Hundreds of Nativity displays from around the world are exhibited amidst a backdrop of lighted Christmas trees and seasonal, live musical performances.

Please join us in Apex, North Carolina for the 13th annual community celebration of the birth and ministry of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This wonderful three-day celebration provides an opportunity for each of us to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas and find spiritual rest during the busy holiday season.

The Apex Nativity Celebration is open to all residents of Apex and surrounding communities. It is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is free of charge.

Community members are invited to participate in many ways: visit, perform, loan Nativity sets for display, or join in the Messiah sing- in Saturday evening.

A World of Nativities

People throughout the area representing many faiths, loan their personal, treasured Nativities for the Celebration. Each set offers a unique representation of the birth of Jesus Christ. Please preview a sampling of the variety you can expect to enjoy at this year's event.

Nativity Photo Gallery

Music to Remember

Throughout the Apex Nativity Celebration, performing artists will share their musical and vocal talents so all can experience the true spirit of Christmas.

Performance Photo Gallery

Performance Schedule

  • 12/8 - Thursday

    • 6:00 Christmas Songs Sing-Along
    • 6:35 Pianist Olivia Sessions
    • 7:00 Grace Notes
    • 7:35 Pianist Peter Ballentine
    • 8:00 AVAILABLE!!
    • 8:40 Organist Kent Lyman
  • 12/9 - Friday

    • 4:00 Sketching by Artist Dana Mario Wood
    • 6:00 Christmas Parlor Singers
    • 6:35 West of Heaven: Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, and Piano
    • 7:00 Apex Stake Children's Choir
    • 7:35 Guitarists Justin Burnette, Nate Jones and Felix Wood
    • 8:00 Guitarist/Vocalist Lucy Daley
    • 8:30 Apex Stake Youth Choir
  • 12/10 - Saturday

    • 12:00 Sketching by Artist Dana Mario Wood
    • 1:30 Handel's Messiah Sing-in
    • 3:30 Tara Culbreth's Strings Group
    • 4:05 Vocalist Fran Bushman
    • 4:30 Vocalists Alison Green, Gena Jacob and Amy Remington
    • 5:05 Vocalist Kathleen Jacob
    • 5:30 Joy Recorder Ensemble
    • 6:05 Holly Springs Community Band
    • 7:30 Handel's Messiah Sing-in

Share your celebration

Please contact us if you would like to share your talents by scheduling a time to perform during the Nativity Celebration.

Spread the word and invite your friends and loved ones. Download and print invitation cards using the following files.

Download English Poster Download Spanish flyer

Calling all volunteers

This celebration is organized and staffed by hundreds of volunteers of all ages. Be a part of the celebration!


Children and Youth Singers

Join the children or youth choirs.


Sing out your celebration

Join the choir or orchestra in the performance of the season of Handel's Messiah.