Bethlehem Marketplace

Located at 708 Minerva Drive, the FREE walk-through drama reenactment depicts how the village of Bethlehem may have looked the morning after Jesus’ birth. The atmosphere and surroundings take guests back 2,000 years with characters dressed in historic costumes such as Roman soldiers, prisoners, weavers, merchants in shops, census-takers, and more. There will also be live camels and other animals. “It’s been two years since we’ve been able to host the Marketplace,” said Southeast pastor Joe Vinson. “We’re thrilled to celebrate this 38th installment with our local community and out-of-town guests.” Vinson notes in years past, the presentation has drawn as many as 8,000 guests over the weekend from all across the United States. There is no admission, and nothing is actually for sale. No reservations are required. Tour time averages about one hour, even at times of peak crowds. Experience-goers will be entertained in the sanctuary with Christmas music from local school choirs, groups, individuals, and videos while waiting their turn to enter Bethlehem. For more information, videos, and pictures of Bethlehem Marketplace, please visit the church website at


Southeast Baptist Church
708 Minerva Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
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