Living Nativity Scenes in Central NJ


Visiting a Living Nativity can be a memorable family tradition during the holiday season. The Living Nativity is a journey back in time to experience the events surrounding the birth of Jesus. Here’s where to find Living Nativity Scenes in Central NJ. Please visit each website for additional details.

GraceWay Bible Church
December 2 & 9 beginning at 5:30 PM; December 4 & 11 beginning at 4 PM
1934 Klockner Road, Hamilton
Celebrate the season at Christmas Live! This FREE guided walking tour is more than a live nativity. Christmas comes alive through several interactive scenes featuring actors and live animals.
– Cost is FREE!
– Tours are approximately 1 hour
– Scenes are inside and outside so dress warmly
– The event is rain or shine
– Arrive 45 minutes before your scheduled time to check in and enjoy the available activities.
– See website for tickets and more info or call 609-586-0223.

Sayre Woods Bible Church
December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 at 7 – 9 PM
2290 US Highway 9, Old Bridge
One of New Jersey’s most cherished holiday traditions. The true meaning of the season comes to life as you and your family or group are ushered by live Bible characters through scenes of the birth and life of our Savior Jesus Christ from the comfort of your car. A truly moving and possibly life-changing experience!
– Live characters!
– Live animals!
– Live narration!
– Completely free!
– See website for more info.

The South Branch Reformed Church
December 4th at 4:30 and 6pm
870 River Road, Hillsborough
Please join us for our Annual Live Nativity at SBRC on Sunday, Dec. 4th! There will be two shows: 4:30pm & 6:00pm. There will be refreshments in the dining room after each show as well as a chance to visit with the animals. Animals generously provided by Norz-Hill Farm. A free-will offering will be accepted. See website for more info or call 908-369-4956.

Middlebush Reformed Church
December 9th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm and December 10th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
1 South Middlebush Road, Somerset
Come experience the story of Christ’s birth by seeing the manger scene with costumed characters and live animals and listening to Christmas carols. Refreshments will be served. Bring your family and friends, your co-workers and neighbors. See website for more info or call 732-873-2776.

Good Shepard Lutheran Church
December 17 at 5 and 7 pm
300 Union Avenue, Somerville
A Living Nativity will be presented at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 300 Union Ave, Somerville on Saturday, Dec 17at 5pm and 7pm outdoors on the church lawn. This annual free event tells the traditional story of Christmas with live actors and animals including alpacas, goats, sheep, rabbits and a donkey provided by Norz Hill Farms in Hillsborough and members of our congregation. The audience is invited to pet the animals after each performance. Come inside for complimentary homemade cookies and hot chocolate. Each performance lasts about 20 minutes. See website for more info or call 908-685-1660.

Calvary Chapel Crossfields
December 18, 4:30 and 6:30 PM
15 Half Acre Road, Jamesburg
– Petting Zoo from 3:30 to 4:15
– Cookies and Cocoa after each presentation
– See website for more info.

(Photo credit: Belle Fourche United Methodist Church)


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