Christmas Season Activities & Hours
Join us for exciting new Christmas season activities that will become your new holiday tradition!
Christmas season runs through
December 30, 2020!
Christmas Site & Tour Hours
Our sites will be closed on the following days:
November 26, Thanksgiving Day; December 24, Christmas Eve; December 25, Christmas Day;
December 31, New Years Eve; and January 1, New Years Day.
NEW: Christmas in the Quarter
Colonial Industrial Quarter, 459 Old York Road
November 6-December 27
Thursday-Friday: 5 pm-8 pm
Saturday: 2 pm-8 pm
Sunday: 11 am-5 pm
For the first time ever the Colonial Industrial Quarter will your Christmas headquarters! Each day will packed with fun activities and workshops for the whole family. To light up your holiday season, the historic buildings will be illuminated for the first time ever each night at dusk. To learn more about all of the holiday happenings click the button below.
Christmas City Stroll
505 Main Street
November 6-December 30
Monday-Wednesday: 1 pm & 3 pm
Thursday-Sunday: 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm & 7 pm
Take a walk through beautiful downtown Historic Bethlehem with our certified guide in period dress. Discover the story of Bethlehem's unique beginning in 1741, the tales of a candle-in-every-window, and the renowned Bethlehem Star. Masks are required for all tours.
If you have a great experience on the Christmas City Stroll tour, our tour docents appreciate tips!
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Main Street in front of Central Moravian Church
November 20-December 31
Thursday-Sunday: 3 pm-9 pm
December 28-31: 3 pm-9 pm
These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through Bethlehem's beautiful downtown are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends.
Historic Bethlehem Live Advent Calendar
Indulge in our delicious sweet treats available only for the Christmas season! A limited supply are available for purchase at the Visitor Center and Museum Store and online:
- Groman's Moravian Sugar Cookies
- Nut Tassies from the Bake-A-Re
- English Walnut and Pumpkin Cheese rolls from Country Cottage Bakeshop
- HBMS signature chocolates from Highland Chocolates
Back by popular demand: Burnside Greens Sale & Market
1461 Schoenersville Road
November 28-December 6
Saturday & Sunday: 12 pm-4 pm
Enjoy rustic winter fun at Burnside Plantation this holiday season. Find your perfect decorations at our greens sale and don't miss the winter garden. Other offerings celebrate the farm's historic roots through hands-on activities, a barn bake sale, outdoor displays, family photo ops, and pop-up shops.
1810 Goundie House
501 Main Street
Seasonal holiday hours begin November 6.
November: Tuesday & Wednesday, 10 am-6 pm; Thursday-Sunday, 11 am-7 pm
December: Monday-Wednesday, 10 am- 6 pm; Thursday-Sunday, 11 am-7 pm
*Please call 1-800-360-TOUR to schedule an appointment.
The Smithy and the Blacksmith Program are being funded in whole or in part with funding received through the County of Northampton's Hotel Tax Program.
Historic Hotel Bethlehem
437 Main Street, Bethlehem
Spending the night in Historic Downtown Bethlehem? Stay at Historic Hotel Bethlehem with their "Christmas in Bethlehem" package! The package includes accommodations for 2, the Christmas City Stroll Walking Tour, admission to Christmas in the Quarter, and breakfast for 2.
Book your package now: 855.290.0503
Tours may be scheduled by appointment outside of regular operating hours. 24 hours notice is requested for all appointments. Minimum charge of $36 to schedule an appointment tour for non-members. Member appointments are free. Please call 1-800-360-TOUR with questions or to schedule.