Welcome to A Journey to Bethlehem

We Tell the Story of a Savior

Born to Save and Redeem Us All

One Unsuspecting Night


Saturday, December 3, 2016
Sunday, December 4, 2016


Gate Times

Gates will open at 5:30
and Close at 8:30


1201 Haywood Road Greenville, SC 29615
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What To Expect

A Journey to Bethlehem is a unique experience. You and your family will explore a real live marketplace including merchants, Roman Soldiers, townspeople and Jewish dancers! Mary and Joseph will come looking for a place to rest and have their baby – while shepherds will encounter the Heavenly Hosts, causing them to run frantically over the hillside looking for the newborn Messiah!
What Is It Like?
This really is a unique experience! There are fun activities for the younger travelers and plenty of fun for the more seasoned guests! You will be immersed in a genuine recollection of what this Christian holiday is truly about. Create new memories with your family and friends while enjoying regional foods, spices and fragrances, and dramas depicting what it might have been like the very night Jesus was born. We encourage you to arrive early, so you won’t miss a thing!
How Much Does It Cost?

A Journey to Bethlehem is FREE! GFN Church truly desires to bring this gift to the community as an opportunity to experience just what it might have been like that night Christ was born. So, please come, bring your friends and family and enjoy!

What About Parking?

You will enter the GFN Church parking lot from Haywood Road and will be directed by our parking attendants to a space located behind the Student Building.

Where Do I Go First?

When you arrive on our campus, look for the signs to our Welcome Center Tables located under the Porte Cochere, just before you travel the path to the Bethlehem Gate. At the Welcome Center tables, you will be given the coins you need for entrance into the town, and for paying the Tax Collectors!

How Much Time Does It Take?
You will have the opportunity to stroll the streets of Bethlehem at your leisure. Please take as much or as little time as you would like. To see the entire production, expect to spend at least one hour with us.
When Is the Latest I May Arrive?


Please be aware the Bethlehem Gate entrance closes at 8:30 PM. Vehicles will not be permitted to enter the church parking lot after the Gate is closed.

What If I Want to Give?

It is important for us to make clear that A Journey to Bethlehem is a FREE event! However, we have been asked often about the opportunity to give toward the expenses of this experience so, on the evening of the performances, an opportunity to make a donation to support our ministry will be available as you exit. You may also give online. All donations will be used for production purposes only.

What About Wheelchairs and Strollers?

A Journey to Bethlehem is accessible to everyone!

What About Bad Weather?

A Journey to Bethlehem will take place as scheduled except in the event of a substantial downpour or snowstorm.

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