Thursday, December 9, 2010

Free Christmas Family Activity

Visit Mainstreet Bethlehem in Burnet, TX.

Main Street Bethlehem
"This Christmas, visit Bethlehem . . . in Burnet Texas . . . as the ancient city of Christ’s birth comes alive again.
Feel the anticipation of Joseph and Mary approaching the gates, urgency quickening their steps.
Pick your way through transients, peddlers, the crippled, and aged in the town’s fringe. Experience the presence of animals as they affect all aspects of life in that time . . camels, donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, and doves.
Explore the narrow streets to faint strains of ancient music and savor the smells of fresh goat butter, campfires, and hot bread. Then immerse yourself in the din of the marketplace; the revelers in the tavern, shouted insults to and from the Roman oppressors, merchants, craftspeople, taxpayers, and beggars all seeking money, or position, or revenge.
Search for the inn, only to find it full (as others did long ago). Then follow the trail to the cave where a road-weary couple has moved in with the animals, their place in God’s plan and secular history to be made secure on this night. For the child in their arms was the incarnation of God Himself, come to the world that all who would place their faith in Him might enjoy eternal fellowship in His presence.
Main Street Bethlehem
2010 Dates: December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 - 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. each evening
Two blocks east of the town square.
Admission is free (donations are accepted). Tour buses are welcome. Free refreshments served at exit. Friday and Sunday night visitors may experience a shorter waiting time than on Saturday night.
As this is an outdoor presentation, it is canceled in rainy weather."

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