What is the Journey to Bethlehem experience like?
You will register/check in for your journey in the church. When your tour group is called, you’ll continue outdoors to an interactive Judaean village. You will then join your guide as your journey continues. You will visit the Magi as they follow the Star. You will go into the court of King Herod and bear witness to his evil surmising about the “new” King. You’ll see the faithful shepherds abiding in their fields by night and hear the angel choir as they announce with song the birth of their King. Then, you’ll visit the inn that had no room for Joseph and Mary. You’ll then continue to the stable and see the “babe wrapped in swaddling clothes.” And before your journey ends, you’ll also learn about Jesus’ life and ministry while He lived among us.
Preparing for your Journey
We can’t predict what the weather will be like for our weekend. We normally will hold the outdoor experience unless it is raining, snowing heavily, or it is icy. If it’s cold, windy, or snowing lightly, we’ll still have the outdoor experience. Be sure you dress appropriately for the weather on the evening you come. There is no heat at any of the stations along the journey, and only a few are covered. Wear warm shoes or boots that are comfortable for standing and walking over uneven ground.
We will email you if we have inclement weather that causes us to cancel your journey on your registered evening. You can also check our website that evening for any updates.
- Online reservations are highly encouraged to secure a specific time.
- For groups of 25 or more, online reservations are mandatory.
- Walk-ins are welcome, but there may be significant delays
- Masks or face coverings are encouraged, but not required
- There is a limit of 25 people in a group
Click the Reservation button below and you’ll be taken to our reservation page. You can pick an available time slot(s) that works best for you or your family. Then we ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your tour time to allow you time to park and get registered. The tours take about 50 minutes from start to finish, and there are light refreshments served after the tour in the church. If you have young children under three years old, you don’t need to reserve a ticket for them. But we do ask that any children over three have a ticket so that they have room to see and hear throughout the tour.
For Spanish tours, please indicate on your reservation that you would like to have Spanish speaker in your group.
Si desea unirse a una gira en español (el guía hablará en español y le traducirá las escenas), contáctenos directamente (por correo electrónico) y le informaremos la hora de la gira en español. Cuando nos envíe un correo electrónico, háganos saber si desea venir el sábado o el domingo por la noche.
For further information about tickets and tour timing or if you have any other questions, feel free to email us and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.