Bethlehem:  Discover a City That Shines Brighter Than Most

Founded by members of the Moravian community in 1741, Bethlehem is situated between Allentown and Easton. By 1758, 35 industries were located in Bethlehem, along with the original businesses set up by the Moravians; this area is now known as the Colonial Industrial Quarter and features the original water works, tannery and grain mill structures.

In 1899, with the organization of Bethlehem Steel Corp., the city became the center for heavy industry and trade; Bethlehem Steel most famously produced the steel for the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. Since the decline of the manufacturing industry in the 1970s and 1980s, this Lehigh Valley city has been transformed into a hub of fashionable and exciting dining, shopping and nightlife.

In the last decade, Bethlehem or “Christmas City” has experienced its own renaissance. The historic district, originally an area rich with the cultural traditions and religions of its many immigrants, is now home to the affectionately named “Restaurant Row” as well as art galleries and shops. The First Friday of every month shows off the best of the Southside district with music, entertainment and food at each of the eclectic shops and galleries participating in the First Friday Celebration.

Moravian College and Lehigh University are both in Bethlehem. Just Born makes its famous marshmallow Peeps® and Mike & Ike® candies here too.

Today, Bethlehem is known for its many annual events including Musikfest in August, Celtic Classic in September and Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem in November and December.

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Steel Ice Center

320 E. First St., Bethlehem

The Foo Foo Shoppe

460 Main St., Bethlehem

National Museum of Industrial History

530 E. Third St., Bethlehem

Bethlehem Golf Club

400 Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem

Artfully Elegant

451 Main St., Bethlehem

1750/1761 Smithy

425 Main Street , Bethlehem

Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show

124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

PJ Whelihan’s Pub

3395 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem

Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works

569 Main St., Bethlehem

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem

First St. & Founders Way, Bethlehem

Si Lewen Art Museum at the IIRP

531 Main St., Bethlehem

1758 Moravian Sun Inn

564 Main St., Bethlehem

Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

459 Old York Road , Bethlehem

Lehigh Valley Steelhawks

124 Goodman Dr., Bethlehem


3301 Center Valley Pkwy, Center Valley

Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom

504 Main St., Bethlehem

Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival

532 Main Street, Bethlehem

1810 Goundie House

505 Main St. , Bethlehem

Mock Turtle Marionette Theater

421 Second Ave., Bethlehem

Stabler Arena

124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

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Homewood Suites by Hilton – Allentown/Bethlehem Airport

2031 Avenue C, Bethlehem

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bethlehem

2201 Cherry Ln., Bethlehem

Hampton Inn & Suites Bethlehem

200 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem

2140 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Sands® Bethlehem

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Staybridge Suites Allentown Bethlehem Airport

1787 A Airport Rd., Allentown

Courtyard by Marriott Bethlehem

2220 Emrick Blvd., Bethlehem

Best Western Plus Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center

300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

Rustic Dreams Bed and Breakfast

4129 Wilson Ave., Bethlehem

Comfort Suites Bethlehem

120 W. Third St., Bethlehem

Hyatt Place Bethlehem

45 W. North St., Bethlehem

Sayre Mansion Inn

250 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem

Morningstar Inn

72 E. Market St., Bethlehem

Courtyard by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem

2160 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Residence Inn by Marriott

2180 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Lehigh Valley Airport

3375 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem

Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem

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The Mint Gastropub

1223 W. Broad St., Bethlehem

The Wooden Match Cigar Bar / Artisan Wine and Cheese Cellars

61 West Lehigh St., Bethlehem

Prime Steak House

325 Stoke Park Rd., Bethlehem

Burgers And More By Emeril

77 Sands Blvd. , Bethlehem

McCarthy’s Tea Room & Celtic Restaurant

534 Main St., Bethlehem

St. James Gate Irish Pub and Carvery

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem


1102 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown

Copperhead Grille – Bethlehem

5737 Rt 378, Bethlehem

The Broadway Social

217 Broadway, Bethlehem

Black Forest Deli

745 Union Blvd. & 7th Ave., Bethlehem

Apollo Grill

85 W. Broad St., Bethlehem

Edge Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

74 West Broad St., Bethlehem

Tolino Vineyards

280 Mt Pleasant Rd., Bangor

Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works

569 Main St., Bethlehem

Yianni’s Taverna

3760 Old Philadelphia Pk., Bethlehem

Bethlehem Dairy Store

1430 Linden St., Bethlehem

Sagra Bistro

620 Main Street , Hellertown

Nawab Indian Restaurant

13 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem

Fratzola’s Pizzeria Cafe

2910 Easton Ave., Bethlehem

Melting Pot

1 East Broad Street
Suite 100, Bethlehem

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Shalom Lehigh Valley

702 N. 22nd St., Allentown

Christmas City Printing

861 14th Ave., Bethlehem

Bethlehem Marketing Council/Downtown Business Association

561 Main St., Bethlehem

PBS 39

839 Sesame St., Bethlehem

Trans-Bridge Lines

2012 Industrial Dr., Bethlehem

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

2158 Avenue C, Ste. 200, Bethlehem

Rauch Fieldhouse at Lehigh University

123 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts

675 E. Broad St., Bethlehem

LANta (Lehigh & Northampton Transportation Authority)

1060 Lehigh St., Allentown

National Penn Bank

645 Hamilton Street, Suite 1000, Allentown

Alvin H. Butz, Inc.

840 W. Hamilton St., Bethlehem

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

7201 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown

Raven One to One Marketing

2650 Lehigh St., Whitehall

Borough of Hellertown

685 Main St., Hellertown

Penn State Lehigh Valley

2809 Saucon Valley Rd., Center Valley


1 W. Broad St., Ste. 1000 , Bethlehem

WDIY 88.1 FM

301 Broadway, Bethlehem

Concannon, Miller & Co.

1525 Valley Center Pkwy., Suite 300, Bethlehem


25 W. Third Street, Suite 300, Bethlehem

The Morning Call

N. 6th St., Allentown

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