2016 Festival

By the numbers:

  • 1,700 attendees in 2 days
  • More than 150 volunteers
  • 600 nativities on display
  • 1,200 volunteer hours
  • Nativities from more than 30 countries on display


  • “The public is invited to an interdenominational creche exhibit Dec. 2 and 3”, Renken, Leslie. Peoria Journal Star. 11 Nov. 2016 (URL | PDF)
  • “‘Oh Come Let Us Adore Him’ Interfaith Nativity Exhibit to Showcase in Peoria”, Davis, Andrea. 50 Plus News & Views. July 2016 (URL | PDF)

Visitor comments:

  • “What a wonderful event for the season and the City of Peoria! Thank you so much!!”
  • “What an amazing event! It was beautifully put together. You could feel the Spirit of God throughout.”
  • “What a fabulous collection of nativities – God bless all who worked on all the displays. Hope to see you again next year.”
  • “This is the most beautiful nativity exhibit I have ever seen. Thank you for all your creativity and hard work. This is a special Christmas and spiritual uplift – a perfect way to begin the Christmas season.”
  • “Turned out so well, it’s amazing to see the community and everyone come together to create something so beautiful.”
  • “Absolutely beautiful to the eyes and the soul. Just what the world needed today. . . “


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