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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The Broadway Social

217 Broadway, Bethlehem

ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

101 Founders Way, Bethlehem

Sands Bethlehem Event Center

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Si Lewen Art Museum at the IIRP

531 Main St., Bethlehem

Banana Factory

25 W. Third St., Bethlehem

Artsy Diva Boutique

458 Main St., Bethlehem

La Petite Provence

519 Main St., Bethlehem

The Bookstore Speak Easy

336 Adams St., Bethlehem

YOUniversity of Music and Arts

700 Evans St., Bethlehem

Godfrey Daniels Coffee House

7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem

Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival

532 Main Street, Bethlehem


25 W. Third St., Bethlehem

Tolino Vineyards

280 Mt Pleasant Rd., Bangor


3301 Center Valley Pkwy, Center Valley

Touchstone Theatre

321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem

Lehigh Valley Steelhawks

124 Goodman Dr., Bethlehem

The Foo Foo Shoppe

460 Main St., Bethlehem

Sands® Bethlehem

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

PJ Whelihan’s Pub

3395 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem

First St. & Founders Way, Bethlehem

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Comfort Suites Bethlehem

120 W. Third St., Bethlehem

Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bethlehem

2201 Cherry Ln., Bethlehem

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem

2140 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Hyatt Place Bethlehem

45 W. North St., Bethlehem

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Lehigh Valley Airport

3375 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem

Courtyard by Marriott Bethlehem

2220 Emrick Blvd., Bethlehem

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Allentown/Bethlehem Airport

2031 Avenue C, Bethlehem

Residence Inn by Marriott

2180 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Courtyard by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem

2160 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Sayre Mansion Inn

250 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem

Rustic Dreams Bed and Breakfast

4129 Wilson Ave., Bethlehem

Sands® Bethlehem

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Staybridge Suites Allentown Bethlehem Airport

1787 A Airport Rd., Allentown

Hampton Inn & Suites Bethlehem

200 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

Morningstar Inn

72 E. Market St., Bethlehem

Best Western Plus Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center

300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

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Sunday Musical Brunch at Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem

Thai Thai II

509 Main St., Bethlehem

PJ Whelihan’s Pub

3395 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem

Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works

569 Main St., Bethlehem

Tapas on Main

500 Main St., Bethlehem

Edge Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

74 West Broad St., Bethlehem

Yianni’s Taverna

3760 Old Philadelphia Pk., Bethlehem

Mayflower Lunch

622 West Broad St., Bethlehem

Twisted Olive

51 W Broad St., Bethlehem

Burgers And More By Emeril

77 Sands Blvd. , Bethlehem

Emeril’s Chop House

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Sweet Indulgence Cafe

216 E. Broad St, Bethlehem

Carnegie Deli

77 Sands Blvd. , Bethlehem

McCarthy’s Tea Room & Celtic Restaurant

534 Main St., Bethlehem

Black Forest Deli

745 Union Blvd. & 7th Ave., Bethlehem


1102 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown

Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen

1756 S. 4th St., Allentown

Josh Early Candies – Bethlehem

3620 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem

Bethlehem Dairy Store

1430 Linden St., Bethlehem

blue grillhouse

4431 Easton Ave., Bethlehem

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Penn State Lehigh Valley

2809 Saucon Valley Rd., Center Valley

Woodmont Mews

1345 Martin Ct., Bethlehem


2124 Avenue C, Bethlehem

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

2158 Avenue C, Ste. 200, Bethlehem

Just Born, Inc.

1300 Stefko Blvd., Bethlehem

National Penn Bank

645 Hamilton Street, Suite 1000, Allentown

The One You Fitness Center

420 Allentown Dr., Allentown

Northampton Community College

3835 Green Pond Rd., Bethlehem

Christmas City Printing

861 14th Ave., Bethlehem

Shalom Lehigh Valley

702 N. 22nd St., Allentown

Trans-Bridge Lines

2012 Industrial Dr., Bethlehem

North Star Team Development

4733 Hanoverville Rd., Bethlehem

Bethlehem Marketing Council/Downtown Business Association

1 East Broad St. Suite 560, Bethlehem


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

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

7201 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown

Lehigh University

63 University Dr., Bethlehem

PBS 39

839 Sesame St., Bethlehem

Raven One to One Marketing

2650 Lehigh St., Whitehall

WDIY 88.1 FM

301 Broadway, Bethlehem

Event Center at Blue

4431 Easton Ave., Bethlehem

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