Walk Through Bethlehem


Join us online in 2020 as we bring the magic of Walk Through Bethlehem into your home! Together we will follow Mary as she makes her way to the manger in the little town of Bethlehem.


Our virtual Walk Through Bethlehem will premier on Christmas Eve. Check back here for more updates and a glimpse behind the scenes as Simpsonwood brings this annual Christmas tradition into your homes and hearts!

Walk Through Bethlehem – 2019

Despite rain on Friday keeping the Bethlehem city gates closed, more than 2,500 people shared the story of Christmas with us on Saturday and Sunday night.

Walk Through Bethlehem is a one of a kind, stroll-through village and nativity scene, that recreates the atmosphere of Bethlehem as it might have been the night Jesus was born.  Visitors of all ages are inspired by hundreds of luminaries lighting the way to the entrance to the interactive village and live nativity.  After the census taker registers visitors you can visit with our live camels.  Roman guards allow visitors to pass through the gates to experience some 16 interactive shops lining the street. Visitors find that the story teller, campfire and live animals add to the atmosphere of the village.  The Three Magi walk through the village as they follow the star to the stable where baby Jesus is lying in a manger.  The natural beauty of the Simpsonwood Park has made our walk-through village unlike any other in the area.  Each visitor leaves feeling the true spirit of this holiday.  Members at Simpsonwood UMC truly enjoy sharing the Christmas story with our community.