Pandemic Ends, Normalcy Returns--"Bethlehem Marketplace" is Back!

Sep 22, 2022 at 05:41 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  With many officials indicating that the pandemic is fading, based on evidence of COVID cases at an all time low--it's great to see signs of normalcy returning. Leaders at Southeast Baptist Church announced that the Bethlehem Marketplace will return this Christmas. 

Pastor Joe Vinson said, "It’s been two years since we’ve been able to host the Marketplace, and we’re thrilled to celebrate this 38th installment with our local community and out-of-town guests from noon to 5:00PM on Saturday and Sunday, December 10 and 11, 2022. Plus, it's totally free--our congregation's gift to the community." 


In past years, as many as 8,000 persons have attended this re-enactment at Southeast Baptist, located at 708 Minerva Drive. 

He noted, "The atmosphere and surroundings take guests back 2,000 years to the morning after Jesus’ birth in the village of Bethlehem. You'll be questioned by Roman soldiers, weavers, merchants in shops, census-takers, and more. There will also be live camels and other animals."

For more information, videos, and pictures of Bethlehem Marketplace, please visit the church website at