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Bethlehem Walk 2016


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 2016?

In 2016, the dates and times for Bethlehem Walk are:

Friday, December 9 - 5:30 p.m. to 8:55 p.m.

Saturday, December 10 - 4:00 p.m. to 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, December 11 - 4:00 p.m. to 7:55 p.m.

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 via a link on this webpage beginning Monday, November 28, 2016.

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)                                         Click Here for Escondido Area Map

Escondido, CA 92025                                        

How do I get to Bethlehem Walk?

For directions look under the "About Us" tab at the top of this page.

How can I volunteer at Bethlehem Walk?

Email our team at bethlehemwalk@fumcesc.com. Indicate if you want to help with construction, as a cast member or behind the scenes.

More about this wonderful mission:

The purpose 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 portray 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, after experiencing 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.

The committee works year-round planning and preparing for Bethlehem Walk. Over three hundred volunteers participate in making this event a reality, with over one hundred members participating as residents of Bethlehem.

Bethlehem is constructed beginning the weekend prior to the event and continuing right up to the start of the first tour on Friday evening, completing construction and decoration. 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 evenings.

We welcome you to return to Bethlehem Walk each year!