The annual International Crèche Exhibit and Pilgrimage brings together the Notre Dame community to view nativity sets from across the world. The exhibit features crèches on loan from the Marian Library at the University of Dayton. The family-friendly pilgrimage, held in early December, travels across campus to various buildings where the nativity sets are displayed. The pilgrimage includes prayer, Scripture readings and song.
Attendees are encouraged to bring the baby Jesus figurine from your home crèche to be blessed at the conclusion of the pilgrimage and children are encouraged to dress as a figure from the Nativity story: animals, shepherds, angels, magi, the Holy Family, etc.