This year the Nativity Exhibit and Music Festival will be held Dec. 2-3, 2016 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kingwood. 


This is the 19th year the event has been hosted by the church. Local members of the church consider the event their Christmas gift to the community and donate hundreds of hours to coordinate the nativity sets and other decorations. 


Features of the Nativity Exhibit and Music Festival include hundreds of nativity sets from around the world, Christmas quilts, children’s activities,  red poinsettias, green trees, and live music performed by local artists and school groups. The Bethlehem-themed photo-op (an annual favorite!) is also returning with a life-sized stable background and era costumes. Visitors may bring their own camera and take a holiday picture.


“This event just has a special feeling. I can’t think of a better way to start the Christmas season than celebrating Jesus Christ and his birth in the most beautiful setting,” said Ronda Shannon, this year’s Nativity Exhibit and Music Festival Director. She added, “A couple of my favorite things are the nativities from all over the world, the Bibles in many languages, the poster-sized picture of the lineage of Christ back to Adam, and most of all, getting to feel the love of my Savior as I take in this event. I encourage all to come and see it, partake in all the different rooms, and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.” 


The Nativity Exhibit and Music Festival is open to the community from 1-9 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 3, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kingwood, located at 4021 Deerbrook Drive. 


All events are free and children are welcome. More details about the exhibit are available at

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