Hebron Baptist Church’s Bethlehem Village, a Christmas tradition at the church that attempts to evoke Bethlehem at the time of the birth of Jesus Christ, will start performances Friday, Dec. 16, and run through Tuesday, Dec. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. each day on property adjacent to the church at 66 Tanbark Drive in Afton. The village will open at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18.
Visitors to the village can expect to see wise men and shepherds, camels, Roman soldiers and tradesmen of the time who will demonstrate life as it was more than 2,000 years ago.
Volunteers from the church and the area have presented the program every year since 1999, when it began in the church parking lot. In 2004 the church donated land for a permanent location and every year the event grows with new permanent structures and animals introduced.
Admission to the performance is free to the public, but donations are accepted. For more information about the event or to volunteer, call 540-456-6863.