One Starry Night

The family Christmas event that shines!

Event Overview

Bring the Christmas story to life!

At One Starry Night, kids and families head to Bethlehem, where they’ll see, touch, smell, and taste what life was like when Jesus was born.

One Starry Night is…

  • Easy for you—and your volunteers. Everything you need to plan this 1- to 3-hour outreach event is in one convenient kit.
  • So much fun that kids hate to leave! (Really…it happened at our field test!)
  • A great way to reach your community.
  • Perfect for any size church!

How It Works

Families step back into Bible times!

Families experience the night Jesus was born as they visit these engaging stations!

One Starry Night Rotation Chart

Stations Include:

The City Gate

Give kids and families the impression that they’re entering the ancient town of Bethlehem during the time of the census. Here, they’ll receive their Roman Denarii and Coin Pouch so they’re ready for a night of adventure!

The City Gate

The Stable

This isn’t your typical “living Nativity,” because families will talk with Joseph and Mary, ask them what it was like to stay in a stable, and discover that God used regular people to fulfill his promise. Plus, they’ll decorate their own One Starry Night Keepsake Ornament. What a remarkable reminder of Jesus, the Light of the World!

The Stable

The Inn

During the census, the inn is bound to be a hoppin’, happenin’ place, bustling and busy! Families stop here to decorate a Room-for-You Lantern as a reminder to leave a light on for Jesus in their homes this Christmas.

The Inn

The Census Taker’s Office

The whole reason for the trip to Bethlehem is the mandatory census—so no one can skip a stop here! The Census Taker will talk with your kids and families and then guide them in signing the official census list.

The Census Taker’s Office

Stargazer Hill

What is that large, new star in the sky? The visitors from the East will share what they believe the star signifies while kids and families use Stellar Constellation Viewers and Slides to go stargazing.

Stargazer Hill

The Fields

Families will meander to nearby fields and meet shepherds who share what it’s like to watch over sheep. Then it’s their turn! They’ll receive a Sheep Roundup Game Board to create lots of shepherding fun—at home, too!

The Fields

The Marketplace

Kids and families spend some time with Bible-times shopkeepers who share delicious treats and give the inside scoop on life in ancient Bethlehem.

The Marketplace


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Starter Kit

Easy for you AND your volunteers!

Simple, step-by-step directions give you everything you need to plan a fun-filled Christmas outreach event. This kit includes cool samples, media pack, and easy-to-follow guides for the director, set-up & decorating, outreach, and leading the experiences at each of the stations.

Plus, you’ll find ideas on how to get families from your community to attend—and have them return after your event.

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