December 10, 11 & 12 and 17, 18 & 19  2020
(Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
2nd & 3rd Weekends of December
10:00 A.M. - 8:30 P.M.

Open the door, and step back in time to that first Holy Christmas.  
This event is held in a heated Amish barn & silo, at an authentic working sheep farm.  
Live character portrayals include Mary, Joseph, shepherds, wise men and angels.  
The stable is filled with live animals, and there is opportunity to interact with them.  
Animals include: sheep, goats, donkeys, fowl, alpaca, cattle and horses.  

The flocks of sheep lie all around the festive barn at the Living Nativity.

Winter is Pecan & Walnut harvest season.  Farm fresh pecans, cracking & nutty treats.  

Drop in any time
 - Activities recur throughout the day (groups larger than 20 please pre-schedule).

A Unique Country - Crafty Shopping Experience

Tired of fighting the crowds?  Looking for a gift that has extra special meaning?  Shepherd's  Shop  hosts a variety of hand
crafted gifts  including yarn,  Amish jams & jellies, farm fresh honey, festive Christmas gifts, 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, and hand made products from many nations.   
(100% of the proceeds from sales of mission items are returned to those missions & indigenous peoples)

Enjoy A Special Christmas Music Performance or a Christmas Story, throughout the nativity
10:15, 10:45, 11:15, 11:45, 12:15, 12:45, 1:15, 1:45, 2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 3:45, 4:15, 4:45, 5:15, 5:45, 6:15, 6:45, 7:15, 7:45

The Living Nativity is a Gospel Music Event
Gospel Musicians, Harps, Flute, violin, guitar, quartet, choirs, cello

The Inn Keeper's Wife
the story of Christ's birth from the Inn Keeper's wife's perspective
Written  & performed by Frankie Campbell

Menagarie at the Manger
the story of the barn animals at Christ's birth
Written & told by Linda Allen

    The Living Nativity is an completely housed indoors.  The tour barn is heated.

Costumed Bible characters - over 100 during the course of the six days

The Living Nativity is not a performance.  
It is intended for a
peaceful reflection upon themeaning of Christmas.  

Living Nativity - Sneak Mini Preview!
Downtown Claremore at Dickens on the Boulevard           Weekend Preceeding Thanksgiving

Shepherd's Cross & Heart of the Shepherd provide a mini version of the Living Nativity in downtown Claremore at Dickens
on the Boulevard the weekend (Friday & Saturday evenings) preceding Thanksgiving.  Come on out & see us!

Living Nativity
Thursday, Friday
& Saturday - above dates
10:00  - 8:30

Farm Gift Shop Hours
Tuesday through Saturday
8:30 - 5:30

July 4th Weekend
Christmas week,
New Year's week &
Thanksgiving week
  • The Living Nativity - indoors with scripture reading - every 30 minutes from 10 am - 8 pm
  • Nativity Dramatic Story Tellers & Musicians - every hour listen to either a guest musician
    or a rendition of the first Christmas from the Innkeeper's Wife, or Elizabeth's or even
    the Manger Animals perspective - every hour from 10:15 - 7:45
  • Take a Picture in a Manger Scene - with family & friends – start a new tradition
  • Christmas Light Display - white light - peaceful & reflective
  • Farm Museum & Hands-on learning center & Educational Farm Silo - Special Winter
    emphasis on pecans & walnuts
  • Shepherd's Christmas children's audio-visual program
  • Complimentary Apple Cider & Cookies
  • Shepherd's Christmas - Children's Audio Visual Movie
  • Christmas Coloring Contest
  • Make a Bird Seed Feeder

Pay for use Activities:   all proceeds benefit missions
  • Christmas Wagon Ride - "Journey with the Shepherds" – in the sheep pasture - as they
    journeyed to see the Christ child - narrated Christmas story from the shepherd's
    perspective.- $6.50 per person; 2 & under are free with a paid adult (cancelled in inclement
    weather).  Rides journey out every hour. (11, 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,  6, 7, 8)
  • Make a Christmas Nativity Woolly Craft Ornament DIY - $5.00  per person
  • Make your own Farm Fresh Evergreen Wreath DIY -  $15 per wreath   
There is no fee
for the Living
Suggested Donation
$5.00 per person
Capture the Rapture of Christmas    
Groups larger than 20 please pre-schedule
Christmas Bundle Choices for groups or drop by visitors:

#1 - Includes All Free Activities - on a donation basis (suggested donation $5 per person)

#2 - Journey with the Shepherds - $6.50 per person -  Includes all donation based
activities plus a wagon ride (one free leader for every 10 paid participants).  

#3 - Christmas Journey & Ornament - $9 per person - Includes all donation based
activities plus a wagon ride and an opportunity to make a DIY Christmas Nativity Ornament to
take home.  (one free leader for every 10 paid participants).  

#4 - Christmas Journey &  Wreath - $20 per person - Includes all donation based activities
plus a wagon ride and an opportunity to make a DIY Christmas Wreath to take home.  
(one free leader for every 10 paid participants).  

100% of Proceeds go directly to Missions - local, national & international
Buses & Schools Welcome
Volunteer for the Living Nativity & Receive a Free Christmas
Wagon Ride & Ornament  for each participant; plus one wreath per group
Volunteer Info for  Living Nativity 2019
Volunteer Opportunities include:
  • Character portrayals - as a family, group or individual
  • Fiber artists - spin, weave, knit, felt, sew, etc.
  • Dramatic story teller
  • Gospel or other musical group or musician
Life changing, memorable experience - all ages welcome to volunteer
Simply contact us, and we will work with your schedule.
This is Heart of the Shepherd's version of The Angel Tree.  These gifts help indigenous people
Touch the Great Shepherd's Heart this Christmas  Give a gift that keeps on living for generations
Giving to the Living Tree Details

The Living Nativity
Pecan & Black Walnut Festival
Experience a Shepherd's Christmas on The Farm

"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"  
Luke 2:6-7
Not responsible for accident or injury of any kind.  Participants attend and participate at their own risk.
16792 East 450 Road,
Claremore, OK 74017-0935

Hwy 66 & then  2.5 miles East on Akin Road
(EW 45 Road or EW 450 Road)

Contact us by e-mail:
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