On Christmas Eve 1741, the little town of Bethlehem was given its name by the Moravians who settled there. Later, in 1937, the city’s Chamber of Commerce successfully started a national letter-writing campaign to have Bethlehem designated as Christmas City USA. Honoring the city’s history, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem was launched in 1993 and has since become a popular holiday destination drawing 1.2 million visitors to the city over the past quarter-century.
LEHIGH VALLEY INSITE
Lehigh Valley InSite is a blog about things to do, see and experience in Eastern Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. Whether you live here or are coming for a visit, this blog can be your official source for activities, attractions and events.
The authors of Lehigh Valley InSite, who live and work in the region, are staff members of Discover Lehigh Valley, the official destination marketing organization for Lehigh and Northampton counties. The authors are not compensated or otherwise influenced by the businesses or events they write about. On occasion, freelance bloggers are invited to share their experiences from a different perspective.
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October 2, 2017 by Sponsored Content
Explore the spooky side of the Christmas City with Historic Haunts of Downtown Bethlehem. On the tour, you'll experience true-life ghost stories that can sometimes be scarier than fiction.
September 11, 2017 by Sponsored Content
Whether you’re looking for a formal conference space or something more casual, Cedar Crest College can accommodate meetings and events of all types and sizes.
August 28, 2017 by Sponsored Content
Each October, the city of Bethlehem transforms into a runner's paradise as Runner's World, centralized in nearby Emmaus, brings its annual Half & Festival weekend to the Christmas City. This year, the event will be held October 20 - 22.
The lab’s in colorful trouble, and it’s up to you to save the day! In Crayola Experience’s newest attraction – Adventure Lab – guests enter Crayola’s Color Lab only to find it’s in all shades of trouble thanks to several mischievous crayon characters.
Since 2007, L.L.Bean’s Outdoor Discovery Schools have offered instruction and experiences in the outdoors through courses, guided trips, and tours. Primarily based at Lake Nockamixon State Park, the Outdoor Discovery School in Lehigh Valley offers some of the most diverse programming in outdoor endeavors you will find on the East Coast.