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Experience Christmas in Historic Bethlehem

Join us in celebrating 80 years of Bethlehem's Christmas traditions!

Trees of Historic Bethlehem

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 Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Story.

Christmas City Stroll

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.

Historic highlights include Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, including two National Historic Landmarks, the 1741 Gemeinhaus and the Bethlehem Waterworks.

Bethlehem By Night

Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with our certified guide in period dress.

Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

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.  Be amazed by the National Historic Landmark District of Historic Moravian Bethlehem as you enjoy a holiday tradition for locals and guests alike.

Create Your Own Group Tour

Photo Credit: Nancy Swolensky

Founded on December 24, 1741, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is “Christmas City, USA.” Each year, thousands of visitors journey here to explore the beauty of Historic Bethlehem, a National Historic Landmark District, at Christmas.

Your group’s Christmas City Experience starts with Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites.

  • Tour the Christmas City on a Bethlehem By Night Bus Tour.
  • Arrange a Christmas City Stroll with one of our certified guides in period 1700s-era Moravian dress.
  • Vote for your favorite tree in the Trees of Historic Bethlehem display.
  • Discover a cherished Bethlehem tradition, the Holiday Putz Trail.

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