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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Martin Luther & Coretta Scott King Memorial Project of Lehigh Valley

1244 W. Hamilaton St., Suite 105, Allentown

Bethlehem Marketing Council/Downtown Business Association

561 Main St., Bethlehem

Musikfest

Downtown Bethlehem, Bethlehem

Artfully Elegant

451 Main St., Bethlehem

Moravian Museum of Bethlehem

66 W. Church St., Bethlehem

L.L.Bean

3301 Center Valley Pkwy, Center Valley

Healing Hands Massage Therapy Center

518 Main St., Bethlehem

The Shoppes at Main Street Commons

Main & Broad Streets, Bethlehem

PEEPS® Fest

25 W. Third St., Bethlehem

Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

459 Old York Road , Bethlehem

National Museum of Industrial History

530 E. Third St., Bethlehem

Godfrey Daniels Coffee House

7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem

The Steel Beam

521 Main St., Bethlehem

1869 Luckenbach Mill

459 Old York Road, Bethlehem

Edgeboro Moravian Church

645 Hamilton Ave., Bethlehem

Colonial Industrial Quarter

459 Old York Rd. , Bethlehem

La Petite Provence

519 Main St., Bethlehem

Totts Gap Arts Institute

1484 Totts Gap Rd., Bangor

Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center

505 Main St., Bethlehem

Hair by Eskandalo!

12 W. 4th St., Bethlehem

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Residence Inn by Marriott

2180 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Courtyard by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem

2160 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Hampton Inn & Suites Bethlehem

200 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

Rustic Dreams Bed and Breakfast

4129 Wilson Ave., Bethlehem

Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Lehigh Valley Airport

3375 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem

Sands® Bethlehem

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bethlehem

2201 Cherry Ln., Bethlehem

Best Western Plus Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center

300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

Hyatt Place Bethlehem

45 W. North St., Bethlehem

Sayre Mansion Inn

250 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem

Comfort Suites Bethlehem

120 W. Third St., Bethlehem

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Allentown/Bethlehem Airport

2031 Avenue C, Bethlehem

Courtyard by Marriott Bethlehem

2220 Emrick Blvd., Bethlehem

Morningstar Inn

72 E. Market St., Bethlehem

Staybridge Suites Allentown Bethlehem Airport

1787 A Airport Rd., Allentown

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem

2140 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

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1741 on the Terrace

437 Main St., Bethlehem

Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen

1756 S. 4th St., Allentown

McCarthy’s Tea Room & Celtic Restaurant

534 Main St., Bethlehem

Melting Pot

1 East Broad Street
Suite 100, Bethlehem

PJ Whelihan’s Pub

3395 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem

Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom

504 Main St., Bethlehem

The Red Zone Tavern and Sports Bar

300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

Tap Room Lounge at Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem

Black Forest Deli

745 Union Blvd. & 7th Ave., Bethlehem

Fratzola’s Pizzeria Cafe

2910 Easton Ave., Bethlehem

Carnegie Deli

77 Sands Blvd. , Bethlehem

Apollo Grill

85 W. Broad St., Bethlehem

Molinari’s

322 E. 3rd St., Bethlehem

Braveheart Highland Pub

430 Main St., Hellertown

Emeril’s Italian Table

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Sweet Indulgence Cafe

216 E. Broad St, Bethlehem

Asia

1102 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown

The Mint Gastropub

1223 W. Broad St., Bethlehem

Tapas on Main

500 Main St., Bethlehem

The Broadway Social

217 Broadway, Bethlehem

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Trans-Bridge Lines

2012 Industrial Dr., Bethlehem

Northampton Community College

3835 Green Pond Rd., Bethlehem

North Star Team Development

4733 Hanoverville Rd., Bethlehem

Concannon, Miller & Co.

1525 Valley Center Pkwy., Suite 300, Bethlehem

National Penn Bank

645 Hamilton Street, Suite 1000, Allentown

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Lehigh Valley Hospital –
Cedar Crest
1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown

Alvin H. Butz, Inc.

840 W. Hamilton St., Bethlehem

Christmas City Printing

861 14th Ave., Bethlehem

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

2158 Avenue C, Ste. 200, Bethlehem

The Morning Call

N. 6th St., Allentown

PBS 39

839 Sesame St., Bethlehem

Raven One to One Marketing

2650 Lehigh St., Whitehall

WDIY 88.1 FM

301 Broadway, Bethlehem

Lehigh University

63 University Dr., Bethlehem

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

7201 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown

LTE Group Tour Planning

Event Center at Blue

4431 Easton Ave., Bethlehem

RCN

2124 Avenue C, Bethlehem

Penn State Lehigh Valley

2809 Saucon Valley Rd., Center Valley

ArtsQuest

25 W. Third Street, Suite 300, Bethlehem

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