Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

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PBS39’s Community Corner: Ilene Hochberg Wood

Conversation with Ilene Hochberg Wood and the Purseonality exhibit at Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites. Watch Video

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Visit Pennsylvania: 14 Holiday Hallmark Movie-esque Locations in Pennsylvania

Gallivant along the charming streets of Historic Bethlehem trimmed in twinkling lights and boosting with holiday cheer. Find wandering carolers, horse-drawn carriages, and strolling musicians. The festive atmosphere is truly a scene straight from a Hallmark classic. Not to mention, Christkindlmarkt nearby has been…

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New Jersey Family: 10 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Lehigh Valley

Bethlehem by Night Christmas Bus Tours November 29-December 30 (select dates) Adults $18.50, kids $12 The kids will feel like they’ve hopped a ride on Santa’s sleigh. Take in all the stunning lights and holiday decor in town on a…

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The Island Now: Going places: Favorite places to go where the holiday spirit glows brightest

Visit Christmas City, USA: Bethlehem, PA Experience the magic of the Christmas City: Bethlehem, in Lehigh Valley, PA boasts one of the top-ranked holiday markets in the world, now celebrating its 27th season. Christkindlmarkt (weekends, Nov. 22 – Dec. 22)…

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USA Today: 8 of the best towns for Christmas spirit in the Northeast

What's known as "Christmas City" isn't anywhere near the North Pole — instead, it's Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, which was established on Christmas Eve in 1741. Each year, thousands of travelers trek to its National Historic Landmark District for the holiday festivities. Read More

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WFMZ: Live Advent calendar returns to Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The countdown is on in the Christmas City. Historic Bethlehem's live Advent calendar is back! The Christmas countdown is held at 5:30 p.m. every night until December 23. An Advent door opens each night outside the Goundie…

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