addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwchatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgoogleimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

Bethlehem A.D

Group Gathers diagonal to the event in the parking lot of :

Tacos El Grullense 1243 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA

***MeetUp Time: 7:30 PM ***

For 21 years

A living Christmas experience for the entire family!

"Look for the lights in the sky!"

A great experience to reflect on a unique moment in history: Feels like a walk through the town of Bethlehem . Click ( for last years event and see event reviews and photo pages. It was truly a Beautiful evening .

For three nights each year (December 21, 22, and 23), from 6 - 9:30 PM, and at no monetary cost to you, an empty lot transforms into the bustling town of Bethlehem under Roman rule at the hands of 225 volunteers within the San Mateo County community.

Watch the video at the link below to get a true sense of what awaits you - there is an activity available for every person: from philosophers, animal petting area, camel photo ops, interacting with roman soldiers and a wedding party, watching ceramic artists and blacksmiths, to reflecting on a significant piece of history, you'll participate in a family event.

One of our members (Natalie) participates and choreographed the non-stop 13 routines performed by the manger angels. Watch for the dance intricacies and know that is her trademark.

10 years ago, her niece, sister, and brother-in-law played the holy family. And last year, another of our member's daughter and family took the holy family role.

This member (Laura) also continues to participate; you'll find her handprints on the village children dancing in the village square.

Don't be intimidated at the line length; even being in line gives you a sense of 2000 years ago - it's entertaining and it moves quickly. Perhaps/ possibly we can get VIP entry tickets for the group

Be sure to experience hot beverages, tasty treats, Christmas Carolers, and a train display across the street at the church's Beaulac Hall.

Downtown Redwood City is within blocks for after show entertainment.

Whether you are Christian or not, this is an amazing production!

See you there!

(Please note: The last night of the event in 2011 attracted 4,000 individuals to the transformed lot; obviously, parking may prove a bit challenging. It's best to meet in the parking lot of the Tacos El Grullense eating establishment, gather as a group, and then experience the outside entertainment together before having to pay a shekel (provided) to Ceasar. Once inside, you'll find each person gravitates to different activities and unless the group decides on meeting across the street at the church community center at a certain time, its a personal experience and journey. And, of course, if you can not join the MeetUp group but are available either the 22nd or 23rd, please consider attending one of those evenings.)

Join or login to comment.

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Todd!! Love this event, great way to think about Christmas!

    December 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to everyone for coming out to experience Bethlehem! I saw a few of you, but the kids keep me pretty busy so my apologies to those I could not greet. Dates are set for next year, December 21-23. Hope to see you there, perhaps even as volunteers! Merry Christmas!

    December 24, 2012

  • Julie A

    Wow! This was the first time at this holy event. The true meaning of Christmas was brought to life. It was a joy to be with new and old friends and the weather cooperated, YEA!! It is fun to see our own FOSMR Natalie and Laura Rayner working this event. Thank you Todd, Natalie and Laura for the blessed event.

    December 23, 2012

  • Todd F.

    super blessed with no rain and another wonderful year put on at the tapestry church .. it is soo amazing how well they create and stage the feel of old bethleham .. too many wonderful things to say about the treats to the eye .. but we can never not verbalise the wonderful dedication and show put on by the manger angels .. thank you Laura and Natelie for introducing us to this and your wonderful performances too .

    December 23, 2012

  • Roxanne N.

    Just an FYI...Hwy 101 thru Redwood City has some flooding

    December 23, 2012

  • Todd F.

    before people ask .. rain will not cancel event .. roughly 100 volunteers including (Laura Raynor and Natelie Huen )will be performing rain or moonshine. their efforts to bring Bethleham to us will not be dismissed by a majority of us ..we will be attending .. and I personally will brave this w/o umbrella .
    hope to see all soon Sunday ..

    December 21, 2012

  • Todd F.

    any members wish to join me and half a dozen saints and sinners for the ride over the dumbarton bridge .. meet at starbucks 34956 Newark Blvd in Newark .. KSU from Starbucks will be 6:45 .. not 6:46 so get there much earlier if you want coffee first .. I will be there at 6 pm.

    December 17, 2012

13 went

Our Sponsors

  • PatchWerxPlus

    Gear Repair by our own Roxanne. Repair your favorite gear! (510)999-2265

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy