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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Moravian Book Shop

428 Main St., Bethlehem

The Grid Code

1801 Union Blvd., Allentown

Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

459 Old York Road , Bethlehem

Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts

675 E. Broad St., Bethlehem

Rauch Fieldhouse at Lehigh University

123 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

BounceU Lehigh Valley

9th & Linden Sts., Bethlehem

Lehigh Valley Phantoms

740 Hamilton St., Allentown

Martin Luther & Coretta Scott King Memorial Project of Lehigh Valley

1244 W. Hamilaton St., Suite 105, Allentown

Bethlehem Marketing Council/Downtown Business Association

1 East Broad St. Suite 560, Bethlehem

PEEPS® Fest

25 W. Third St., Bethlehem

The Shoppes at Main Street Commons

Main & Broad Streets, Bethlehem

Stabler Arena

124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley / PA Youth Ballet

556 Main St., Bethlehem

Hand Cut Crystal

452 Main St., Bethlehem

Saucon Valley Farmers Market

Water Street Park, Hellertown

Touchstone Theatre

321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem

1758 Moravian Sun Inn

564 Main St., Bethlehem

Hair by Eskandalo!

12 W. 4th St., Bethlehem

Musikfest

Downtown Bethlehem, Bethlehem

Totts Gap Arts Institute

1484 Totts Gap Rd., Bangor

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Sayre Mansion Inn

250 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem

Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem

Comfort Suites Bethlehem

120 W. Third St., Bethlehem

Courtyard by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem

2160 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Staybridge Suites Allentown Bethlehem Airport

1787 A Airport Rd., Allentown

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Lehigh Valley Airport

3375 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem

Rustic Dreams Bed and Breakfast

4129 Wilson Ave., Bethlehem

Best Western Plus Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center

300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

Morningstar Inn

72 E. Market St., Bethlehem

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem

2140 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Residence Inn by Marriott

2180 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Sands® Bethlehem

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Hampton Inn & Suites Bethlehem

200 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

Hyatt Place Bethlehem

45 W. North St., Bethlehem

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Allentown/Bethlehem Airport

2031 Avenue C, Bethlehem

Courtyard by Marriott Bethlehem

2220 Emrick Blvd., Bethlehem

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bethlehem

2201 Cherry Ln., Bethlehem

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Sagra Bistro

620 Main Street , Hellertown

Sweet Indulgence Cafe

216 E. Broad St, Bethlehem

Mayflower Lunch

622 West Broad St., Bethlehem

Aladdin Restaurant

651 Union Blvd., Allentown

Black Forest Deli

745 Union Blvd. & 7th Ave., Bethlehem

Copperhead Grille – Bethlehem

5737 Rt 378, Bethlehem

Emeril’s Italian Table

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works

569 Main St., Bethlehem

Tolino Vineyards

280 Mt Pleasant Rd., Bangor

The Wooden Match Cigar Bar / Artisan Wine and Cheese Cellars

61 West Lehigh St., Bethlehem

Prime Steak House

325 Stoke Park Rd., Bethlehem

CORKED Wine Bar | Steakhouse

515 Main St., Bethlehem

Tap Room Lounge at Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem

St. James Gate Irish Pub and Carvery

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Molinari’s

322 E. 3rd St., Bethlehem

Edge Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

74 West Broad St., Bethlehem

Josh Early Candies – Bethlehem

3620 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem

Bethlehem Dairy Store

1430 Linden St., Bethlehem

Asia

1102 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown

McCarthy’s Tea Room & Celtic Restaurant

534 Main St., Bethlehem

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Northampton Community College

3835 Green Pond Rd., Bethlehem

RCN

2124 Avenue C, Bethlehem

Moravian College

1200 Main St., Bethlehem

Bethlehem Marketing Council/Downtown Business Association

1 East Broad St. Suite 560, Bethlehem

Lehigh University

63 University Dr., Bethlehem

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

2158 Avenue C, Ste. 200, Bethlehem

LTE Group Tour Planning

Summit Ridge Apartments

401 River Dr., Allentown

Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts

675 E. Broad St., Bethlehem

St. Luke’s Hospital & Health Network

801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem

The One You Fitness Center

420 Allentown Dr., Allentown

Concannon, Miller & Co.

1525 Valley Center Pkwy., Suite 300, Bethlehem

Penn State Lehigh Valley

2809 Saucon Valley Rd., Center Valley

The Morning Call

N. 6th St., Allentown

ArtsQuest

25 W. Third Street, Suite 300, Bethlehem

LANta (Lehigh & Northampton Transportation Authority)

1060 Lehigh St., Allentown

Just Born, Inc.

1300 Stefko Blvd., Bethlehem

North Star Team Development

4733 Hanoverville Rd., Bethlehem

WDIY 88.1 FM

301 Broadway, Bethlehem

Alvin H. Butz, Inc.

840 W. Hamilton St., Bethlehem

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