A Christmas tradition returns to Pittsburg

A Christmas tradition returns to Pittsburg

Holly Maxwell and her children spent a good chunk of Friday setting up displays for their church’s Nativity Festival.

Now in its 4th year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Nativity Festival features around 400 different Nativity scenes, many from around the world and many more from around Pittsburg.

“We want it to more inclusive, involving all of the other churches in Pittsburg, and hopefully we’ll get to that point. This year we have several other churches that have loaned some Nativities and that has been a wonderful blessing,” said Holly.

The festival is open to the public because the church wants it to be a Christmas tradition for any 4-Stater who’s in need of some Christmas spirit.

But for Holly and her kids, helping get the festival put together has become a family tradition.

“All of my kids are heavily involved in setting up, or they’re always looking for Nativities as well. So hopefully they’ll take that with them as they grow and establish their own families,” said Holly.

You’re still in luck if you and your family would like to visit the Nativity Festival at Pittsburg’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It’s open Saturday from 11 AM to 8 PM and all are welcome.