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Glorious Bethlehem Nights


6pm – 9pm nightly, Wed. Dec. 9 – Fri. Dec. 11
5pm – 9pm nightly, Sat. Dec. 12 – Sun. Dec. 13, 2020

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.

Online only. Box Office is not open this year.

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.

6pm – 9pm nightly, Wed. Dec. 9 – Fri. Dec. 11
5pm – 9pm nightly, Sat. Dec. 12 – Sun. Dec. 13

Online only. Box Office is not open this year.

Glorious Bethlehem Night

About GCN

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 Performing Arts

Christmas 2020

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


Reserve Tickets

Complimentary 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.


Consider Donating

This year’s show is complimentary, yet still costs plenty to create and perform. We welcome your donation to help us with this outreach.


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!

Online only. Box Office is not open this year.

Coming Soon

"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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  1. Pat Yenney

    Will it go on if it rains?

    • weagGCN

      Fortunately, Pat, the weather forecast through Sunday the 13th is looking good! No precip expected through the run of shows… yay!

  2. Susan

    Will Glorious Bethlehem Nights be wheelchair accessible?

    • weagGCN

      It may be challenging to navigate the bumpy field/gravel by wheelchair. We recommend wheelchair users have someone who is capable of pushing to assist. Fortunately, there is no rain forecasted before nor during the show run, so at least the ground shouldn’t be soggy and soft.

  3. Jessica Kirkpatrick

    Is there a way to purchase previous years GCNs? I was in a few of them when I was a kid/teen and want to share them with my kids now

    • weagGCN

      Hi Jessica,
      Please email Bob Laughlin at and he can inform you what shows are available for purchase.
      WEAG Box Office

  4. Linda Johnson

    This is for donation only – no tickets required. Thankful to hear all shows sold out. Good News!!
    Merry Christmas to All!!!

    • weagGCN

      Hi Linda,
      Thank you so much!!!
      Merry Christmas to you, as well.
      WEAG Box Office

  5. Tim Gilbert

    I am unable to find my tickets. They are 2 for 11 December at 7pm. Please resend them. Thanks! Tim Gilbert.

    • weagGCN

      Hi Tim,
      You don’t need to show tickets to get in.
      Simply state your name at the check-in tents.
      They have the lists of RSVPs.
      WEAG Box Office

  6. Karen

    Since there has been an increase in Covid numbers, how many attendees will be allowed per show?

    • weagGCN

      Hi Karen,
      We’re allowing 400 reservations per show though there is room on the field for many more than that. There are typically a number of no-shows. As seating is not provided, you are able to move to a viewing area that is more distant from others if you prefer.
      WEAG Box Office

  7. Maureen

    Are there any copies of past GCN performances for sale or is there any thought to broadcast one for those of us missing our Christmas tradition?

    • weagGCN

      Hi Maureen,
      We are considering that for Christmas Eve and/or Christmas.
      Stay tuned to and for any announcement that may be forthcoming.
      WEAG Box Office


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