Baby Jesus in manger

For unto you a child is born

Bring your friends and family to ‘A Franciscan Christmas’ in historic Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati.  Enter the courtyard of St. Francis Seraph Church on the corner of Liberty and Vine to meditate on the Holy Family or pet the goats, sheep, and donkeys in this Live Nativity.

‘A Franciscan Christmas’ continues inside the church. You’ll see a Christmas Creche display featuring nativities from around the world on either side of the altar.  Follow the Christmas tree lined hallway to see the Dickens Christmas village and a huge Santa Claus display.

Dates and Hours for the Live Nativity in the St. Francis Seraph Courtyard:
November 27 – January 1, 2021
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM Daily
Closed Christmas Day

Dates and Hours for ‘A Franciscan Christmas’ at St. Francis Seraph Church:
November 27 – December 31
Fridays: 4:00 pm – 8:00 PM
Saturdays: Noon – 8:00 PM
Sundays: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Closed Christmas Day


Donations are welcome for the support of St. Francis Seraph Church and School.

St. Francis Seraph Church, 1615 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 (at the corner of Liberty and Vine)
Click here for Directions.

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