The Creche Festival is a first-time event for Maricopa.

Dec. 22-23, the Maricopa Wells Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host its inaugural Crèche Festival, and the entire Maricopa community is invited.

A crèche is defined as a “model or tableau representing the scene of Jesus Christ’s birth, displayed in homes or public places at Christmas.” It is also commonly referred to as a “Nativity Scene.”

The Crèche Festival will be a display of numerous types of nativity scenes from citizens of the greater Maricopa community. Additionally, there will be choirs and musical numbers to add to the peaceful and reflective atmosphere of the displays.

The festival will take place at LDS chapel at 45235 W. Honeycutt Ave., across from Maricopa High School. The hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. both evenings. There will be people present to provide assistance, if needed, as the public tours the displays and music.

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