Vernon’s Emmanuel Baptist Church hosts its eighth annual Bethlehem Star festival Friday to Saturday at the church on 34th Street and 15th Avenue. (Emmanuel Baptist Church photo)

Vernon’s Emmanuel Baptist Church hosts its eighth annual Bethlehem Star festival Friday to Saturday at the church on 34th Street and 15th Avenue. (Emmanuel Baptist Church photo)

Bethlehem Star returns

Emmanuel Baptist Church in Vernon puts on its popular Christmas festival Friday to Sunday

This weekend take your family and friends on a spectacular journey to 1st century Bethlehem.

Emmanuel Baptist Church will host its eighth annual Bethlehem Star production.

“This year will experience some new additions as well as ‘traveler’ favourites which are sure to capture the imagination and ignite a new wonder of the Christmas story,” said event spokesperson Rebekah Beck.

The Market Place is bustling with activity where you can barter for goods with your shekels, join the Roman Army or visit livestock. Along the way you’ll meet some shepherds, wise men and get a glimpse of the live nativity.

To round out your journey, there’ll be time to relax and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies in a peaceful, Christmas sanctuary; a new addition to the production this year.

“This is a journey you won’t want to miss,” said Beck.

Bethlehem Star runs Friday: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m.– 7 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information, see www.emmanuelvernon.ca.