PITTSBURG — Over 300 nativity scenes will be on display at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Pittsburg, on Friday and Saturday.
The nativity festival — which includes live music, apple cider and cookies —  will open at 5 p.m. through 9 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. through 8 p.m. on Saturday at 1507 South Rouse.  This event is free to the public.
There will also be a room where children can make crafts and play. Families can also take a family Christmas photo at a “photo booth.”
The church is on its third year hosting the event.
Last year, there were over 200 nativity scenes, but thanks to the community lending nativity scenes, they have acquired over 300 for this Christmas. The church has expanded the nativity scenes to a second room.
Church Member Holly Maxwell, who owns 40 nativity scenes, said the event was created to bring the community together to enjoy the birth of Jesus, each with a different culture’s conception of the scene.
“It’s our gift to community to display all of these nativities,” she said.
— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.