500 Creches From Around the World
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Ayer, will host its annual “In A Manger” Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, Dec. 18, 1 to 4pm. Begun in 2001 with 75 manger scenes, this year’s display features close to 500 crèches from around the world. Founder Carolyn Smith is committed to providing this opportunity to take a break from franticness of the season to wonder and marvel at how the birth of Jesus is depicted in different cultures through varied artistic expressions.
The display will be in both St. Andrew’s Parish Hall and Sanctuary. Students from the New England Conservatory will offer seasonal music from 11-2 in the church.
Free and open to the public. Homemade cookies and apple cider available at no charge.