nativity scene

This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of Kingsport’s most beloved Christmas traditions, the Church Circle nativity scene. The nativity scene was first introduced in 1966 with 18 figures in the original set. Since then, a few more pieces have been added. The Kingsport Jaycees have managed the maintenance and storage of the figures since they were donated 50 years ago. All of the original pieces are still on display each year, with the exception of the baby Jesus figure. The original baby Jesus figure was stolen a few years ago and recovered, only to be stolen again. After the second theft, it could not be recovered and was replaced. This year, the Kingsport Jaycees asked for donations to help fund the complete refurbishment of the set, which is now on display at Church Circle.