Hundreds of nativity exhibits from around the world set against beautiful, live music performances

Join us in Apex, North Carolina for this year's 12th annual celebration of the birth and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ. This wonderful, three-day, annual 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 for all members of the community to both visit and participate in. It is a free public event sponsored by the Apex Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Community members are invited to loan nativity scenes for exhibit, enjoy the many musical performances by groups from the community, and join in the Messiah sing-in on Saturday evening.

A World of Nativities

Exhibitors throughout the region, who represent many faiths, loan their treasured nativities for the celebration. Each nativity offers a unique representation of the birth of Christ. Preview a sample of the variety of nativites you can expect to enjoy at this year's celebration.

Nativity Photo Gallery

Music to Remember

Throughout the Nativity Celebration event, performers share their talents with musical performances to strengthen you by the reigning in the Christmas Spirit.

Performance Photo Gallery

Performance Schedule

  • 12/10 - Thursday

    • 6:00 Holly Springs High School Choir
    • 6:30 Aimee Henderson's Studio
    • 7:00 Holly Grove Elementary Choir "Hedgehogs in Harmony"
    • 7:30 St Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church - Adult Handbell Choir
    • 8:00 Alison Green and Hope Mackelprang - Vocal duo
  • 12/11 - Friday

    • 6:00 Pink Panthers Band
    • 6:15 Kids are Music
    • 6:45 Dunson Guitar Students
    • 7:15 Justin and Nate - Guitar Duo
    • 7:45 Julia Johnson - Harpist
    • 8:00 Wisemen Quartet
    • 8:30 Apex Stake Youth Choir
  • 12/12 - Saturday

    • 11:00 Messiah Sing-in Open Rehearsal
    • 12:30 Walter Moreland - Vocal soloist
    • 1:00 Salem Middle School Choir - "Salem Blue Notes"
    • 1:30 Lucy Daley, singer/songwriter
    • 2:00 Triangle Community Orchestra
    • 2:30 Kellis Dryer Piano Students
    • 3:00 Fuquay Varina High School Chamber Choir
    • 3:30 Christmas Parlor Singers
    • 4:00 Joy Recorder Ensemble
    • 4:30 Apex Stake Children's Choir
    • 5:15 Sweet Potato Pie Band
    • 5:45 Kathleen Jacob – Vocal soloist
    • 6:10 Petia Radneva-Manolova, Aimee Henderson, Jill Smith, Erika Henderson, Cheryl Bodhaine, Kay Durr
    • 6:45 Holly Springs Community Band
    • 7:15 Justin and Kenneth - Guitar Duo
    • 7:30 Handel's Messiah Sing-in

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

Download English flyer 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.