Experience life the night Christmas began.

Hundreds of costumed volunteers bring to life this outdoor production that Compassion Christian Church has hosted since 1998.

Around 30,000 people from around the world are expected to attend over 10 nights.

Step back centuries in time and join others heeding the Roman decree that all must go to be taxed, each to his own ancestral home. Board a boat to cross the Sea of Galilee. Encounter wise men traveling across the desert. Watch evil King Herod pacing and plotting in his opulent palace. Enter the gates of ancient Bethlehem, teeming with travelers and shopkeepers. Follow shepherds to find a baby lying in a manger, and let the wonder of the season come to life in that star-lit stable.

November - December 2016

Enter 5 - 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 30
Thursday, Dec. 1
Friday, Dec. 2
Saturday, Dec. 3
Sunday, Dec. 4
Wednesday, Dec. 7
Thursday, Dec. 8
Friday, Dec. 9
Saturday, Dec. 10
Sunday, Dec. 11
Frequently Asked Questions

Upon arrival in our main lobby, you will register and be assigned to a group of 30 people. You will make the journey to Bethlehem with this group.

First you will go into our indoor Worship Center, where you will experience the first part of The Journey: a live production of beautiful Christmas music.

Then you will be led outside to begin your journey. You will learn the history of your group and receive your citizenship papers. You will ride a boat across the “Sea of Galilee,” and you will walk a trail where you will encounter Mary, Joseph, an angel and Mary’s cousin, Elizabeth. You will come upon wise men following a star. You will see evil King Herod plotting and pacing in his palace. You will experience the sights, smells, sounds and tastes in the Bethlehem marketplace. And then you'll follow shepherds to find the baby Jesus lying in a manger.

Visitors can enter The Journey any time between 5 - 8 p.m. on any Journey night. Last admission is at 8 p.m. Once registered, you can expect your Journey experience to last for several hours.

If you purchase a timed ticket, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your time slot to allow adequate time for parking and getting into the building.

Visitors can expect to be here several hours on non-peak times. The second week of the production is generally more crowded, as are Friday and Saturday nights. Peak times will be longer.
The second week of the production usually draws even larger crowds than the first. Weekend nights are also busier than week nights.

We have golf carts available for people with special needs who are unable to walk the trail. Please visit the special needs table in the lobby area when you arrive.

Please note that strollers and wheelchairs are not allowed on the trail. We have a parking area for them near the trail entrance.

We will offer interpretation for people with hearing impairments at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance and go to the special needs table in the lobby.

The Journey experience is roughly 3/10 of a mile on a cleared path through the woods. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Please note that strollers are not allowed on The Journey trail. We have a stroller parking area for them near the trail entrance.
Since a large part of the experience will be outside, guests should dress with the winter weather in mind.
Childcare is not provided.

Please note that strollers are not allowed on The Journey trail. We have a stroller parking area for them near the trail entrance.
Young children can definitely enjoy The Journey! As you can expect to be here for several hours, we recommend you bring any food and drink they may need. You may also like to bring a book or quiet game to keep them entertained during the musical part of the experience.

Please note that strollers are not allowed on The Journey trail. We have a stroller parking area for them near the trail entrance.
Advance ticket purchase is recommended as it will speed up your registration time. However, tickets will be available for purchase at the door until the maximum visitor capacity for each night is reached.
Your ticket is now good for general admission on any day or time during the production.
Children Aged 5 or
Under: Free

General Admission Tickets

General admission tickets are valid for entry to The Journey from 5 - 8 p.m. on any Journey night. They can be purchased online, at Compassion Christian's Resource Center or at the door.

Timed Tickets

Timed tickets are valid for a specific date and time. The music part of your Journey experience will begin at the time stated on your ticket. If you miss your time slot, your ticket is still good for general admission on any Journey night, but the difference in price between the timed ticket and the general admission ticket cannot be refunded. These tickets are limited in number and can only be purchased online.


Tickets for children aged 5 and under are free.

Group and First Responder Discounts

Groups of five or more are eligible for a $2 discount off each general admission ticket. If purchasing online, the discount will be applied automatically when you add five or more tickets to your cart.

Military, fire and police personnel and their immediate family members are eligible for a $2 discount off each general admission ticket purchased at Compassion Christian's Resource Center. Please present your ID at time of purchase. This discount is not available online.

Discounts are not applicable to timed tickets.

We are experiencing a few technical issues with our online ticketing system. If you are unable to purchase tickets online, don't worry. We have plenty of tickets available for purchase at the door.

For more information about the event, call our Journey hotline at 912-629-3355. To ask questions or to resolve ticket issues, leave a voicemail at 912-629-3359 and we'll return your call as soon as possible.

Email us with questions about tickets

Be part of creating The Journey 2016 experience

The Journey draws tens of thousands of people from across the Southeast to experience life the night Christmas began. Many of them will hear the story of Jesus’ birth for the first time.

You can be part of it.

Journey Jobs

It takes over 1,000 volunteers to make The Journey happen. Be part of telling the Christmas story this December by signing up for a Journey Job here.

Scripted Actor Schedule

Find your Journey photo

If you had your photo taken at our Journey photo booth, you can download and share it here. You can search for your photo ID number or by the date you attended The Journey.

Find my Journey Photo

Tell us what you enjoyed about
The Journey

The Journey CD

The beautiful Christmas music you hear as you start your Journey isn’t limited to the event.

Purchase the 2016 Journey CD and enjoy the music throughout the holiday season.

It’s available at Compassion Christian’s Resource Center and from iTunes, Amazon and other online digital music vendors.

Compassion Christian Church
55 Al Henderson Blvd.
Savannah, GA 31419
Approximately 2 miles
from I-95 Exit 94


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For information about attending the event, please call 912‑629‑3359 or email journey@compassionchristian.com.