|2nd & 3rd Weekends of December
December 12 - 14 & 19 - 21, 2013
(Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
10:00 A.M. - 8:30 P.M.
COME ON OUT AND ENJOY!
There is no fee for the Living Nativity
(suggested donation $3.00 per person)
Come and capture the meaning of Christmas.
The Living Nativity is a walk through event, reminiscent of that first Holy Christmas.
Live character portrayals include Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, the wise men and angels.
The stable will be filled with live animals, and there is opportunity to interact with them.
Animals included in the scene are sheep, goats, donkeys, mules, dogs, chickens, guineas,
ducks, and horses. The nativity is housed indoors in an authentic Amish built gambrel roof barn.
The original wondrous Christmas Story will spring to life once again,
as you look upon this re-enactment of that Holy Night when Jesus our Savior was born.
Enter into the peace of a certain cool winter's night when while there were
"Shepherds watching their flock by night" Jesus came. The sheep flock at Shepherd's Cross
will be lying near by in the fields.
"While they were there (in Bethlehem), the time came for the baby to be born,
and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped Him in clothes and
placed Him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn."
A Unique Country Shopping Experience
Shepherd's Shop hosts a variety of sheep and Great Shepherd gifts, including wool blankets,
yarn, roving, sheep pelts, Amish jams & jellies, locally grown honey, festive Christmas gifts, and hand crafted items from
local artisans as well as from Christian Missions across the world. The shop is an arts and crafts fair all on its own!
Spectacular local artisans offer unique, hand made gifts for all ages. A Fair Trade Shop that sells hand made products
from missions, and returns 100% of the proceeds to those missions, is a part of Shepherd’s Shop
DRAMATIC STORY TELLERS
One Story is told every hour throughout the nativity
the story of Christ's birth from Elizabeth's (the mother of John the Baptist) perspective
Written performed by Betty Howard
2. THE INN KEEPER'S WIFE
the story of Christ's birth from the Inn Keeper's wife's perspective
Written performed by Frankie Campbell
3. MENAGERIE AT THE MANGER
the story of the barn animals at Christ's birth
Written & told by Linda Allen
Farm Fresh 100% Natural Pecans
Shepherd's Cross harvests Pecans each year. We have been harvesting pecans at the farm for eighteen years. Native
Pecans. Be sure and stock up on pecans for all those Christmas baking needs.
Shepherd's Cross harvests Black Walnuts each year. Authentic, 100% Natural, healthy native black walnuts will bring a
special touch to your Holiday season.
HAND CRAFTED ITEMS
Available in shepherd's Shop
Support local artisans Authentic handicrafts
Amish candies & baked items
Unique gifts ~ with a country flair
EVERGREEN WREATHS & BOUGHS
FRESH - HAND MADE
A wide variety of wreaths, boughs, and cross wreathes will be available to purchase, or to special order. Grave blankets
available by special request. Bible Garden tour guide Wilma Thompson will be on hand to tell of the special meaning of the
evergreen boughs, as we decorate in celebration of Jesus the King's special day . . . Christmas. 100% of the proceeds
from the sale of our wreathes benefit missions
- locally as well as internationally.
This service is provided through our non-profit organization Heart of the Shepherd Inc.
Prices range from $7 - $14 for boughs & wreathes.
Come and stay for a few minutes or for a few hours. A refreshing, peaceful outing, during the hustle and bustle of the
One and a half hours is the average time spent by each guest at the Living Nativity.
FARM FRESH LAMB MEAT
Produced at Shepherd's Cross; USDA packaged and certified; 100 % Natural
Festive for your Holiday Meals
deductible receipts are available.
Downtown Claremore at Dickens on the Boulevard
Weekend Preceeding Thanksgiving
Living Nativity in downtown Claremore at Dickens on the Boulevard the weekend (Friday & Saturday evenings) preceding
Thanksgiving, as well as a full version here on the farm, in the authentic gambrel roof barn. This new season of the
Living Nativity on the farm, is held in conjunction with a Pecan Festival, adding to the warmth and authenticity
of the season.
Living Nativity on Wheels
Claremore Christmas Parade December 8th
Shepherd's Cross & Heart of the Shepherd provide a Living Nativity on wheels for the annual Claremore Christmas parade
~ generally the first full weekend in December
Christ is the Gift of Christmas
Character Portrayals throughout the day & evening.
Families or individuals may volunteer to fill character portrayals.
Simply contact us with your request. We will work with your schedule.
|16792 East 450 Road, Claremore, OK 74017-0935
2.5 miles North of Claremore on East Hwy 66 & then 2.5 miles East on 450 Rd
Characters & Living
Extended hours for special events
Closed Some Holiday
Call or email for further details