Thursday November 27 to Saturday November 29, the LDS Church in Sherwood Park held their annual Creche Exhibit. The exhibit grows larger and larger each year just as does the number of visitors for this event that has been operating since 1996.
The entire exhibit is comprised of approximately 1250 nativity scenes/sets offered for display by members of the church in the community and surrounding area. There are collections from around the world including Peru, Hawaii, Philippines, Germany, Africa, Peurto Rico, China and Thailand to name a few.
As one strolls through the aisles viewing the inticacies of the pieces, live performances of Christmas carols from the adjoining chapel are enjoyed. Here families and individuals from congregations in the community entertain the public with song and instruments.
In a nearby room an exhibit especially for children is set up. Here you find Precious Moments, hand-made nativities and other special nativities that children will enjoy seeing.
The Christmas Creche Exhibit is a wonderful way to begin the holiday season. Away from the hubbub of the shopping malls, one can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and remember the true reason for the season.