See nativity scenes in Arlington

ARLINGTON — The Arlington Nativity Festival plans to display hundreds of nativity scenes again this year Thursday through Sunday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The public is invited to attend the event at the church at 17222 43rd Ave NE, Arlington.

Admission and parking are free.

Last year’s festival included nearly 500 nativities collected from around the world, including some from Liberia, Australia, Peru, England and The Netherlands.

Some of the nativity scenes were homemade. Children made the scenes from all sorts of craft items and objects from nature. Adults made others, including one stained glass creation.

Children can play with friends, handle kid-friendly nativity pieces and make crafts in an activity room.

They also have a chance to dress up in period costumes and have their photos taken in a children’s nativity scene, complete with stables and handmade wooden animals.

Copies of the photos will be available for free download from a secure site.

A fireplace setting within this year’s Life of Christ room will focus on bringing hope into homes through a Christ-centered life. Artwork and objects depicting the journey of Christ will be found throughout the space.

Hours are 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, noon to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Live music will be part of the backdrop to the festival, with the event’s theme of hope and charity culminating in two evening chorale performances at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The festival is put on by the Arlington Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which includes members from North Marysville, Arlington, Darrington, Warm Beach, Lakewood, Stanwood and Camano Island.

The church is located across from Walmart off of the 172nd Street exit to Arlington.

Nativity festival scheduled

The Arlington Nativity Festival is scheduled from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, noon to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Chorale concerts are scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more information about the festival, go to www.arlingtonnativityfestival.org.

More in Local News

District takes steps to secure school campuses

Safety measures have been enhanced at Hawthorne and Silver Firs elementary schools in Everett.

Local police join thousands honoring slain Canadian officer

Abbotsford Const. John Davidson was killed Nov. 6 in a shootout with a suspected car thief.

Hard work is paying off for Mariner High senior

Mey Ly has excelled in school since moving here from Cambodia; she also serves as an intrepreter.

1 arrested after SWAT team moves in on Marysville house

The incident was connected to an earlier robbery.

Darrington School Board race might come down to a coin flip

With a one-vote difference, a single ballot in Skagit County remains to be counted.

Herald photos of the week

A weekly collection of The Herald’s best images by staff photographers and… Continue reading

No easy exit from Smokey Point shopping complex

There’s just no easy exit on this one. A reader called in… Continue reading

County Council upholds ban on safe heroin injection sites

At Monday’s public hearing, more than 15 people spoke in support of the ban. No one spoke against it.

Lynnwood, Marysville, Sultan consider ban on safe injection sites

If approved, they would join Lake Stevens and Snohomish County, which have temporary bans.

Most Read