LANCASTER – Seven hundred Nativity scenes from around the world will be on display this weekend in the annual Christmas Creche Art and Music Festival sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. An Eskimo Nativity, a Nativity created inside a walnut shell and a live Nativity scene will be part of the festival, which will also feature performances from dozens of choirs, soloists and musical groups. The festival will open at 6 p.m. today at the LDS East Stake building at Avenue J and 27th Street East. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. today, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday and noon to 6 p.m. Monday. Admission is free. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Music will begin at 7 p.m. with the second annual High School Choral Festival, featuring at least six local high school choirs. For the first time, the weekend performances will include three different bell choirs performing. There will also be a variety of community orchestras, church choirs, private groups and soloists performing during the festival. A Messiah sing-a-long is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday. In Palmdale, a live Nativity pageant will be conducted Dec. 19-22 at the LDS Palmdale Stake, 2120 E. Ave. R. The Palmdale pageants will occur every half-hour from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 19-22. The creche festival music schedule: TODAY 7 p.m. Second annual High School Choral Festival 12:30 p.m. Gillian Ray, guitar soloist 1 p.m. Carolyn Burrell, Celtic harpist 2 p.m. CTR Music Connection, Sandra Govin, director 2 p.m. Oliver Handbell Choir, Mary Zimmerman, director 3 p.m. Lancaster Community Flute Choir, Lynn Ennis, director 4 p.m. Lancaster Community Orchestra, Lynn Ennis, director 5 p.m. Antelope Valley Children’s Chorus, Nancy Schuette, director 5:45 p.m. Sacred Heart Church Choir, Cathy Conrad, director 6:30 p.m. Palmdale Stake Choir, Melanie Marsh, director 7:30 p.m. Brian Williams, pianist Sunday 12 p.m. Beazel Family Musicians 12:30 p.m. Joshual Memorial Chorus, Nathleen Albright, director 10 p.m. Summer Winds Woodwind Quintet 2 p.m. Acton Handbell Choir, Larry Rowland, director 2:30 p.m. Michael Leon, pianist 3 p.m. Myrna Councilman, soloist 3:30 p.m. Faith Chapel Church of God in Christ Choir 4 p.m. Leona Valley Women’s Ensemble 4:30 p.m. Lancaster Stake Choir, Margaret Thompson, director 5 p.m. Messiah sing-a-long, Que Sorensen, director Monday 1 p.m. Sacred Heart Youth Choirs and Bell Chorus, Rose Mejia, director 5 p.m. Rachael Jensen, soloist 5:15 p.m. Lana Cooper and Company 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!