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Amazing Creche exhibit and live Nativity

Living Nativity
Living Nativity
Brian Andre

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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