Woodcrest Retreat

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Journey to Bethlehem

NEW! Register to attend Journey to Bethlehem HERE. Reserve your time-slot to ensure your experience, as Covid restrictions limit walk-in openings.

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2020 Dates

Fridays December 11 & 18 (6:00-8:30)

Saturdays December 12 & 19 (5:00-8:30)


Experience the true historical story of Christmas and the excitement of our Savior’s birth in a spacious outdoor setting with dramatic actors, a live nativity and real animals. Unique to this event, you will actually walk with the Biblical characters along candlelit wooded trails on the Journey. Interact with shepherds and merchants, and receive items to assist you as you Journey to Bethlehem. Journey to Bethlehem features over 70 actors and real animals.


Scene 1: “The Angel’s Announcement To Mary”

Observe the Angel’s visit with Mary and then join Mary and Joseph on the way to Bethlehem.

Scene 2: “No Room in the Inn”

Experience the disappointment of finding no room in the Inn.

Scene 3: “The Marketplace”

Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the marketplace complete with merchants, wares, and live animals.

Scene 4: “The Shepherd’s Field”

Join the shepherds around a warm crackling campfire watching their sheep by night when suddenly angels appear in the sky and proclaim the news of Jesus’ birth!

Scene 5: “The Stable”

Hurry along with the shepherds to the stable and experience the quiet wonder of finding Baby Jesus in the manger.

Scene 6: “Wise Men Still Seek Him”

A brand new scene! Wise men wrestle with a decision: do they leave their comfortable palace to begin a long, dangerous trek through the desert, just for a chance to meet some far-off king?


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