Festival of Nativities

Thank you to everyone who made the 2023 Festival of Nativities such a big success! While the festival is over until the next Christmas season, we do provide tours for groups of 10 or more people throughout the year. You can request a time for a tour by reaching out to the church via email at pastor@lawrencecentenary.org.


About the Festival

For more than 30 years, Centenary United Methodist Church has hosted the Festival of Nativities.

More than 450 Nativity displays from around the world fill the entire church. Many are traditional, and others are contemporary interpretations of the blessed story of the birth of Jesus.

The festival is open weekend afternoons, usually from noon to 4 p.m., in December.

As always, admission is free, but we accept donations of diapers, winter hats, gloves and socks for The Ballard Center and other mission partners here in north Lawrence.

Festival of Nativities