The Christmas story came to life in a little pasture Friday and Saturday Dec. 17 and 18 when Tolar Baptist Church at 400 Tolar Hwy. sponsored Journey to Bethlehem. Hosts and attendees all bundled up for Saturday night’s outdoor festivities continually filled up four flatbed trailers pulled by tractors that took them on a hayride journey that first took them to angel Gabriel's visit to Mary all the way to the birth of Christ our Savior. Every stop featured music and live-action, some stops even featured live animals. After the chilly hayride everyone was invited indoors for Christmas carols, hot chocolate and chili pie served with fresh tortillas.