15th Annual Journey's End
December 16, 2014 | 6 pm
Downtown Bristol | MAP
On Tuesday, December 16th at 6:00 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 Claire Morison and Joseph will be Adam Gambrell. Along the way choirs from Redeemer Lutheran Church will be at Shanghai; Emmanuel Episcopal Church at Stateline Bar & Grille; First Presbyterian Church at 620 State Street Restaurant; State Street United Methodist Church at Wells Fargo, Theater Bristol at the Paramount Center, and Central Presbyterian Church at Cumberland Square Park. Afterwards a small reception will be held at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum with refreshments.
A special thank you to the Cities of Bristol, Crystal Key, Bob Greene, Robert Campbell, Robert Hollo, Pete Buhls, Sam Cox, Marcia Cooper, Stephanie Yoder, Steve & Vicki Fey, Adam Gambrell, Claire Morison, and primary event sponsor for the evening is Burke, Powers & Harty 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!