The father-daughter duo and singing sensations Claire and Dave Crosby will perform at the Bellevue Festival of the Nativity at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. The concert is free to the public.
The duo performed for the fourth time on “The Ellen Degeneres” Show after Dave made a recent run on NBC’s “The Voice.”
Claire and the Crosby family were excited to perform at the Bellevue Festival of the Nativity without charge.
After singing amidst celebrities and in larger venues, Crosby said he likes performing in a more intimate space like a church.
“We feel God in our lives when we perform spiritual songs, and we just do our best to help other people feel God in their lives as well. That’s our mission as a family too — obviously we love playing music and we also want to be representatives of Christ. And so it’s just a good way for us to participate in these types of events.”
The Bellevue Nativity is located at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 15205 SE 28th St., Bellevue. Visitors will see hundreds of creche displays from all over the world, and the combination of music, art displays, ambiance and decor transform a full-size gymnasium, cultural hall and rooms into a total sensory experience celebrating the “reason for the Christmas Season.”
Crosby said his family has chosen to make the Bellevue event a tradition.
“We’re Christians. The Nativity is just a good reminder of what Christmas is all about … So when you go in there and see all the different ways that Christ is portrayed, it makes you think of all the different ways Christ is portrayed in your own life, the different ways He shows up in your life.”
After Claire’s videos were so popular on their Youtube channel last year, Crosby said, “I thought [the Nativity] would be a really cool place to film our ‘Silent Night’ video, so they were kind enough to let us do that. It’s just something we’ve made a tradition of every year.”
The Bellevue Festival of the Nativity invites the community to celebrate the birth of Christ with one of the largest displays of nativities from around the world, from 12-9 p.m. Dec. 8-10.
African nativities made out of pop cans or bullet shells, a re-creation of the inn at Bethlehem, artwork depicting the life of Christ, and live music performances indoors — all free to the public. Festivities include over 550 crèche displays from more than 50 countries. Donations of nonperishable food items will also be accepted to support the King County Emergency Feeding Program.