Nativities Around the World is a favorite Christmas tradition

MOSCOW, ID - Moscow's display of hundreds of Christmas 'Nativities from Around the World' is back for its fifth year.

Community members lend their personal nativities to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and the church hosts this expansive display to remind people about the true meaning of Christmas. This event grows every Christmas, and this year there's more nativities that represent a wider variety of countries and religions.

"We're all celebrating the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ and this is a wonderful way to get out of all the shopping and commercialized portion and really start to focus on the true meaning of Christmas," said Stake President Steve Pennington.

In addition to checking out the natives and reading their stories, families can dress up and take their own nativity picture. If you're interested in taking part in this holiday tradition, the nativities will be on display at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Blaine Street in Moscow. It's open Thursday night and Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.