Glorious Bethlehem Night
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Bethlehem on the glorious night of Jesus’ birth. Enjoy an outdoor journey adapted from the song, dance, and stories of 34 years of WEAG’s Glorious Christmas Nights.
New for 2020
An Outdoor Experience
Under the tents and under the stars in WEAG’s expansive field beyond the North parking lot. Flat footwear is recommended.
An Immersive Experience
The performances of music and dance happen all around you as you walk through the sights and sounds of the town of Bethlehem.
An Outreach Experience
Join us in meeting many needs throughout RVA that 2020 has brought. We welcome your donations of food, coats, & more.
A Timeless Experience
While we continue to struggle with the challenges of 2020, the hope and joy of the first Christmas 2000 years ago is timeless and a reason to celebrate.
Experience GCN in a new, immersive show as the birth of Christ unfolds around you.
Glorious Christmas Nights is an annual, musical extravaganza of music, dance, comedy, drama, and celebration. Each year, the cast, crew, musicians, choir, painters, technicians, and support volunteers of WEAG open the doors for 18 performances over two weeks. We seek to give praise and honor to God as we creatively retell the essence of Christmas expressed in the love and grace of Jesus Christ.
“We are excited to continue the tradition of GCN on a new stage with an outdoor, immersive experience.”
Bob Laughlin, Producer, Pastor of Media & Fine Arts
COVID-19. The global pandemic that started just weeks after last year’s GCN has caused so much loss. Lives, jobs, even hope have fallen victim to the ravages of the virus.
But, all hope is not lost and neither is Glorious Christmas Nights. We will celebrate the miracle of Jesus’ birth as God expressed His love for His creation in a way we could have never imagined and will never truly understand.
Join us again, even if differently from years past and with safety precautions in place, as we reclaim the hope and joy that God continues to share with us and is more powerful than COVID.
How To Attend
Free for all but RSVP is required to ensure social distancing and to minimize wait times. Claim your tickets online.
Spread the Word
We all need to be reminded of the love and joy of our God.
This year’s show is free to experience but still costs plenty. We welcome your support, as well as, your donations to the RVA community when you attend.
Attend and Enjoy!
Plan to arrive at WEAG up to 15 mins prior to your ticket time. We’ll guide you on how to proceed. Dress warmly!
"This was our first time at Glorious Christmas Nights. It was fabulous! Loved it! Loved the story, the play, the music, dancing and singing. Highly recommend! Will definitely be back next year!"
– Karen Cepulinski Nerden
"This was our very first experience attending WEAG’s Glorious Christmas Nights. This rivaled most everything we have seen on Broadway! Absolutely amazing that so many of,their members give of their time and talents to such a beautifully done production. I could not begin to recommend it highly enough. The message was so well done and captivates young and old alike!! Thank you for blessing my Christmas!!"
– Susan Sheppard
"My family has been every year for the last several years. We love the fun, lighthearted stories with a purpose. This year’s show was so much fun, as always! So much talent went into this production and provided such a fun evening for our family!"
– Laurie Uzukwu
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