20th Annual Los Alamos Crèche Show: Nativity Scenes From Around the World

LDS News:
The Los Alamos Crèche show is an annual exhibition featuring nativity scenes collected by members of many churches in Los Alamos.
The event is hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at 1967 18th St., and is free and open to the public. Music and refreshments are provided.

The show begins 1-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and ends 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

The Crèche, a French term, is the portrayal of the nativity through figurines of people and animals that often includes the setting of a stable or village scene.

Each year the Los Alamos Crèche Show features nativity scenes from more than 100 countries, as well as most pueblos in the area, that have been collected by residents of Los Alamos or members of the LDS church who have served missions in many parts of the world. The nativity figures are made from a variety of materials including wood, stone, ceramic, straw, various nuts, glass, fabrics and bamboo. Many were crafted by artists in nearby communities.
If you wish to have your crèche(s) displayed in the show, drop it (them) off Dec. 6, between 8 a.m. and noon. Crèches must be picked up between 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.
Please send an email to with the number of crèches and any special set-up requirements to LACrecheShow@gmail.com.