Live nativities provide a unique experience, where you are able to visit real people and animals! to see a beautiful depiction of Jesus’ birth. Immerse yourself in the life of Mary and Joseph and learn about the Christmas Story in a hands-on way.
2022 Live Nativity Events in Indianapolis
Southeastern Holiness Church
3957 Southeastern Avenue, Indianapolis
Looking for a Christmas event for the whole family? Here’s one to enjoy from the warmth of your car. December 10 and 11, you can come anytime between 5:30-8:30 pm to see the reenactment. During the busy holiday season, this 20-minute play is the perfect way to remember the real reason we celebrate Christmas!
Castleton United Methodist Church
7101 N Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis
Travel to Bethlehem and experience the retelling of the birth of Jesus at this two-day event. On Friday, December 2, and Saturday, December 3 from 6-9 pm, you can enjoy a live nativity complete with real animals.
New Life United Methodist Church
6145 N 400 W, Fairland
Take a journey through Bethlehem at this Live Nativity. On December 9 from 6-8 pm and December 10 from 4-7 pm, you can enjoy the Christmas story from the comfort of your own vehicle. Drive through reenactments from all parts of the birth of Jesus, complete with live animals.
Cornerstone Lutheran Church
13450 E 116th Street, Fishers
The Cornerstone Fishers Living Nativity will take place on Saturday, December 10 from 5-8 pm. Come together for their drive-through Living Nativity and experience the Christmas story with real animals! All ages are welcome. Plan to bring a non-perishable food item to donate.
Maple Grove Church of God
2729 E 38th Street, Anderson
The 44th presentation of the Nativity scene will take place on Saturday, December 3, and Sunday, December 4. Presentation times are 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 on both nights. The presentation will include music, narration, live animals, and more!
Danville United Methodist Church
820 W. Mill Street, Danville
The Danville UMC will offer a drive-thru Live Nativity on Sunday, December 11 from 6-8 pm. The church is celebrating 29 years of providing this event and is so excited to welcome members of the community again this year.
Lafayette Living Nativity at Faith Church
5526 State Road 26 E. Lafayette
December 9-11, 16-18
The Lafayette Living Nativity takes place two weekends in December on Friday-Sunday nights (weather permitting). Dates for 2022 are December 9-11 and December 16-18. The event runs from 6:30-8:30 each night. Admission is free. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the retelling of the Christmas Story.
Post Road Christian Church
1112 N Post Rd, Indianapolis
Your family is invited to attend Night at the Nativity! Enjoy a family dinner starting at 5:00 pm, followed by a retelling of the Christmas Story, Christmas music, crafts, and games.
During this season, there always seems to be something pulling you in a thousand different directions. Nativity scenes are an excellent opportunity to slow down and really reflect on the true meaning of Christmas and why we celebrate each year. Are you looking for more holiday events to attend with your family? We have an extensive guide with everything you’ll need to know to celebrate the holidays this year.