About the Exhibit
Beginning in Europe, the tradition eventually spread throughout the rest of the world. Each crèche reflects the time and culture of the artist and draws us to Jesus. For it is He — born of Mary, the Son of God, our Savior — who gives cause around the world to rejoice this Christmas season and always.
How is it done?
The Christmas Crèche Exhibit is a gift of love by hundreds of volunteers. Over five days, the church is transformed into an immersive exhibit, which is then open to visitors for five days. Volunteers bring to life all aspects of the exhibit, from design to database, exhibit building to musical performances, hosting to publicity, and more.
Each year the exhibit welcomes thousands of visitors from more than 50 California cities, a dozen US states and countries. Thousands more people enjoy the Exhibit’s online photos and content. Since the inaugural year in1987, the Christmas Creche Exhibit has welcomed nearly half a million visitors in person and online.