December 3–7, 2016
Noon – 9pm
We invite you to join us in celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. We hope you may be moved, as the angels once were at His birth when they proclaimed:
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14
The light that emanates from Him awakens hope, infuses with love, and softens anxious hearts to peace. This Christmas season, as you consider the Christ child, we pray that you might be more inclined to reach out with compassion to the weak, the sorrowful, and the misunderstood, and lift the loads of those whose burdens are heavy.
As we carry on this annual Bay Area tradition, weʼre pleased to bring you over 350 nativities from more than 50 countries and over 100 exhibitors of many faiths. On display this year are the following collections: Olivewood, Asia, Prince of Peace, Madonna and Child, Miniatures, Traditionals, Nativity Paintings, and International Artisans.
In addition to nativities in artistic settings, the exhibit features a community service project, hands‑on activities, a Childrenʼs Room with crafts and costumes, daily marionette shows, and live holiday music.