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. Hamilton St., Suite 105, Allentown, PA 18102

Lost River Caverns

726 Durham St., Hellertown, PA 18055

Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center

505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Totts Gap Arts Institute

1484 Totts Gap Rd., Bangor, PA 18013

Rauch Fieldhouse at Lehigh University

123 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Mock Turtle Marionette Theater

421 Second Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Lehigh Valley Steelhawks

701 Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18101

Touchstone Theatre

321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Borough of Hellertown

685 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055

Artsy Diva Boutique

458 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Artfully Elegant

451 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

The Broadway Social

217 Broadway, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Vision Bar

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Colonial Industrial Quarter

459 Old York Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

459 Old York Road, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts

675 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Si Lewen Art Museum at the IIRP

531 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works

569 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Saucon Valley Farmers Market

Water Street Park, Hellertown, PA 18055

Musikfest

Downtown Bethlehem, Bethlehem, PA 18015

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Hampson Mowrer Kreitz Insurance

54 South Commerce Way, Bethlehem, PA 18017

Lehigh Valley Health Network

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

Christmas City Printing

861 14th Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018

First Generation

410 Allentown Dr., Allentown, PA 18109

LTE Group Tour Planning

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Trans-Bridge Lines

2012 Industrial Dr., Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts

675 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Alvin H. Butz, Inc.

840 W. Hamilton St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

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

Northampton Community College

3835 Green Pond Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18020

Summit Ridge Apartments

333 River Dr. Suite 102, Allentown, PA 18109

Moravian College

1200 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

The Morning Call

N. 6th St., Allentown, PA 18101

Anthony Limousine

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

Shalom Lehigh Valley

702 N. 22nd St., Allentown, PA 18104

Stabler Arena

124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

7201 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA 18195

Rauch Fieldhouse at Lehigh University

123 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015

North Star Team Development

4733 Hanoverville Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18020

Woodmont Mews

1345 Martin Ct., Bethlehem, PA 18018

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