Journey to Bethlehem

Journey to Bethlehem
November 30 – December 1-4, 2023

Journeys leave every 10 minutes from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. from Thursday, November 30th, through Monday, December 4th.

Wish you could come to Journey To Bethlehem, but have no tickets? We have some room for walk-ins tonight, and we’d love to see YOU!

baby Jesus in a manger

Questions about ticketing? Please email your inquiry to

Reserve up to six tickets, beginning at 8:00 AM on Sunday, November 19th, 2023, here.

Also, keep an eye out on the link above for cancellations and information about walk-ins.

We have several options for those who don’t have tickets but want to come! Keep checking the website for tickets that become available throughout each day at our ticket page to guarantee your spot. Another option is our walk-in status. We welcome each evening LIMITED walk-ins up until around 8:00 p.m. (our last tour is at 8:30 p.m.) Some people with tickets are “no-shows, ” so we can also schedule you there. Be prepared to wait a bit for walk-ins. We have music during your waiting period in the church sanctuary, which is a blessing all on its own!

Welcome to Journey to Bethlehem, located in New Market, Virginia! Please enjoy browsing our pictures on this website and our brief trailer on YouTube.

Ticket reservations are strongly suggested! Limited walk-ins will be accommodated but may require a significant wait.

Please arrive 25 minutes before your journey time. Enjoy beautiful Christmas music while you wait.

Packaged for you with love by the New Market Seventh-day Adventist Church.

You can also connect with us and stay updated through our FaceBook page.

Important Information!

How do walk-ins for Journey to Bethlehem work?

Each night of J2B, a limited number of slots are budgeted for non-ticketed visitors. Spots that become available when ticketed visitors don’t show up are also used for walk-ins.

If you come as a walk-in, check in at the ticketing table to get on the list for an available slot. They may be able to tell you how long your anticipated wait will be. Then, you can enjoy live Christmas music in the sanctuary while you wait.

If you want to increase your chances of getting walk-in tickets:

  1. Come early in the evening!
  2. Be willing to split your party into smaller groups. More spots may come available for 2-3 people than 5-6+ together. You can always meet up again at the end & enjoy your cups of cider together!
  3. Based on our past experience, Monday is our busiest night, so Thursday, Friday, or Saturday will likely give you more chance of success & shorter wait times. (As the word gets out during our tours, more and more people show up towards the end of our nights)
  4. If the weather isn’t very good, no-shows or cancellations are very likely, so just bundle up and come! (We have gone on under light snow and rain in the past!)