Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution



On December 24, 1741, our city was christened "Bethlehem" by the Moravian Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf, and, in 1937, Bethlehem was deemed "Christmas City, USA," making Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites the perfect blend of rich history & Christmas traditions.

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites' Christmas season officially kicks off November 17, 2017 and runs through January 14, 2018!

Check out our exciting events & activities during the Christmas Season such as:
  • Tour Bethlehem at it's brightest - decked with dazzling twinkle lights, jingling with Christmas cheer, and full of wonderful activities.
  • Explore Gilded, an exhibit featuring sparkling and opulent display of craftsmanship and luxury.
  • Experience Trees of Historic Bethlehem, elegantly decorated Christmas Trees throughout our sites.
  • And much more!

Refer to our Christmas City FAQ's for more information!


Purchase your museum admission & tour tickets today!

Don't Wait - Plan Your Visit Today!

The exhibitions are included in a Multi-Site Trees Pass. Members receive free admission to museums.

Call 1-800-360-TOUR with questions about how to visit.

Book a Custom Tour

Make your visit to The Christmas City, USA one to remember!

Create a lasting, one-of-a-kind experience for your group, family members, wedding parties, clubs, or corporate teams with a custom tour. Our staff will help you design a visit that is customized to your interests, time frame, and price points.

Schedule a custom tour today, call 1-800-360-TOUR.

Christmas Season Hours

Christmas Season Hours

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites officially kicks off the Christmas season on November 17, 2017 and runs through January 14, 2018!Click below to see site or program hours of operation: Hours of operation and availability subject to change.  Visitor Center &...
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Christmas Exhibitions

Christmas Exhibitions

November 17, 2017 - January 14, 2018This Christmas, see Christmas trees from around the world come to life!Walk through this winter wonderland of Christmas trees inspired by different countries, beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club, on display throughout the Historic...
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Christmas Programs & Activities

Christmas Programs & Activities

Holiday Wassail Tree Lighting Open House  |  Live Advent Calendar  |  Kid's ClubHoliday Wassail Open HouseNovember 24, 2017 from 5 - 6:30 pmCelebrate the season by joining us at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts for our second annual tree lighting ceremony.See...
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Christmas Tours

Christmas Tours

Join us in celebrating 80 years of Bethlehem's Christmas traditions!Explore this winter wonderland of gilded Christmas trees from around the world, beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club, on display across six historic sites.PLUS, see the Holiday Putz Trail; a...
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Historic Bethlehem Partnership, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Registration and financial information about Historic Bethlehem Partnership, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999, or on the web at www.dos.state.pa.us. Registration does not imply endorsement.