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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, 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 in the town of Bethlehem 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.

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.

Know of an event or amazing display or nativity event we’ve missed? Use our Event Submission Form to add it to our list.

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.

2023 Live Nativity Events

2022 Live Nativity Events

Other local favorite events with live nativities:
Journey to Bethlehem at First Presbyterian Church Lakeland is not scheduled in 2023.
Lights of Lakeland at Highland Park Church has permanently ended.

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.