Live Nativities and Drive-Thru Nativity Events in Lakeland + Polk County

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Looking for a live nativity scene to visit this holiday season? While you can always set up an indoor or outdoor nativity scene at home {I have a Willow Tree set that I adore}, a live nativity reenactment can really make the true meaning of the Christmas story come alive for your children.

Live nativities typically have various scenes including live animals, angel(s), Wise Men, Roman soldiers, manger scenes, Mary and Joseph with Baby Jesus, and other live characters telling the story of the holy family and the birth of Jesus.

Many attraction closures and event postponements have been announced beginning September 27 due to Hurricane Ian. We are editing our calendar and articles if we receive notice of event changes, but please be sure to check directly with organizers to confirm any events or activities from September 27 - October 2. A link is provided at the bottom of every event on our calendar and in all articles.

There are a variety of local events including outdoor nativity scenes you can walk through, as well as drive-thru nativities. Combine a live Nativity near you with a trip to see some of the best Christmas lights in Lakeland + Polk County {and maybe some hot chocolate} for a memorable and FREE family night out.

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Don’t miss our Ultimate Guide to Christmas Events + Holiday Activities for a full list of things to do this holiday season in Lakeland and Polk County including Christmas Light Displays, Santa Photos, Christmas Tree Lots, Christmas Parades, Holidays Concerts, Live Performances, Holiday Markets, Ice Skating, Toy Donation Needs, and more.

2022 Live Nativity Events

2021 Live Nativity Events – Check Back for Updates

Local favorite Lights of Lakeland at Highland Park Church is not scheduled in 2021. We have a full list of other Christmas Events in Lakeland where you can find family fun this holiday season!

Christmas Events + Holiday Activities

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Christmas Events + Holiday Activities to find more things to do including Neighborhood Christmas Light Displays, FREE Christmas Events, Santa Photos, Christmas Parades, and more.