An Animated Nativity village in Gozo This December

An Animated Nativity village in Gozo This December

‘Bethlehem f’ Ghajnsielem’ is an animated nativity village spread on 20,000sqm of land, set to offer naturalistic reproduction of the environ of Bethlehem and the timeless story of Nativity at ‘Ta’ Passi’ fields in Ghajnsielem, Gozo, just five minutes by walk from Mġarr Harbour. 

The fields will come to life with about 150 actors animating the crib, including newborns as baby Jesus. Visitors will see horses turning mills, villagers going about their business, animals roaming in enclosed spaces and a poor, an unknown couple tending to their new infant surrounded by a donkey and a cow in a grotto.

On entrance, a map is given to all visitors to enhance the overall experience. Attractions include the carpenter and blacksmith’s dwellings, the bakery, a market selling natural fruits, fresh fish and vegetables, a tavern, a local crafts area and a barn. Each dwelling is inhabited and animated by whole families, to remind everyone that Christmas is a celebration of the family. The tavern offers local food and wine. A picnic area will offer the unique surroundings for a family outing on Sundays while oil lamps will be distributed for those who want to visit Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem by night. Fresh water will be flowing along these structures through a small stream with various water features. The main attraction is certainly the grotto, with baby Jesus in the caring hands of Mary assisted by Joseph with a donkey and a cow close by.

This animated crib promises to bring the timeless Christmas story to life as never before, as from Tuesday 13 December. So get on that ferry and make your way to Gozo this festive season.

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