The Christmas Putz at East Hills Moravian Church

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Kids are wowed by the East Hills Putz

What’s A Christmas Putz?

(Pronounced “pootz” – from the German word “to make beautiful”.)

A Christmas Putz is a tradition in many Moravian Churches. Originally started in Germany, it tells the glorious story of The Nativity through narration, music and small illuminated scenes nestled among moss and rocks. Viewers sit in a darkened room and watch the story of the birth of Christ unfold.

The display is rather large and takes many hours to construct every year. Many of the items used in the display are handmade or have been donated by members of the congregation.

Putz Viewing Times

In 2017, the East Hills Moravian Church Christmas Putz is open December 3 through December 30.

Viewing times are Wednesdays and Fridays, 6-8PM; Saturdays and Sundays, 3-8PM. No shows Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. 

Please see our calendar page for more info.

Groups welcome by appointment.

Handicapped accessible.

A Spanish language presentation is available at select times (please call).

If you’d like more information on The Christmas Putz tradition, see the Wikipedia entry.

Here’s a video to give you an idea of what to expect during your visit:

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