Holy places to visit during Christmas include tours, creches

It's possible this Christmas season to visit a number of holy places that bring a spirit of peace to an otherwise hectic time.

In addition to a classic tour of Temple Square with its glittering lights and life-size manger scene, there are several other activities that work well for families who want to leave commercialism behind.

— The creche exhibit at the Church History Museum, 45 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City, offers sweet and unique looks at the birth of Christ, including nativity scenes created by artists in Poland, Germany, Sweden, Sri Lanak and India. Goats, turkeys, a lion, and even a jaguar and an ostrich are part of the scene along with unusual gifts for the holy child.

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