My Church, Georgetown Church of the Nazarene, has sponsored Bethlehem Village as part of the annual Georgetown Christmas Stroll for the past nine years. Being a woodworker with a sawmill, I was approached to build the stable and manger as well as many tables and stools for each of the shops. Naturally I volunteered to lead the Carpenter's Shop. It is a LOT of fun plus a great community outreach project. Each year more and more people come through and in 2015, we saw over 25,000 people visit us. It is held the first Saturday of December and the Friday night before. The following pictures show some of the Carpenters Shop activities as well as a few of the other shops and scenes. This link will take you to the Bethlehem Village Facebook page (copy and paste) for more information https://www.facebook.com/BethlehemVillage2012/
The Georgwetown Christmas Stroll and Bethlehem Village are held each year on the first Saturday in December and the Friday night before, In 2018 approximately 27000 people came through Bethlehem so it was quite a success.
2019 saw more than 30000 and 2021 about 40000 people stroll through Bethlehem (2020 was cancelled due to Covid19)
The 2023 Stroll will be December 1, 5-9 PM and Saturday December 2, 9 AM to 8 PM.
Bethlehem village is located on the SE corner of the Square in Georgetown on Main St. between 8th and 9th)
This started out as a 10/4 pecan 8' x 22" and was resawn in two and bookended. The Lettering was free-hand routed by a friend from Church and then oiled