ORIGINALLY planned to take place in the Alameda Gardens on December 22 in the centre of Marbella, the 34th Annual Living Bethlehem was postponed due to very heavy rainfall.
Instead, thanks to agreement with the Marbella Council, the 120 plus amateur actors, many of whom were associated with the Maldonado Sisters Dance Academy were able to take part the following Sunday, December 29.
Everyone taking part dressed as if they were inhabitants of old Bethlehem and as well as the Holy Family, there were shepherds, angels, King Herod, Roman soldiers and townspeople as well as the Magi.
The role of Jesus was played by a little girl called Anaya who was just one month old.
There were large numbers of visitors who were encouraged to leave donations which were collected on behalf of the Marbella palliative care unit of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC).
In addition there was a raffle as well as market stalls selling tasty treats and a special paella for those who were there at lunchtime.