Dec 10, 2015 - Dec 19, 2015
The Living Nativity is a free, walk through event complete with animals and costumed characters inside a gambrel roof barn at Shepherd’s Cross, an authentic working farm, just north of Claremore on scenic Route 66. Come to the farm and enjoy the peace of a few hours spent in the country, contemplating that original Christmas when the Christ Child was born in a stable. Open the barn door and step back in time while enjoying spinning, weaving and wool working demonstrations throughout the day. Watch as handmade evergreen wreaths are created, enjoy a craft activity with your children, sip a cup of complimentary apple cider and snack on cookies and enjoy a Christmas children’s audio-visual program. This year the Living Nativity will feature two drama performances: (1) Elisabeth - the story of Christ’s birth from Elizabeth’s (John the Baptist’s mother) perspective and (2) The Inn Keeper’s Wife - the story of Christ’s birth from the Innkeeper’s Wife’s perspective. These will be offered every hour.
Shepherd’s Shop will be open, featuring a host of Made in Oklahoma gift items, paintings, artwork and handmade crafts from local artisans. This is black walnut and pecan harvest season on the farm. Farm fresh black walnuts & native pecans will be available at down-home country prices. Shepherd’s Cross is home to a non-profit Christian organization called Heart of the Shepherd that hosts this event. Shepherd’s Cross provides the farm, animals and the barn for the event. The event is available free of charge. Donations are accepted, and are tax-deductible. Suggested donation is $2.00 per person.
The Living Nativity will proceed even in the case of inclement weather. All activities take place inside the heated Amish built gambrel roof tour barn, which houses some of the animals as well as the wool processing, farm museum, games, hands on learning stations, story time and the gift shop.
16792 E 450 Rd
Claremore, OK 74017