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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.

 

Tag - shopping

Lehigh Valley’s Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton are full of creative types and go-getters, it’s no wonder that there are so many awesome and locally-owned shops all over the region. Here’s a quick reference to some favorite places to shop, each one unique to Lehigh Valley and owned by some very hip, creative, and savvy Lehigh Valley-ians.

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.

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