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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PJ Whelihan’s Pub

3395 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem, PA 18017

BounceU Lehigh Valley

9th & Linden Sts., Bethlehem, PA 18020

Abundant Style

1822 Sixth St., Bethlehem, PA 18020

Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University

420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Mock Turtle Marionette Theater

421 Second Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018

1869 Luckenbach Mill

459 Old York Road, Bethlehem, PA 18018

1810 Goundie House

505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem

First St. & Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015

The Broadway Social

217 Broadway, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Bethlehem Golf Club

400 Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017

The Shoppe at Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

National Museum of Industrial History

530 E. Third St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Steel Ice Center

320 E. First St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Colonial Industrial Quarter

459 Old York Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18018

The Shoppes at Main Street Commons

Main & Broad Streets, Bethlehem, PA 18018

PEEPS® Fest

25 W. Third St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Martin Luther & Coretta Scott King Memorial Project of Lehigh Valley

1244 W. Hamilton St., Suite 105, Allentown, PA 18102

Hair by Eskandalo!

12 W. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Totts Gap Arts Institute

1484 Totts Gap Rd., Bangor, PA 18013

Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association (GLVMA)

Lehigh Valley, PA

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Northampton Community College

3835 Green Pond Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18020

LANta (Lehigh & Northampton Transportation Authority)

1060 Lehigh St., Allentown, PA 18103

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

7201 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA 18195

Anthony Limousine

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

Borough of Hellertown

685 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055

WDIY 88.1 FM

301 Broadway, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Lehigh Valley Health Network

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

Hampson Mowrer Kreitz Insurance

54 South Commerce Way, Bethlehem, PA 18017

North Star Team Development

4733 Hanoverville Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18020

Christmas City Printing

861 14th Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Summit Ridge Apartments

333 River Dr. Suite 102, Allentown, PA 18109

Lehigh University

63 University Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18015

National Penn Bank

645 Hamilton Street, Suite 1000, Allentown, PA 18101

ArtsQuest

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

LTE Group Tour Planning

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Lehigh Mining & Navigation

1 W. Broad St., Ste. 1000, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Rauch Fieldhouse at Lehigh University

123 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015

St. Luke’s Hospital & Health Network

801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Alvin H. Butz, Inc.

840 W. Hamilton St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts

675 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

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