Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

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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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Morning Call: PICTURES: Historic Turkey Trot 5K in Bethlehem

Runners came out on a chilly morning for the 17th annual Turkey Trot Competitive Run/Walk through Bethlehem's historic district on Saturday morning. (SHARON K. MERKEL / Special to The Morning Call) See Photos

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Travel Through Life: The 8 BEST Things to Do During Christmas in Bethlehem, PA

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is a historic town that was enthusiastically named through song on Christmas Eve in 1741. Throughout its existence, this Lehigh Valley town has long been known for Moravians and Christmas traditions. We first wanted to explore Bethlehem because of the Moravian…

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