News & Events

Archive Files


In May, 2019, the Friends of the Crèche Board meet in Midway, UT.  This historic meeting approved the transfer of our Archive Files to the University of Dayton!  The move ensures our records a safe home under the guidance of the Archivists and near to our dear friend Father Johann Roten and the ever devoted staff including active Friends of the Crèche board members.  

Much thanks to Rita Bocher, and Michelle Devitt for their consistent efforts!

Board Action May, 2019

*Approved New Board Members

*Accepted Proposals for the 2020 Meeting and 2021 Convention (Portland, OR)

New Board Member - Neil Allen (host of the 2021 Convention) is now our new webmaster.

Neil has been a member of FOTC since 2001.  He and his wife Nora have hosted nativitiy events since 1993.  Their collection has reached more than 30,000 visitors over those years.  In 2014 a local NPR affiliate featured Neil in an interview with Anna King on Northwest Public Radio.  

Neil will serve a vacant board opening, and be up for election at the Santa Fe Convention.

Website Reconstruction is an ongoing process -please email with your suggestions and input.

Upcoming Events
World Crèche Congress
Friends of the Creche Board Meeting
Silent Auction
2019 Convention - Santa Fe, New Mexico

US Exhibits (Clip from Creche Herald)​



13thAnnual Nativity Exhibit

Mary & Joseph Retreat Center

5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, 

Friday, December 6 to 

Sunday, December 22, 2019

No admission, Focus on Joseph 


Santa Clara

Our Lady of Peace Catholic

2800 Mission College Blvd.

Check for dates and times:



Knights of Columbus Museum

1 State St.

New Haven, CT

Nov. 15 to Feb 2

Christmas in Europe



Franciscan Nativity Festival

December 6 (2-7pm)

December 7 noon to 4

December 8 noon to 4


Chiara Center

4875 LaVema Road

Springfield, Illinois 62707




Friends of St. Alphonsus International Creche Exhibt

2025 Constance St

New Orleans

Sundays - Noon -4 p.m., M-F 10a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday 10a.m. - 4 p.m.

Begins Dec 1, 2019, Closes December 8


Complimentary Admission 




La Salette Shrine Light and Creche display

Nov. 28-Jan 5

5 to 9 daily. Donations welcome





Holy Faith Episcopal/Lutheran Church

6299 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd

Dec 7, 10 to 5 pm

No admission, ample parking.


The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints

1700 W. Sugnet, Midland, MI

900 Sets from around the world

Dec 6,7 & 8   - 11 a.m.-9p.m.

Dec 7 @ 7 p.m. Christmas Concert

MCFTA Camerita Singers & The Covenant Ringers of Memorial Presbyterian Church

No Admission Charge

New Mexico,


Sandia Presbyterian church


Old San Ysidro Church
966 Old Church Road 
Corrales, New Mexico 87048

Dec 14 & 15, 10-5 pm






University of Dayton Marian Library

A Labor of Love

Dec 2 through Jan 12

Check link for times and more info.



Harrisburg 18th Annual Creche Festival

Colonial Park United Church of Christ

5000 Devonshire Road (717-545-3782)

Dec. 6, 1 PM - 7 PM, Dec.  7, 10 AM - 7 PM, Dec.8, 8-4




Bible Museum on the Square

Mid November through early January


Bethlehem in Denton (Between Dallas and Oklahoma)

 Over 3,600 depictions of the Infant Jesus and company. Viewings daily by appointment only.  Groups up to 10 persons maximum. (Phone: 940-231-4520  -


Well spring United Methodist Church

(Nativities on display from many countries

Georgetown, TX 78633

6200 Williams Dr.

Fri. Dec. 6, 3 to 8 pm

Sat Dec. 7, 9:30 am to 8 pm (no admission fee)




Menomonee Falls

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, ELCA

Year ‘round Joy to the World collection

W 156, N8131 Pilgrim Rd

Mon-Thurs. 1-3 pm Sun 7:45 -10am

Guided tours by apt 262-251-2740

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