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Throughout the Christmas season, Historic Bethlehem hosts a variety of festive family activities including holiday tree tours, lights displays downtown, carriage rides, seasonal music, or pictures with Santa, there's something for everyone!View All
With over 25 trees on display across our historic sites, the Trees of Historic Bethlehem display is a time-honored tradition in The Christmas City.Learn More
Designed especially for the Christmas season, this tour focuses on cherished traditions: a candle-in-every-window, bees wax candles, the renowned Star of Bethlehem and Moravian Star, the community Putz and more set among Bethlehem’s exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture and two National Historic Landmarks: the 1741 Gemeinhaus and the Bethlehem Waterworks.Learn More
Visit Historic Downtown Bethlehem from December 1 through 23 to experience our unique, annual Live Advent Calendar tradition. Hosted by the Downtown Bethlehem Association (DBA), an entity of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience — it's the only one like it in the country!View All
Warm up to the beauty of Bethlehem’s downtown with a Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy this special holiday tradition as the cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown Bethlehem. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends!Learn More
For a listing of hours during the Christmas holiday, please visit our Christmas Events page.
Our Bethlehem by Night Motorcoach Tour will take you around north and south-side Bethlehem and show you the best views of The Christmas City while you learn about its history. Historic buildings will have candles in every window and the city decorates various trees around town, which add to the Christmas City splendor. Our Trees of Historic Bethlehem Tour is another popular thing to see during the holidays. Don’t miss signing up for a carriage ride. It’s sure to become a treasured holiday memory.
Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites offers many activities and packages for the holidays, including: Christmas City Stroll, Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, Live Advent Calendar, Bethlehem By Night Motorcoach Tour, Trees of Historic Bethlehem, Holiday Putz Trail and more
Full museum tours will be offered on the hour at the Kemerer Museum and Moravian Museum and run approximately 40 minutes.
Trees of Historic Bethlehem Tours will run on the half hour for approximately 20 minutes.
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