Afton church making final preps for annual Bethlehem Village

Hebron Baptist Church in Afton is getting ready to welcome thousands of people to its annual Christmas celebration.

Afton church making final preps for annual Bethlehem Village

AFTON, V.A. (WVIR) - Hebron Baptist Church in Afton is getting ready to welcome thousands of people to its annual Christmas celebration.

For more than 20 years, the church has put on a live display of Bethlehem Village, complete with singing angels, wise men and animals. The display takes weeks of planning and more than 100 volunteers.

Hebron Baptist Church’s Bethlehem Village in Afton.
Hebron Baptist Church’s Bethlehem Village in Afton. (Source: WVIR)

"The people will get an idea of what maybe Bethlehem was a little bit like in the days when Jesus was born,” Hebron Baptist Pastor Billy Coffey said.

The free event kicks off Friday, December 13, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will run through Tuesday, December 17.

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