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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 three 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 ornately produced figurines, animals and building structures to recreate the holiest of scenes.

Putz Trail Locations

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites Putz Trail locations:
Additional Putz Trail locations:

Our holiday season hours of operation run November 20, 2017 - January 14, 2018.

Please contact the Visitor Center at 1-800-360-TOUR with any questions about this exhibit or hours of operation.

Holiday Putz Trail is included with a Multi-Site Trees Pass.

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