Whether you are new to Woodstock, or you’ve been in the Cherokee and Cobb County area for awhile, chances are that you may have heard of the Bethlehem Walk. This event has been taking place since 1992 at the Mountain View United Methodist Church at 2300 Jamerson Road in Marietta, GA.
This event is free for the whole family and takes place this year on December 6-7 and again on December 12-13. According to the event’s Google Sites page, the interactive event, “Allows visitors to walk through the streets of Bethlehem, haggle with shopkeepers, sign the census and “pay taxes” to Caesar Augustus’ tax collector. Sample fine dried fruits, enjoy hot apple cider and taste samples of fresh made bread. The journey ends at the manger with a representation of the birth of Jesus. The event is free, donations are accepted.”
Participants are welcome to visit from 7-9pm, and preschools may reserve a spot to visit at 9:30 am on December 12. The event website has a collection of reviews from visitors to past events. One grandparent stated, “We brought the grandchildren to the pre-school morning in 2010 and they wanted to return at night to see it at night.” And another visitor shares, “This year’s Bethlehem Walk was much improved!! The “vendors” had much information to share and were knowledgeable about their station. This was very informative for the kids and teachers. Loved the change to the nativity scene.”
Make sure to share your experience of visiting the Bethlehem Walk with us at the Around Woodstock Magazine. We love to see pictures and comments on our Facebook, Twitter, and Google + accounts! Don’t forget to let us know of any other community events to share on our calendar!