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'Tis the Season: Where's Best Place in Royal Oak to Buy a Nativity Set?

Dos Manos has a collection of enchanting Nativity sets to help set the tone for the Christmas season.

Credit: Judy Davids
Credit: Judy Davids

Nativity sets telling the story Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus help to visually illustrate this amazing story of faith.

Dos Manos, 210 W. Sixth St., offers dozens of options for Nativity sets priced from $5 to $35. 

The unique shop, which features Latin American crafts, handicrafts, and folk art is entered by way of the alley between Center Street and Washington Avenue, and between Fifth and Sixth Streets. 

The assortment of Nativity sets at Dos Manos is enchanting. Here's a small sampling of what you'll find:


  • Nut Shell Nativity: One of the most popular styles, this tiny Nativity from Mexico encases a five-piece Nativity scene in one half of a walnut shell with a painted background.
  • Corn Husk Nativity: The Corn Husk Nativity from an artisan family in Santa Barbara, Honduras comes in a seven-piece set and measures about 5-inches tall H. 
  • Tonala Nativity: This 14-piece Nativity from Tonala, Mexico, a village famous for its pottery stands approximately 4-inches tall.

The smaller sets make wonderful presents or you may find something else of interest for your hoiiday list, such as colorful figurines, musical instruments, toys and collectibles.

Visit www.dosmanos.com for more information or call 800-572-4957.

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