Seventh Annual Elk Grove NativityLoading
  • A nativity display constructed of the tapa plant, a bark cloth made in the islands of the Pacific Ocean, primarily in Tonga, Samoa and Fiji greeted visitors at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday December 15, 2013 in Elk Grove, Calif. It was hand made by Kololaine Taukeiaho.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • This was one of two new temple displays at the Elk Grove Nativity at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday December 15, 2013 in Elk Grove, Calif. This is 1:35 scale model of the temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • A nativity display made out of engine parts was part of the Elk Grove Nativity at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday December 15, 2013 in Elk Grove, Calif..
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • An eskimo nativity was one of many different displays at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday December 15, 2013 in Elk Grove, Calif..
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Soana Taifane, right, holds the hand of her daughter Terralyn Taifane, 2, while admiring many different nativity displays at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday December 15, 2013 in Elk Grove, Calif..
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • This temple display depicts the Kirtland Temple, which is now a historic landmark in Kirtland, Ohio. This display has been constructed of the tapa plant, a bark cloth made in the islands of the Pacific Ocean, Primarily in Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. It was one of two new displays at the Elk Grove Nativity at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday December 15, 2013 in Elk Grove, Calif..
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • A Christmas tree decorated to the culture of the Hmong was on display at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday December 15, 2013 in Elk Grove, Calif..
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • A Christmas tree decorated according to the cultural traditions of the Spanish was at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday December 15, 2013 in Elk Grove, Calif..
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • A fireplace and antique furniture made the children's room a beautiful sight at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday December 15, 2013 in Elk Grove, Calif..
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • A Danish Nativity was on display at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday December 15, 2013 in Elk Grove, Calif..
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • A Finnish Nativity was on display at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday December 15, 2013 in Elk Grove, Calif..
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • A Russian Nativity was also part of the huge display of cultural nativities at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday December 15, 2013 in Elk Grove, Calif..
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Mice were decorated and used as a nativity in the children's room at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday December 15, 2013 in Elk Grove, Calif..
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • A beautiful golden display was in one of the hallways on the tour of Nativity displays at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday December 15, 2013 in Elk Grove, Calif..
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Julia Ramsden, 13, left, dresses Fei Mann, 9, as a Shepard for the live Nativity display at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday December 15, 2013 in Elk Grove, Calif..
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Ronald Lavulo, 6, center, holds his staff as he gets ready to participate in the live Nativity at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday December 15, 2013 in Elk Grove, Calif..
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • At left, Tema Mann, 4, and Na'a Hafoka, 4, both recognize family in the audience from behind the stage as Genesis Cocker, 10, plays Mary and Kelepi Talakai, 11, plays Joseph in a live Nativity at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday December 15, 2013 in Elk Grove, Calif..
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Soana Taifane, takes pictures with her nephew Moroni Vaea, 1, on her lap at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday December 15, 2013 in Elk Grove, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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