Lehigh Valley Style: Bethlehem: The Christmas City
Horse-drawn carriages clop down streets lively with music and merriment, studded with twinkling lights and bright shop windows. A veritable snow globe, Bethlehem revels in its identity as the Christmas City. As the observance of the season has evolved over centuries, so has Bethlehem, from a Colonial landmark, to a steel town, to an ecosystem for the arts. Its history as a holiday hot spot is also one of rebirth, steeped in Moravian traditions and a resilient spirit of innovation.