Oakvue Farm live nativity is Dec. 13 and 14

A scene from the 2010 live nativity at Oakvue Farm.

The local holiday tradition of the live nativity at Oakvue Farm in Bristol continues Dec. 13 and 14.

The living nativity will be presented Friday and Saturday evening, with two presentations each night. They start at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. Due to the strong turn out last year, an extra program on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. has been added.

The nativity started out as a project of the Gillmore family and a few friends and neighbors, said Ed Gillmore. But as the years have gone on, people have experienced the nativity and have wanted to help out too. Besides the people portraying the various characters in the story, live animals are used. There also is a choir that accompanies the play with music and song.

Another feature that was new last year — heat for the barn — will return for this year, Gillmore said.

There is no admission charge, but donations are accepted. The farm is located at 14700 104th St. (Highway Q) about 1.5 miles west of the Interstate 94.



  1. Wes Szwedo says:

    I went to this for many years before moving away. If I was still in the area I’d be going again. Thanks to the Gilmore family for their dedication and love for the Lord.

  2. Ron & Tami Unger says:

    We have been going with our children and grandchildren for 6+ yrs. It has become a family tradition. We love the real animals, the great choir singing of Christmas hymns and of course the Gospel story.

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