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Discover hidden stories about traditional nativity scenes in Spain

1 hour
From $19.00
Group size
Up to 20 people

Hear from a Spanish Tour Director about his favorite holiday tradition—setting up a nativity scene.

For Spaniards, assembling the nativity scene is like decorating the Christmas tree. Since the 18th century, the nativity scene has been a staple during the holiday season in Spain. You’ll find nativity scenes in all of the local homes, as well as in bars, banks, beauty salons, and more. Join Tour Director Manuel for this virtual experience as he shows off his own nativity scene and explains the cultural significance behind this practice. This live experience will take you into his home in Spain as you learn about the Christian tradition of assembling a nativity scene. True nativity scenes in Spain include not only the cradle with Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, but also a whole host of people who have their own backstories and traditions. From the townspeople and kings to the soldiers, this virtual experience will give you a peek into the lives of the people who were present at the birth of Jesus—and the importance of including them in nativity scenes in Spain. And don’t think we forgot about the animals! During this live experience, Manuel will also talk about the many animals (like donkeys, ox, and sheep!) that were in the manger. Celebrate Christmas the Spanish way by gathering around the nativity with Manuel during this virtual experience. Hear how he has carried on the tradition of creating nativity scenes in Spain with his family as he shares his favorite Christmas pastime with you. ¡Feliz Navidad!

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Online Escapes are livestreamed, so you’ll use your computer, phone, or tablet to connect with your host and others around the world.

What you'll need to participate

  • An internet connection
  • A device that can stream audio & video

We also recommend bringing

  • A curiosity to learn about the nativity story

Getting ready

How do I participate in this online experience about nativity scenes?

All Online Escapes are virtual experiences, you’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video. You can use your computer, tablet, or phone—whichever you prefer.

A link to manage your reservation, along with details about how to join, will be included in your confirmation email.

Who else will be joining in this virtual experience?

Our Online Escapes are led by hosts from around the world. When you join this live experience, you’ll meet your host, Manuel, a Tour Director from Spain, as well as anyone else who signs up. Each Online Escape has a maximum group size listed. Currently, Online Escapes are led in English and available to anyone in the United States and Canada.

What if I need to cancel?

While we hope you don’t have to, you can cancel your reservation online for a full refund up until 24 hours prior to the start of your Online Escape. You can read our full policy here.

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