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Amazing Creche exhibit and live Nativity

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Looking for ways to celebrate the TRUE meaning of Christmas? Want to start another awesome family tradition this year? Let me start by saying "I am not Mormon." However, I do love the International Creche Exhibit at the LDS church in Rancho Santa Margarita. "What the heck is a creche?" you ask. The French word "creche" means "manger" or "crib". Merriam-Webster defines it as "a representation of the Nativity scene." That's what this is - an amazing display of hundreds of nativity scenes from around the world. It's free, it's Christmas-y, and it's super neat to see a nativity scene made out of seashells... and Weebles... and even kitchen utensils! A scavenger hunt is provided for kids so they can try to find specific items - like the baby Jesus the size of your fingernail or the manger scene from Japan.

If the creche exhibit isn't enough to keep you entertained, there is a Living Nativity complete with humble manger, rustic stable, live animals, and a stunning angel. This FREE event takes place the weekend of December 7-9, 2012. The Creche Exhibit is open 6:00 - 9:00 pm. The Living Nativity performs each half hour from 6:00 - 8:30 pm.

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