Historic Hotel Bethlehem
437 Main Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
Local Phone: 610-625-5000

Christmas at Hotel Bethlehem

Join us this holiday season and experience the highly anticipated Christmas at Hotel Bethlehem. This renowned annual tradition is full of charm and wonder the entire family can enjoy.

Historic Hotel Bethlehem, located in historic downtown Bethlehem, PA, boasts a spectacular display of over 35,000 Christmas lights, a multitude of uniquely decorated Christmas trees, 36 wreaths, six 7ft Toy Soldiers, two life size Nutcrackers and a gingerbread house modeled after the hotel. We invite you to rediscover your childhood wonderment, and unwrap a memorable holiday experience that your family will cherish for years to come.

Entertainment

Trees of Historic Bethlehem

Kemerer Museum & Moravian Museum

December 12 – 18
Monday – Wednesday | By Appointment
Thursday – Friday | 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday | 11 am – 7 pm

December 19 – 31
Monday – Friday | 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday | 11 am – 7 pm

1810 Goundie House

December 12 – 31
Monday – Sunday | 11 am – 7 pm

January 2 – 8
Monday – Wednesday | By Appointment
Thursday – Sunday | 11 am – 5 pm

January 9 – 15
Monday – Wednesday | By Appointment
Thursday – Sunday | 11 am – 4 pm

Trees of Historic Bethlehem Cont.

Luckenbach Mill & Single Sisters’ House

December 12 – 18
Monday – Wednesday | By Appointment
Thursday – Sunday | 11 am – 5 pm

January 2 – 8
Monday – Friday | By Appointment
Saturday – Sunday | 11 am – 5 pm

January 9 – 15
Monday – Friday | By Appointment
Saturday – Sunday | 11 am – 4 pm

Historic Bethlehem Live Advent Calendar

The one and only kind in the country!
December 1  – 23 |  5:30pm
1810 Goundie House at 505 Main Street
Sponsored by Downtown Bethlehem Association (DBA)


Shopping

Christmas City Village

November 24 – December 23
Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Bethlehem was named the Christmas City in 1937. The Christmas City Village is located in the heart of Bethlehem’s historic downtown where visitors have a unique selection of holiday shopping options.

Christkindlmarkt

November 17-19  |  24-26
December 1-3  |  7-10  |  14-17  |  21-23

Application available for Artist/Craftsperson:
www.christmascity.org/christkindlmarkt/

Application Deadline: Jury 2: August 30, 2017


Tours

Bethlehem By Night Bus Tour

Tour includes a visit to the Bethlehem star and guests are guided through north and south Bethlehem while hearing about the early and current holiday traditions.
Price: Adults $15; Children $9\

November 24 – December 17
Thursday – Friday |  5 pm, 6 pm & 7 pm

December 18 – 30
Sunday | 5 pm, 6 pm & 7 pm

Book a tour: 1-800-360-TOUR

Christmas Traditions at the Museums

Moravian Museum of Bethlehem

Immerse yourself in the Moravian Christmas Traditions

Kemerer Museum

Home to one of the largest antique doll collections in the country.

November 20 – January 14
– Tours are offered every hour, leaving on the hour

November 20 – 26
Monday – Wednesday | By Appointment
Thursday | CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING
Friday – Sunday | 11 am – 5 pm

November 27 – 17
Monday – Wednesday | By Appointment
Thursday | 11 am – 5 pm
Friday – Saturday | 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday | 11 am – 5 pm

December 18 – 31
Monday – Thursday | 11 am – 5 pm
Friday – Saturday | 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday | 11 am – 5 pm
* Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day
* New Year’s Eve hours: 11am-4pm

January 1 – 7
Monday | Closed New Year’s Day
Tuesday – Wednesday | By Appointment
Thursday – Sunday | 11 am – 5 pm

January 8 – 14
Monday – Friday | By Appointment
Saturday – Sunday | 11 am – 4 pm

Holiday Lunches and Receptions at our Historic Sites

Available by advanced reservation, arrangements to be made through contacting Historic Bethlehem Museum and Sites at 1-610-882-0450 ext. 19. Menus and pricing are available.

Christmas City Stroll

November 22 -January 7

Highlights of the tour:
– The tale of a candle-in every window
– Bethlehem’s Victorian and colonial architecture
– Two National Historic Landmarks, the 1741 Gemeinhaus and Bethlehem Waterworks
– Information on the re-owned Bethlehem Star on the South mountain

Price: $15 per adult, $9 per child

Visitors Center

505 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018

November 20 – December 3
Monday – Wednesday | 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday – Sunday | 10 am – 8 pm
CLOSED – THANKSGIVING

December  4 – 31
Monday – Sunday | 10 am – 8 pm
* Visitor Center and 1810 Goundie House will close at 2PM on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day.

January 1 – 7
Monday | CLOSED NEW YEAR’S DAY
Tuesday – Sunday | 10 am – 5 pm
* Visitor Center and 1810 Goundie House will close at 5PM on New Year’s Eve.

January 8 – 14
Monday – Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday – Sunday | 10 am – 5 pm

Christmas City Stroll

November 24 – 17
Monday – Tuesday | 3 pm – 9 pm

December 18 – 31
Wednesday – Saturday | 3 pm – 9 pm
* carriage rides are every 20 minutes, Price: $60 *Does not include service fees

Seating: 4 people
Call 1-800-360-TOUR

Carriage rides are non-refundable, and all dates and times are final. Discounted rates are available for select ride times

Holiday Putz Trail

The word “putz” in German means “to decorate” or “to embellish”. Includes stops at three historic sites. Call to reserve your tour through Central Moravian’s Putz display and enjoy the Moravian musical experience.


Celebrate this season with a chronicle Christmas tour!

Start off in the main lobby, built in 1922 in the midst of the “Roaring Twenties”. Take a journey back in time as your explore the Corinthian columns and replicas of the original lighting fixtures hung overhead. Swing by The Tap Room, festive with holiday spirit and oversized lighted ornaments, a nice pause for a Hot Toddy before continuing on your way to the Lobby level.

Continue to the Mural Ballroom, named for the outstanding murals painted in 1936 by famed American artist, George Gray. Tell the story of Bethlehem from the walking purchase of William Penn into the industrial age. Be surrounded by a glistening fifteen foot tree and wreaths emulating the Christmas spirit. Enjoy the aromas and splendor of our on-site restaurant, 1741 On the Terrace, as you make your way through our “Christmas in the Garden” themed room. Recently restored to replicate the original solarium concept of 1922, this room offers a fantastic view of the National Historic Landmark District that is truly breathtaking.

Lastly, take a stroll to the second floor mezzanine overlooking the lobby and the grand marble staircase. You’ll have a fantastic view, not only of the merry holiday crowd, but also the outstanding hand painted nativity display over the main entrance. Wrap up your tour on your way to our Grand Ballroom, to experience the festive wreaths, garland and another fifteen foot Christmas tree to compliment the opulent and historic space.

Be sure to download and print our 2016 Self Guided Christmas Tour brochure and enjoy the journey for yourself.

Download Christmas Tour Brochure

The Shoppe at Hotel Bethlehem

Don’t forget this year’s collector’s edition ornament, available each year for purchase in The Shoppe at Hotel Bethlehem. This year’s ornament captures the spectacular view of Historic Bethlehem through the Palladian windows of 1741 on the Terrace.

Located centrally in the Lehigh Valley in Historic Downtown Bethlehem with a wide variety of women’s clothing, jewelry, purses, hats, scarves, wraps and special gifts. The Shoppe is the perfect spot, shopping for gifts for that special someone, this time of year!

Also located in The Shoppe is our unique Ice Cream Parlor as the new home to Penn State Creamery Ice Cream in the Lehigh Valley. This location is truly the best of two worlds! While browsing the accessories and clothing, enjoy a scoop or two of our 12 ice cream flavors.

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Weddings & Events

Restored to its original 1922 grandeur, Hotel Bethlehem is the perfect venue for your wedding reception, banquet or private party and special event.

Floor-to-ceiling palladium windows, painted murals and beautiful balconies provide an elegant 1920’s décor for the perfect wedding, banquet or an unforgettable special event.

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worth noting

Historic Hotel Bethlehem is located on one of the “Top 10 Main Streets” in the country according to U.S.A Today.

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Historic Hotel
Bethlehem Book

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A glossy 120 page coffee table book celebrates nearly 200 years of hospitality on the site of Bethlehem’s first house in 1741. The book features photographs taken by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Robin Hood.

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