Church recreates Bethlehem

SOLANA BEACH – Step back in time to relive the scene in Bethlehem on Christmas. The community is invited as Calvary Lutheran Church recreates a marketplace in Biblical Bethlehem from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the church, 424 Via de la Valle.Booths at “A Night in Bethlehem” will feature Middle Eastern food, arts, crafts and other goods of the era when Jesus was born. Visitors of all ages will be able to talk with church members portraying shopkeepers, Roman soldiers and tax collectors, while strolling musicians entertain.

Cost is $10 per person or $25 per family. A light meal is included. For tickets and information, phone the church at (858) 755-2855 or visit its Web site at


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