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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Borough of Hellertown

685 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055

PBS 39

830 East First Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Lehigh University

63 University Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts

675 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Concannon, Miller & Co.

1525 Valley Center Pkwy., Suite 300, Bethlehem, PA 18017

Woodmont Mews

1345 Martin Ct., Bethlehem, PA 18018

WDIY 88.1 FM

301 Broadway, Bethlehem, PA 18015


25 W. Third Street, Suite 300, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Bethlehem Marketing Council/Downtown Business Association

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

Event Center at Blue

4431 Easton Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18020

Anthony Limousine

206 N. 10th St., Allentown, PA 18102

LTE Group Tour Planning

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2124 Avenue C, Bethlehem, PA 18017

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Lehigh Valley Hospital –Cedar Crest1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, PA 18105

Just Born, Inc.

1300 Stefko Blvd., Bethlehem, PA 18017

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

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

Summit Ridge Apartments

333 River Dr. Suite 102, Allentown, PA 18109

Penn State Lehigh Valley

2809 Saucon Valley Rd., Center Valley, PA 18034

National Penn Bank

645 Hamilton Street, Suite 1000, Allentown, PA 18101

Raven One to One Marketing

2650 Lehigh St., Whitehall, PA 18052

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