“The Journey” recreates the night Christmas began, including the bustling city of Bethlehem where baby Jesus was born in a cave-like stable.
Hundreds of costumed volunteers bring to life this outdoor production that Savannah Christian Church has hosted since 1998.
In 2013 The Journey is all new, completely reimagined. We are building a new walled city of Bethlehem. Streets will be lined with a bakery, cloth and jewelry shops, vegetable stands, an inn, tannery and blacksmith shops.
We are rebuilding to create an even more authentic experience – as if you stepped back in time to an ancient Middle Eastern city. We’re also making room for even more visitors. Based on past attendance, we expect 20,000 or more to come this year.
When you come to The Journey, you will register and be assigned to a “tribe” of about 30 people. You will make the journey to Bethlehem with your tribe.
First you will go into our indoor worship center where you will experience the first part of The Journey: a live production of beautiful Christmas music.
Then you will be led outside with your tribe to begin your journey. You will ride a boat across the “Sea of Galilee,” and you will walk a trail where you will encounter Mary, Joseph, an angel, and Mary’s cousin, Elizabeth. You will visit a temple and see prophecy foretold. You will see the evil King Herod plotting and pacing in his palace. You will come upon wise men following a star. And finally you will come to Bethlehem.
There are two types of Journey tickets: general admission tickets and time-specific tickets.
General admission tickets are valid for entry to The Journey from 6 – 8 p.m. on any Journey night. These can be purchased both here and at The Source bookstore at Savannah Christian Church.
Time-specific tickets are valid for a specific date and time. The music portion of your Journey experience will begin at the time stated on your ticket, enabling you to bypass the general admission ticket line in the lobby. If you find out later that you can’t attend at that specific time, your ticket is still good for general admission any time.
All time-specific tickets are now sold out. Please purchase general admission tickets.
A 20% discount for groups of 10 or more is available both online and at The Source bookstore.
Children age 5 and under are free and no ticket is required, and the maximum cost per family is $20 (spouses and children in a single household.) Please purchase $20 family max tickets at The Source bookstore, not online.
Hero Passes ($5 total for all immediate family members) are available for active-duty military, fire, police and first-responder personnel. Hero Passes must be purchase at The Source bookstore with ID.
The Source bookstore – 912-629-4730
The Journey draws tens of thousands of people from across the Southeast to experience life the night Christmas began. Many of them will hear the story of Jesus’ birth for the first time.
You can be part of it. In 2013 we are creating a completely new experience that will be even more authentic and accommodate even more attendees.
We are putting the finishing touches to our new sets, including the brand new town of Bethlehem filled with an inn, winding streets and numerous shops.
Please join us from
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Wednesday, Dec. 2-4.
Please join us from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Journey set behind The Link as we disassemble our set for storage and recycling. We will winterize and prepare all Journey fabrics and props for storage. Costumes will be cleaned, sorted, repaired, and stored. There will also be a general clean-up of the campus. Lunch will be provided.