Solana Beach church to re-create Bethlehem, host San Diego Children’s Choir

Calvary Lutheran Church will re-create a marketplace in Biblical Bethlehem on Sunday, Dec. 7, followed by a musical Christmas presentation, and the public is invited.

From 4 to 6:30 p.m., booths at “A Night in Bethlehem” will feature Middle Eastern food, arts, crafts and other goods of the era when Jesus was born.

Visitors of all ages will be able to talk with church members portraying shopkeepers, Roman soldiers and tax collectors, and strolling musicians will entertain in the courtyard.

The concert from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary will feature the Calvary Choir, the CLC Ensemble, Kids for Christ, plus the San Diego Children’s Choir led by artistic director Dr. Aaron Mitchell, who is also Calvary’s director of music.

Tickets for “A Night in Bethlehem,” a light meal, and the music presentation are $15 a person or $45 a family; tickets for just the concert are $5 per person and $15 per family.

Call 858-755-2855 or visit The church is at 424 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach, just north of the San Diego County Fairgrounds.