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Spirit of the first Christmas comes alive at Bethlehem Walk

The first stall visitors happen upon at the Bethlehem Walk is the manger scene

Hundreds of people lined up over the weekend to experience the Christmas story at the Bethlehem Walk taking place at the Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church.  Now in its 19th year, the annual event has become one of the most anticipated holiday rituals in Oceanside.

You still have an opportunity to taste, smell and hear the “real life” village. Tonight is the final evening of the event which goes from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 550 Pym Street North.

After strolling through the mock village of Bethlehem, complete with live animals, a bustling marketplace and more than 250 people in period costume, you can relax indoors with hot chocolate, cookies and caroling.  The event is free but donations are being accepted for the Salvation Army.


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