IT’S a big part of our festive celebrations.
And one Huddersfield church has given the traditional nativity scene a particularly magical twist.
This Christmas Lindley Methodist Church is packed full of different displays created using every material imaginable.
Visitors to the East Street church this Saturday will get the chance to see the collective, named Away in A Manger.
The scenes, depicting the birth of Jesus in the stable, have been made by various church groups.
Church member Vicki Wimpenny said: “There are many different displays, big and small and made from all kinds of materials.
“Some of the Nativities are from overseas and include a tiny nativity in a matchbox made in Peru.
“There’s a Kenyan scene made from banana leaves and other nativity scenes brought back from Ecuador, Ethiopia and Israel.”
A number of church groups have helped with the displays.
Parents and toddlers have made angels, while the Sunday Club children have cut out nativity silhouettes.
The Fellowship Group have provided a nativity scene made out of glass bottles.
Other highlights include a nativity made from pegs, a knitted nativity, hand puppets and a nativity bedecked in flowers.
The church has previously hosted some imaginative displays.
It was invaded by scarecrows as part of its harvest festival celebrations.
The festive event was the idea of church members Susan Butterworth and Winifred Watson.
Visitors have been able to view the displays in the church on Saturdays in the run-up to Christmas.
This Saturday the church will be open from 10am until noon.
There will also be refreshments and a cake and craft stall.
Money raised will go towards refurbishing the church centre’s porch.