Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Walk Through Bethlehem?
A: Walk Through Bethlehem, also known as WTB, is a re-creation of first century Bethlehem at the time of the birth of Jesus. A guide leads groups through the town highlighting the local merchants, trades, families, and religious practices of this early time.
Q: Is the WTB indoors or outside?
A: The tour is entirely indoors.
Q: Is there a cost to visit WTB?
A: WTB is Hill Ave. Seventh-day Adventist Church's gift to the community. There is no cost to be a part of this exciting community ministry. We support the local food bank so if you wish to make a donation it will be forwarded to the Regina Food Bank.
Q: So why do you do the WTB?
A: The purpose of WTB is to help individuals discover the real reason for the season, and to find a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Christmas is such a busy time, and many fail to reflect on the significance of Jesus' birth. We are hoping that you will make WTB a Christmas tradition for your family.
Q: When is WTB 2016?
A: WTB is scheduled for the following dates and times:
Friday, December 9, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm;
Saturday, December 10, 3:00 pm-7:00 pm;
Sunday, December 11, 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Q: How long does it take to go through WTB?
A: To tour WTB you will need to register when you arrive. To register go to the host inside the church to get your group registered, at that time they may add you to another group so that we can minimize the wait timefor everyone. You can expect to wait in the church anywhere from 5 minutes to about one hour for you to tour the town depending on the day, time you arrive, and how big the crowds are that day. Typically, the earlier you arrive the less wait time there is and crowds tend to be smaller on Friday night. The actual tour takes about 30 minutes.
Q: What do I do while I am waiting to tour WTB?
A: This is a good time to visit with your friends and there will be christmas music playing in the background while you wait. There is also an area set up so that the younger children can colour.
Q: Do you have live animals?
A: WTB has sheep and goats to replicate life at that time. The animals are in pens and accessible as part of the tour. Parents should help their children observe the animals safely.
Q: What will we see on the tour?
A: As you enter the town you will meet the tax collector but dont worry your guide has the money to pay him for you. From there you will go through shops where the children will be able to purchase items with the shekels that we provide for them at the beginning of the tour. You will witness the gossip at the well, visit the animals, and see a live manger scene.
Q: How do I get to WTB?
A: See the map below: