Bethlehem Marketplace in ‘Boro

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Have you ever taken a walk through the Bethlehem Marketplace at Southeast Baptist Church in Murfreesboro? It's a wonderful, technology-free experience.

Walk through a dramatic re-enactment of how the village of Bethlehem might have appeared the morning after the birth of Jesus.

Bethlehem Marketplace returns to Southeast Baptist Church in Murfreesboro for the 37th year Dec. 8 – 9 from 12 – 5 p.m. Characters in historically-accurate costumes such as Roman soldiers, prisoners, tentmakers, merchants as well as camels and other animals help bring this re-enactment to life.

Each year, more than 5,000 people from all over (including some from out of state) attend this free marketplace.

Southeast Baptist Church is located at 708 Minerva Drive, Murfreesboro. Call 615-896-0940 or visit

Kiera Ashford is associate editor of Nashville Parent and mother of three.

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