Intricate light sculptures, digital displays, music, and live performers come together in the Grand Hall in a one-of-a-kind retelling of the Christmas story. Crafted by the same New York-based creative team who brings the Macy’s windows to life every year, this unique, modern depiction of the Star of Bethlehem is sure to brighten your holiday season.
Floor 1, included with admission
Constructing handmade Nativity scenes set in elaborate landscapes called “cribs” is a centuries-old tradition that carries strong significance in Maltese culture. This year, in partnership with the museum, the nation of Malta sponsored a crib decorating contest. The top ten entries will be featured in this all-new exhibition, Christmas in Malta. Topping out at over 7 feet in diameter, these intricately sculpted works of art will amaze even the youngest museum guest.
Floor B1, included with admission
Bring the whole family to a special evening Christmas celebration at the museum. Beginning November 28 and running through December 26, the museum will be open every Saturday night from 6:00–8:00 p.m. for a special family celebration.
Activities will include a spectacular light display, live performances of Follow the Star!—a unique retelling of the Christmas story—live music, the Christmas in Malta exhibition, a Christmas market featuring unique gifts from around the world, special holiday goodies, ornament and gingerbread decorating, and more!
Floor 1, Floor B1, and the Mezzanine
Cost: $10 (children under 7 are free); $8 for seniors, military, first responders, students, and members
Celebrate the season at Museum of the Bible with a fun-filled day of activities for the whole family! Planned activities include a Nativity scavenger hunt and Christmas crafts.
Renowned sculptor Tim Schmalz will return to the museum to continue sculpting The Nativity using this year’s inspiration: Silent Night. While sculpting, Schmalz will describe the process and interact with guests. The sculpture unveiling is planned for December 13, during Family Fun Day, along with an artist Q&A, crafts, and a family scavenger hunt.
Floor B1 Atrium, included with admission