Wonder of the Nativity 2016“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 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.

2018 Dates and Times

Friday, November 30, 2018. 5:00pm – 8:30pm.
Saturday, December 1, 2018. 2:00pm – 8:00pm.


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
2300 Viola Heights Drive NE
Rochester, Minnesota 55906

Free Admission

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.

Community Nativities

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.