Journey to Bethlehem

Taking a Break in 2019

After 10 consecutive years, we made the difficult decision not to have Journey to Bethlehem this year, and hope you will understand. Thank you for your interest in Journey to Bethlehem. Plan to join us in 2020! 




About Journey

Journey to Bethlehem is an interactive free Christmas experience. Walk through the city of Bethlehem like it was during the time of Christ's birth. Over one hundred actors, with twenty-one sets, and a dozen animals make the town of Bethlehem come to life. Talk to the wisemen and see their camel, haggle with a goat merchant, stop by the inn, watch a blacksmith heat metal, and visit the stable where Mary and Joseph cuddle their new born baby Jesus. Watch the story of Christs birth unfold before your eyes

The city is open Friday, November 30 through Monday, December 3 between 5pm - 8:30pm
Allow one hour to complete the tour. Please dress warmly for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.

We are located at 507 N 35th Ave in Yakima.
Overflow parking will be at the Stone church (3303 Englewood Ave.)

No Admission fee. No need to Register but starting November 1 you will be able to reserve a particular time slot. Please click here. Questions? Call 509.452.2041



The Yakima Seventh-day Adventist Church took on the task of putting together a Journey to Bethlehem in early 2009. They worked all year financing, building and decorating the sets, and gathering the huge cast that would put the production on. The first weekend of December 2009 they opened up the experience to the Yakima Community free of charge as a Christmas gift.