About the Community Christmas Festival
CELEBRATING A CHRIST FOCUSED CHRISTMAS THROUGHOUT THE PALOUSE
It’s about coming together in Christ.
The Community Christmas Festival is a community celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, facilitated by volunteers from local congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is meant to encourage unity within the community as we come together to celebrate a religious event that many community members have in common. This event is completely free to all attendees and participants.
There are some aspects of the Community Christmas Festival that will be familiar from years past. There are also new ways to participate, including a collaborative art project – the result of which will be revealed at the Community Concert at the end of the festival. We look forward to seeing you there!
Join With Us
A children’s concert is held on Saturday and is a fun, interactive event that involves children’s groups from around the community.
The Community Christmas Concert occurs on Sunday evening, and signals the Community Christmas Festival coming to a close. The concert features talented musical groups from all over the Palouse, commemorating the birth of our Savior and uniting members of our community through music.
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, we welcome you to spend time reflecting in the Christ Narrative room that tells the story of the rest of His exemplary life through art and scripture.
Each year, hundreds of Nativity sets from around the world belonging to members of our community are displayed for everyone to enjoy.
Nativity Scene Portraits
All community members are welcome to dress up as figures from the Nativity – from cows and sheep to wise men and shepherds – and have their photo taken by volunteers. It makes a fantastic Christmas card!
Family Activity Room
Families with little ones (and even big ones!) are welcome to spend time doing various Christmas crafts, puzzles, visit or just relax in a cozy space.