Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Bethlehem By Night Christmas Hours

Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem," this bus tour explores the history & traditions of Bethlehem with guides in period dress.

November 27, 2020 - January 3, 2021

Highlights Include

Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with our certified costumed guide. 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.


Bethlehem By Night Tour Hours

  • Friday, November 27
  • Saturday, November 28
  • Sunday, November 29
  • Wednesday, December 2
  • Thursday, December 3
  • Friday, December 4
  • Saturday, December 5
  • Sunday, December 6
  • Wednesday, December 9
  • Thursday, December 10
  • Friday, December 11
  • Saturday, December 12
  • Sunday, December 13
  • Monday, December 14
  • Tuesday, December 15
  • Wednesday, December 16
  • Thursday, December 17
  • Friday, December 18
  • Saturday, December 19
  • Sunday, December 20
  • Monday, December 21
  • Tuesday, December 22
  • Wednesday, December 23
  • Saturday, December 26
  • Sunday, December 27
  • Monday, December 28
  • Tuesday, December 29
  • Wednesday, December 30
  • Saturday, January 2
  • Sunday, January 3

Tours run 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00 PM each day they are offered.


*Hours of operation and availability subject to change.


No tours on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.
For any questions about hours of operation please contact 1-800-360-TOUR.

Bethlehem By Night Tour FAQ

Where do I meet the bus?

The tour picks up and drops off passengers at the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center at 505 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

How long is the tour?

The tour is approximately 1 - 1.5 hour long, depending on traffic and weather.

If you are planning your visit, we recommend giving yourself a 2 hour window for enough time to get where you need to go!

Are there stops on this tour?

There are no stops on this tour. Passengers remain on the bus for the duration of the tour while a costumed Docent speaks on the area highlights.

Can I change my tour date?

All ticket purchases and tour dates are final.

Is this a "lights" tour?

We do not have a tour focused specifically on Christmas lights.  The Bethlehem by Night Bus 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.

Is this tour appropriate for children?

This tour is appropriate for all ages, but not all ages (specifically young children) may find this tour entertaining or fun. While the history of our city is amazing and the sights are certainly beautiful, we find people ages 14+ tend to appreciate the tour the most!

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The possibilities are endless!



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