Are you tired of all the usual Christmas hype? Come and revisit the true meaning of Christmas.
Travel back in time and take a journey through the streets to Jesus’ birthplace - Bethlehem. See a wise man discovering the prophecy of Jesus' birth and enjoy the atmosphere of the marketplace. Discover the extravagance of Herod’s palace and the excitement of the shepherds as they are told of Jesus' birth.
But watch out! Don’t get in the way of the soldiers or you may end up spending the night in prison. Be wary of the perfume salesmen in the marketplace - they won’t take “no” for an answer.
Admission is free, so take some time to enjoy the food available for purchase from the food stalls and the family entertainment in the Welcome Area.
There is plenty to do and see including Camel Rides, a Bouncy Castle, Joseph's Workshop, Christian Bookshop, Health Assessments and much, much more!
This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:
“‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for out of you will come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.’”
Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”
After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
Would you like to be involved with the production of Road to Bethlehem? Would you like to act in the drama, or be involved behind the scenes?
If so, just download the form below, fill it in and email it to the address in the form.
If your business would like to become an official sponsor of the Road to Bethlehem please download the PDF document below.
The running of such an awesome production is very expensive. All donations made will be solely used for the production of the Road to Bethlehem.
The Road to Bethlehem is run at the Livingston Seventh-day Adventist Church and Community Centre (opposite Livingston Market Place Shopping Centre).
Access: 297 Fraser Rd North Entrance, Canning Vale (not Nicholson Rd).
Limited parking is available at Canning Vale College main car park, 26 Dumbarton Road, as well as rear car park off Comrie Road (near the playground).
Note there will be no shuttle bus service this year.
Individuals requiring wheelchair access are advised to use the Livingston Seventh-day Adventist Church entrance on Fraser Road for drop off and pick up only. Road to Bethlehem staff will be available to provide directions and assistance. Parking facilities are unavailable on the church grounds.
Watch the video to get an idea about what you'll see on the night.