Live Nativity

Celebrate the first Christmas

Join us for the 2020 Live Nativity!

Live Nativity runs December 2 - 26   

Presentations: Tue - Thur @ 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm
Additional presentations will be offered as needed.
All Fri & Sat from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm (every 30 min or as needed)
Dec 20, 21, 23  from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm (every 30 min)

We are closed on Sundays and Mondays as well as Dec 24th-26th.

Celebrate the first Christmas!

"While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born..." Luke 2:6

Imagine what the first Christmas was like with shepherds, cows, sheep, and angels! We give children a hands-on experience that helps them imagine the first Christmas. You are invited to our Live Nativity to experience the telling of the story of Jesus' birth. We share about living in Israel 2000 years ago and teach about the shepherds and their care of the sheep. You'll see beautiful photographs of the Holy Land, where Jesus was born and where he lived. 

Live Nativity

Experience the Live Nativity scene inside our historic barn with costumed characters, music, and live animals

  • Enjoy our beautifully decorated facility and indoor presentation.

  • View our unique photo display of Bethlehem and Galilee.

  • Our Nativity classroom and small animal rooms are heated.

  • Visit cows, donkeys, sheep, goats, rabbits and more.

  • Donations support this event; your contribution is appreciated.

  • The Live Nativity is staged inside our historic barn.

  • Groups of 15 or more we ask $5 per person.
    Please call ahead to reserve a time for your class or group of 15 or more.
    Critter Barn office 616-748-1110 or email us at


Message from the Staff


Live Nativity is a very special event for us here at Critter Barn, with a message like no other. If there was ever a time to invite family, friends, and neighbors to visit the Critter Barn, our Live Nativity is definitely a perfect time! Spend some time away from the busy demands of Christmas and focus on the real reason for this glorious season.Please Email or click the Facebook share button below to invite others to this amazing event.


Merry Christmas! Critter Barn Staff



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