If you’re looking for a unique and serene Christmas activity to welcome in the season, the Franciscan Nativity Festival takes place at the Chiara Center throughout the first weekend in December. Experience the deeper meaning of the Incarnation through a display of more than 100 nativity sets from around the world. Loaned to the Chiara Center by local families, the sets tell the story of Jesus entering the lives of many people and cultures. The festival includes a tour of St. Francis of Assisi Church. Saint Francis of Assisi is credited with creating the first nativity scene in 1223. For more about the center, visit chiaracenter.org.
Friday, Dec. 6, 2-7pm
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-8, 12-4pm
4875 LaVerna Road