2020: This event is not happening in 2020.
We were so excited when we heard about a live Nativity right here in our home town, Lehi. Visiting a live Nativity is one of our favorite Christmas activities because it helps us focus on the real reason for celebrating Christmas. A Babe is Born Live Nativity is a new event that began as a way to benefit local refugees.
A Babe is Born Live Nativity takes place at the Lehi Rodeo Grounds. There are two large tents set up for the activities, so this event is mostly indoors. You will still want to dress warm since there is no heat in the tents.
We entered the town of Bethlehem and paid our “tax” with some canned food items. They are also accepting coats, gloves, hats, and socks. The Roman soldiers allowed us to enter, and we had a lot of fun exploring Bethlehem. There were animals to pet, shops to visit, and other activities that our kids enjoyed interacting with. They especially liked sawing, grinding the corn, and holding bunnies.
After spending about 30 minutes with the different activities in Bethlehem, we rounded the corner to visit the baby Jesus. There was an angel singing in the background and the baby was sleeping peacefully while Joseph and Mary looked on. We love this moment where we can imagine a tiny bit what it might have been like 2000 years ago.
The final part of the night is a square donut from the Lehi Bakery (our favorite) and a cup of hot chocolate. The treats are included in the cost of your ticket, and it was a nice ending for our kids.
We were impressed with the fun activities that they had going on. They even had a camel! We attended on opening night and everything was running very smoothly. If you are looking for a Live Nativity to visit, and a way to donate during this holiday season, visit A Babe is Born Live Nativity in Lehi.
This event is set-up to benefit refugees here in Utah. Donations that you bring are given direct to the refugees, and for every ticket purchased they will donate a meal to a local refugee. Tickets are $8/adult and $6/child, but we have a discount code for you below. They also hire local refugees as part of the cast so that they have opportunities to work.
Tips for Families:
- Tickets are available on their website: A Babe is Born. Use code LEHIMOMS to save $2 off/ticket.
- The nativity runs Dec. 2-14 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
- Dress warm. You don’t need to layer up too much, but we were grateful for our coats and hats even inside the tents.
- They are in need of lots of volunteers. If you are interested in helping, here is the sign-up genius to volunteer. Must be at least 8 years old.