CHRISTMAS IN BETHLEHEM

Sparkling white lights adorn trees in the Historic Moravian District and beautiful, LED colored lights have been placed in the trees in the South Side Arts District. A live Advent Calendar involves a downtown merchant coming out the door of the historic Goundie House on Main Street at 5:30 PM each night with a treat for whoever is waiting. Many other festivities will take place in our beautiful Historic Downtown.

Discover why Bethlehem is the Christmas City.

GET THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT 

Historic Bethlehem's Clash of the Carols Logo

CLASH OF THE CAROLS

Join us for this year's A Capella event!

THINGS TO DO IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BETHLEHEM

Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites has Christmas-themed walking tours, bus tours and carriage rides. Costumed guides will lead the way to their museums that are decorated as they would have been when the Moravians first walked through these streets in the 1700’s and 1800’s. 

Santa Haus in Bethlehem, PA

SANTA'S HAUS

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Live Advent in Bethlehem, PA

LIVE ADVENT

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Christmas Window Decoration Competition

WINDOW CONTEST

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GET THE CHRISTMAS CITY TROLLEY

Sponsored By Historic Hotel Bethlehem & ArtsQuest

Bethlehem offers two wonderful, festive Christmas venues for all of your holiday shopping needs. Huts on Main is located in the heart of our Historic District at the South End of Main Street and Christkindlmarkt is located at the ArtsQuest Steel Stacks Campus.   

We offer a complimentary trolley service each Friday and Saturday from 11 AM -8 PM and Sunday from 12 PM – 6 PM. A second trolley will also be running on each Saturday from 12 PM – 6 PM and each Sunday from 12 PM – 5 PM (from November 25 – December 16). This trolley runs every 20 – 30 minutes and will shuttle you between the Historic District and the SouthSide Arts District.

There are convenient stops available at: The Moravian Book Shop on Main Street, The Sun Inn on Main Street, The Walnut Street Parking Garage, Mechanic Street near New Street (at the exit from the 3rd Street parking lot), and Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem and Steel Stacks.

GET THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

Bethlehem knows how to do Christmas. Watch and see all the amazing things that go on in Bethlehem during the Christmas season.

We Get Christmas!

MORE CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Bethlehem By Night Bus Tour 2019

Bethlehem By Night Bus Tour 2019

From November 29 - December 30, sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites' certified guide in period . Deemed “the best way to see...

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Christmas City Stroll 2019

Christmas City Stroll 2019

Experience “The Christmas City” on a walking tour of one of America’s National Historic Landmark Districts from November 22 - December 30. Certified guides in period dress will lead you through...

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Historic Hotel Bethlehem Self-Guided Tour

Historic Hotel Bethlehem Self-Guided Tour

From November 25, 2019 – January 14, 2019, enjoy a free, self-guided tour of Historic Hotel Bethlehem's spectacular Christmas display throughout the entire hotel from 8 AM - 9 PM! View over 35,000+...

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Trees of Historic Bethlehem 2019

Trees of Historic Bethlehem 2019

From November 22 - January 12, experience the fashion of Christmas Couture with Trees of Historic Bethlehem, beautifully adorned and decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club! Journey through four...

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MORE THINGS TO DO DOWNTOWN BETHLEHEM

Tours

1761 Tannery

1761 Tannery

The Tannery was constructed in 1761 and resides in the Colonial Industrial Quarter next to the butchery to tan hides into leather. Moravian tanners produced about 3,000 hides a year for use by the community and as a product to raise funds to support the community....

Bethlehem By Night Bus Tour 2019

Bethlehem By Night Bus Tour 2019

From November 29 - December 30, sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites' certified guide in period . Deemed “the best way to see Bethlehem,” this tour with a guide in period explores the and...

Christmas City Stroll 2019

Christmas City Stroll 2019

Experience “The Christmas City” on a walking tour of one of America’s National Historic Landmark Districts from November 22 - December 30. Certified guides in period dress will lead you through centuries of Bethlehem’s history, from its 1741 founding to the city’s...

Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites

Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites proudly preserves 20 historic sites, working tirelessly to restore, educate, and learn all we can bout these beautiful buildings and their storied pasts. The mission of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is to bring history...

Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center & Museum Store

Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center & Museum Store

The Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center is the place to start your visit to Bethlehem and order tour tickets, gather information, and shop in the museum store. The majority of our historic sites are within walking distance from the Visitor Center. Burnside Plantation,...

Historic Hotel Bethlehem Self-Guided Tour

Historic Hotel Bethlehem Self-Guided Tour

From November 25, 2019 – January 14, 2019, enjoy a free, self-guided tour of Historic Hotel Bethlehem's spectacular Christmas display throughout the entire hotel from 8 AM - 9 PM! View over 35,000+ lights, 26 sparkling Christmas trees, 36 wreaths, six 7 foot toy...

Moravian Museum of Bethlehem

Moravian Museum of Bethlehem

The Moravian Museum of Bethlehem introduces guests to the earliest history of the Bethlehem community. On tours, guests discover the remarkable stories behind Bethlehem's founders, including early Moravian medicinal practices, communal living, missionary work, and a...

Trees of Historic Bethlehem 2019

Trees of Historic Bethlehem 2019

From November 22 - January 12, experience the fashion of Christmas Couture with Trees of Historic Bethlehem, beautifully adorned and decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club! Journey through four historic sites where over 20 trees display decorations inspired by famous...

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