EUGENE, Ore. - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is hosting the 11th Annual Creche Exhibit. The event features more than 800 Nativity Scenes. Each one different in shape and size, from all parts of the world.
"It's sort of the kick off to the Christmas Season for us," says Lynn Damon, Creche Committee Chair, "We would like to celebrate Christmas in the traditional sense with the birth of Jesus Christ, and this is our way of giving that to the community."
The event runs all weekend long at the church located at 1155 President Street in Eugene. The sound of live music, performed entirely by volunteers, fills the air and sets the mood during the entire event.
"Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the commercial aspect of Christmas," explains Damon, "We like to give gifts, but what we would like is to kind of get that peace back that we feel when we have family around. When we really do celebrate what Christmas is all about."
The event runs all weekend. Friday it starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m., Saturday it starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m., and Sunday it lasts from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is completely free.