Springfield Christmas Nativity Scene
@State Capitol Rotunda December 3 to December 23
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 27, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ – The State Capitol Rotunda in Springfield welcomes the 6th annual Christmas Nativity scene beginning at noon on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. This privately-funded display of religion in Illinois’ public square has been hosted by the Springfield Nativity Scene Committee and facilitated by the Thomas More Society, a Chicago-based not-for-profit public interest law firm.
The Christmas crèche display will stand in the center of the Illinois State Capitol Rotunda, next to the Governor’s Holiday Tree, and will depict the newborn Christ child lying in a manger inside a handcrafted wooden stable. The official unveiling of the Nativity tableau will feature a celebration marking Christmas, the Christian holy day honoring the birth of Jesus Christ.
WHAT: Springfield Nativity Scene opening celebration
WHEN: Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 12 p.m. noon to 1 p.m. (Central)
WHERE: The Illinois State Capitol Rotunda, South 2nd Street & East Capitol Avenue, Springfield, IL
WHO: open to the public, sponsored by the Springfield Nativity Scene Committee