Larger-than-life size figures characterise this crib, a unique highlight in the beautiful Val Gardena.
Every year before Christmas, in the Advent period, wood sculptors from the Gardena valley work on the larger than life-sized crib, one of the world’s largest Christmas cribs. The first figure was sculpted in 1989, Mary and her child. It was ready before Christmas and was placed outside the parish church of S. Cristina, adding to the local Christmas atmosphere.
In the mean time, many more figures have been added: Joseph, the Three Kings, shepherds and lots of sheep. In the year 2000, the crib received its own stable, which you can admire all year round near the sports centre Iman in the village centre of S. Cristina. This impressive work of art is especially magical in the Advent period just before Christmas!
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