Southminster Presbyterian’s ‘Journey to Bethlehem’ brings Christmas story to life Friday and Saturday

A vendor offers fish in the Jerusalem market in one of the early scenes from the production.
A vendor offers fish in the Jerusalem market in one of the early scenes from the production.

Southminster Presbyterian’s annual living nativity production, “Journey to Bethlehem,” runs Friday and Saturday at the Prairie Village church located at 63rd Street and Roe Avenue.

Each year, approximately 700 attendees go through the production, which features 100 costumed actors portraying roles from the Christmas story. Attendees are guided through the halls of the church, which have been transformed into scenes from Jerusalem and Bethlehem. This is the 28th year Southminster has put on the production.

Performances run Friday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Herrod in his court.
Herrod in his court.
Mary and Joseph with the newborn baby Jesus.
Mary and Joseph with the newborn baby Jesus.