Volunteers at Crocker Christian Church will attempt to recreate the city of Bethlehem as it was more than 2,000 years ago, giving visitors an opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the first Christmas during the 13th annual “Journey to Bethlehem.”
The event, which consists of guided walking tours of the decorated church grounds, will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14. The church is located at the junction of Highways 17 and 133 in Crocker. Admission is free.
Tours leave approximately every 20 minutes and last between 30 and 45 minutes.
The event is designed to let the audience follow the path taken by Joseph and Mary as they arrive in the city of Bethlehem. During each performance, visitors become a part of the show, taking on the roles of a Jewish family as they make their way to be counted in the Roman census. Audience members will encounter dozens of volunteers who portray a variety of characters from the period, including Roman soldiers on horseback, shepherds tending their flocks, census takers, innkeepers and more, culminating in a live nativity scene.
After each tour, visitors can enjoy free snacks, hot beverages and live music.
No pets are allowed at the venue. For more information, call 573.736.5121 or visit www.crockercc.com.