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
December 1 – Aardvark Sports Shop
December 2 – East Stroudsburg University
December 3 – Franklin Hill Vineyards
December 4 – Lehigh Valley With Love
December 5 – American Cancer Society
December 6 – Musselman Jewelers
December 7 – Historic Hotel Bethlehem
December 8 – Moravian University
December 9 – Bethlehem Food Co-Op
December 10 – Donegal Square/Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar
December 11 – Hand Cut Crystal/Bethlehem Christmas Shoppe
December 12 – Christmas City Spirits
December 13 – Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop
December 14 – Edge Restaurant
December 15 – Fig Magazine
December 16 – Brownstone Design Studio
December 17 – Donegal Square/Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar
December 18 – Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
December 19 – Zoellner Arts Center – Lehigh University
December 20 – RCN
December 21 – Edge Restaurant
December 22 – Bethlehem Parking Authority
December 23 – Downtown Bethlehem Association
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!