Bethlehem Walk 2014
Here you will find additional information about Bethlehem Walk, including details about this year’s event. Below are some frequently asked questions.
When is Bethlehem Walk in 2014?
In 2014, the dates and times for Bethlehem Walk are:
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 5:30 p.m. to 8:55 p.m.
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 4:00 p.m. to 8:25 p.m.
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 4:00 p.m. to 7:55 p.m.
Please see later section regarding reservations.
How much does Bethlehem Walk cost?
Bethlehem Walk is offered free, as a gift to the community from our Church with the assistance of other Churches. Donations are gratefully accepted.
How can I make reservations to attend Bethlehem Walk?
Reservations for Bethlehem Walk can be made starting at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, December 1, 2014. Check here at that time.
Where is Bethlehem Walk located?
Bethlehem Walk is held at the First United Methodist Church of Escondido.
341 S. Kalmia Street
(Corner of Kalmia & 4th)
Escondido, CA 92025 Click Here for Escondido Area Map
How do I get to Bethlehem Walk?
For directions look under the About Us tab - Directions at the top of the page.
More about this wonderful mission.
The goal of Bethlehem Walk is to provide an idea of life at the time of Christ's birth and bring the true spirit of Christmas to the holiday season. Volunteers from this and other area Churches act in roles as residents of Bethlehem and tell visitors of their work and experience living in Bethlehem and Roman-occupied Israel.
Bethlehem Walk is a concept brought to our Church by a congregation member, Lola Brown, who had heard about a similar event at a Church on the East Coast. Lola organized a Bethlehem Walk Committee, and the First United Methodist Church of Escondido conducted its first Bethlehem Walk in December of 1988. The Walk is offered as a Christmas gift to the community.
There is a committee that works year-round planning and preparing for Bethlehem Walk. The committee ensures that noted deficiencies are corrected and desired improvements are implemented. Over three hundred volunteers participate in making this event a reality, with over one hundred members participating as residents of Bethlehem.
Bethlehem is constructed over three days starting the Wednesday prior to Bethlehem Walk and continuing right up to the start of the first tour on Friday evening. More than two dozen people contribute all or part of these three days to complete construction and decorations. During the event, the cast is served by a comfort station, where they can obtain warm food and beverages to help them perform through what are frequently very chilly and sometimes very wet evenings.
We welcome you to return to Bethlehem Walk on a yearly basis.