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

Christmas in the Christmas City

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.

Celebrate this season with a Magical 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 2018 Self Guided Christmas Tour brochure and enjoy the journey for yourself.

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Christmas Decorated Ballroom
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Christmas Tin with Hotel Bethlehem

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 on Main Street, the front of Hotel Bethlehem and a beautiful horse-drawn carriage ride.

Available in The Shoppe is our Annual Commemorative Christmas Tin! Where 3 businesses work together to produce a memorable gift that everyone will love this Christmas season. Bazzini peppermint bark fills the inside of the tin which features a custom water painting on the outside by local artist, Mary Jane Lahr! It truly captures the spirit of Christmas in Bethlehem.

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!

Downtown Bethlehem

While visiting Bethlehem, join us for all of the wonderful Christmas activities happening in Downtown Bethlehem!

Starting in November, will be the Christmas Huts on Main! November 22nd through December 22nd will be beautifully decorated, festive open air huts along Main Street filled with unique holiday gift ideas! New to Downtown Bethlehem this year will be the “Clash of the Carols” featuring local chorus groups competing against each other to be named “best choral group” for different categories. What could be more festive than shopping through the Main Street Huts and listening to a group of Carolers?

The only one in the country, and unique each night, is our Live Advent Calendar (you won’t want to miss out on this!). Starting December 1st, we host a Live Advent Calendar every evening at 5:30pm at the Goundie House to begin the countdown to Christmas. Every night a local business provides entertainment and a special treat to those who visit.

To learn more about the happenings in Downtown Bethlehem visit their website here.

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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

Recently named #3 Best Historic Hotel in the U.S. by USA Today 10BEST
Located on one of the Top 10 Main Streets in the country according to USA Today

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Historic Hotel Bethlehem is affiliated with Historic Hotels of America, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Bethlehem Book

Historic Hotel Bethlehem Book

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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