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Experience the story of Christmas 

2024 dates: December 4-8

Registration will open in November (registration opening will be announced in early fall) 

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Take a Journey through Bethlehem

As you enter the city of Bethlehem allow the sights, sounds, and smells to carry you to a period of time that changed the world. Expect to be met by Roman soldiers and counted in the census. Journey through the heart of the city to the marketplace that is bustling with activity from over a dozen authentic shops and listen for the rumor of a “king’s” birth from excited townspeople. Continue your journey to the Nativity where a very special baby was born in a stable. Here you can reflect on the blessed birth of Christ – the greatest gift that has ever been given.

General Information for 2024


  • Event: 465 Broad St Rd Manakin Sabot 

  • Parking: 68 Broad St Rd Manakin Sabot 

2024 Dates/Times: 

  • Dec. 4-6:00-9:00pm

  • Dec. 5-6:00-9:00pm

  • Dec. 6-6:00-9:00pm 

  • Dec. 7-4:00-9:00pm

  • Dec. 8-3:00-8:00pm

Important NEW PARKING DETAILS FOR 2024 will be shared at a future date

Help us be a blessing by bringing a canned good or non-perishable food item for donation when you come

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When is Bethlehem Walk? 

Bethlehem Walk returns each year on the first Wednesday evening following the Thanksgiving holiday and runs to the following Sunday.

Where is Bethlehem Walk Located? 

Bethlehem Walk is located at Salem Baptist Church in Goochland County, Virginia, just 6 miles west of Short Pump.

Do I need to Reserve Tickets? 

Yes, you need to reserve a block of time once registration opens and  you will be put into groups once you arrive.

Is Bethlehem Walk Handicap Accessible? 

We have limited handicap accessibility available, please let your greeter know at the time of, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103

Is there a cost to Bethlehem Walk? 

It is free – our CHRISTmas gift to you. Donations may be given and are used to cover the costs of the event.

What is the History of Bethlehem Walk? 

Since its inaugural season in 2003, Bethlehem Walk has thrilled and emotionally touched visitors from across the Commonwealth. Each December, Salem Baptist Church partners with various churches to reach thousands of people with this interactive Gospel drama that takes visitors through scenes ranging from the entrance of the Savior into the world to an empty Jewish tomb.

Who Organizes, Plans, and Executes Bethlehem Walk? 

Each year, host church, Salem Baptist Church partners with various churches to reach thousands of people with this interactive Gospel drama. There is a production team that works year-around, planning and preparing. By opening night, over 200 members, cast, crew, and support will participate in this year’s event.

What should I Wear? 

This is an outdoor event so please dress warmly and be prepared for potentially wet weather; it is frequently cold in Bethlehem at this time of the year. Also wear comfortable shoes, as the terrain can be uneven.

How can I Financially Support Bethlehem Walk? 

Donations are accepted at the end of the Walk or you may give online at the following LINK. You may also bring a canned good to support our local food bank.


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