Norfolk, Virginia Event: A Night in Bethlehem Offers a Family Event for the Holidays Presented by Norfolk Apostolic Church

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A Night in Bethlehem is an event in Norfolk, Virginia that includes crafts, live animals, refreshments, music, and more. This Norfolk, Virginia event is free and open to the public.

Realizing that not every family has the resources to enjoy some of the other top holiday events, this church in Norfolk sets out to provide a free annual holiday event that all local families can attend.

For Norfolk Apostolic Church, their annual A Night in Bethlehem Event is a labor of love. Realizing that not every family has the resources to enjoy some of the other top holiday events, this church in Norfolk sets out to provide a free annual holiday event that all local families can attend. For some in the area, it has become a holiday tradition.

A Night in Bethlehem
December 13 and 14, 2014
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
3172 Azalea Garden Road Norfolk, VA 23513
757.853.0515

Those who attend A Night in Bethlehem will step out of the cold and onto the streets of ancient Bethlehem. Each child will be handed a passport which they will show at the many shops that line the street. At each shop, the kids can enjoy a hands-on craft, and they can take home what they make. Since all of that work can make one hungry, hot chocolate and cookies are available for both children and adults. While the older children work on crafts, toddlers can play in an area that is set aside just for them.

Guests can stop by the live nativity scene complete with an entire petting zoo of live animals. To reach the nativity scene, visitors will have to pass by King Herod's throne where he and his queen greet visitors as they survey the land. All should be on the lookout for tax collectors! Upon entrance, each child will be given a coin, and formidable Roman tax collectors will be moving through the crowd trying to collect from every visitor.

Attendees can watch the children’s choir sing as they enjoy some refreshments while chatting with costumed interpreters dispersed through the crowd. These townspeople from ancient Bethlehem will be happy to answer questions, and take photos with visitors.

A Night in Bethlehem is a fun, free holiday event in Norfolk, and all are welcome to attend. This holiday event in Norfolk is tailored for ages 2 to 11, but it is fun for attendees of all ages. Those who wish to attend can visit the Norfolk Apostolic Church website for more information or call 757.853.0515.

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