In the early twelfth century, crèche was used to describe the birthplace of Christ. The term was coined after Saint Francis of Assisi celebrated Midnight Mass in a stable where men and animals reenacted the Christmas story. The crèche, derived from the German word krippe or crib, refers to the animals’ manger in which Christ was born. It later became known as the place of the Nativity, or the Nativity. The Nativity scene joins together Mary, Joseph, the baby Jesus, shepherds, angels, and on Epiphany, the Wise Men. Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland is pleased to present several beautiful Nativity sets and Nativity scenes in hopes that families around the world will always be reminded of the miracle that took place in a lowly stable.
Nativity sets are an important part of the Christmas celebration at Bronner’s, whose motto is “Enjoy CHRISTmas, it’s HIS Birthday; Enjoy LIFE, it’s His way.” Over 500 styles of Nativity scenes are available at Bronner’s. This includes Advent calendars, ornaments, lighted product and more as well as the traditional Nativity sets. Each decorated tree at Bronner’s includes a Nativity ornament. Now over 500 Nativities from 59 plus nations are part of the Bronner family’s personal collection on display in the program center.
Bronner’s features Nativity sets from the Fontanini®, Hummel®, Willow Tree®, and Precious Moments® collectible lines. Fontanini® Nativity figures are available in 5-inch, 7½-inch, and 12-inch sizes. You can also choose from a variety of stables to house your Nativity set. A variety of Nativity accessories, including animals and palm trees, are available.