Putnam County live nativity returns for 10th season

    File photo shows the main entrance and gate to the Walk Through Bethlehem. (WCHS/WVAH)

    The sights and sounds of Bethlehem will come alive in a life-sized nativity this Christmas season in Putnam County.

    Walk Thru Bethlehem will be returning for its 10th season in Hometown with a presentation that has drawn thousands of visitors since 2009.

    The production features more than two dozen authentic shops, a bakery, blacksmith and various live animals.

    The nativity scene will be featured Wednesday, Dec. 12, through Saturday, Dec. 15. Hours will be 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 12, 13 and 14 and 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, according to the event’s Facebook page.

    Eyewitness News took a closer look at a previous year’s nativity to see how it all comes together.

    Admission is free, but organizers said they do accept donations. Visitors also are asked to bring nonperishable food items to be given to the Union Mission food bank.

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