A model or tableau representing the scene of Jesus Christ’s birth, displayed in homes or public places at Christmas.
More example sentences
- On the inside, the driver's seat is surrounded by baubles and tinsel framing gaudy pictures of the Virgin Mary and Jesus; a nativity scene suggesting Christmas year round.
- Some councils already display a nativity scene in public, such as Glasgow, where a crib is placed in George Square every year.
- Life-size models of two shepherds used in a church nativity scene have been decapitated by vandals.
Definition of nativity scene in:
- The US English dictionary