Dungog Uniting Church's annual nativity display is now on

Christmas photo: The little members of the Watkins family taking the opportunity to dress the part at last year's display. Families are invited to dress up in the provided costumes for a different style photo and to view the collection of nativities.
Christmas photo: The little members of the Watkins family taking the opportunity to dress the part at last year's display. Families are invited to dress up in the provided costumes for a different style photo and to view the collection of nativities.

Do you have a beautiful nativity scene you would like to share? The Dungog Uniting Church's annual nativity display starts today.

There will displays in many forms, including some nativity books and the church is inviting people to bring their own nativities together to help celebrate the Christmas season.

"Some people have just one small nativity to contribute, others have an entire life size one with camels and sheep included," said parishioner Lurline Trustum.

Each year the display provides an area for families to have Christmas photos taken as part of the nativity, with costumes provided.

"This provides a different Christmas photo for the family than the one available in shopping centres," said Mrs Trustum.

The church will be open from 5pm Wednesday night to coincide with the Chamber of Commerce street parade and will include carolling both in front of and inside the church.

The church will then be open 10am to 5pm from Thursday December 5 until Sunday, December 8 for people to visit.