The Living Nativity - Journey with the Shepherds - Winter Event
Dec 8, 2016 - Dec 17, 2016
The Living Nativity is an indoor, heated walk-through event complete with farm 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 with spinning, weaving and wool working demonstrations throughout the day. Watch as handmade evergreen wreaths are created. Enjoy complimentary apple cider & cookies and Shepherd Christmas children’s audio-visual program.
This year the Living Nativity will feature three dramatic stories – one of the following stories told by a dramatic storyteller each hour: Elisabeth – the story of Christ’s birth from the perspective of Elisabeth (John the Baptist’s mother) – written & told by Betty Howard, The Inn Keeper’s Wife - the story of Christ’s birth from the perspective of the Innkeeper’s Wife’s – written & told by Frankie Campbell & Menagerie at the Manger - the story of Christmas from the animals at the manger – written & told by Linda Allen.
Admission is donation based; suggested donation is $5 per person)
Shepherd’s Shop will be open, featuring a host of Made in Oklahoma crafts & gifts from over 50 artisans. Animal Welfare-approved, farm fresh grass fed and free-range lamb meat is available. 100% natural wool yarns and fibers are available; processed at our own mini-wool mill. Shepherd’s Cross is an “eco-friendly” wool mill. This is black walnut & pecan harvest season on the farm. Farm fresh black walnuts & native pecans will be available at down home country prices. Pick your own or enjoy pre-picked or pre-cracked nuts. Enjoy watching the sheep resting in the pastures, as they did that first Christmas night. The event is available free of charge. Donations are accepted and are tax deductible. Suggested donation is $3 per person. Journey with the Shepherds – Wagon ride in the pasture - as they journeyed to see the Christ on that first Christmas night. Wagon rides available every two hours ($7 per person; cancelled in inclement weather; children 2 and under free).
Buses or groups of 20 or more, please schedule in advance. Advance Group Package Deals are available. Shepherd’s Cross provides the farm, animals and the barn for the event. Farm Museum will be open. The Living Nativity will proceed even in the case of inclement weather. 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