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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Hellertown Historical Society

150 W. Walnut St., Hellertown

Bethlehem Marketing Council/Downtown Business Association

1 East Broad St. Suite 560, Bethlehem

Totts Gap Arts Institute

1484 Totts Gap Rd., Bangor

The Foo Foo Shoppe

460 Main St., Bethlehem

Rauch Fieldhouse at Lehigh University

123 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

Moravian Museum of Bethlehem

66 W. Church St., Bethlehem

Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley / PA Youth Ballet

556 Main St., Bethlehem


25 W. Third St., Bethlehem

Banana Factory

25 W. Third St., Bethlehem

Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center

505 Main St., Bethlehem

Hand Cut Crystal

452 Main St., Bethlehem

Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show

124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

Josh Early Candies – Bethlehem

3620 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem

Tolino Vineyards

280 Mt Pleasant Rd., Bangor

Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University

420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem

First St. & Founders Way, Bethlehem

Healing Hands Massage Therapy Center

518 Main St., Bethlehem

American Hairlines Body & Soul

74 W. Broad St., Bethlehem

Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom

504 Main St., Bethlehem

The Shoppes at Main Street Commons

Main & Broad Streets, Bethlehem

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Courtyard by Marriott Bethlehem

2220 Emrick Blvd., Bethlehem

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bethlehem

2201 Cherry Ln., Bethlehem

Best Western Plus Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center

300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem

Sayre Mansion Inn

250 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem

2140 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Lehigh Valley Airport

3375 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem

Rustic Dreams Bed and Breakfast

4129 Wilson Ave., Bethlehem

Residence Inn by Marriott

2180 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Morningstar Inn

72 E. Market St., Bethlehem

Courtyard by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem

2160 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Staybridge Suites Allentown Bethlehem Airport

1787 A Airport Rd., Allentown

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Allentown/Bethlehem Airport

2031 Avenue C, Bethlehem

Hampton Inn & Suites Bethlehem

200 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

Sands® Bethlehem

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Hyatt Place Bethlehem

45 W. North St., Bethlehem

Comfort Suites Bethlehem

120 W. Third St., Bethlehem

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1102 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown

The Broadway Social

217 Broadway, Bethlehem

Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works

569 Main St., Bethlehem

Yianni’s Taverna

3760 Old Philadelphia Pk., Bethlehem

Twisted Olive

51 W Broad St., Bethlehem

CORKED Wine Bar | Steakhouse

515 Main St., Bethlehem

The Bookstore Speak Easy

336 Adams St., Bethlehem

Saucon Valley Farmers Market

Water Street Park, Hellertown

Melting Pot

1 East Broad Street
Suite 100, Bethlehem

PJ Whelihan’s Pub

3395 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem

Black Forest Deli

745 Union Blvd. & 7th Ave., Bethlehem

Carnegie Deli

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Burgers And More By Emeril

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Edge Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

74 West Broad St., Bethlehem

St. James Gate Irish Pub and Carvery

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Tapas on Main

500 Main St., Bethlehem

The Red Zone Tavern and Sports Bar

300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

The Mint Gastropub

1223 W. Broad St., Bethlehem

Thai Thai II

509 Main St., Bethlehem

Mayflower Lunch

622 West Broad St., Bethlehem

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PBS 39

839 Sesame St., Bethlehem

Rauch Fieldhouse at Lehigh University

123 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

Raven One to One Marketing

2650 Lehigh St., Whitehall

Stabler Arena

124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem


25 W. Third Street, Suite 300, Bethlehem

LTE Group Tour Planning

YOUniversity of Music and Arts

700 Evans St., Bethlehem

The Morning Call

N. 6th St., Allentown

National Penn Bank

645 Hamilton Street, Suite 1000, Allentown

Christmas City Printing

861 14th Ave., Bethlehem

Trans-Bridge Lines

2012 Industrial Dr., Bethlehem

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

2158 Avenue C, Ste. 200, Bethlehem

Alvin H. Butz, Inc.

840 W. Hamilton St., Bethlehem

Summit Ridge Apartments

401 River Dr., Allentown

LANta (Lehigh & Northampton Transportation Authority)

1060 Lehigh St., Allentown

North Star Team Development

4733 Hanoverville Rd., Bethlehem

Lehigh University

63 University Dr., Bethlehem

Anthony Limousine

206 N. 10th St., Allentown

Concannon, Miller & Co.

1525 Valley Center Pkwy., Suite 300, Bethlehem

St. Luke’s Hospital & Health Network

801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem

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