Bethlehem Village Experience
2017 Dates: 1st - 3rd December
Imagine a little village that existed long before coloured lights, reindeer, or Santa Claus. Roman Soldiers walk the streets, Wise Men appear with their camels, shop keepers are going about their everyday lives yet this village is on the brink of something immense, the birth of one who would forever change the course of human history. Experience this village as it really was. Come to Bethlehem and see for yourself the magic and wonder of the first Christmas.
Step into our time machine and enter the gates into Bethlehem, Judea. The Roman emperor has issued an order that a census be taken throughout the Empire and every citizen must register. On a cold winter’s night you are travelling streets illuminated by torchlight, wandering deeper into the heart of a village where Roman soldiers patrol the crowd, wise men, shepherds, livestock are among the many passers-by, shops and shopkeepers inhabit this world.
Wander through the market, meet King Herod, see the stable (with live animals), speak to the Wise Men and listen to the shepards recount their amazing story. Simeon will be there….. but remember to avoid the soldiers…..
Far away from the tinselled trees and crowded malls that most commonly usher in the Christmas holiday season, this is an event no one should miss.