Every December, for nearly 20 years, people from all over Orange County have gathered together to attend a event known simply as the Community Christmas Celebration. This celebration is a FREE, non-denominational event which brings together community members to view a wonderful display of hundreds of nativities (or crèches).

In addition to the hundreds of nativities from all over the world, many local musical groups and professional musicians provide holiday musical performances throughout the event” including special performances from Santa Ana College, Orange High School Chamber Singers & Hewes Middle School.

christmas creche

Personally speaking, I can actually say I’ve attended the Community Christmas Celebration & it’s something my family & I look forward to each & every year. There are literally hundreds of different nativities collected from all over the world, and “each crèche tells one of the oldest stories known to the world in a new and different way.”

The crèches on display are made from all kinds of materials – from wood, paper, glass, fabric & even such unique materials as walnuts, gourds…. even legos. Each & every crèche giving viewers a new perspective of the “centuries-old story of that first Christmas.”

Oh! & Don’t forget your camera! A special live nativity, as well as a  “children’s area” is part of the event… children can dress up as shepherds, wise men, angels, Joseph & Mary, or create Christmas cards with the supplies provided.


For a map, schedule of performers, and additional details go HERE.

Community Christmas Celebration

What:Community Christmas Celebration
When: Friday, December 2nd – Sunday December 4th, 5-9pm
Where: 674 South Yorba Street, Orange, CA 92869 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)

xoxo, K
images & video via Community Christmas Celebration