Drive-through depicts Nativity Experience in Suntree

Production director Ed Dunne builds walls to support the outdoor facades for The Nativity Experience: A Journey Through Bethlehem.  For more information on the free drive-through event, call (321) 242-2585 or visit

The Nativity Experience: A Journey Through Bethlehem will take place at Suntree United Methodist Church on Dec. 11 and 12, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Volunteers will provide onlookers with a live action look at life in Bethlehem 2,020 years ago. Cars will wind their way through a series of lighted vignettes erected in the church parking lot at 7400 N Wickham Road in Melbourne.

Costumed actors will depict scenes from the biblical birthplace of Jesus. For an audio narration, families can scan a QR code with their camera app or request a CD when entering the car line. The 15-minute "journey" will conclude with a stop in front of the nativity scene, complete with live animals.

The Nativity Experience: A Journey Through Bethlehem is a free drive-through event, with donations accepted on behalf of Zoe Empowers, an organization that provides opportunities to vulnerable children in developing countries. For more information, call (321) 242-2585 or visit