music! #christmascreche #lighttheworld ...

Spread Love and Light

2021: A year full of challenges, conflict, and catastrophes. Two thousand years ago, people found love and light through Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

In the words of the beloved Christmas Carol “Silent night, holy night, Son of God, love’s pure light.” Today we can feel the power and peace of His love and help light the world

A Season for Light

Since a new star first appeared above Bethlehem, Christmas has been a season of light, reminding us that Jesus Christ is the light of the world. Together, we can celebrate His birth by making the world a brighter place. All we have to do is follow Him—His life, His example, and His teachings. In doing so, we can help #LIGHTtheWORLD.