ST IPPOLYTS CHURCH NATIVITY CRIB FESTIVAL 2nd & 3rd DECEMBER, 11am – 5pm
For lots of people the Crib Festival is a very special start to the Christmas season, it really is a unique experience. As one of last year’s visitors said “I don’t know what I was expecting, but we were blown away by the whole setup. So many cribs and very well displayed. We had a lovely time looking at them all. Such a variety and great to read some of their back stories. We had a lovely time, and the tea and cakes were great too.”
The variety of the cribs need to be seen to be believed, 260 cribs last year and hardly a duplicate! They are made from an unbelievable array of materials – nescafe pods or banana leaves to name a couple and they come from all around the world from as far away as New Zealand and Alaska. However, what makes them so special are their “stories” about what makes them so important to the families that own them.
After wandering around and taking in the fantastic display some refreshments will be in order and we have our mini café serving hot drinks and fabulous, homemade cakes. You could also dress up as a “living crib” and take a photo for your Christmas cards! Entry is £4 but children are free.
Can you help?
Do you have a crib we could borrow for the weekend? If so, please contact Barbara.
Could you bake a cake? There are sign-up sheets at the back of the church (or contact Barbara) – due to lack of space we ask for specific cakes and it would be wonderful if we managed to get equal quantities of each variety!
Could you spare a couple of hours to help man the event? There are sign-up sheets for this too or contact Barbara.
You can see photos of previous years on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/nativitycribfestival