John Moss played the part of Joeseph at the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Walk to Bethlehem in 2013. (Western News File Photo)

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian brings back Walk to Bethlehem

The walk starts at 4 p.m. on Dec. 7.

After a four-year hiatus, the Walk to Bethlehem begins again on Dec. 7 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Penticton.

The Walk to Bethlehem is a living nativity, and a trip back in time, according to organizer Colin Cross.

“It’s a dramatic recreation of what you might encounter, in your imagination of first-century Palestine at about the time of the birth of Christ,” said Cross. “Including a number of things to make you think about the message of Christmas, and the birth of Christ.”

The walk starts with a ring of tents put up around the stone church in the middle of Penticton, and beneath those tents is a village pulled from ancient history. Artisans from a perfume-seller to a basket-seller, to an apothecary fill a marketplace, as well as a food fair.

“They’re all in Biblical costumes,” said Cross. “We have all these classical Bible costumes you’d find in Biblical Epics, and you can go to our studio and get your picture in those.”

Inside the church, there will be a ten-minute play, a live music cafe downstairs, and a children’s craft area.

This is the eleventh time the church has held the walk, starting in 2004. In previous years, the walk has drawn over 1000 people to the church.

The two-day event starts at 4 p.m. on Dec. 7 and runs until 8, before opening again on Dec. 8 from 2 p.m. until 5.

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