Bethlehem comes to Celebration this Christmas! - Celebration, Florida

Travel 8,000 miles and 2,000 years back in history to ancient Bethlehem!

December 10 & 11 Community Presbyterian Church is transforming its front lawn into a living re-creation of the village of Bethlehem on the night of the first Christmas. The public can walk through the village, interacting with the colorfully costumed towns people who are serving traditional foods, buy items in the marketplace and give account of themselves to the census taker. Visitors can observe and mingle with Roman centurions while scholars wonder about the news that the Messiah has been born. You might even spot the Three Wise men as they carry their gifts in search of the newborn King.

The shepherds’ exciting encounter with the angels announcing the good news of the birth of Jesus signals the beginning of the grand finale Live Nativity Show. Children especially love seeing the live animals including donkeys, sheep and cows. 250,000 lights and a spotlight straight from Heaven down to the Nativity scene will light up the sky. Music will fill the air as a sense of joy and anticipation permeates the entire city block, as well as a deep sense of community uniting all people. For anyone searching for the real meaning of Christmas, the answer can be found at the BETHLEHEM EXPERIENCE. You won’t want to miss this living Christmas experience, FREE for the entire family! Only in Celebration, Florida!
December 10-11, from 6 to 9 p.m., 511 Celebration Ave.