December 4, 5, 6, 12, 13 from 5 - 8 p.m.
December 12 from noon - 3 p.m.

Join us the first two weekends in December for a live, outdoor, drive-through Journey to Bethlehem.

You will meet Mary, Joseph, shepherds and angels and see live animals as you drive through the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. This theatrical experience will give you a sense of the true joy and wonder of Christmas.

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New This Year: Pre-registration is required in advance. Each time slot is for one car.


Check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions below. For more information, contact



Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is Glen Mar Church’s 2020 Journey to Bethlehem?
Glen Mar’s 2020 Journey to Bethlehem will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 4, 5 & 6 from 5 to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12 & 13 from 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday December 12 from noon to 3 p.m. outside at the church, 4701 New Cut Road in Ellicott City, MD 21043.
Why should I come to Glen Mar’s Journey to Bethlehem?
Come to see and hear the wondrous story of the birth of Jesus Christ. Journey to Bethlehem provides the community a free spiritual and joyous experience at Christmastime. It is also inspiring, educational and entertaining.
What will I see if I attend Journey to Bethlehem?
You will drive through several outdoor scenes where actors (dressed as Mary, Joseph, the three wise men, Roman soldiers, shepherds, and angels) will enact the events leading up to and immediately following Jesus’ birth. Live animals add to the rustic setting. The star of the drama – the baby Jesus – will be played by a live infant in the nativity scene.
Is Journey to Bethlehem ever canceled due to inclement weather?
Journey to Bethlehem is held in all types of weather, including rain, snow and extreme cold, but it could be canceled in the event of a major snowstorm. If the event is canceled, an announcement will be posted on Glen Mar’s website and Facebook page.