Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Holiday Putz Trail

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

We are excited to present our Holiday Putz Trail, a collection of displays at two of our historic sites. A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration used around Christmas time. The word comes from the German term, which means  “to decorate” or “to embellish.” These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story through the use of ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.

Putz Trail Locations

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites Putz Trail locations (included in your Trees Pass):
Additional Putz Trail locations (not included in your Trees Pass):

Our holiday season hours of operation run November 19, 2021 - January 2022.

Please contact the Visitor Center at 1.800.360.TOUR with any questions about this exhibit or hours of operation.

Putz trail


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