Experience life the night Christmas began.

“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.

December 2013

Registration 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec 4
Thursday, Dec 5
Friday, Dec 6
Saturday, Dec 7
Sunday, Dec 8
Wednesday, Dec 11
Thursday, Dec 12
Friday, Dec 13
Saturday, Dec 14
Sunday, Dec 15
Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Visitors can expect to be here several hours on non-peak times. The second week of the production is generally more crowded, as are Friday and Saturday nights. Peak times will be longer.
The second week of the production usually draws even larger crowds than the first. Weekend days are also busier than week days.
We have trams available for people with special needs who can’t walk the trail. The space on these trams is limited, but we will try to accommodate at least one family member to ride with each special needs guest.

A certified sign language interpreter is available on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. Check-in at the Special Needs table in the lobby at 5:45 p.m. For reservations or questions, please contact Tara at thughes@savannahchristian.com or 912-629-4746.

Please note that strollers and wheelchairs are not allowed on the trail. We have a parking area for them near the trail entrance.
The Journey is roughly 3/10 of a mile on a cleared path through the woods. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Please note that strollers are not allowed on The Journey trail. We have a stroller parking area.
Since most of the experience will be outside, guests should dress with the winter weather in mind.
Tickets are $5 and are available at The Source Bookstore or online. Children 5 and under are free and no immediate family pays more than $20. Discounts are available for active-duty military, fire, and police personnel with ID.
Childcare is not provided.

Please note that strollers are not allowed on The Journey trail. We have a stroller parking area.
General Admission
Children Under 5
Family Maximum
Hero Family Pass

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

Purchase tickets online
Print the Barge Release Form
Email us with questions about tickets

Be part of creating an all-new experience this Christmas

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.

Click here to learn more and signup for a Journey Job
Actor Schedule

What We Are Doing

Click here to learn more and signup for a Journey Job

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.

Post-Journey Serve Day

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.

Actor Schedule

Tell us what you enjoyed
about The Journey


For information about attending the event, please call 912‑925‑9657 or email Info@SavannahChristian.com

For media information, please contact Esther Griffin at 912‑629‑4762 or EGriffin@SavannahChristian.com.

Savannah Christian Church
55 Al Henderson Blvd.
Savannah, GA 31419
Approximately 2 miles
from I-95 Exit 94