living nativity

You are invited to witness the Living Nativity.  This retelling of the Christmas story is an annual live event at Brookside Christian Reformed Church every December. Occurring over three consecutive nights, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, there are three viewings held at 7:00, 7:30, and 8:00pm to choose from each night.


This event is free and open to the public.

December 2018

The 2018 Living Nativity will be held December 7, 8, and 9. Signing for the hearing impaired will be available on Friday and Saturday nights.

Outdoor Experience

Come for a memorable, family, outdoor experience--dress warmly! Following the story, come inside to visit with the Neighbors in Nazareth, and catch a glimpse of life in the days of Mary & Jospeh. Hot chocolate and cookies are served. 

Won't you come and see?

Since 1995, Brookside members have presented a Living Nativity for the Grand Rapids community. Hundreds of members are involved with the details both in front of and behind the scenes. Thousands of visitors have witnessed this retelling of the birth of Jesus throughout the years. We invite you to be one of them this year.

Hope to see you there!