December 15, 2015 | 6:15 pm
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On Tuesday, December 15th at 6:15 PM, Journey’s End will again take place in Historic Downtown Bristol! Journey’s End is Bristol’s local interpretation of the Latino tradition of Las Posadas (The Inns). Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem is recreated as they go from inn to inn seeking lodging and the final inn welcomes them in and celebrates their arrival.
How does Bristol Celebrate Journey’s End?
Our inns are several downtown businesses and our innkeepers are various choirs and choral groups from the Bristol area. We will begin at the Downtown Center then process by candlelight with Mary and Joseph singing the traditional songs and various carols accompanied by instrumentalists.
This year Mary will be played by Camille Gray and Joseph will be Coy Owens. Along the way choirs from Redeemer Lutheran Church will be at Shanghai; Emmanuel Episcopal Church at Stateline Bar & Grille; State Street United Methodist Church at Quaker Steak and Lube; Theatre Bristol at former Wells Fargo, the Canty family at Eatz on Moore Street, and Central Presbyterian Church at Believe in Bristol. Afterwards a small reception will be held at Believe in Bristol office with refreshments.
A special thank you to the Cities of Bristol, Bob Greene, Robert Campbelle, Pete Buhls, Sam Cox, Marcia Cooper, Stephanie and Chris Yoder, Mark and Lisa Canty, Kathy Story, Ann Aichinger, Mark Hicks, Coy Owens, Camille Gray, and primary event sponsors for the evening is Burke, Powers & Harty and Believe in Bristol for providing the star ornaments, luminaries and helping hands.
Journey’s End lasts a little more than an hour. Restaurants will be taking dinner reservations and several of the downtown shops will be open. Come and celebrate Christmas in the heart of our community!