Georgetown’s New Life-Sized Nativity Scene

The face of baby Jesus from the nativity scene

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St. George’s Anglican Church of Georgetown will officially open its new nativity scene with a community celebration on Sunday, December 1 at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend. The program will include the telling of the Christmas story, the singing of Christmas carols, and the joyful ringing of church bells from the carillon tower. There will be refreshments served and the church will be open to all who wish to look inside. The celebration and the Nativity are contributions to Georgetown’s Light Up the Hills celebration.

The manger scene at night in front of St. George’s.

St. George’s commissioned renowned Ontario sculptor, Robbin Wenzoski, www.robbinsamazingart.com, to create the hand-carved life-sized wooden figures of the Nativity. The wood for these sculptures was repurposed from damaged old-growth native provincial trees thereby providing nature’s original creations a second life.

The Holy Family

The display will be illuminated at night from December 1 to January 5.  The sculptures are easily recognizable and have significant artistic detail to be appreciated by the community as a legacy from St. George’s. Their natural beauty complements St. George’s historic church, traditions, grounds and place of worship that have been landmarks since 1852.

Mary, mother of Jesus

The Nativity Scene displays the three central figures of Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus. This season additional sculptures will complement the display. These figures tell the Christmas story through their presence and streetscape profile. The display does not include any advertising or sponsorship as funding for the project was internal and volunteer-driven. 

Joseph, Mary’s husband

“We welcome everyone in the community to come and view our beautiful new Nativity display,” says Canon Rob Park. “Please join our celebration on December 1. We hope the opening of the Nativity will become an annual Christmas celebration for the congregation and the whole community, to understand, appreciate and enjoy the telling and representation of the Christmas story.”

One of the Wise Men, to be added to the display this year.
Another of the new figures, another of the Wise Men.

Quick Facts

  • St. George’s is located at 60 Guelph Street, next to the Georgetown High School, 500 metres west of the Dominion Gardens Park
  • Visitors are encouraged to make this part of their evening by either walking or driving and parking in the church lot.
  • St. George’s is a Sustainability Champion in the Town of Halton Hills and is recognized for its contributions to social well-being and cultural vibrancy in our community.
  • For further information please contact the Church office at 905 877-8044 or by e-mail at office@stgeorgesgeorgetown.com.
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