Walk through the Bethlehem of the first Christmas...

 

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Come to a free, child-friendly, interactive event portraying the first Christmas ever!

 One of Mittagong's biggest and most popular Christmas events, Walk Through Bethlehem, is back for 2017!

Come and experience what the very first Christmas may have been like at our interactive recreation of 1st century Bethlehem. Spot the shepherds, wander with wise men, glance at the goats, call on craftspeople, move through the marketplace and see the stable with Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus!
Ideal for families and people of all ages, Walk Through Bethlehem is run by Mittagong Anglican Church. Acted, setup and built entirely by volunteers, it's a Christmas event like no other!

  

Friday 15th and Saturday 16th December
4pm - 7pm (Please leave at least 30 minutes to walk through)
Free entry (no tickets needed, just turn up!) and refreshments! 

At St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Main Street Mittagong

 

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As you enter Bethlehem, you'll pass Roman soldiers at their outpost who will remind you of the upcoming census - the Romans at this time occupied the nation of Israel. You'll be greeted by some friendly shepherds, keeping an eye on their flocks, who might just tell you of some strange happenings going on in the town recently. You will then visit the village's Well at the Gate, and perhaps hear some gossip from the local women.

 

As you make your way into the town, you'll meet stonemasons, woodworkers, blacksmiths and potters at work, and children even have the chance to make a piece of pottery themselves!

 

Then you'll enter Bethlehem's marketplace. There you'll see storekeepers selling their wares: rugs, fruits and vegetables, jewelry, bread, materials and garments. You'll even get to have a taste of some 1st century food.

 

You will also pass the synagogue, where God's people meet to study the scriptures as they wait for the promised Messiah. The scribe will be at work writing in Hebrew, while some local women will be busy weaving garments together.carpenters

 

As you pass through the town, you'll notice that all the inns are filled up - with the census in town, there's no room to spare.

 

You will then enter a stable, where a couple have recently given birth to their son. His name is Jesus, the promised Saviour of the world. 

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