Home of the Singing Christmas Tree

Don't miss the Show! December 3,4,5 & 10,11,12 at 7:00 pm plus a matinee on December 11 at 2:00 pm

Saturday Rehearsal

Today is our first Saturday rehearsal with the entire ensemble including all of the soloists, ensembles, dancers, and choir.  It is always great to see each part coming together and get a picture of what the whole production looks like.  We also get to see some of the lighting which the tech team has worked many, many, many hours to prepare. 

The countdown is on – 12 days till our opening night!!!!

First Choir Practice in the Tree

This past Wednesday was our first choir practice in the Tree. It is always a hectic evening when there are 50 people to organize and explain the order of getting into the Tree….but what fun!! We had a great evening and the choir sounds great. All the words are now memorized and you can see the joy on peoples faces in anticipation of the big opening night.
We hope to see you there.

Setting the Stage

Every year it is a monumental task to set the stage for the Gift of Christmas. It would never get done if it wasn’t for our huge volunteer base. We couldn’t do it without them. Over the course of this past week, a committed team has been building the set for this year’s production. This includes setting up the floor to ceiling Christmas tree, rigging all of the lights and electrical and assembling a town square right on stage. This year will definitely be one for the books.

Better than telling you about it, have a look at the video below. 24 hours of work in 58 seconds.

Choir Practices are in Full Swing

The choir is getting bigger and bigger.  We now have approximately 55 people in the choir this year which means a full Tree.  Very exciting.

We’re about half way through the practices and the choir sounds great so far.  Everyone is having fun learning all new songs this year and there is nothing better than seeing the smiles on people’s faces when they successfully sing a phrase they’ve been struggling with.   Wednesdays are my favourite day!!!

Off to the Races

We’ve Already Begun

Well, it’s finally here: Year 12 of the Gift of Christmas and we couldn’t be more excited. While Christmas decorations have barely hit the shelves, things are in full swing for Christmas here at Bethel. Practices have started, sets are being built and you can almost feel the snow is already on it’s way! Ok, maybe no snow yet, but it is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

Can’t Wait to See You

Over the next 6 weeks we’re going to ramping up toward our performances that will take place in the first two weeks of December. We’re going to be keeping you up to date with what’s going on around here on this blog: from how the set design is coming along play-by-plays of the dress rehearsals. So stay tuned and we hope you’ll check back often and get as excited as we are for this year’s Gift of Christmas Production.

More photos, videos and fun coming soon!


  • First Weekend
    • Dec 3rd at 7:00 pm
    • Dec 4th at 7:00 pm
    • Dec 5th at 7:00 pm
  • SecondWeekend
    • Dec 10th at 7:00 pm
    • Dec 11th at 2:00 pm
    • Dec 11th at 7:00 pm
    • Dec 12th at 7:00 pm