Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


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!

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

501 Main Street

December 1-23 at 5:30 pm

The only one of its kind in the country! Visitors of the Historic Downtown Bethlehem will enjoy the annual one-of-a-kind tradition.

Holiday Desserts

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
  • Kiffles
  • Nut Tassies from the Bake-A-Re
  • English Walnut and Pumpkin Cheese rolls from Country Cottage Bakeshop
  • HBMS signature chocolates from Highland Chocolates

Volunteer this Season

Help us spread Christmas cheer!

We are looking for volunteers to help us bring history to life this season in a variety of positions. Fill out the form and we will be in contact!

Please contact Keith Sten, ksten@historicbethlehem.org, with any questions.

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.

Explore Burnside Plantation

Visitor Center & Museum Store


505 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

Learn more about our offerings: Historic Bethlehem Tours

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

Shop the beautiful home decor and accessories from Marche Maison Vintage Market and Domaci Flea at the 1810 Goundie House market! Join us for the Christmas Market reveal on Saturday, November 14!

*Please call 1-800-360-TOUR to schedule an appointment.

Moravian Museum
of Bethlehem

66 W. Church Street

The Moravian Museum of Bethlehem will be included as a stop on the Christmas City Stroll Walking Tour starting November 6, 2020.

*Please call 1-800-360-TOUR to schedule an appointment.

1750 Smithy

Smithy © Paul S. Bartholomew 012911004

Main Street, Adjacent to Historic Hotel Bethlehem

Seasonal holiday hours begin November 5.

Thursday-Sunday: 1 pm-8pm

Learn all about colonial-era smithing in Blacksmithing 101.
To register, call 1-800-360-TOUR.

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

Group Tours

Appointment Tours:

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.

2020 Sponsors

Thank you to our 2020 Historic Holidays Sponsors!

Electrical & Lighting Sponsor

Outdoor Seating & Heating Sponsor

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