Christmas Stories: Walk to Bethlehem

I love taking pictures this time of year. The quality of light is so beautiful, especially on a sunny afternoon. January is actually my favorite month for photographing the winter light, but December is chock full of festivities and decorations of the holiday season, the twinkly lights and trees, and (hopefully) snow. All of which beg to be photographed.

I do my best to oblige and heed the call to capture that beauty. But because my posts these days tend to be wordy and take weeks to publish from start to finish, the potential exists for a lot of that December beauty to stay stuck on my computer instead of being shared here.

So I'm going to try something this month called Christmas stories, which will be posts featuring a compilation of photos around an idea or experience of the holiday season. They will be mostly photos, not very many words.

I'll start today.

Brienne was in a theatrical production this Christmas season called Walk to Bethlehem. There were weekly rehearsals through the last half of October and all of November. Production weekends fell on her birthday and then again the following week, on mine. Which definitely changed the flavor of our birthday celebrations this year but hey, we were celebrating someone else's birthday.

There are heat lamps and fire pits to keep us warm while we wait in line

Walk to Bethlehem is an outdoor production and is a popular holiday outing and tradition, thousands of people attended this year. Walk to Bethlehem has a large cast of actors and singers and it brings together people from all over the area to make it happen. It was a gathering place for many of our church and homeschool coop friends, spread out as we are around the Montreal region.

Our friend Micah is angel Gabriel

the kids gym teacher from homeschool coop in the same scene as Brienne
B's drama teacher plays John the Baptist in this scene

B is on the far right

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  • Christi {Jealous Hands}

    Christi {Jealous Hands} on Dec. 6, 2016, 2:18 p.m.

    We enjoy attending a local Journey to Bethlehem each year, but we've never participated in it.  One of our favorite parts of Advent and Christmas each year.


  • Kay

    Kay on Dec. 7, 2016, 7:37 p.m.

    The photos are gorgeous! My favorite light is warming light and you've captured it beautifully.  'Walk to Bethelehem' looks spectacular.  I love the community participation it entails.   I haven't come across anything like that yet here in NY. My little town just has a carrols and candlelighting walkabout to the town hall.  Have a blessed holiday season, Tougas family! 


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