True Meaning of Christmas
Visitors to “Night in Bethlehem” first came across Mary and Joseph with a donkey as they headed to Bethlehem for the census and to pay their taxes.
Inside the church, visitors registered and pay their taxes before entering a Bethlehem market complete with a beggar. Children could spend money at several shops.
Shepherds lead small groups out into the cold night where they were tending sheep and goats. The outside journey included a stop with the Three Kings and their camels as they too headed to Bethlehem.
Visitors reentered the church, walking to a manger with Mary, Joseph and the Christ Child in the darkened sanctuary.