BETHLEHEM LIVE (IN BUNDABERG) 2021 HAS BEEN POSTPONED
It is with great sadness that for the second year running we have been forced to postpone the production of one of Bundaberg’s premier Christmas events – Bethlehem Live.
Since it’s inception in 2016 a fantastic planning committee along with more than 500 volunteers and amazing sponsors have worked each year to present a great Christmas experience to a growing number of patrons which in 2019 exceeded 10,000 patrons.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, last year’s event had to be cancelled but we had hoped to return this year for four nights of celebration. Unfortunately, because some of our key organiser are not available this year and despite our best efforts, we have not been able to recruit suitable replacements, the decision has been made to further postpone the event until next year.
Hopefully Bethlehem Live 2022 should take place on the 13th to 16th of December 2022. Once again, we apologise for any disappointment. We look forward to once again sharing this fantastic Christmas event with you in 2022!
CHECK OUT OUR NEW 2019 VIDEO BELOW
Join us from Tuesday the 17th of Decemeber on to the Friday the 20th of December. The Bethlehem City Gates open 6pm to 9pm. Opening Ceremony Tuesday 5.30pm (center stage). Closed at 8pm (Thursday) for a mini carols event happening on the Main Stage.
WELCOME TO BETHLEHEM LIVE
- Free Entry
- Bethlehem City walk through
- Interactive Market Place Stalls
- Musical Entertainment
- Christmas Nativity Play
- Children’s Activities
- Animal Petting Zoo
- Food and Drink Vendors
- Photo Booths
- Community Care Services Display
VIDEO FROM LAST YEARS EVENT
$500 Christmas Hamper Giveaway
Download the flyer below, enter your name and number and drop it in the entry box at BL for your chance to win. Drawn at 8:30pm (Thursday) during the Special ‘Mini Carols’ event.
Click the image below to download the flyer.
HOW YOU CAN HELP BETHLEHEM LIVE
Bethlehem Live is a nonprofit event that relies on volunteers, sponsorship and donations from local churches, businesses and individuals to cover the cost of providing this amazing festival for the Bundaberg Community. Now is your opportunity to partner with us.
From 6pm to 9pm daily. Plus mini-Carols event Thursday night at 8pm.
Free Bethlehem Live Petting Zoo. Daily from 6pm
Bethlehem City Gates open 6pm to 9pm. Opening Ceremony Tuesday 5.30pm (center stage). Closed at 8pm (Thursday) for a mini carols event happening on the Main Stage.
Food and Drinks on sale from 5:30pm to 9pm.
Create your own memories in our free Photo Booths
There will be four plays a night 6:15pm 7pm 7:45pm & 8:30pm. There will also be an Auslan interpreter on the Thursday & Friday nights
The heart behind Bethlehem Live is to provide a free & inclusive Christmas event that is interactive, fun and joyful, that not only brings the story of Christmas to life in a unique and exploratory way, but also seeks to offer practical care and support to those within our community who may be doing it tough. Each day we see and work with families and individuals who are struggling with grief and loss, sickness and disease, financial issues and relationship breakdowns, to name just a few. These types of situations are heightened at festive times. It is our hope that this festival will not only draw our community together but will also help alleviate some of these stressors by connecting those in need to the variety of care support agencies that will be on site throughout the event.
This is the 4th year that Bethlehem Live has run in Bundaberg. Last year we were again overwhelmed by the positive response from the community and look forward to seeing what this year will bring :).
This event is for everybody and we hope that you will come along and check it out!
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There will also be an Auslan interpreter on the Thursday & Friday nights
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Find us at: Bundaberg Central State School, corner of Barolin and Crofton Streets, Bundaberg, QLD 4670
individuals to cover the cost of providing this amazing festival for the Bundaberg Community. We would like to thank our Sponsors. This event would not be possible without their support. Please consider supporting those who support us. If you would like to know more about becoming a sponsor please download our sponsorship proposal document (PDF) or contact Lisa Hardie 0414 983 353 Email:
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WHAT IF IT RAINS?
If it rains during the 2019 Bethlehem Live event we will update this section of the website and also post our ‘Plan B’ on our facebook page. We’ll also do the same if we need to close down any night due to poor weather. We do though suggest wearing comfortable shoes that might get a little dirty and bring a umbrella. Our tents are shower proof, not storm proof.