Live Nativity Guide

Live Nativities around Waukesha County

We love getting into the Christmas festivities with outdoor nativities. There are many options around Waukesha County and they are all so creative, unique and fun.  Most are hosted by local churches, but are all open to the community. 

Find all these options for 2021 below.

Thank you to our Live Nativity Guide sponsor:

St. Matthews Live Nativity - Dec 4th

St. Matthew’s annual Live Nativity will have a whole new look in 2021. They have recreated the village of Bethlehem, and visitors will have the opportunity to walk or drive thru the village full of townspeople, live animals, and Christmas carolers.
The Live Nativity will give visitors a real sense of what it was like on the night of Jesus’ birth! No registration or tickets required to attend this FREE event. Come anytime between 6:30-8PM on Saturday, December 4 at St. Matthew’s School (1650 Brown Street, Oconomowoc). Please join us and enjoy an evening celebrating the tue spirit of Christmras!
Find all their Christmas events here:

Christmas Luminary Hike - Dec 11,12,18,19

An outdoor, safe, socially distant event! Immerse yourself on the “Road to Bethlehem” along a mile long woodchip covered trail lit by 2500 luminaries.
On your journey you will interact with real live townspeople, shepherds, angels, the wise men, Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus as you hear the story of Christmas! The outdoor hike takes about 40 minutes to complete. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. After the experience, we invite you to step inside for hot chocolate, Christmas music, photos by our 20 foot Christmas tree and much more! There is no better way to kick off the Christmas season than to see the story LIVE at DaySpring Church. 
The cost is $5/person, kids under 10 are FREE!

BReakfast with the King - Dec 4th

Breakfast with the King will be on Sat. Dec. 4 Breakfast begins promptly at 9AM. Doors open at 8:30 AM. This is a FREE outreach event to the community with the goal of sharing the Gospel and promoting Jesus as KING. Enjoy actors from the Nativity, a free pancake breakfast, the gospel message and more!
To volunteer right away, contact Amy Bronner at 262-751-5961 or

Note: This event occurs every other year. It rotates with the Outdoor Live Nativity Walkthrough event. Look for that again in 2022. 

Outdoor Nativity at Midnight Magic - Dec 4

The live nativity scene is Sponsored by St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church with live actors and animals. There are presentations at 5:45, 6:30, and 7:15pm on December 4th, 2021.

Living nativity Cedarburg creek farm - Dec 4

See you Friday November 26, 2021 – December 24 for Christmas trees, wreaths, petting Zoo, hayride, hot chocolate.
Living Nativity December 4th 6:30pm-8:30pm

Live outdoor nativity Mt. Calvary- Dec 3 & 4th

Experience the true meaning of Christmas at the Live Outdoor Nativity!
*~ December 3rd & 4th ~*
At Mount Calvary Lutheran
1941 Madison St. Waukesha
Friday at 5:30 p.m./ 6:15 p.m./7:00 p.m.
Saturday at 4:45 p.m./ 5:30 p.m./ 6:15 p.m./ 7:00 p.m.
**Free Admission – Open to everyone
Christmas is about more than gifts and songs and goodwill to all. Christmas is all about one tiny baby born 2,000 years ago. He wasn’t just any baby boy. He was the Savior of the world.
Come experience that first Christmas as Mount Calvary presents a Live Nativity. This outdoor play will transport you to Bethlehem. Watch as the baby is born in a humble stable. Rejoice with the angels as they proclaim his majesty. Worship with the shepherds and wise men as they learn that this baby boy is the long-prophesied Messiah.
Most of all, discover what it all means for you as you experience the true joy of Christmas.
***See the live nativity animals
****Cookies, Coffee and Cocoa will be served.
*****Musical Performances by our church and school family nightly
Bring your family & friends ~ everyone is welcome!

**The Saturday 12/4 performance at 4:45pm will be signed for the deaf and hearing impaired. Everyone is welcome at this free event.

Living Nativity west allis - Dec 4th

Join us for a night of FREE Christmas family fun, live animals, crafts, refreshments, door prizes and more!
Good Shepherd’s, along with volunteers from Woodlawn and Jordan Churches, want to share with our community the reason for the hope, peace, and joy that we have: Jesus!

Outdoor Live Nativity Brookfield - Dec 3

Join us for an outdoor live nativity! For one night, experience the sights and sounds one may have heard the night of our Savior’s birth!

Outdoor Live Nativity Watertown - Dec 3 and 4

A 30-minute outdoor (weather-permitting) LIVE portrayal of the true story of Jesus’ birth. Get a glimpse of what it might have been like that very first Christmas when our Savior was born. 

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