Five-day crib festival set to bring in visitors to popular exhibition

November 30 2016

MORE than 150 cribs from around the world will be on display in Chipping Sodbury when St John’s Church hosts one of the town’s most popular annual events.

MORE than 150 cribs from around the world will be on display in Chipping Sodbury when St John’s Church hosts one of the town’s most popular annual events.
The Nativity Crib Festival features exhibits made from a large variety of materials and from many different cultures which have been loaned or gifted to the organisers.
Local schoolchildren have also made their own entries for the free five-day festival, which runs from Wednesday, November 30, to Sunday, December 4.
A cafe will be open throughout the event and activities such as craft workshops and storytelling organised for children.
Visitors can also have a go at making lanterns on the Friday and Saturday evenings, with pupils from Chipping Sodbury School providing entertainment for festival-goers at 6pm on the Friday.
During Chipping Sodbury’s annual Victorian Day on the Saturday, a handbell workshop will be held in the church during the morning, while a dancing display has been planned for the afternoon.
Festival opening times are: November 30, 10am-5pm; December 1, 11.15am-5pm; December 2, 10am-7pm; December 3, 10am-7.30pm; December 4, 11am-4.30pm.