5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jenison Bible Church
We are so excited to be able to provide this event for our community after a year off last year! Make sure you dress for the weather. The Bethlehem Experience is indoors, but the Nativity tour is outside. When you arrive, you will visit Bethlehem. There you will be counted at the census, see different shops, buy an item with your coin, meet people who would have been around at the time of Jesus’ birth like shop keepers, Roman guards, the innkeeper, Pharisees, beggars, and more! When you leave Bethlehem, you will be directed to a waiting area with crafts and activities for the kids while you wait for your group’s time to head outside for the Live Nativity. Your narrated outdoor tour will visit Isaiah, Mary & Gabriel, Joseph, the Wisemen, angels & shepherds, and Mary, Joseph & baby Jesus in the stable. There will also be an animal petting area. Your outdoor tour ends by visiting the cross and tomb – which points us to the whole reason we celebrate Christmas and the birth of our Savior! When your outside tour is over, you are welcomed back inside for refreshments and to warm up. If your child didn’t finish their craft in the waiting area, they can do so when they get back inside. They can also pick up any finished crafts. We can’t wait to kick off the Christmas season with you!