Largest nativity display includes frog, marshmallow Jesus

SPOKANE - The Inland Northwest's largest display of nativity scenes goes on display Thursday night on Spokane's South Hill, where everything from pigs to popsicle sticks goes.

Each year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints displays more than 600 nativity scenes donated by the people of their church and from the community.

Peggy Elmer with the Mormon church says many of the nativities are handmade from clay, paper mache and even pine cones.

?They all have their own little story, it's a fun place and kids like to see it,? Elmer said.

The event is also home to the tiniest nativity scene, the three wise pigs and a frog Jesus.

Elmer says they put on this elaborate display to remind everyone what's important about Christmas.

?The reason for the season is our savior Jesus Christ and this is a good gift we can give the community,? Elmer said.

The church hosts two concerts each night during the nativity scene display. Bands and choirs from different churches and groups around the community participate. The concerts are at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The nativity display at the South Hill's Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints opens Thursday and runs through Monday:

Thursday & Friday: 3-9 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 12-9p.m. Monday: 3-9 p.m.

It's located at 1620 East 29th.