21 DEC 2016
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.
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.
The production of Walk Through Bethlehem has three main
- to offer Melbourne families a Christmas experience
based on the true meaning of Christmas
- to involve families in the area in a true Community
- 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.