Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution



The Philadelphia Sun: Smooth Traveler: Central Virginia, Appomattox and the Blue Ridge Mountains

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is the ideal destination for the holidays with a renowned Christmas Market, gaily decorated streets and loads of activities. This year,  add “Purseonality,” an exhibition of more than 500 handbags, curated by collector Ilene Hochberg Wood and on…

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Morning Call: Holiday tree exhibits showcase ethnic traditions and fashion runway glamour

Here’s a chance to see Christmas trees that are fresh off the runway. Well, sort of. Couture Trees of Historic Bethlehem — a blend of both the world of fashion and holiday decor — is open through Jan. 12. Read…

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Morning Call: Collectible Christmas item: Bethlehem’s “Silent Night” holiday greeting card features snowy Moravian Church scene

One of Bethlehem’s oldest buildings — one still very much in use — is Central Moravian Church’s Old Chapel at Heckewelder Place in The Christmas City’s downtown historic district. The place of worship, like most of the stone buildings around…

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Pittsburgh Post Gazette: A Christmas star is born in Bethlehem, Pa.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. —  You don’t have to follow a star to find your way to this Bethlehem, but you will see one when you arrive. Shining down on the Lehigh Valley since 1937 is the Bethlehem Star, illuminating this former…

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24/7 Wall Street: The Most Festive Christmas Towns In The U.S.

Thanksgiving is over so we can officially start obsessing about Christmas. The festive feel this time of year has many people wishing for a quick celebratory getaway where Christmas spirit is everywhere. The good news is that there are plenty…

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Christmas City: Top 10 Must Try Holiday Desserts & Drinks in the Christmas City

Kiffles – Historic Bethlehem Visitors Center & Museum Store These rich and delectable cookies are a Hungarian classic. With dough made from cream cheese and piped with pastry filling, these treats will liven any party. Now available online and at…

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