The Savannah Christian living nativity display, "Journey", wrapped up on Sunday night.
An estimated 24,000 people walked through the interactive village, which was filled with live animals, authentic clothing, live music, and a whole lot more. Organizers spent about a year preparing for this year's event. They say they could not have done it without all the contributions from the community.
"Our old facilities were just too small, and these facilities were built with great contributions by local construction folks and vendors. But, all the decorations and all the work here is done by volunteers. Savannah Christian has been working on this for about a year now and literally people from all walks of life; decorators, painters, builder, brick masons; everybody you can imagine was out here serving," said Cam Huxford, Senior Pastor, Savannah Christian.
"You know, I think the journey to Bethlehem is a great opportunity for our community to focus on what Christmas is about and what the holidays are about. You know, all of the gravitational pulls, materialism and pace of life issues and all of the noise. It's a great opportunity to calm down and think about the relational dynamics and the love that makes Christmas specal," said Huxford.
The event is over for this year, but they will be back next year. Organizers say to plan to buy tickets early, because they usually sell out.