Around the World


What to Expect

Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1657 South Blaine Street Moscow, Idaho

Wednesday, December 11: 6:00-9:00p.m.
Thursday, December 12: 6:00–9:00p.m.
Friday, December 13: 6:00–9:00p.m.
Saturday, December 14: Noon–9:00p.m.
Sunday, December 15: Noon-9:00p.m.

Nativities Around the World is an interfaith community effort. This free event includes displays of over 400 nativities from around the globe, live Christmas music, games and activities for children, and an opportunity to dress up in nativity costumes for a photo.

Enjoy a quiet sense of peace and calm from the moment you arrive. Ushers will greet you at the door and additional hosts are stationed throughout the building to answer any questions you might have.

Most people start their visit by going directly to the large room full of beautiful and unique nativity displays. If you have children with you – or if you’re a kid at heart – pick up an “I Spy” card and see if you can locate the various obscure and cleverly concealed elements pictured on the card. If you’re successful – or even if you’re not – take your completed “I Spy” card to the Children’s Room for a small prize.

After visiting the Children’s Room, view children’s artwork on your way to dressing up for a photo in the Stable Room. You may also want to visit the “We Believe” room, an unstaffed display with literature that portrays what Mormons believe.

Many people end their visit by spending a few quiet moments in the chapel, listening to live Christmas music.

Nativities Around the World is a go-at-your-own-pace event that brings a special spirit to the Christmas season and you are welcome to spend as much or as little time as you’d like. For the full experience at a leisurely pace, allocate 1-2 hours for your visit. Sunday is always the busiest day.

Several nursing homes in the area arrange field trips to visit Nativities Around the World during day time hours, when the event is not open to the public. If your group would like to be a part of these field trips, or would like to schedule your own VIP tour, please contact us at


Live music will be performed in half-hour increments by a wide variety of area musicians.

As they are confirmed, a schedule of performances by day and time will be listed here.

Wednesday, December 11:
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Missionary Choir Vocal
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Katelyn Foutch
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Dari Edwards
7:30 - 8:00 p.m. Erin Turner  
8:00 - 8:30 p.m. Erin Turner  
8:30 - 9:00 p.m. Brynn Guzman Vocal

Thursday, December 12:
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Sue Clark Piano
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Jordan and Charlie Holmsburg Singing
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Jordan and Charlie Holmsburg Singing
7:30 - 7:45 p.m. Aria Spear piano
7:45 - 8:00 p.m. Hayley Nickels and Madeline Walker piano, flute, voice
8:00 - 8:30 p.m. Paul Slaughter organ
8:30 - 9:00 p.m. Natalie Fisher/Elizabeth Lee singing/guitar/piano

Friday, December 13:
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Jessica Drollette  
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Jessica Drollette  
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Mormontarians Vocal Group
7:30 - 8:00 p.m. Johns and Monson kids piano and singing
8:00 - 8:30 p.m. Cathy Morgan
8:30 - 9:00 p.m. Rachel Kovanda

Saturday, December 14:
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Cary Cammack
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Aimee Mobley Piano
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. The Young Family Vocal
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Missionary choir Vocal
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. McKee Family Instrumental
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Audra Neale Vocal
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Angela Firth Vocal/Piano
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. The Wacker Family String quintet
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Colin and Scott Campbell Families Vocal/Piano
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Angie Smith Piano/flute
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Meridian Wappett & Lisa Bloomfield Violin
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Gladys Patten violin
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Gladys Patten piano
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Mary Wiley
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Nicole & Katerina Wiley
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Regan & Lisa Bloomfield Piano & Vocal
7:30 - 8:00 p.m. Maggie Ogbuehi Violin
8:00 - 8:30 p.m. Ann Merriam Piano
8:30 - 9:00 p.m. Jennilynn Hall Vocal

Sunday, December 15:
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Annie Salisbury Piano
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Palouse River ward choir Singing
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Brianna Russell & friend Harp & violin
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Brianna Russell & friend Harp & violin
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. QR ward YW various
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. QR ward YW Various
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Cary Cammack
3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Jeanne Fairbanks Vocal/Piano
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Sherdon and Lani Cordova Family Vocal/Instrumental
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Sunnyside Ward Choir (Tyson Livingston director) Choral
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Rob and Kathleen Lloyd Family Vocal/Piano
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Allison Harris Vocal/Piano
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Brynn Guzman Vocal
6:30 - 7:00 p.m.  
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.  
7:30 - 8:00 p.m. Brian and Tracy Winterbottom Vocal/Piano
8:00 - 8:30 p.m. Tracy Winterbottom Piano
8:30 - 9:00 p.m. Kim Thacker Piano

Children's Room

The Children’s Room is full of hands-on, quiet activities for active little ones. Help your child complete a simple craft, play games or color. Children of all ages are invited to touch, feel and hold the nativities in this room.

Stable Room

While dressing up like Mary and Joseph may not be everyone’s thing, it is a fun thing for many and you are invited to participate.

Costume assistants will help you choose your attire from a limited number of outfits in a variety of sizes. Your group photo can include whatever “group” you want it to – family, friends, just the kids, a single person, etc. The choice is yours.

The last photo session of each night is at 8:30 p.m.

To access your photo taken at the event, please visit

We can use your help.


We Want Your Help

Did you know that it takes well over 200 volunteers and hundreds of hours to organize this event? And that anyone in the community, from any congregation, church or no church at all is welcome to volunteer?

If you would like to donate your time and talents to help set up, decorate, bake rolls and cookies, sew, host, and/or a myriad of other tasks, please email

We begin set up on Monday, December 2, with the bulk of the work taking place Friday December 6 – Tuesday, December 10.


If you are a member of a church choir, quartet or other group interested in performing reverent music at Nativities Around the World, please email

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Share Your Nativity

We are now taking registrations for next years event. Register early for the event and we will contact you next year to schedule a pick up and drop off time. Tell your friends and reserve your spot today.

1. Please register your nativity for next years event and tell us its story by clicking here.

You (and your friends!) are invited to share your nativity (or nativities!) with the community as part of this event. There are 3 simple steps in order to share –

1. Thanks for your interest. While online registration is now closed for 2013, we would still LOVE to have you share your nativity at the event. Please bring it to the LDS stake center at 1657 S. Blaine in Moscow on Friday between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. or on Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and noon. Merry Christmas!

2. Bring your nativity (or nativities) in a clearly labeled box (or boxes) to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1657 South Blaine Street, in Moscow, on Friday, Dec. 6th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM or on Saturday, Dec. 7th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

3. Come back to pick up your nativity on Sunday, Dec. 15th at the close of the event, 9:00 p.m., or the following morning, Monday, Dec. 16th between 7:00 a.m. and noon.

When you arrive at the building, you will check in your nativity and then set it up yourself or with the help of a table captain. All tables will have decorative cloths; however, you are welcome to bring any accessories that you normally use to display your nativity.

Please note that if your nativity has lights or moving electrical parts, electricity will not be available. Please also note that candles or other open flames may not be lit inside the church. You may use battery operated flameless candles instead, if you wish.

Round the clock security will be provided to protect the nativity displays. A security team will be inside the church building 24/7 from check-in to check-out.

Drop Off / Pick Up

Nativity Drop Off
Friday, December 6: 6:00pm–9:00pm
Saturday, December 7:9:00am–Noon

Nativity Pick Up
Sunday, December 15: 9:00pm
Monday, December 16: 7:00am-Noon


Please register your nativity for next years event and tell us its story by clicking here.

All are welcome December 11 - 15


Nativities Around the World is run completely by volunteers and managed by a volunteer committee.

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