HERNDON — Grace Community Church members again will recreate the sights and sounds of Bethlehem that may have greeted Mary and Joseph more than 2,000 years ago. The 12th annual “Walk Through Bethlehem” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the church, 1218 Route 225. The site is adjacent to Line Mountain High School.

Visitors can walk through the marketplace to the inn and then to the manger replicating where Jesus Christ was born.

“Individuals and families continue to look for experiences that will add meaning to their holiday season,” said Rebecca Rebuck, a volunteer with the program. “This interactive program will enable them to simulate a journey back through time and experience for themselves what it was like.

“They will hear the sounds of the merchants, moneychangers and live animals in the marketplace,” she added. “They will see the beautiful handmade tapestries and craftsmen at work as the aroma of fresh baked breads lingers in the air.”

The free event is open to the handicapped, and large groups are asked to call ahead. For more information, go to www.gccherndon.org.

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