“The Wonder of the Nativity” is the longest running and largest free annual display of Nativity scenes and musical performances in Minnesota. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) in Rochester, Minnesota, it features over 250 nativity scenes, artfully displayed, with live performances of Christmas music, a live nativity narration, and free light refreshments. Come spend an hour or an evening. Christmas in Minnesota is not complete without a visit to The Wonder of the Nativity.
2017 Dates and Times
Friday, December 1, 2017. 5:00pm – 9:00pm.
Saturday, December 2, 2017. 2:00pm – 8:30pm.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
2300 Viola Heights Drive NE
Rochester, Minnesota 55906
This is a totally free event, open to all visitors at no charge. No fees or offerings of any kind are requested for the nativity scenes, musical performances, refreshments, or parking.
Invitations and Posters
An invitation is not needed to attend.
Nativity Display Schedule
The Nativity display rooms are open during all the times listed in Dates and Times, above.
Musical Performances and Live Nativity Schedule
The Music page lists the times and location of the musical groups that will perform sacred music during the event. It also lists the performance times of the Live Nativity.
Light refreshments are provided free of charge.
The community is encouraged to share and display their nativities. See Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve got a question, we may just have an answer in Frequently Asked Questions.