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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Cleo’s Silversmith Studio & Gallery

21 East Third St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts

675 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

1869 Luckenbach Mill

459 Old York Road, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Sands Bethlehem Event Center

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem, PA 18015

National Museum of Industrial History

530 E. Third St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon

Allentown, PA

Sands® Bethlehem

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem, PA 18015

American Hairlines Body & Soul

74 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show

124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Edgeboro Moravian Church

645 Hamilton Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18017

Donegal Square

534 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Saucon Valley Farmers Market

Water Street Park, Hellertown, PA 18055

Rauch Fieldhouse at Lehigh University

123 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Bethlehem Golf Club

400 Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017

Mock Turtle Marionette Theater

421 Second Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018

CORKED Wine Bar | Steakhouse

515 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

The Shoppe at Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

The Bookstore Speak Easy

336 Adams St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

SouthSide Film Institute & Film Festival

23 E. Third St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

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The Broadway Social

217 Broadway, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Tap Room Lounge at Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Sunday Musical Brunch at Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

PJ Whelihan’s Pub

3395 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem, PA 18017

The Red Zone Tavern and Sports Bar

300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18017

Black Forest Deli

745 Union Blvd. & 7th Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Saucon Valley Farmers Market

Water Street Park, Hellertown, PA 18055

Tapas on Main

500 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar

2109 Motel Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works

569 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Braveheart Highland Pub

430 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055

Sagra Bistro

620 Main Street, Hellertown, PA 18055

Prime Steak House

325 Stoke Park Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18017

Melting Pot

1 East Broad Street
Suite 100, Bethlehem, PA 18018

The Wooden Match Cigar Bar / Artisan Wine and Cheese Cellars

61 West Lehigh St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Nawab Indian Restaurant

13 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Copperhead Grille – Bethlehem

5737 Rt 378, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Tolino Vineyards

280 Mt Pleasant Rd., Bangor, PA 18013

The Mint Gastropub

1223 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Yianni’s Taverna

3760 Old Philadelphia Pk., Bethlehem, PA 18015

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Bethlehem Marketing Council/Downtown Business Association

1 East Broad St. Suite 560, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Stabler Arena

124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015

The One You Fitness Center

420 Allentown Dr., Allentown, PA 18109

Alvin H. Butz, Inc.

840 W. Hamilton St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union

Lehigh Valley, PA

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

2158 Avenue C, Ste. 200, Bethlehem, PA 18017

RCN

2124 Avenue C, Bethlehem, PA 18017

Penn State Lehigh Valley

2809 Saucon Valley Rd., Center Valley, PA 18034

Christmas City Printing

861 14th Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018

St. Luke’s Hospital & Health Network

801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

7201 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA 18195

Trans-Bridge Lines

2012 Industrial Dr., Bethlehem, PA

PBS 39

830 East First Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Lehigh University

63 University Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18015

North Star Team Development

4733 Hanoverville Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18020

Event Center at Blue

4431 Easton Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18020

Woodmont Mews

1345 Martin Ct., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Summit Ridge Apartments

333 River Dr. Suite 102, Allentown, PA 18109

Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts

675 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

National Penn Bank

645 Hamilton Street, Suite 1000, Allentown, PA 18101

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