"In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace
that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding." Ephesians 1:7-8

Saturday, December 3, 2011

CHRISTmas Traditions

3) Bethlehem Walk
This year for the first time we attended the Bethlehem Walk
and will certainly make it a yearly tradition! 

"[The Bethlehem Walk] is an interactive outdoor drama where guests experience first 
century Bethlehem. This interactive Gospel drama takes visitors through scenes 
ranging from the entrance of the Savior into the world to an empty Jewish tomb." 

We were so impressed by how well this was done. The boys were a little scared at first by the darkness and Roman guards as we entered Bethlehem, but once they saw Mary and Joseph asking for a place to stay at the Inn, they were caught up in the story. The music, acting, set and scenes were excellent. Even arriving at 5:15pm we had to wait until 6:45 to travel through the set with our tour guide, but it was so worth the wait! It was so powerful that they didn't end the story at Jesus' birth, but continued through His death and resurrection. I can't say enough how much we all enjoyed this. 

4) Christmas on Wendhurst
This is definitely a kid favorite! A spectacular display of Christmas lights and decorations with over 172,000 lights! It's featured on the Richmond Tacky Light Tour and has been shown on TLC for several years. If you go see these lights, plan to get out of your car and walk around so you can catch all the details. Kids can't be in jammies! Or I suppose they could as long as they are wearing shoes. :) Read more about it here.  

These photos are from last year, as you can see by how little the boys look! 

1 comment:

  1. The Bethlehem Walk is AMAZING. We went last year w/o Ryan. Will definitely go again.
    I am right there with you, on trying to shed the stress of the Christmas checklist. ugh!