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Faith-Filled Festivities Make Christmas Season Shine at Holy Land Experience

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ORLAND, FLORIDA (December 10, 2009) — Christmas has always been America’s favorite and most anticipated holiday season, one which sparks the hearts and imaginations of individuals of all ages. And every Christmas season Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Holy Land Experience, one of America’s most innovative theme parks, goes all out to create one-of-a-kind programs, dramas, concerts, and exhibits guaranteed to make Christmas memories to last a lifetime for friends and guests of the park.

“Christmas is a season tailor-made to touch the hearts of individuals of all ages,” said Jan Crouch, president of Holy Land Experience. “And here at Holy Land Experience we pull out all the stops to make sure that our guests get a healthy dose of the true spirit of Christmas.”

Designed to take visitors back in time thousands of years to experience the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and the impacting truths of Scripture, during the Holiday season Holy Land Experience offers visitors a faith-filled Christmas experience unequaled anywhere. In addition to the unique thrill of walking the streets of a re-created ancient Jerusalem, park guests are treated to a variety of dramas, musicals, and programs that take them back in time to relive the real Christmas Story, including:

Come to The Manger. The village of Bethlehem comes alive in this Holy Land original musical. Guests will experience the hustle and bustle of a town turned upside down as they follow Mary and Joseph to the lowly stable where God gave His greatest gift of all. They’ll share in the awe of the shepherds who hear the angel’s charge to search out the birthplace of the Messiah. And they’ll join the Magi in worship and adoration of the newborn King of Kings!

Glorious Impossible. Beautiful harmonies and powerful dance fill the stage as the Holy Land Experience Singers and Dancers present a very special Christmas concert right on the steps of the Great Temple. Packed with moving and powerful gospel songs and Christmas favorites, this Holy Land Experience exclusive is sure to inspire and bless guests of all ages.

Ye Olde Christmas Carols. Guests will celebrate the birth of Jesus in a very special way as the Holy Land Experience Carolers, dressed in vintage costumes of yesteryear, bring old favorites and classic carols to life with fabulous and moving a capella harmonies.

The True Story of St. Nicholas. Laughs and surprises await guests as they’re taken back to the ancient village of Patara, where they are introduced to this beloved Third Century bishop who learns that it is better to give than to receive.

In addition to these annual favorites, guests will see the debut of the newest Christmas drama at Holy Land Experience, Miracles in the Stable. This is the Christmas Story as it’s never been seen before, as guests meet Luke, a crippled stable boy from Bethlehem, and Balaam, his pet donkey who is miraculously given the gift of gab. Laugh and delight fill the air as these two adventurers meet up with a mean and stingy old innkeeper, and experience the awesome and unexpected arrival of a tiny baby born in the manger of a local stable. Filled with comedy and miracles, Miracles in the Stable gives a fresh look at the birth of Jesus, the wonderful child born to save the world!

Jan Crouch noted that as always, guests will also be able to experience one of Holy Land Experience’s most requested and popular dramas, Behold the Lamb, a powerful and moving depiction of the death, burial, and miraculous resurrection of Jesus Christ. “Christmas is all about Christ coming to give His life for our salvation,” she said, “and we want to keep that important message as the focus of all we do at Holy Land Experience. That’s why the Christmas season is so important to us here, and why we’ve made it such a celebration.”

The admission price for Holy Land Experience includes all park activities (except dining and shopping) during operating hours. Wheelchairs are free, and special rates are offered to pre-booked bus groups. For hours of operation and other details, visit online at www.holylandexperience.com, or call 407-872-2272.

About Holy Land Experience

The Holy Land Experience is an exclusive interactive theme park in Orlando, Florida that combines innovative music, drama, and historical exhibits to offer visitors a face-to-face encounter with the transforming truths of the Bible. Bringing together the sights, sounds, tastes, and feel of the Bible world, HLE is a uniquely educational and inspiring experience. Its structures and exhibits accurately characterize the style, architecture, and settings of ancient Jerusalem, while its lively presentations provide visitors with one-of-a-kind scriptural perspectives. Colorful and dramatic re-creations of the ministry of Jesus, unforgettable stories from both the Old and New Testaments, glorious miracles, and life-changing triumphs will move and inspire HLE guests of all ages. For more information on the Holy Land Experience, visit www.holylandexperience.com.

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