The original Christmas story will once again come to life as Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bloomfield continues what has become an annual tradition of, ‘A County Christmas’.
This illuminated, live action walk-through of the Christmas story includes animals, actors and narrators for different parts of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem.
You begin by getting on a horse drawn carriage ride that takes you to the start of the presentation. There, you can have some hot apple cider as you wait to hear the prophet Isaiah who, 700 years before Jesus came, tells about the birth of a child to born King.
Then you will journey to Bethlehem and experience the sights and smells of this Palestinian town south of Jerusalem. You will see the angels announce the birth to the shepherds in the fields. Walk through the marketplace in Bethlehem, visit the Inn where there was no room for Mary and Joseph. You will see the wise men visit Herod and ask where the new born king is.
Then, you will find a baby at the end of your journey wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.
There are sheep, donkeys, and other live animals, as well as a petting zoo.
Afterwards, go inside for hot chocolate, coffee, goodies, and a hear carols and Christmas music sung with a live band. There will also be opportunity for Christmas photographs and to take part in a free draw for Christmas baskets.
It all takes place on Saturday Dec 7 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 240 Main St. in Bloomfield.
The best place to park is at the old Pinecrest School on Corey Street and take the horse drawn carriage ride from there to the Church.
For more details you can go to the Emmanuel website at www.emmanuellife.com, or call 613 393 2234.