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Cumberland to perform living Christmas scenes

Dec. 7, 2012 at 10 p.m.


Visitors who make their way to Cumberland Presbyterian Church for the twelfth annual "Walk to Bethlehem," will find themselves transported biblically back to Bethlehem during the earliest years of Jesus' life.

This gift to the community and to all the Wonderland of Lights visitors is a progressive, lantern-light, come-and-go, live nativity in five scenes with all the readings coming straight from the Bible. There are actors, live animals, choirs, luminaries and more. Golf carts are provided to help make the event handicapped accessible.

This year's event is Dec. 14, 15 and 16 from 6-8 p.m. The walk takes about 30 minutes from start to finish. There is no charge to attend.

Tours originate in the church's gym, called Hutchins Hall. Visitors are joined together in small groups to make the tour. Church and other groups are allowed to tour together with the help of our tour guides.

Free refreshments, such as cookies, coffee, hot spiced tea, hot chocolate are available while you wait, or as you gather with old friends and new in fellowship around the tables after you have experienced the Walk.

Each scene includes a scriptural narration telling the Christmas story as visitors stop along the way to see Mary and the Angel, Joseph and the Angel, the Shepherds and the Angel, the Nativity Creche and the Arrival of the Wise Men.

A new feature is a growing collection of Nativity sets amidst a forest of Christmas trees on the stage in Hutchins Hall to view while you wait or while you are warming up afterwards.

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