Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution

Christmas Tours


Trees of Historic Bethlehem Pass

Walk through this winter wonderland of Christmas carol-inspired trees, beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club, on display across five historic sites. PLUS, see the Anniversary Holiday Putz Trail; a Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Story.

Trees of Historic Bethlehem Pass includes admission to:

  • Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts
  • Moravian Museum of Bethlehem
  • 1810 Goundie House
  • 1869 Luckenbach Mill
  • Single Sisters' House
  • Anniversary Holiday Putz Trail

Christmas City Stroll

Take a walk through beautiful downtown Historic Bethlehem with our certified guide in period dress. Discover the  story of Bethlehem's unique beginning in 1741, the tales of a candle-in-every-window, and the renowned Bethlehem Star.

Historic highlights include Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, including two National Historic Landmarks, the 1741 Gemeinhaus and the Bethlehem Waterworks. The tour route is part of Bethlehem's National Historic Landmark District, designated by the Secretary of the Interior in 2012.

The perfect tour for your 2016 Christmas Visit!

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Bethlehem By Night Bus Tour

Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with our certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Bus tours are available Thursdays through Sundays.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Our holiday season hours of operation for carriage rides run November 26 - December 31. Carriages will be offered every day December 15-December 31.

Book your 2016 Christmas Season carriage rides today! Call 1-800-360-TOUR

Enjoy a holiday tradition for locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through Bethlehem's beautiful downtown, featuring the National Historic Landmark District of Historic Moravian Bethlehem, are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends.

The cost of a carriage ride is $60 and carriages seat up to 4 people. Tickets to carriage rides are non-transferable and non-refundable. Discounted rates are available for select ride times.

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The Moravian Story Walking Tour

Discover how the Moravians were innovators in medicine, architecture, ministry, and music on this tour of:

  • Tour the 1752 Apothecary
  • The 1758/1765 Nain-Schober House
  • The newly opened 1744/1752 sections of the Single Sisters’ House

Make Your Christmas Special with a Custom Tour

Founded on December 24, 1741, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is “Christmas City, USA.” Each year, thousands of visitors journey here to explore the beauty of Historic Bethlehem, a National Historic Landmark District, at Christmas.

Your group’s Christmas City Experience starts with Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites.

  • Tour the Christmas City on a Bethlehem By Night Bus Tour.
  • Arrange a Christmas City Stroll with one of our certified guides in period 1700s-era Moravian dress.
  • Vote for your favorite tree in the Trees of Many Colors display
  • Discover a cherished Bethlehem tradition, the Holiday Putz Trail.
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