|What:||Crib of the Nativity Dedication Ceremony|
Friday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. (Open to the public Dec. 9 - Jan. 1.)
|Where:||Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park
1501 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45202
|Who:||Major Timothy Lyle, The Salvation Army; Father Barry Windholtz, St. Rose Church; and Reverend Paul Booth Jr., Legacy Pointe Church, join Western & Southern’s Chairman, President and CEO John Barrett, along with Jeff Biedenharn and Jody Stone of Dixie View Nursery to mark the official opening of Cincinnati’s Crib of the Nativity.|
About the Crib of the Nativity
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 creché 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. It is open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., seven days a week, Dec. 9 through Jan. 1, 2023.