Holiday Wassail & Open House


Celebrate the season by joining the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts' 3rd annual tree lighting ceremony, Friday, November 23, 2018 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Immediately after the City of Bethlehem tree lighting, follow the jingling bells rung by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites’ Docents on Main up New Street to the Kemerer Museum and join in the wassailing merriment. Admire the dazzlingly decorated Trees of Historic Bethlehem, each ornament carefully chosen by the Bethlehem Garden Club to reflect the theme of a paired artwork from our collection. Explore our newest exhibit Sketched Out: The Humble Beginnings of a Masterpiece to view rarely-displayed artwork and sketches from historic and contemporary artists. 

At 5:30 p.m., see the lighting of the Trees of Historic Bethlehem, officially kicking off the Trees of Historic Bethlehem exhibit.

Hear some of Bethlehem’s storied past from costumed docents stationed throughout the Kemerer Museum, including Annie Kemerer, founder of the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts. Lend an ear to festive holiday tunes to get in the holiday spirit.

Light refreshments will be offered at this family-friendly event.

Cost: Suggested donation of $3