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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Pennsylvania Youth Theatre

Banana Factory
25 W. Third St., Bethlehem

Burnside Plantation

1461 Schoenersville Rd., Bethlehem

Godfrey Daniels Coffee House

7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem

CORKED Wine Bar | Steakhouse

515 Main St., Bethlehem

Borough of Hellertown

685 Main St., Hellertown


3301 Center Valley Pkwy, Center Valley

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem

440 Heckewelder Pl., Bethlehem

Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

459 Old York Road , Bethlehem

The Steel Beam

521 Main St., Bethlehem

Hellertown Historical Society

150 W. Walnut St., Hellertown

Totts Gap Arts Institute

1484 Totts Gap Rd., Bangor

Donegal Square

534 Main St., Bethlehem

Colonial Industrial Quarter

459 Old York Rd. , Bethlehem

Sands Bethlehem Event Center

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley / PA Youth Ballet

556 Main St., Bethlehem

Martin Luther & Coretta Scott King Memorial Project of Lehigh Valley

1244 W. Hamilaton St., Suite 105, Allentown

National Museum of Industrial History

530 E. Third St., Bethlehem

Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts

675 E. Broad St., Bethlehem

La Petite Provence

519 Main St., Bethlehem

Stabler Arena

124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

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Morningstar Inn

72 E. Market St., Bethlehem

Hyatt Place Bethlehem

45 W. North St., Bethlehem

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem

2140 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Comfort Suites Bethlehem

120 W. Third St., Bethlehem

Residence Inn by Marriott

2180 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Hampton Inn & Suites Bethlehem

200 Gateway 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

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bethlehem

2201 Cherry Ln., Bethlehem

Courtyard by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem

2160 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Allentown/Bethlehem Airport

2031 Avenue C, Bethlehem

Courtyard by Marriott Bethlehem

2220 Emrick Blvd., Bethlehem

Best Western Plus Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center

300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

Sayre Mansion Inn

250 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem

Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem

Sands® Bethlehem

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

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Aladdin Restaurant

651 Union Blvd., Allentown

Saucon Valley Farmers Market

Water Street Park, Hellertown

Emeril’s Chop House

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar

2109 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Bethlehem Dairy Store

1430 Linden St., Bethlehem

Sagra Bistro

620 Main Street , Hellertown

Thai Thai II

509 Main St., Bethlehem

Carnegie Deli

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Josh Early Candies – Bethlehem

3620 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem

Apollo Grill

85 W. Broad St., Bethlehem

Sunday Musical Brunch at Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem

Tap Room Lounge at Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem

Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom

504 Main St., Bethlehem

Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works

569 Main St., Bethlehem

St. James Gate Irish Pub and Carvery

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

blue grillhouse

4431 Easton Ave., Bethlehem

The Broadway Social

217 Broadway, Bethlehem

Tolino Vineyards

280 Mt Pleasant Rd., Bangor

The Bookstore Speak Easy

336 Adams St., Bethlehem

1741 on the Terrace

437 Main St., Bethlehem

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Rauch Fieldhouse at Lehigh University

123 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

PBS 39

830 East First Street, Bethlehem

Stabler Arena

124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

Lehigh Valley Health Network

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

Raven One to One Marketing

2650 Lehigh St., Whitehall

The One You Fitness Center

420 Allentown Dr., Allentown

Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts

675 E. Broad St., Bethlehem

Lehigh University

63 University Dr., Bethlehem

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

7201 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown

Event Center at Blue

4431 Easton Ave., Bethlehem

LTE Group Tour Planning

Bethlehem Marketing Council/Downtown Business Association

1 East Broad St. Suite 560, Bethlehem

WDIY 88.1 FM

301 Broadway, Bethlehem

Christmas City Printing

861 14th Ave., Bethlehem

Penn State Lehigh Valley

2809 Saucon Valley Rd., Center Valley


1 W. Broad St., Ste. 1000 , Bethlehem

Just Born, Inc.

1300 Stefko Blvd., Bethlehem

Summit Ridge Apartments

401 River Dr., Allentown

The Morning Call

N. 6th St., Allentown

Woodmont Mews

1345 Martin Ct., Bethlehem

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