CLAREMORE, Oklahoma - Shepherd's Cross is a working sheep farm year around, but for six days and nights in December it transforms into a scene from the Bible with a living nativity.           

“It is experiencing Christmas,” said Shepherd's Cross owner Dr. Diane Dickinson. “It is a reenactment of that first Christmas night when Christ was born.”

The nativity is complete with live actors, live animals and of course the story of Christmas.

“It kind of strips all of the nonsense away and takes it back to the bare truth of what Christmas really is,” explained Dr. Dickinson. “It's a simple message.”

Dr. Dickinson, who also runs the 'Heart of the Shepherd' mission has been sharing the Christmas message through a live nativity at her Claremore farm for more than two decades.

“We want this to be available for everyone,” stated Dr. Dickinson. “Everyone should have the opportunity to hear the message of Christmas.”

Shepherd's Cross doesn't charge folks to come see the living nativity; it's all donation-based and it's just one of many things you can see and do there.

“What they've done at this place is just amazing,” said Oologah Resident Kat Pulido. “Great stories and it's really a good experience for a family.”

Families can make Christmas wreaths and other arts and crafts together while visiting the farm or take a hayride to visit Dickinson's sheep herd.

“One of the neatest things about coming to the farm is stepping into a peaceful moment in time,” said Dr. Dickinson.

For more information, visit the following link: Shepherd's Cross & Heart of the Shepherd