Historic Bethlehem Live Advent Calendar


Get in the spirit with the Historic Bethlehem Live Advent Calendar! The only one of its kind in the country, the Live Advent Calendar is fun for parents and children alike. 

Visitors gather outside the door of the Goundie House for a prompt 5:30 p.m. start. At the time of the presentation, a selected visitor will be asked to walk up to the door and knock. When the door is opened, a special guest from a local business or organization will appear and distribute treats among the crowd


The idea of the “Live Advent Calendar” is from the tradition of Advent Calendars or Christmas Countdown Calendars for children and families during the holidays.  With a traditional calendar, there is a set number of “doors” to open each day as Christmas draws near.  Traditional calendars provide a treat or verbiage each day.

The Historic DBA Advent Calendar will be life-sized with a special person to hand out the treat daily at 5:30pm.  Each day will be a different local business featuring surprise entertainment.

Not familiar with the Live Advent Calendar in Bethlehem? Missed a night of the door? No Worries! Check past videos here!