Amazing Outdoor Nativity Scenes From Around The World

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We love outdoor nativity scenes. So naturally, we were curious to find those that are extra unique examples from around the world. Some we found are a little quirky. Some are extravagant. And some are a little of both. Take a look and see which ones intrigue you the most.

Icy Outdoor Nativity Scene

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You have to head to Grapevine, Texas to see this cool outdoor nativity scene. Known as the Christmas capital of Texas, Grapevine’s historic district spans 36-blocks and is decked from street to street with the most festive decorations around. You can’t help but smile as you walk from store to store down the historic main street stretch. Yet, the real magic begins at the Gaylord Texan Resort where there is an outdoor skating rink, indoor snow tubing, and a walk through ice sculpture park where you will find this incredibly detailed nativity scene made entirely of ice!

 

Green Freeze Nativity Scene

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You have to travel even further to see this unique ice sculpture. Set in Graz, Austria at the Landhousof, every year you can find a beautiful light show and an incredible modern ice nativity scene displayed in the courtyard.

 

Doggy Barn Nativity Scene

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Calling all dog lovers! check out this furry-fun nativity scene. Hopefully the wise-hounds brought some yummy doggie biscuits for the pup playing baby Jesus.

 

Underwater Nativity Scene

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The aquarium at Madrid’s zoo doesn’t want to leave the fishes and sharks out during the holiday season. Zoo guests can enjoy this aquatic nativity while exploring the under water world, reminding them of the greatest gift of all creation.

 

Cinque Terre Mountainside Nativity Scene

Source: Italian Ways

This spectacular 50-year old tradition is one of the world’s largest outdoor nativity scenes. Visitors from around the world come to view the hillside of Manarola lit up against the incredible Italian rivera coast in part of the Cinque Terre (five cities) region. This is the idea and life-long work of a retired railroad worker, Mario Andreoli. For the last half a century he has climbed up the hill every year with his 250 figures and places them in perfect order across 4,000 square meters. Every December 8th, he flips the switch and lights up all 15,000 lightbulbs across the hillside for a breath taking scene.

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Sandy Nativity Scene

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You might have to take a double look at this nativity scene to believe it is made entirely of sand! There are some talented artists in Jesolo, Italy just outside of Venice, that create these beautifully detailed nativity scenes every year.

 

Ship Nativity Scene

Source: Italy Magazine

This sea-side nativity scene is also in Italy. Famous for being one of the only nativity scenes on ships in the world, Presepe della Marineria is located in a small fishing village called Cesenatico. On the first Sunday of every December, the ships in the harbor light up and become a stage for over 50 life-size figures that represent ordinary people living in the fishing village going to see the Christ child. Looks like Italy is the place to be during Christmas!

 

Floating Nativity Scene

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Now this outdoor nativity scene will take your breath away. It is in the heart of what is known as Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. The nativity scene sits on a pool of water called the Reflecting Pool and is surrounded by hundreds of floating orb lights. You can’t help but feel the Christmas spirit experiencing this nativity scene in person.

 

Cave Nativity Scene

Source: News.Xinhunet

Tucked inside the renowned Postojna Cave in Slovenia is one of the world’s largest nativity scenes in a cave. Over 150 live actors depict 17 scenes from the bible along a 5-km path culminating with the birth of Christ. It is an incredible production and a magical experience that will be sure to make your Christmas special.


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