The Sanctuary soars to 24" tall, creating a majestic presence for the two-figure set of The Christmas Story. The base is large enough to accommodate Gentle Animals of the Stable, forming a complete display.
The design of the Sanctuary is based on historical architecture. Its gothic arches symbolize protective havens in which people throughout the ages have gathered to seek inspiration and hope. The two sides and center panel form a ‘triptych’ — traditionally, a work of art in three panels. The pieces are constructed of wood, hand-painted and sanded for a distinctive finish. Rusted nail holes provide a decorative linear element, and are metaphors foretelling the crucifixion.