Bethlehem Walk is now Bethlehem Drive, 
December 10-12, 2021
 
The First United Methodist Church of Escondido, in cooperation with other local churches, is offering a drive-through experience of Bethlehem Village. Families will be able to visit the village, viewing and listening to its inhabitants from the safety of their Time Travel Pods,” i.e., personal vehicles (including cars, pickup trucks, small vans, SUV’s). As you slowly drive through the village, you’ll encounter Roman centurions and soldiers, shops, tradesmen, the synagogue, and other key landmarks, culminating in the inn and the manger. 
 
The name Bethlehem Drive has two meanings. First, and most importantly, this year’s event is a Donation Drive to help those in need in our community. Second, instead of walking through the village of Bethlehem this year, you’ll actually Drive through the village. The small village will have approximately eight booths and characters telling the story of the first Christmas. You will receive detailed instructions when you make your reservation.
 
Bethlehem Drive 2021 will collect donations as guests arrive for Interfaith Community Services. Most critically needed items include: cases of bottled water, juice or Gatorade, individual sized snacks, jelly, jam, feminine hygiene products, razors, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, soap, hand wipes, toilet paper, dog/cat food, sleeping bag, can openers, laundry detergent pods, disinfectant wipes. 
 
Time Travel Pods,” i.e., personal vehicles (including cars, pickup trucks, small vans, SUV’s). As you slowly drive through the village, you’ll encounter Roman centurions and soldiers, shops, tradesmen, the synagogue, and other key landmarks, culminating in the inn and the manger. 
 
Bethlehem Drive Schedule
Bethlehem Drive will be held from 6 pm to 8:30 p.m. each night on December 10, 11, 12. 

 
Reservations
Beginning on Monday, November 29, at 8:30 a.m., we will begin accepting reservations online. A website link and instructions to make reservations will be provided on this page and on our Facebook page. Bethlehem Drive – Escondido, CA
 
Reservations for Bethlehem Drive are required. No visitors will be allowed to drive through the village without a reservation. The vehicle driver should make the online reservation. While making the reservation, you must supply your contact information.
 
More Information
For updates about this year’s Bethlehem Drive, please visit this website and our Facebook page. You may contact our dedicated team at bethlehemwalk@fumcescondido.org.
We look forward to hearing from you.
 
Motorcycles and Oversized Vehicles, e.g., RVs, Limousines and Buses, Will No Be Permitted. Passengers will not be permitted to ride in the bed of pickup trucks. Drivers and passengers are required to remain inside their vehicle and have their seatbelts fastened during the tour.
 
We hope to see you in Bethlehem and thank you for supporting our community through your donations to Interfaith Community Services.