Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution



Life at Full Throttle: A holiday visit to the Christmas City

A visit to Bethlehem this time of year can get even the grouchiest of Grinches into the holiday spirit. It’s truly a magical place filled with rich and unique holiday traditions. Read more.

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Welcome to ‘Putztown’: Miniature Christmas world comes to Historic Bethlehem

In keeping with the holiday spirit of building a Moravian Putz — a miniature, detailed model of The Nativity scene — a Bethlehem architect, artist, and craftsman is presenting an expansion of that tiny world into an elaborate new exhibit…

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The 32 Best Places to Spend Christmas Around the World

For the past three decades, the little town of Bethlehem in Pennsylvania has channeled its name and transformed into “Christmas City” for the holidays. Celebrations are centered around the Christkindlmarkt at the SteelStacks, with more than 50 booths featuring artisan…

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In praise of the putzes: Bethlehem’s embrace of a Christmas tradition dating back centuries

Each December, dozens of putzes appear in the historic city of Bethlehem settled by the Moravians in 1741. Read more.

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Bethlehem being featured on Hallmark’s ‘Christmas Cam’

The Christmas City is one of five festive towns across the country to be chosen for the Hallmark Channel's online feature. Read more.

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10 Great Things to Do in Pennsylvania in December

Without a doubt, December is one of our favorite months of the year. With the holiday season in full swing, there are many fantastic things to do during Christmas in PA. Read more.

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