Starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, the public is invited to turn onto Stewart Avenue to begin their journey through the town gates of Bethlehem.
Nativity coordinator Tammy Young said viewers will be offered free hot chocolate for their ride and a shekel to pay their taxes.
“As you round the corner, be ready to witness the greatest gift this world will ever know — Jesus’ birth,” she said.
The Nativity will remain open until 9 p.m. Friday, and repeat performances will take place Saturday and Sunday from 6-9 p.m.
Young explained what began as the manger scene with the Holy Family, a couple of shepherds, three wise men, two sheep and a donkey, has gradually grown into a miniature version of the gated city of Bethlehem preparing for visitors reporting for the ordered census and paying their taxes.
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