A local church provides an interactive "Journey to Bethlehem"


YAKIMA, Wash.- It's one of the most famous stories of all time, the story of the birth of Jesus Christ.

But now, Seventh Day Adventist Church in Yakima is bringing the story to life.

This is the church's eighth year doing "Journey to Bethlehem", partnering with six other churches.

The production brings the town of Bethlehem to life in a walk-through interactive set up where visitors explore and interact with characters in a guided tour.

"It's so real. it's so live. There are 21 sets. There are hundreds of actors in full costume. We have a live camel, live animals, and again it's just an amazing experience unlike anything else in the community," said Margo Duke, a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church.

The event opens from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. every night and is free to the public as a gift from the church.

Monday night is the final night to see this event.

Church leaders say they saw around 2,500 people in the first two nights alone.

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