Come To The Manger – A Bethlehem Christmas
Coming November 23, 2007 – January 5, 2008
The Spirit and Joy of Christmas dance through the streets of the Holy Land Experience. Festive musicals and spiritually engaging presentations unfold throughout the day. Light the Lights!, King Herod, The Mysteries of the Magi, and more help tell the tender story of the birth of the Christ child.
“Come to The Manger”
The town of Bethlehem comes alive in the brand new Holy Land original musical “Come to The Manger!” Experience the hustle and bustle of a town turned upside down. Follow Mary and Joseph to the lowly stable where God gave his greatest gift of all. Feel the amazement of the shepherds as they hear the Angel’s charge to find their Messiah. And, join the Magi as they worship and adore the newborn king! All the wonder and beauty of the season as you’ve never seen before, “Come to The Manger” is a joyful and exciting celebration of our Savior’s birth!
“Light the Lights! – The Story of Hanukah”
The Hebrew Feast of Dedication comes alive through traditional music and dance! Learn the legends and customs of this most beloved of Jewish holidays. Gather together as we light the menorah and sing the ancient blessings, which begin the eight days of celebration. Discover how the tiny dreydl preserved the study of ancient scripture and how in the darkest of days, God’s chosen people received victory through His sustaining power!
“The Mysteries of the Magi”
Who were these strange men from the East? What was it that made them leave everything and travel across the desert to worship the Christ Child? In “The Mysteries of the Magi” you will discover the ancient prophecies, which set these men on their journey. Come and unlock the secrets for yourself.
KidVenture – “The True Story of St. Nicholas”
Laughs and surprises wait for you in the brand new KidVenture – “The True Story of St. Nicholas.” You’ll visit the tiny village of Patara and discover the amazing story of a 3rd century bishop who learned that it was better to give than receive. Hear the myths that became legends and sit in on the first church council (complete with boxing gloves!). This may not be exactly how you remember it but you’ll never forget, “The True Story of St. Nicholas!”
There certainly have been some strange things going on in the village. Zechariahs, the priest has been struck mute and now his wife Elizabeth has been missing for months! No one knows what the reason might be, but that doesn’t stop two nosy neighbors from trying to find out. “Talebearers” is a light-hearted look at two gossips that think they have all the answers. But as they’ll soon discover, the truth is seldom how it appears.
“Ye Olde Christmas Carols”
Celebrate the birth of Jesus with the songs and carols of Christmas. Presented by the Holy Land Experience Carolers, this accapella group, dressed in the style of the day, will charm and delight you with old favorites along with the classic carols of yesteryear. This is real Christmas music that’s sure to put you and your family in the holiday spirit.
Christmas Southern Gospel
Our resident Southern Gospel quartet, “The Fishers of Men”, will be performing a very special Christmas Concert. With favorites like, “Strange Way to Save the World,” “Glorious Impossible,” and “The King is Coming,” the Fishers of Men are sure to have you singing and rejoicing as we join together to celebrate our Savior’s birth