Christmas is such a special time of year and over the last few years Bethlehem Live has added another magical element to Christmas time here in Bundaberg.
Held at Central State School, just a short stroll down Barolin St from Alowishus, you could say that Bethlehem Live is like the most elaborate and realistic nativity scene ever, combined with an immersive history lesson and good old family fun.
Many volunteers come together to capture the experience of being in Bethlehem at the time of Jesus’ birth. The streets of our very own Bethlehem Market Place are filled with people doing exactly what they would have been doing when Mary and Joseph arrived while on their way to take part in the census.
It is a reminder that the spirit and meaning of Christmas are well and truly alive over 2000 years on.
What Else Is There?
Once you are finished exploring the streets of Bethlehem, there will be plenty of yummy food on offer, including gelato from the Alowishus Gelato Cart. While you enjoy your gelato, you can take in some live music and the various displays by several community groups.
If you are looking forward to Bethlehem Live as much as we are, here’s what you need to know…
When: 17th – 20th December 2019
Times: 6pm to 9pm each night
Where: Bundaberg Central State School
Bethlehem Live is presented by the Combined Churches of Bundaberg in partnership with SU Queensland. Alowishus Delicious is proud to be a sponsor of Bundaberg’s very own Christmas festival once again in 2019.
We’d love to see you there to help celebrate Christmas!
By the way, if you find that the inn is full, you are welcome to come rest a while at Alowishus after visiting Bethlehem Live. We are open late on the Thursday (9pm) and Friday (‘til 11pm) for a nightcap or a light snack.
READ about WHY we like to be involved in the local Bundaberg and Maryborough communities
FIND OUT HOW you can help some of the most vulnerable members of our community this festive season.
WATCH the 12 Days of Alowishus for a bit of a laugh!