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Journey to Bethlehem

Journey to Bethlehem (J2B) is an interactive outdoor drama production at Auburn Adventist Academy Church

happening November 30 through December 3, 2023.

Guests become part of the story as they take the journey to Bethlehem. Over 5,500 guests each year enjoy this family-friendly start to their Christmas season.

Tickets are $12/per person. $1 of every ticket sale is donated.

Everyone needs a ticket - even babies (we've found that strollers take the same space as an adult and it's the only way we can account for them in the group size).  Thank you for understanding.

Thursday, Nov 30

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Friday, Dec 1

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Saturday, Dec 2

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Sunday, Dec 3

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Frequently Asked Questions


Do I Need to print my tickets? No. A digital version on your phone will work as proof of purchase. Our ticketers have a list of purchasers, so even without a digital or physical ticket, we can look you up by the name of the purchasers.


May I bring my dog?  Because of the wide array of animals involved in the program, we ask that you please do not bring your dog or any pets.

Will the program be canceled for rain or snow? If there is severe weather, cancellations will be announced on this website, and social media, and you will receive an email regarding the cancellation. This email will be sent to the one used for ticket purchasing. 

How can I be involved?  There are 2 main ways:

  • Donations are always appreciated. You will have an opportunity at the end of the Journey to donate to the production. 

  • Acting, Music, or Support Services.  You can volunteer by clicking on the button above.


Each ticket is $12.  $1 of every ticket is donated.  EVERYONE needs a ticket (no matter the age). Children/Youth under 18 need to be accompanied by a parent/chaperone.


The maximum size for each group is 20 people. Larger groups will be divided into 2+ groups. Please 1 adult for every 5 children or 1 adult for every 7 youths.


The J2B tour is handicap accessible. Surfaces include carpet, asphalt, and cobblestones.  A drop-off area and nearby parking are available.


Scheduled groups with an ASL interpreter are available SATURDAY NIGHT ONLY.  Contact Nohelani Jarnes at 360-660-5909  Video | Phone


Dress warmly with layers.  You will want to wear warm, comfortable walking shoes, too.  Each Journey lasts for approximately 45 minutes outdoors (plus possible wait time inside)  Your entire car-to-car experience may take up to two hours.

Please plan to arrive 30-45 minutes before your journey. Traffic may be heavier than usual. Parking attendants will direct you to parking areas once you arrive on the campus of Auburn Adventist Academy.  It is a short walking distance from the parking area to the church where the Journey begins.  Please leave your valuables at home, not in your car!  Your Journey will leave from the Church.

You must bring your ticket confirmation printout with you.  You will exchange your confirmation printout for a tour pass in the lobby where you will be placed in a group with 20-25 travelers to take your journey. Tickets are non-refundable and only be scanned once. We do not have will-call capabilities.  Can't make it? Consider your unused ticket a donation.  Every person, regardless of age, needs a ticket.

Your ticket is for a Journey with a 1/2 hour time slot. For example, a 5:30 p.m. Journey will leave between 5:30-6 p.m. You may have a short wait time in the church.  Groups leave every 5 minutes. By registering online, we guarantee that your wait Time will be shortened significantly! 

We want all travelers to have a meaningful experience so we ask guests to be respectful of others.  Please no flash photography.  We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.

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