Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Christmas Information

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.

November 20, 2020 to January 17, 2021

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

Check back for the 2020 Trolley schedule!

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)


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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.