Undaunted by the much needed rain in our thirsty state, volunteers from a number of local churches and organizations joined together to create a free, enjoyable, transportive experience for all who desire to partake.
There is also live streaming video at BethlehemAD.com
With all the volunteers and care, it’s surprising they put on the event for multiple nights, but they do. The event runs for three days. In 2015, the dates are December 21, 22, and 23. There is parking at Kaiser nearby, with a shuttle from 5:30 to 10:00.
What We Experienced: Everyone was friendly. With the light rain, there was no wait. Children in period dress gave us coins for the tax collector. There was a census register to sign, with a quill pen. Along the walk way, many centurions were in character, and there were crafts folk, musicians and dancers. There were also angelic dancers across the street, atop the roof of the main church sponsor, Tapestry Church.
The shepherd’s field included many animals, including our favorite, a camel named Blondie. And then, at the very end, a living manger scene with dancing angels; angel dancers atop the roof of the church across the street; folk dancing. And, for those unable to visit in person, there is live streaming video, at www.bethlehemAD.com.
We came away impressed by the generosity of all who put so much time and effort into giving this Christmas gift – free of charge – to the community. Thank you and God Bless!