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Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and Walk-thru Bethlehem at Vista United Methodist Church. This interactive, family-friendly journey through ancient Bethlehem reenacts the night Christ was born. Take a guided tour among village shops, meet and mingle with town residents, and encounter Roman soldiers. Guided tours begin every 15 minutes from 6 p.m. through 8 p.m. (Each tour lasts approximately 40 minutes). You’re welcome to dress in period costumes.
Walk Thru Bethlehem will be available for tours from Wednesday, Dec. 5 through Friday, Dec. 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Photos by Randy Metcalf, The Explorer
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Katie Langendorfer, a baker, was selling bread to guided group tours during the Walk to Bethlehem event.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Debra Derting, playing the role of a shepherd, waits for a group to come by during the Walk to Bethlehem journey at Vista de la Montaña United Methodist Church earlier this month. The event was meant to let people see an authentic experience relating to what it was like the night Christ was born.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Shepherd Debra Derting tells a group about the town of Bethlehem, and how they are on the right path to town.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, A group of people comes together to make up the manger where Christ was born.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Elaine Ross weaves as Ed Avrand plays the role of Joseph, who was carpentering.
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