Live Nativities to Visit Near Greenville, SC

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Looking for a live nativity to visit this season near Greenville, SC?  We’ve pulled together this list of nearby events featuring live nativity scenes of all types.  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.

Live Nativities in Greenville

Christmas at the Library – Billy Graham Library (November 28 through December 23, 2022). 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 ($5 for children and $11 for adults). Christmas dinner is available on Fridays and Saturdays in December. Reservations for dinner are recommended.

Happy Hooves’ Christmas at the Barn (December 11, 2022, from 2-5 pm)
This fundraiser at Eden Farms in Marietta benefits the Happy Hooves Therapeutic Equestrian Center. For only $10 per person ($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 in Williamston – The live nativity is typically part of the Winter Wonderland celebration and tree lighting ceremony on Sunday, November 27, 2022, at 6 pm. The celebration is at 12 West Main Street, Williamston, SC.

Redeemer Lutheran Church Live Nativity (2019)

St. James Live Drive-thru Nativity– (December 3rd, 2022, 6:30 pm – 8:30 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.

A Walk Through Bethlehem – (December 9th, 2022 – December 11th, 2022, 6-10 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.

Pickens View Wesleyan Church– (December 16th, 2022 – December 18th, 2022, 6 pm – 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.

Experience the Stable of Bethlehem at Famoda Farm– (December 15th, 2022- December 17th, 2022, 6 pm – 8 pm) Walk amongst the animals and the stable of Bethlehem. The event is free entry, with hot chocolate and goodies available. The barn doors open at 6 pm.

Live Nativity at Holly Springs Baptist Church – (December 4th, 2022)

Walk Through Bethlehem Cold Spring Mennonite Church-( December 8th – 11th, 2022 & December 16th – 18th, 2022) 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 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm when weather permits at 226 Cold Spring Church Road, Abbeville, SC.

Walk to Bethlehem (December 2022 Dates TBA- Previous years show dates in mid-December) at Simpsonville United Methodist Church, 215 SE Main Street, Simpsonville

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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
5 years ago


5 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
2 years ago
Reply to  Sharon

Hi, what date is this Sharon?

4 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
3 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
1 year ago

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

1 year ago

Thank you!