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UncoveringPA.com: Exploring Christmas City USA: 7 Things to Do in Bethlehem During the Holiday Season

On Christmas Eve 1741, a small group of Moravians and their benefactor, the German Count Nicolaus Zinzendorf, held a religious service to christen their new settlement. After observing the singing and atmosphere, Zinzendorf declared the new settlement to be known as Bethlehem.

The fact that Bethlehem is known Christmas City USA is only surprising in that the moniker wasn’t coined until 1937. Today, Bethlehem is one of the best places to experience the holiday season in Pennsylvania.

Having had a chance to experience the Christmas season in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, here are a few of my top suggestions for things to do during this festive time of year.

Read about all there is to do!


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