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Nativity scene debuts at Utah State Capitol

traditional nativity scene with mary, joseph, jesus, wise men, and kings in a stable
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With this debut, Utah has joined with 42 other states that featured a nativity scene at their state capitals.

On Dec. 17, a nativity scene will be displayed at the Utah State Capitol for the first time. Visitors can visit the temporary display from 1-4 p.m. at the bottom of the South Steps of the Capitol Building. With this debut, Utah has joined with 42 other states that featured a nativity scene at their state capitols.

"It highlights the miracle of birth and new life and the inherent dignity of each and every human being," said Jack Goodwin, coordinator of the Utah State Capitol Nativity, "regardless of their beliefs."

If you miss the debut on Dec. 17, you can catch the display once more at the same location on Christmas Eve.

A long time lover of NPR and radio reporting, Clayre Scott joined UPR in August of 2021 as the producer of the weekly podcast UnDisciplined. She began reporting in 2022 and now enjoys telling stories through sound and getting weekly texts from her family after hearing her on the radio. Along with her work at UPR, Clayre is attending Utah State University to get her degree in Broadcast Journalism, with time on the side to study Political Science and Art History.