The Hickory Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts Celebration of Christ, an exhibition of nativity scenes from around the world in a beautiful setting with special musical performances from community organizations. Come join us for a peaceful evening centered on the true meaning of the season: the birth of Jesus Christ, Savior and Redeemer of the world.

Friday, December 5th 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, December 6th 3:00pm - 7:00pm


Featuring nativities from Bangladesh, Chile, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Equador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, Phillipines, Poland, Sri Lanka, United States and many more.

The evening's celebrations will include:

  • An exhibit of creche scenes from around the world.
  • Musical performances from community organizations.
  • Children's activities.
  • Non-perishable food drive for local charities.
  • Free wassail and cookie refreshments.

Celebration of Christ
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
4065 Highway 127 North, Hickory

Click here for map and directions.


Musical Performances

Friday, December 5 

6:00 - Don Garris & Claude Cogdell - Featuring Don on the Snare Drum

6:30 - Eric Elliot playing the Bagpipes - The Pied Piper Service

6:45 - Hickory 1st Ward Children's Primary

7:15 - Joe Orlando - Lincolnton

7:45 - Claude Cogdell & Friends

8:15 - Mandi Baird

8:45 - Newton-Conover Ward's "Voices of Christmas"

Piano interlude & accompaniment provided by Kelly Setzer


Saturday, December 6 

3:00 - Chancel Ringers (Handbell Choir)

4:00 - Mark & Leanna Bodnar & Girls

4:30 - John Garner - Tenor with the Asheville Lyric Opera

5:00 - Mandi Baird

5:30 - Greg Gentry

5:45 - Video Presentation of the Life of Christ

6:00 - Dorian Packer

6:15 - Jake Johnson's Sax Duet

6:30 - Spanish Choir

6:45 - LDS Missionaries

Piano interlude & accompaniment provided by Kelly Setzer



To volunteer to perform, please email Jeffrey Enders at



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