The 7th Annual Apex Christmas Nativity Celebration celebration is open for all members of the community to both visit and participate in. It is a free public event sponsored by the Apex Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Community members are invited to contribute nativity scenes for exhibit, enjoy the many musical performances by groups from the community, and join in the Messiah sing-in on Saturday evening.
A World of Nativities
For the past two millennia, people of all walks of life have been touched by the mission and love of Jesus Christ. As testament to that fact, exhibitors from throughout the Triangle who represent many faiths loan their treasured nativities for the exhibit. Each nativity scene offers a unique representation of the birth of Christs, reflecting the culture and perspective of artists around the world.
Nativities displayed 350+
Number of exhibitors 100+
Countries/Areas represented 34+
Types of Materials used 55+
Countries or Areas Represented in Past Exhibits
Argentina, Austria, Bethlehem, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Hawaii, India, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Peopleâ€™s Republic of China, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States of America, and The West Bank.
Materials Used in Nativity Scenes in Past Exhibits
Acrylic, bamboo, beads, brass, bread dough, candles, canvas, cardboard, ceramic, chocolate, clay, coconut shell, corn husk, crochet, cross-stitch, crystal, ebony, embroidery, enamel, etched glass, fabric, felt, glass, gold, gourds, Italian porcelain, ivory, lace, linen, mahogany, metal, moss, needlework, oak, oil paint, olive wood, paper, papyrus, pine, plastic, pewter, plaster of Paris, porcelain, quilted, resin, rocks, seashells, stained glass, stone, tapestry, terra cotta, tin, Venetian glass, volcanic lava, wax, wood and yarn.
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