Walk Through Bethlehem


Walking through Bethlehem

In the lead up to Christmas St Peter’s School, Epping, has started a tradition in which its school community and the general public alike can engage. An epic and interactive production of village life, Walk Through Bethlehem is no mere Christmas play, providing visitors with the unique opportunity to engage with life as it was 2000 years ago. 

Walk Through Bethlehem is a living display of life in a small town at the time of the birth of Jesus. Bethlehem is populated by spinners, weavers, blacksmiths, carpenters, potters, bakers and people of other ancient crafts and trades. There are all types of domestic and farm animals tended by a large number of enthusiastic, young shepherds. The Romans are ever-present, while the streets are patrolled by Centurions and guards watch over the palace of King Herod. The Three Kings from the East are there with their camels and gifts. The focal point of the production is the stable, with Mary, Joseph and their baby, Jesus.

Mary and Jesus in the manger

The production of Walk Through Bethlehem has three main objectives:

  • to offer Melbourne families a Christmas experience based on the true meaning of Christmas
  • to involve families in the area in a true Community event
  • to spread the Christmas message of joy, peace and goodwill to all.  

Walk Through Bethlehem is a true Christmas event for the family also offering live music and food. The production will run each night 21–23 December 2016, with food and entertainment from 7 pm and the production running from 9 pm until midnight.