Live Nativities to Visit Near Greenville, SC

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Searching for “live nativity near me”? We’ve pulled together a list of nearby live nativity events to visit this season near Greenville, SC. However you choose to experience the live nativity, we hope you have fun!  And if you know of any live nativities not on this list, please let us know with a comment below.

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Live nativity at Famoda Farm

North Anderson Baptist Church (November 30 – December 2, 2023, 6:30-8:30 pm nightly)
This is a drive-through live nativity at North Anderson Baptist Church. It’s free to go. Address is 2308 North Main Street, Anderson.

Christmas at the LibraryBilly Graham Library (December 1st-23rd, 2023)
Live nativity hours are Monday through Thursday 5 pm to 9 pm and Friday through Saturday 5 pm to 10 pm. Reservations are required to attend. The live nativity and story time are both free. Carriage rides are available for a fee ($6 for children and $12 for adults). Christmas dinner is available on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in December. Reservations for dinner are recommended.

St. James Live Drive-thru Nativity (December 2, 2023, 6:30-8 pm)
View the manger scene complete with animals from your car. St. James UMC, 213 N. Lanford Road, Spartanburg, SC. The nativity will be in the front of the church, off Savoy Street.

Live Nativity at Holly Springs Baptist Church (December 3, 2023 at 5 pm)
The children’s live nativity service starts at 5 pm with free hot dogs, hot chocolate and a petting zoo and the program begins at 6 pm.

Live nativity event at Redeemer Lutheran Church
Redeemer Lutheran Church Live Nativity (2019)

Connie Maxwell Christmas in Greenwood (December 7, 8, and 9, 2023 from 6-8:30 pm)
Live nativity, horse-drawn wagon, complimentary hot chocolate, and Christmas lights. A suggested donation of $5/car or $10/van or bus.

Walk Through Bethlehem Cold Spring Mennonite Church (December 8th – 10th, 2023 & December 15th – 17th, 2023)
This live nativity has guests walk through Bethlehem, meet with biblical characters, enjoy creative displays, see live animals, and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. The event is at 226 Cold Spring Church Road, Abbeville, SC.

A Walk Through Bethlehem (December 8-10, 2023, 6-9 pm)
Walk the streets by a guided tour to see Mary and Joseph, Elizabeth, angels and Roman Soldiers before entering the busy bustling town of Bethlehem. This year, enjoy local vendors, food trucks, and a live petting zoo. The event is free and takes place at Una First Free Will Baptist Church, 2130 Caldwell Road, Una, SC.

Bethlehem Walk at Calvary Baptist Church in Liberty (December 9, 2023 from 5-7 pm)
This is the first year this church is having the Bethlehem Walk, which will include talking with the shepherds, listening to Scripture at the synagogue, crafts at the inn, and lots more.

Happy Hooves’ Christmas at the Barn (December 10, 2023 2-5 pm)
This fundraiser at Eden Farms in Marietta benefits the Happy Hooves Therapeutic Equestrian Center. For $10 per person online ($15 at the door), guests can enjoy activities like “reindeer” horse and pony rides, a visit with Santa, a nativity scene and Christmas music, arts and crafts, a “peeplechase” playground for kids, a candy cane garden, and much more. Lunch, baked goods, and gifts will also be for sale.

Live Nativity at Faith Temple/Destination Church (December 12, 2023 at 6 pm)
Enjoy a live nativity and refreshments at Faith Temple and Destination Church at 5080 Sandy Flat Road, Taylors, SC.

Pickens View Wesleyan Church (December 15, 16, and 17, 2023 from 6-9 pm)
This walk-through event will have live animals (including camels), cookies, hot chocolate, and more as you walk through the streets of Bethlehem.

[CANCELLED] Walk to Bethlehem at Simpsonville United Methodist Church
Walk to Bethlehem at Simpsonville UMC, 215 SE Main St, Simpsonville.

Redeemer Church in Greer (December 16th & 17th, 2023 from 6-8 pm)
Join Redeemer Lutheran Church for their annual live nativity.

Experience the Stable of Bethlehem at Famoda Farm (December 21-23, 2023 at 6, 7, and 8 pm)
Walk amongst the animals and the stable of Bethlehem and watch Joseph and Mary process to the stable from a large barn. Indoor seating is available but this event can be crowded so people will also be able to stand outside and watch. Park is $10/car and $25/vans. Hot chocolate will be sold on site.

About the Author
Maria Bassett is a former school orchestra teacher, turned homeschool mom. She and her husband homeschool their 3 sons and 1 daughter, who range from 4th grade through 9th grade. Believing children learn best when they are engaged and having fun, this family loves to take their homeschool on the road, around Greenville and beyond.

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Joan Martin
6 years ago


6 years ago
Reply to  Joan Martin

Please add a Live Nativity from 6-8pm at Piedmont United Methodist Church in Piedmont, SC.
31 Main Street
Stable animals, Christmas XP, Santa, and hot chocolate/cookies.

Hannah Kinderman
3 years ago
Reply to  Sharon

Hi, what date is this Sharon?

5 years ago

Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greer will also host a live nativity on December 15 & 16 from 6-9pm each night. Traditional manger scene, live animals and music.

Kristy Rushing
4 years ago

Augusta Road Baptist will host our annual Live Nativity with stable animals, carols, hymns on Friday, December 13, at 6:30 pm. After the presentation, everyone is invited to stay for cookie decorating and Advent crafts.

Valerie Hubbard
2 years ago

Holly Springs Baptist Church- Inman, Sc Live Nativity on Sunday December 5, 2021 @ 5pm

2 years ago

Thank you!

Laura B
5 months ago

where is the live nativity in Greer and also in Travelers Rest? Thanks, LauraB

5 months ago
Reply to  Laura B

Locations and other details are in the story and/or link.