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 and Christmas traditions.

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites' Christmas season officially kicks off November 1, 2018 and runs through January 13, 2019!

Check out our exciting events & activities during the Christmas Season such as:

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 City Trolley Rides

To experience all of Bethlehem’s historic holiday events and attractions!

Sponsored by Historic Hotel Bethlehem and ArtsQuest

Christmas City Trolley Schedule: November 16 - December 23

  • First trolley runs Friday-Saturday, 11 am – 8 pm, and Sunday, noon – 6 pm
  • A second trolley runs Saturdays and select Sundays, noon – 6 pm

Trolley stops include:

  • Walnut Street Parking Garage
  • Main Street/Christmas City Village (stops at Sun Inn and Moravian Book Shop)
  • Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem and SteelStacks
  • Mechanic Street near New Street (at the exit from the 3rd Street parking lot)

Christmas Season Hours

Christmas Season Hours

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites officially kicks off the Christmas season on November 16, 2018 and runs through January 13, 2019!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 16, 2018 - January 13, 2019This Christmas, explore one of our most popular exhibits of the holidays!Walk through this winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club, on display throughout various historic sites within Bethlehem.November...
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Christmas Programs & Activities

Christmas Programs & Activities

Experience the holidays like never before in historic Bethlehem - Christmas City, USA! Our Christmas Programs will immerse you in the rich and beautiful history of local holiday traditions with family-friendly activities perfect for your visit.Holiday Wassail Tree Lighting Open...
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Christmas Tours

Christmas Tours

Join us in celebrating 80 years of Bethlehem's Christmas traditions!From November 16 to January 13, explore this winter wonderland of Christmas trees, beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club, on display across six historic sites.PLUS, see the Holiday Putz Trail;...
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Christmas City Combo Ticket

Christmas City Combo Ticket

Price: $25Ticket includes a 1-day pass to Christkindlmarktand a multi-site pass to Trees of Historic Bethlehem.Christkindlmarkt:November 16, 2018 - December 23, 2018Trees of Historic Bethlehem:November 16, 2018 - January 14, 2019This holiday season, experience “Christmas City, USA” like never before...
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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.