|What:||Crib of the Nativity Dedication & Opening Ceremony|
Friday, Dec. 6, 5 p.m. (Open to the public Dec. 6 - Jan. 5.)
|Where:||The Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park
1501 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45202
The Crib of the Nativity is Western & Southern Financial Group’s gift to the people of Greater Cincinnati. The annual tradition began in 1939, with construction of the company’s first Nativity display in Lytle Park downtown. During World War II, the Crib was erected at Union Terminal, where it served as a source of inspiration for departing and arriving troops and their families. It returned to Lytle Park after the war and moved to its current location beside the Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park in 1967.
Under the thatched roof of a log stable in a humble scene reflecting the peace and joy of Christmas, live animals and life-size figures recreate the birth of Jesus. Donations placed in the Crib’s collection box are matched by Western & Southern Financial Fund and given to The Salvation Army to help needy children and the homeless throughout Greater Cincinnati. Over the years, nearly 3 million people have visited the Crib of the Nativity.