Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

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This Is It TV: Marche Maison Winter Vintage Market at the 1810 Goundie House (Video)

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UncoveringPA.com: The 9 Most Festive Christmas Towns in Pennsylvania

Thanks to the state’s rich German and religious heritage, there are few better places in the United States to spend the holiday season than Pennsylvania. Many communities around the state put on fantastic and festive events during the season, but…

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UncoveringPA.com: Exploring Christmas City USA: 7 Things to Do in Bethlehem During the Holiday Season

On Christmas Eve 1741, a small group of Moravians and their benefactor, the German Count Nicolaus Zinzendorf, held a religious service to christen their new settlement. After observing the singing and atmosphere, Zinzendorf declared the new settlement to be known…

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Lehigh Valley Live: 18 last-minute gifts worth grabbing in the Christmas City

Busy Sidewalks There's just something about Bethlehem, aka the Christmas City, especially during the holiday season. Nearly every store is playing a favorite tune off my holiday playlist. People are smiling, holding doors open for strangers. Shoppers are eager, trying…

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Morning Call: Commentary: ArtsQuest CEO Kassie Hilgert: Bethlehem’s nonprofits and small businesses make Christmas in Christmas City magical

ith Thanksgiving and Black Friday behind us, it’s time to celebrate one of the most magical times of the year — Christmas in the Christmas City. From its christening as “Bethlehem” on Christmas Eve 1741, to being named Christmas City…

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Morning Call: Live Advent Calendar Surprises in Historic Bethlehem

It’s the perfect attraction for the Christmas City — a Live Advent Calendar. Historic Bethlehem’s 13th annual event — the only one of its kind in the country — runs through Dec. 23 at the 1810 Goundie House on Main…

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