McGann-Mercy Opens Giant Christmas Nativity Scene to Public

Over 6000 miniatures were used to create the nativity scene.

Photo Credit: McGann-Mercy
Photo Credit: McGann-Mercy
For one of the most spectacular holiday sights on the East End, Bishop McGann-Mercy High School has unveiled its Christmas nativity scene.

The Nativity, or Presepio, is a Neopolitan nativity scene that depicts ancient Bethlehem at the time of Jesus' birth. Traditionally, a Presepio is either a living nativity, with live actors, or a nativity scene with model figures in an elaborate setting.

At McGann-Mercy, the models are featured — with over 6000 miniatures used to create the scene.

The display takes up a 10' x 30' space on the auditorium stage and took hours to create, with students, faculty and family members pitching in.

The McGann-Mercy Presepio will be open for public viewing through Jan. 12 on Monday through Friday from noon to 8 p.m.; from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays; and on Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. 

The display will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as well as New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

McGann-Mercy High School is located at 1225 Ostrander Avenue in Riverhead.  For additional information, call 631-727-5900, ext. 310. 


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