Annual Live Bethlehem Christmas Pageant

  • Dates: December 14, 2019 - December 15, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Bethlehem Rose Garden Park
  • Address: 8th Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018
  • Phone: (610) 865-0274
  • Time: 1:45 PM


The Pageant is a fully costumed re-enactment of the historical events surrounding the birth of Christ. Joseph accompanies the Virgin Mary to the stable where Christ is born and laid in a manger. The Angels appear and summon the shepherds who come with their offerings of sheep and various other animals. The Wise Men and camels, with an escort of Soldiers on horseback, arrive to receive the words of Herod and the High Priests. They proceed to the stable where the Holy Family and the resident animals await under the watchful care of the Angels. Singers and a narrator tell the beautiful story as the Pageant unfolds.

The pageant is approximately one hour long. Since it is outdoors, guests are encouraged to dress very warmly with boots, caps, and gloves and to bring blankets. The pageant takes place regardless of the weather conditions.