The towns of Bethlehem and Littleton are located in New Hampshire. They are both on the Connecticut River and are bordered by the White Mountains. The town is primarily residential with an estimated population of 6,005 as of the 2020 census. Both are quaint and charming and feature a strong heritage. The towns are both close to the famous historic sites of the Holy Land. Here are some of the most interesting facts about these towns:
The Littleton Adventist Church has a goal to make the Bethlehem Experience an annual event that focuses on bringing the hope, joy, and light of Christ’s birth to people of all ages. Pastor Alise Weber, the Children and Family minister at the church, said they’re happy to host the event and hope to make it a tradition. The pictures in this article are courtesy of Littleton’s Facebook page.
A free, 30 minute Bethlehem Experience at the local church was one of the highlights of the town. The show featured an angel guiding Mary and Joseph as they emerged from the cave, holding the baby Jesus. A small cast of actors portrayed the angels surrounding the couple and a 10-month-old boy played the role of baby Jesus. Wise Men were also on hand to remind us that Jesus is the light of the world and we can rediscover Him this year.
A free 30-minute event hosted by the Littleton Adventist Church was also a highlight of the Bethlehem Experience. The live-action presentation showed the birth of Jesus and Mary. Joseph and Mary came out of the cave holding their baby Jesus. Angels surrounded the couple. Sully Palmer played the role of baby Jesus, and Wise Men invited the audience to rediscover the newborn Jesus and the true meaning of Christmas.
The town of Bethlehem has two major road projects this year. The first project, which is called the Rocks, is located in the White Mountains and is situated between Bethlehem and Littleton. This former summer home of the Glessners served as the family’s summer home. The Rocks was designed with a large number of guest rooms, so they could host guests for weeks on end. Afterwards, they would return to their summer home in the summer.
The towns of Bethlehem and Littleton share many attractions. The town’s CBD is full of funky stores. Chutters is a candy shop, featuring the “World’s Longest Candy Counter” and the famous Little Village Toy & Book Shop. The former has a rich history and boasts a variety of museums and art galleries. And in the town of Bethlehem, the famous Glessners’ summer home was known for its extravagant summer parties.