This Christmas, visit Bethlehem . . . in Burnet Texas . . . as the ancient city of Christ’s birth comes alive again.
Feel the anticipation of Joseph and Mary approaching the gates, urgency quickening their steps.
Pick your way through transients, peddlers, the crippled, and aged in the town’s fringe. Experience the presence of animals as they affect all aspects of life in that time . . camels, donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, and doves.
Explore the narrow streets to faint strains of ancient music and savor the smells of fresh goat butter, campfires, and hot bread. Then immerse yourself in the din of the marketplace; the revelers in the tavern, shouted insults to and from the Roman oppressors, merchants, craftspeople, taxpayers, and beggars all seeking money, or position, or revenge.
Search for the inn, only to find it full (as others did long ago). Then follow the trail to the cave where a road-weary couple has moved in with the animals, their place in God’s plan and secular history to be made secure on this night. For the child in their arms was the incarnation of God Himself, come to the world that all who would place their faith in Him might enjoy eternal fellowship in His presence.
2021 Dates: December 3rd, 4th, 5th and 10th, 11th, and 12th
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Main Street Bethlehem is located two blocks east of the town square. (300 E Washington St., Burnet TX 78611)
Admission is free (donations are accepted). Tour buses are welcome.
As this is an outdoor presentation, it is canceled in rainy or extremely cold weather. Cancellation notices will published on this page, our facebook page and website (www.fbcburnet.org) by noon each day.
Please note: BACKPACKS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INSIDE THE GATES.
Please note that NO PETS are allowed inside the gates (certified service dogs are allowed).
Absolutely NO VENDORS or solicitation is allowed on church property during this event (includes all parking lots).
Main Street Bethlehem is presented as a Christmas gift to the State of Texas by the members and friends of the First Baptist Church of Burnet, Texas. Donations received are used for MSB expenses, with any excess distributed to missions efforts here and abroad.
For more Information email [email protected] or call (512) 756-4481.