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 15th annual community celebration of the birth and ministry of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This wonderful two-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

Discover Bethlehem

Come and learn about Bethlehem at the time of our Savior, Jesus Christ’s birth. How was his water carried or his lamps lit? What materials were used to make clothing for his family or food to feed his loved ones? Let’s learn what life was like when Jesus was a child. Come discover Bethlehem.

Performance Schedule

  • 12/13 - Friday

    • 6:00 Grace Notes
    • 6:30 Apex Stake Children’s Choir and Youth Choir
    • 7:00 Apex Stake Youth Choir
    • 7:30 Parlor Singers
    • 8:00 First Reformed Church of Cary
  • 12/14 - Saturday

    • Noon Mighty Gospel Inspirations
    • 1:00 Apex Stake Messiah Christmas Matinee
    • 2:30 Lucy Hester
    • 4:30 Kids Are Music
    • 5:00 Joy Recorder Ensemble
    • 5:30 Jenny and Nancy: All Occasion Music
    • 6:00 Second Shift
    • 6:30 Holly Springs Community Band
    • 7:30 Apex Stake Messiah Christmas Concert

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.

Calling all volunteers

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

Drop off / Setup Periods for Creche and Artwork

The following time periods are reserved for you to setup your own creche display(s). Those loaning their Life of Christ artwork can also drop off during these periods.

  • Tue, 12/10 6 - 8:30 PM
  • Wed, 12/11 9 AM - Noon