Crossroads Alliance Church prepares for Bethlehem Walk 2016
The Story Never Gets Old . . .
Yes – the story never gets old . . . and it never changes – however, the way it is presented has been refreshed and rejuvenated this year!
After a one year hiatus, Crossroads Alliance Church, together with members of several local churches, is once again preparing for Bethlehem Walk. In its 20th year, the event attracts 3,000 to 4,000 people annually, and features 300 cast members, in full costume, together with an array of live animals along the road to Bethlehem.
In groups of 15 to 20, led by a lantern-carrying guide, each “family” steps back in time into a land of wonder and enchantment. The path, lit by hundreds of candles, twists and turns around the two acres of wooded property. Along the route, travelers stop to interact with shepherds, the wise men, are harassed by Roman soldiers and stop to warm themselves at a Jewish family’s fire. A very realistic market, filled with all manner of live animals and edible delicacies, almost convinces guests that they are actually in Israel!
A prophet, the star, a heart-warming manger scene, and the evening is almost complete. Ending with a hot drink and cookies inside the church, all agree that it has truly been a miraculous journey!
You too can take this journey back in time:
Dates: Nov. 19, 25, 26
Times: Tours depart every few minutes from 6 pm to 9 pm each
Place: Crossroads Alliance Church, Hwy 19 between Ingersoll and
Cost: Free Admission
Note: In consideration of the many live animals along the trail, NO
PETS are allowed.
This is an OUTDOOR event – please dress accordingly
CLICK HERE for Pictures of previous Bethlehem Walk years!