What is the Journey to Bethlehem experience like?
You will check in for your journey at the Southeast corner of the parking lot up to 15 minutes before your journey begins. When your tour is ready to start, your guide will take you out to the pavilion where your journey will start. You will hear from 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 shoes 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 required to attend. We are sorry, but we will be unable to accommodate walk-in visitors this year. 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. You will need to check in at your reservation time, and then you will be seated for your performance. This year’s tour will take about 35 minutes from start to finish. If you have young children and want them to have their own seat, please include them in your reservation number.
For Spanish tours, please indicate on your reservation that you would like to have Spanish speaker in your group.
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.