Step back into time about 2,000 years ago to that first glorious Christmas night as the Grace Baptist Church of Bowling Green presents its 10th annual Walk Through Bethlehem on December 10-14.
The live event begins each evening at 6 p.m. (Central Time) and continues until 9 p.m. with the choir singing Christmas carols at half past each hour. The presentation provides the opportunity to 1,300 visitors each year with the sense of “being there” as they walk among the nearly 80 costumed participants.
Upon arrival, each visitor is invited to begin their self-guided tour by the tax collector, who is observed closely by two Roman soldiers. The sod street of the city is lined with marketplace vendors, woodworkers’ shop, bakery (with free samples), synagogue, and, of course, the always-crowded inn.
The torch-lit path exiting Bethlehem ushers visitors into the starry night of the shepherds as they carefully tend their sheep; however, the radiant pronouncement by the heavenly host interrupts the stillness of the peaceful evening as they proclaim Christ’s birth. The sights continue as the trail, enveloped by cedars, leads to the nativity scene where Mary and Joseph hold baby Jesus while shepherds look on in awe.
Everyone is welcome to stop by the hospitality tent where they can relax with hot drinks and cookies, served free of charge, while listening to Christmas carols.
Admission is free and the event is geared for the entire family. Groups are welcomed. Grace Baptist Church is located at 110 Mark Trail in Bowling Green. For more information, go online to www.gbcky.com or call (270) 781-5355.
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