Bethlehem Walk

Bethlehem Walk will return again beginning Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The interactive outdoor drama where guests experience first century Bethlehem continues through Sunday, December 3rd. As you enter the city, allow the sights, sounds and smells to carry you to a period of time that changed the world. Journey through the heart of the city to the marketplace that is bustling with activity from over a dozen authentic shops; enjoy samples from the baker’s shop, see the blacksmith at work making crucifixion nails, marvel at the potter’s crafts and listen for the rumor of a king’s birth from excited townspeople.

Since its inaugural season in 2003, Bethlehem Walk has thrilled and emotionally touched visitors from across the Commonwealth. Each December, Salem Baptist partners with various area churches to reach thousands of people with this interactive Gospel drama that takes visitors through scenes ranging from the entrance of the Savior into the world to an empty Jewish tomb. Over 70,000 tours have been given during that span and we expect this year to be our most fruitful season yet! Bethlehem Walk has become more than a ministry of Salem Baptist Church; it has become a community tradition.

Bethlehem Walk is located at Salem’s Broad Street campus in Goochland County, VA just 6 miles west of Short Pump. The tour is outside and takes approximately 45 minutes. Wait times for the event could be anywhere from 1 to 3 hours. Dress appropriately for the weather. The rough terrain is not suitable for wheelchairs; however we do have “chariots” to accommodate you. Admission is free and parking is available on the property. Shuttle service is provided to and from satellite parking locations. Donations to help defray the costs of construction and maintenance are accepted and Bethlehem Walk T-Shirts will be available for purchase (proceeds go to support construction and maintenance costs) for $15.00.

Bethlehem Walk is Salem’s holiday “gift” to the community. Many families will take their children to see Santa Claus at the mall this year. Bethlehem Walk is a way to experience the true meaning of Christmas.


Bethlehem Walk relies on the generous contributions of the members of Salem Baptist Church and our community for its construction and annual maintenance costs. If you, your family or your company would like to be a part of this community outreach please consider becoming a Bethlehem Walk Partner. You can support Bethlehem Walk by making a contribution to assist in defraying these costs. Donations may be made at Bethlehem Walk in the fellowship tent or sent to the Cardwell Campus address. Your donation will be used exclusively for construction and annual maintenance costs of Bethlehem Walk.

2017 Schedule

November 29, 2017, 6 – 9 PM
November 30, 2017, 6 – 9 PM
December 1, 2017, 6 – 10 PM
December 2, 2017, 4 – 9 PM
December 3, 2017, 3 – 8 PM

Note: Media are welcomed to attend a walk through for filming, photographs and interviews Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 6:00 PM or may attend the Wednesday evening tour session with permission. Please contact Salem Baptist Church at 804-784-4171 for additional information.


Salem Baptist Church (Broad Street Campus)
465 Broad Street Road, Manakin, VA 23103
(6 miles west of Short Pump)

Corporate Partners

The support and donations of many local companies make Bethlehem Walk possible. From gravel donated by Luckstone, portable restroom facilities donated by S.B. Cox, to chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-a; this event is not possible without the generosity of our local community business leaders!!


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