Live Advent Calendar
The only one of its kind in the country! Visitors of the Historic Downtown Bethlehem will enjoy the 16th Annual one-of-a-kind tradition.
Hosted by the merchants of the Downtown Bethlehem Association (DBA), a council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites.
Live Advent Calendar Schedule
Check back for the full 2021 Schedule!
How can you participate?
- Visitors gather outside the door of the Goundie House at 5:30 pm
- At the time of the presentation, a selected visitor will be asked to walk up to the door and knock
- When the door is opened, a special guest from a local business or organization will appear and distribute treats among the crowd
The idea of the “Live Advent Calendar” is from the tradition of Advent Calendars or Christmas Countdown Calendars for children and families during the holidays. With a traditional calendar, there is a set number of “doors” to open each day as Christmas draws near. Traditional calendars provide a treat or verbiage each day.
The Historic DBA Advent Calendar will be life-sized with a special person to hand out the treat daily at 5:30pm. Each day will be a different local business featuring surprise entertainment.
Not familiar with the Live Advent Calendar in Bethlehem? Missed a night of the door? No Worries! Check our videos here!
For More Information
Call the Visitor Center at 1-800-360-TOUR to learn more or stop by the 1810 Goundie House at 5:30 to find out in person!