“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 200 nativity scenes, artfully displayed, with live performances of Christmas music, a live nativity, and free light refreshments. Come spend and hour or an evening. Christmas in Minnesota is not complete without a visit to The Wonder of the Nativity.
2014 Dates and Times
Friday, December 5, 2014. 5:00pm – 9:00pm.
Saturday, December 6, 2014. 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 requested for the nativity scenes, musical performances, refreshments, or parking.
Invitations and Posters
An invitation is not needed to attend. If you would like to see or print an invitation for yourself or to give to someone else, download one of these:
- Wonder of the Nativity – Invitation 2014 (.jpg)
- Wonder of the Nativity – Invitation 2014 (PDF)
- Wonder of the Nativity – Poster 2014 (.jpg)
- Wonder of the Nativity – Poster 2014 (PDF)
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 10 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve got a question, we may just have an answer in Frequently Asked Questions.