The “Bethlehem Living Nativity” – where the real Christmas story comes to life returns to Afton, VA this December 15-19, 2017, for its 18th annual event at Hebron Baptist Church, 66 Tanbark Drive, Afton, VA 22920.
As visitors wander the “Village,” they will find that “the Inn” is full, the streets are crowded with the masses in town to register for the census, livestock in the nearby stables seem restless, and there is a palpable energy as an inexplicably bright star beams brightly into the Afton night. As Roman guards patrol the streets, little does anyone in Bethlehem realize they are on the precipice of history as the birth of the coming Messiah takes place in a meager stable, changing the world and its course forever.
The “Bethlehem Living Nativity” in Afton, is a ministry of Rockfish Valley churches and community members, and is one of the longest-running and largest re-enactments of its type in the U.S. It is comprised of many village buildings including a working olive press, carpentry, music, blacksmith, bakery shops, live camels and other animals, costumed characters, a nativity, “the Inn” and the ever-popular angels. COME FOLLOW THE STAR TO BETHLEHEM!
This is NO CHARGE to attend although free will donations are accepted. It is an outdoor event so dress warmly. You may wish to bring a flashlight. Parking guides will direct parking.
December 15-19, 2017
Friday – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday – 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday – 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. *Hispanic tour begins at 7:00 p.m.
Monday – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.