Come and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the town of Bethlehem on the night that Jesus Christ was born. Enjoy this Christmas gift to our community.
What is Walk Through Bethlehem
What is Walk Through Bethlehem
Walk Through Bethlehem is an outdoor drama event that is offered free to our community during the Christmas season.
We have been able to use this ministry for the glory of God since 2002 when it first began.
It has been made possible thanks to hundreds of volunteers at our church.
The Walk Through Bethlehem set is a 22,000 square foot city that takes over three months to construct.
Several ladies in our church have sewn hundreds of authentic-looking costumes.
The city includes several streets, twenty-three shops, four hundred costumed characters, hundreds of volunteers, and several live animals, including a camel.
What is significant is that we are able to give every person that attends the opportunity to hear about the Christ of Christmas and why He came. Walk Through Bethlehem is only an experience, but having a relationship with Christ is something that lasts forever. The experience will not change you, but Christ will!
The Lord has truly blessed this ministry, and we look forward to the blessings He will bring this year as we take another Walk Through Bethlehem. See you there!
In 2002 we had no idea of what to expect as far as attendance, or if anyone would come. We had 4,000 attend in the beginning, and it has only grown since with about 8-10,000 every year. Each year it seems that God sends us more people to meet and to introduce to our Savior.
This is an outdoor event, so keep the weather in mind and dress accordingly.
This tour is not suitable for walker/wheelchair/motorized scooter users. Even though we attempted to offer wheelchair services in the past, we are no longer able to do so.
Guests must be able to walk over various uneven surfaces.
We do our best to move groups into, and through, the tour as quickly as possible. Due to large volume of visitors, and to give the best experience for each tour, there may be a wait time of 45-60 minutes before your tour group enters the city.
We have added over 5,000 square feet of space to our property.
This will house a spacious lobby which will include a café and a beautiful children's indoor playground.
This space will provide a great location for people to wait for their tour through Bethlehem in December.
"I just visited and walked through Bethlehem. It was amazing! The staff were all personable and friendly. The whole production was very well done creating an atmosphere fit for a King! I would definitely do it again. I can't believe that the event is free and they don't even ask for donations. They deserve it for all the time and effort they put into it." - Chris C.
"It was AMAZING!!! It was such a fun and uplifting experience, and the actors were amazing!! This was our first year, I only went with 5 of my family members, but next tear i am bringing all my family!! It truly was life changing!! Thank you so much!" - Jason M.
"A beautiful reenactment of the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. It takes you through the night of his birth. Very moving and very well done." - Joan S.
"We did Walk Through Bethlehem with our family and we were blown away by it, 5 stars at least! So much effort, time, and team work went into putting this event on for the community and it definitely shows. I want to come back every year. I was amazed at how many young people were apart of the presentation. Such a wonderful way to glorify the Lord." - Mandy B.
"This church gives an amazing gift every year to our community. It is what everyone needs to be reminded about Christmas. God Loves You, Jesus is the proof. Thank you Crossroads. Merry Christmas." - Tony S.