There are lots of fun events happening this time of year at Capt. Anderson’s Marina! The most important event is Christmas in Bethlehem. This free event is happening December 14 through the 17th from 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM. You are invited on a trip through Bethlehem and as you walk through this ancient city, you can experience a little bit of what they did over 2000 years ago. Register for the census, give to the tax collector and search for lodging at the Inn.
Rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. You can deposit canned goods or an unwrapped toy at the tax collector’s office. These gifts and food donations are given to a different charity every night.
This four-night event features live musical presentations, the Bethlehem village, live animals, Christmas merchants and more.
The Bethlehem Christmas village will feature a live petting zoo, food vendors and gives merchants. There will even be a working blacksmith. As you walk through ancient Bethlehem you can learn the true story of Christmas as Isaiah, Mary and Joseph learn and tell others of the coming of Jesus. You can follow the path as Mary and Joseph did as they stroll through town looking for a place to sleep. There are live programs each evening at 6:00 PM and 7:15 PM. Schedules may vary based on the weather.
Local schools and other churches are providing volunteers to share the real meaning of Christmas through music and storytelling. The live nativity will be a great opportunity to learn more about Christ’s birth.
On Wednesday at 6:00 PM is the Petronis elementary school production. On Thursday is the West Bay chorus and Casey Albores. On Friday the Oscar Patterson elementary and the Bay high school will both be performing as well as Gene Howell and Julia House on Saturday.
Not only will you experience fantastic food, merchants, and the village but interact with angels, shepherds, the wise men, storytellers and a full nativity scene.
For more information visit the Capt. Anderson’s Marina. We hope to see you out there for Christmas in Bethlehem.