Frequently Asked Questions

If you can’t find an answer to your question below, please contact us at rochesternativities@gmail.com.

  1. How much does it cost?
  2. Do I need tickets?
  3. How long does it take?
  4. What should I wear?
  5. Can children come?
  6. How many Nativities are displayed?
  7. Can I display my Nativity?
  8. Is the event accessible?
  9. Is this a proselyting event?
  10. How can I find out more about the Mormons?

How much does it cost?

The entire event is free. Parking, nativity displays, musical performances, live nativity and even the refreshments are free. There are no hidden costs, no free-will offerings, no requested donations.

Do I need tickets?

No tickets are required. The nativities are shown continuously during the event hours, and there should be sufficient seating for the performance events. Although, you may wish to arrive early for musical performances in the Chapel.

How long does it take?

You may come and go as you wish spending and much or as little time as fits your interest. Some people come for a half an hour, other stay for a couple of hours. It takes 30 to 45 minutes to view the nativities. Viewing the live nativity is about 5 minutes. You might spend 15 minutes enjoying some of the light refreshments. Each musical performance is about 30 minutes; you can listen to as many as you want.

What should I wear?

Casual dress is fine. Some people wear church clothes.

Can children come?

Yes, please. This is designed as a children-friendly family event.

How many Nativities are displayed?

We have over 225 nativities this year. Read more about them on the nativities page.

Can I display my Nativity?

We display many nativities shared by the community. We’d love to display any unique or foreign nativity. Contact us by Thanksgiving at rochesternativities@gmail.com.

Is the event accessible?

Yes. Our building and all display rooms are accessible to those with canes, walkers, and wheelchairs.

Is this a proselyting event?

This is not a proselyting event. Nativities, music, and light refreshments are the only activities offered at this event.

How can I find out more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Feel free to ask questions of hosts at the event, ask a member of the church, or visit mormon.org, one of the Church’s official web-sites.