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Events for 12/16/18 (Sunday)
TIDINGS: A FRACTURED CHRISTMAS FABLE
The Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-865-6665   |    EMAIL
What happens when you combine elements of "A Christmas Carol", "Miracle on 34th Street", "It's A Wonderful Life" and other holiday classics?
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES
Touchstone Theater, 321 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610 867-1689   |    EMAIL
Your annual dose of jolly mischief, merry melodies, and holiday cheer, celebrating the Christmas season in the Christmas City!
NATIONAL CANAL MUSEUM DEBUTS FRANK WYSO: THE COAL CONNECTION EXHIBITION ON NOV. 10
National Canal Museum, 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042 (map)
Date: 11/10/18-12/23/18 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-923-3548 x400   |    EMAIL
The National Canal Museum will debut an exhibition of the works of folk artist Frank "WYSO" Wysochansky (1915-1994) on Saturday, November 10 as part of Show More...its participation in the regionwide 250th anniversary celebration of the first documented use of anthracite coal in America.

The exhibition Frank Wyso: The Coal Connection will showcase some of the Blakely, PA native's compelling work depicting the lives of coal miners. Having lost his father in a mining accident, WYSO was familiar with the harsh realities of coal miners' lives, as well as the strong community ties these dangerous conditions fostered. It was this intimate knowledge which would influence his art throughout his life. His evocative paintings and sculptures document the tools and working conditions of the anthracite coal mines of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the modest means and lifestyles of the coal miners' families.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1:00 p.m., Steven Lichak of the WYSO Foundation will give a talk on the eccentric life and innovative works of WYSO at the National Canal Museum to celebrate the exhibition's opening. Family-friendly art activities held in the museum's Welcome Center will also allow children and adults to explore WYSO's artistic techniques. The talk and activities are free as part of museum admission.
Other upcoming events include a book signing and talk by Vince Hydro, author of the Mauch Chunk Switchback, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3:00 pm and a holiday swag-making workshop with Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Executive Director Elissa Garofalo on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. The museum's other special exhibition, Powering America: Pennyslvania's Anthracite Railroads, also continues through Dec. 23. This exhibition features a working model railroad platform with a coal mine and patch town as its centerpiece. Powering America and the National Canal Museum's extended opening in November and December this year are generously supported by a grant from the County of Northampton's Hotel Tax Program.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS PUTZ AND STAR & CANDLE SHOPPE
Christian Education building, 40 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/16/18 Time: Thur/Fri 1-7 pm, Sat 10am-8pm,, Sun 1-5 pm after Christmas 1-5 pm daily    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Central Moravian Church
CONTACT: 610-866-5661   |    EMAIL
Christmas Putz and Star & Candle Shoppe
A tradition at Central since 1937, the Christmas Putz is a retelling of the story of Christ's birth through Show More...narration and music, while tiny lights illuminate each miniature scene. The figures in Central's Putz, many of them antiques of German origin, are displayed amidst live moss, driftwood and rocks. The Putz is shown every half hour.
On the same level as the Putz is the Star and Candle Shoppe with the same hours. Many unique hand-crafted gifts and special Moravian items are for sale here such as German stars, ornaments, hand-made quality crafts by local artists, jewelry, baked goods, Moravian CDs, books and much more.. ...Show Less
SKETCHED OUT: THE BEGINNINGS OF A MASTERPIECE
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 10/19/18-2/24/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
A masterpiece often begins with a humble sketch. Sketching is a crucial process for creative people, and though the term "sketch" instantly brings to Show More...mind fine art, the processes of drafting and planning expands beyond the field of art. You're invited to take a look inside the planning process through the quick sketches people make. Rarely exhibited sketches from local artists including Joseph Cantieni, Emil Gelhaar and, J. Carroll Tobias will accompany completed works on display. See embroidery plans from students at the Ladies' Seminary, City planning documents, building blueprints, and more! Don't miss out on this exhibition of sketchbooks on loan from members of the Lehigh Art Alliance and Bethlehem Palette Club! Come explore how great creations began with a single stroke of the pencil! Please visit our website for specific dates and times.
Cost: $12 for Adults, $9 for Children (ages 4-17), FREE for HBMS Members
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
LIVE ADVENT CALENDAR
1810 Goundie House, 501 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
The only one of its kind in the country! Visitors of the Historic Downtown Bethlehem will enjoy the 13th Annual one-of-a-kind tradition. Visitors will Show More...gather outside the door of the Goundie House where 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. Our life-sized advent calendar will feature a special person to hand out the treat daily at 5:30pm. Each day will be a different local business featuring surprise entertainment.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES XIX
Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. 4th. St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/23/18 Time: Thurs- sat at 8 PM, Sun at 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6108671689   |    EMAIL
For over twenty years (don't let the numbering fool you!), Touchstone's holiday tradition has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way Show More...into the hearts of our audiences. This one-of-a-kind vaudevillian sendup of the Christmas season in the Christmas City is sprinkled with absurdity, original music, love, joy, and shopping carts.
Get your tickets early, and meet us under the mistletoe! We'll be there with bells on.
Tickets: $25 general admission / $15 students and seniors. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
LIVE MUSIC - PUBLIK DISPLAY OF REJECTION
The FunHouse, 5 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-868-5311   |   
Events for 12/17/18 (Monday)
NATIONAL CANAL MUSEUM DEBUTS FRANK WYSO: THE COAL CONNECTION EXHIBITION ON NOV. 10
National Canal Museum, 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042 (map)
Date: 11/10/18-12/23/18 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-923-3548 x400   |    EMAIL
The National Canal Museum will debut an exhibition of the works of folk artist Frank "WYSO" Wysochansky (1915-1994) on Saturday, November 10 as part of Show More...its participation in the regionwide 250th anniversary celebration of the first documented use of anthracite coal in America.

The exhibition Frank Wyso: The Coal Connection will showcase some of the Blakely, PA native's compelling work depicting the lives of coal miners. Having lost his father in a mining accident, WYSO was familiar with the harsh realities of coal miners' lives, as well as the strong community ties these dangerous conditions fostered. It was this intimate knowledge which would influence his art throughout his life. His evocative paintings and sculptures document the tools and working conditions of the anthracite coal mines of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the modest means and lifestyles of the coal miners' families.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1:00 p.m., Steven Lichak of the WYSO Foundation will give a talk on the eccentric life and innovative works of WYSO at the National Canal Museum to celebrate the exhibition's opening. Family-friendly art activities held in the museum's Welcome Center will also allow children and adults to explore WYSO's artistic techniques. The talk and activities are free as part of museum admission.
Other upcoming events include a book signing and talk by Vince Hydro, author of the Mauch Chunk Switchback, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3:00 pm and a holiday swag-making workshop with Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Executive Director Elissa Garofalo on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. The museum's other special exhibition, Powering America: Pennyslvania's Anthracite Railroads, also continues through Dec. 23. This exhibition features a working model railroad platform with a coal mine and patch town as its centerpiece. Powering America and the National Canal Museum's extended opening in November and December this year are generously supported by a grant from the County of Northampton's Hotel Tax Program.. ...Show Less
SKETCHED OUT: THE BEGINNINGS OF A MASTERPIECE
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 10/19/18-2/24/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
A masterpiece often begins with a humble sketch. Sketching is a crucial process for creative people, and though the term "sketch" instantly brings to Show More...mind fine art, the processes of drafting and planning expands beyond the field of art. You're invited to take a look inside the planning process through the quick sketches people make. Rarely exhibited sketches from local artists including Joseph Cantieni, Emil Gelhaar and, J. Carroll Tobias will accompany completed works on display. See embroidery plans from students at the Ladies' Seminary, City planning documents, building blueprints, and more! Don't miss out on this exhibition of sketchbooks on loan from members of the Lehigh Art Alliance and Bethlehem Palette Club! Come explore how great creations began with a single stroke of the pencil! Please visit our website for specific dates and times.
Cost: $12 for Adults, $9 for Children (ages 4-17), FREE for HBMS Members
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
LIVE ADVENT CALENDAR
1810 Goundie House, 501 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
The only one of its kind in the country! Visitors of the Historic Downtown Bethlehem will enjoy the 13th Annual one-of-a-kind tradition. Visitors will Show More...gather outside the door of the Goundie House where 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. Our life-sized advent calendar will feature a special person to hand out the treat daily at 5:30pm. Each day will be a different local business featuring surprise entertainment.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES XIX
Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. 4th. St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/23/18 Time: Thurs- sat at 8 PM, Sun at 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6108671689   |    EMAIL
For over twenty years (don't let the numbering fool you!), Touchstone's holiday tradition has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way Show More...into the hearts of our audiences. This one-of-a-kind vaudevillian sendup of the Christmas season in the Christmas City is sprinkled with absurdity, original music, love, joy, and shopping carts.
Get your tickets early, and meet us under the mistletoe! We'll be there with bells on.
Tickets: $25 general admission / $15 students and seniors. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
Events for 12/18/18 (Tuesday)
NATIONAL CANAL MUSEUM DEBUTS FRANK WYSO: THE COAL CONNECTION EXHIBITION ON NOV. 10
National Canal Museum, 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042 (map)
Date: 11/10/18-12/23/18 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-923-3548 x400   |    EMAIL
The National Canal Museum will debut an exhibition of the works of folk artist Frank "WYSO" Wysochansky (1915-1994) on Saturday, November 10 as part of Show More...its participation in the regionwide 250th anniversary celebration of the first documented use of anthracite coal in America.

The exhibition Frank Wyso: The Coal Connection will showcase some of the Blakely, PA native's compelling work depicting the lives of coal miners. Having lost his father in a mining accident, WYSO was familiar with the harsh realities of coal miners' lives, as well as the strong community ties these dangerous conditions fostered. It was this intimate knowledge which would influence his art throughout his life. His evocative paintings and sculptures document the tools and working conditions of the anthracite coal mines of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the modest means and lifestyles of the coal miners' families.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1:00 p.m., Steven Lichak of the WYSO Foundation will give a talk on the eccentric life and innovative works of WYSO at the National Canal Museum to celebrate the exhibition's opening. Family-friendly art activities held in the museum's Welcome Center will also allow children and adults to explore WYSO's artistic techniques. The talk and activities are free as part of museum admission.
Other upcoming events include a book signing and talk by Vince Hydro, author of the Mauch Chunk Switchback, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3:00 pm and a holiday swag-making workshop with Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Executive Director Elissa Garofalo on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. The museum's other special exhibition, Powering America: Pennyslvania's Anthracite Railroads, also continues through Dec. 23. This exhibition features a working model railroad platform with a coal mine and patch town as its centerpiece. Powering America and the National Canal Museum's extended opening in November and December this year are generously supported by a grant from the County of Northampton's Hotel Tax Program.. ...Show Less
LIVE MUSIC - SMALL AXE
The FunHouse, 5 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/18/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-868-5311   |   
SKETCHED OUT: THE BEGINNINGS OF A MASTERPIECE
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 10/19/18-2/24/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
A masterpiece often begins with a humble sketch. Sketching is a crucial process for creative people, and though the term "sketch" instantly brings to Show More...mind fine art, the processes of drafting and planning expands beyond the field of art. You're invited to take a look inside the planning process through the quick sketches people make. Rarely exhibited sketches from local artists including Joseph Cantieni, Emil Gelhaar and, J. Carroll Tobias will accompany completed works on display. See embroidery plans from students at the Ladies' Seminary, City planning documents, building blueprints, and more! Don't miss out on this exhibition of sketchbooks on loan from members of the Lehigh Art Alliance and Bethlehem Palette Club! Come explore how great creations began with a single stroke of the pencil! Please visit our website for specific dates and times.
Cost: $12 for Adults, $9 for Children (ages 4-17), FREE for HBMS Members
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
LIVE ADVENT CALENDAR
1810 Goundie House, 501 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
The only one of its kind in the country! Visitors of the Historic Downtown Bethlehem will enjoy the 13th Annual one-of-a-kind tradition. Visitors will Show More...gather outside the door of the Goundie House where 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. Our life-sized advent calendar will feature a special person to hand out the treat daily at 5:30pm. Each day will be a different local business featuring surprise entertainment.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES XIX
Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. 4th. St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/23/18 Time: Thurs- sat at 8 PM, Sun at 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6108671689   |    EMAIL
For over twenty years (don't let the numbering fool you!), Touchstone's holiday tradition has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way Show More...into the hearts of our audiences. This one-of-a-kind vaudevillian sendup of the Christmas season in the Christmas City is sprinkled with absurdity, original music, love, joy, and shopping carts.
Get your tickets early, and meet us under the mistletoe! We'll be there with bells on.
Tickets: $25 general admission / $15 students and seniors. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
Events for 12/19/18 (Wednesday)
NATIONAL CANAL MUSEUM DEBUTS FRANK WYSO: THE COAL CONNECTION EXHIBITION ON NOV. 10
National Canal Museum, 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042 (map)
Date: 11/10/18-12/23/18 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-923-3548 x400   |    EMAIL
The National Canal Museum will debut an exhibition of the works of folk artist Frank "WYSO" Wysochansky (1915-1994) on Saturday, November 10 as part of Show More...its participation in the regionwide 250th anniversary celebration of the first documented use of anthracite coal in America.

The exhibition Frank Wyso: The Coal Connection will showcase some of the Blakely, PA native's compelling work depicting the lives of coal miners. Having lost his father in a mining accident, WYSO was familiar with the harsh realities of coal miners' lives, as well as the strong community ties these dangerous conditions fostered. It was this intimate knowledge which would influence his art throughout his life. His evocative paintings and sculptures document the tools and working conditions of the anthracite coal mines of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the modest means and lifestyles of the coal miners' families.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1:00 p.m., Steven Lichak of the WYSO Foundation will give a talk on the eccentric life and innovative works of WYSO at the National Canal Museum to celebrate the exhibition's opening. Family-friendly art activities held in the museum's Welcome Center will also allow children and adults to explore WYSO's artistic techniques. The talk and activities are free as part of museum admission.
Other upcoming events include a book signing and talk by Vince Hydro, author of the Mauch Chunk Switchback, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3:00 pm and a holiday swag-making workshop with Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Executive Director Elissa Garofalo on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. The museum's other special exhibition, Powering America: Pennyslvania's Anthracite Railroads, also continues through Dec. 23. This exhibition features a working model railroad platform with a coal mine and patch town as its centerpiece. Powering America and the National Canal Museum's extended opening in November and December this year are generously supported by a grant from the County of Northampton's Hotel Tax Program.. ...Show Less
LIVE MUSIC - TAVERN TAN BAND
The FunHouse, 5 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/19/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-868-5311   |   
SKETCHED OUT: THE BEGINNINGS OF A MASTERPIECE
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 10/19/18-2/24/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
A masterpiece often begins with a humble sketch. Sketching is a crucial process for creative people, and though the term "sketch" instantly brings to Show More...mind fine art, the processes of drafting and planning expands beyond the field of art. You're invited to take a look inside the planning process through the quick sketches people make. Rarely exhibited sketches from local artists including Joseph Cantieni, Emil Gelhaar and, J. Carroll Tobias will accompany completed works on display. See embroidery plans from students at the Ladies' Seminary, City planning documents, building blueprints, and more! Don't miss out on this exhibition of sketchbooks on loan from members of the Lehigh Art Alliance and Bethlehem Palette Club! Come explore how great creations began with a single stroke of the pencil! Please visit our website for specific dates and times.
Cost: $12 for Adults, $9 for Children (ages 4-17), FREE for HBMS Members
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
LIVE ADVENT CALENDAR
1810 Goundie House, 501 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
The only one of its kind in the country! Visitors of the Historic Downtown Bethlehem will enjoy the 13th Annual one-of-a-kind tradition. Visitors will Show More...gather outside the door of the Goundie House where 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. Our life-sized advent calendar will feature a special person to hand out the treat daily at 5:30pm. Each day will be a different local business featuring surprise entertainment.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES XIX
Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. 4th. St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/23/18 Time: Thurs- sat at 8 PM, Sun at 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6108671689   |    EMAIL
For over twenty years (don't let the numbering fool you!), Touchstone's holiday tradition has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way Show More...into the hearts of our audiences. This one-of-a-kind vaudevillian sendup of the Christmas season in the Christmas City is sprinkled with absurdity, original music, love, joy, and shopping carts.
Get your tickets early, and meet us under the mistletoe! We'll be there with bells on.
Tickets: $25 general admission / $15 students and seniors. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
Events for 12/20/18 (Thursday)
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES
Touchstone Theater, 321 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610 867-1689   |    EMAIL
Your annual dose of jolly mischief, merry melodies, and holiday cheer, celebrating the Christmas season in the Christmas City!
NATIONAL CANAL MUSEUM DEBUTS FRANK WYSO: THE COAL CONNECTION EXHIBITION ON NOV. 10
National Canal Museum, 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042 (map)
Date: 11/10/18-12/23/18 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-923-3548 x400   |    EMAIL
The National Canal Museum will debut an exhibition of the works of folk artist Frank "WYSO" Wysochansky (1915-1994) on Saturday, November 10 as part of Show More...its participation in the regionwide 250th anniversary celebration of the first documented use of anthracite coal in America.

The exhibition Frank Wyso: The Coal Connection will showcase some of the Blakely, PA native's compelling work depicting the lives of coal miners. Having lost his father in a mining accident, WYSO was familiar with the harsh realities of coal miners' lives, as well as the strong community ties these dangerous conditions fostered. It was this intimate knowledge which would influence his art throughout his life. His evocative paintings and sculptures document the tools and working conditions of the anthracite coal mines of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the modest means and lifestyles of the coal miners' families.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1:00 p.m., Steven Lichak of the WYSO Foundation will give a talk on the eccentric life and innovative works of WYSO at the National Canal Museum to celebrate the exhibition's opening. Family-friendly art activities held in the museum's Welcome Center will also allow children and adults to explore WYSO's artistic techniques. The talk and activities are free as part of museum admission.
Other upcoming events include a book signing and talk by Vince Hydro, author of the Mauch Chunk Switchback, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3:00 pm and a holiday swag-making workshop with Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Executive Director Elissa Garofalo on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. The museum's other special exhibition, Powering America: Pennyslvania's Anthracite Railroads, also continues through Dec. 23. This exhibition features a working model railroad platform with a coal mine and patch town as its centerpiece. Powering America and the National Canal Museum's extended opening in November and December this year are generously supported by a grant from the County of Northampton's Hotel Tax Program.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS PUTZ AND STAR & CANDLE SHOPPE
Christian Education building, 40 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/23/18 Time: Thur/Fri 1-7 pm, Sat 10am-8pm,, Sun 1-5 pm after Christmas 1-5 pm daily    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Central Moravian Church
CONTACT: 610-866-5661   |    EMAIL
Christmas Putz and Star & Candle Shoppe
A tradition at Central since 1937, the Christmas Putz is a retelling of the story of Christ's birth through Show More...narration and music, while tiny lights illuminate each miniature scene. The figures in Central's Putz, many of them antiques of German origin, are displayed amidst live moss, driftwood and rocks. The Putz is shown every half hour.
On the same level as the Putz is the Star and Candle Shoppe with the same hours. Many unique hand-crafted gifts and special Moravian items are for sale here such as German stars, ornaments, hand-made quality crafts by local artists, jewelry, baked goods, Moravian CDs, books and much more.. ...Show Less
LIVE MUSIC - HALF ALL RIGHT
The FunHouse, 5 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/20/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-868-5311   |   
SKETCHED OUT: THE BEGINNINGS OF A MASTERPIECE
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 10/19/18-2/24/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
A masterpiece often begins with a humble sketch. Sketching is a crucial process for creative people, and though the term "sketch" instantly brings to Show More...mind fine art, the processes of drafting and planning expands beyond the field of art. You're invited to take a look inside the planning process through the quick sketches people make. Rarely exhibited sketches from local artists including Joseph Cantieni, Emil Gelhaar and, J. Carroll Tobias will accompany completed works on display. See embroidery plans from students at the Ladies' Seminary, City planning documents, building blueprints, and more! Don't miss out on this exhibition of sketchbooks on loan from members of the Lehigh Art Alliance and Bethlehem Palette Club! Come explore how great creations began with a single stroke of the pencil! Please visit our website for specific dates and times.
Cost: $12 for Adults, $9 for Children (ages 4-17), FREE for HBMS Members
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
LIVE ADVENT CALENDAR
1810 Goundie House, 501 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
The only one of its kind in the country! Visitors of the Historic Downtown Bethlehem will enjoy the 13th Annual one-of-a-kind tradition. Visitors will Show More...gather outside the door of the Goundie House where 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. Our life-sized advent calendar will feature a special person to hand out the treat daily at 5:30pm. Each day will be a different local business featuring surprise entertainment.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES XIX
Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. 4th. St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/23/18 Time: Thurs- sat at 8 PM, Sun at 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6108671689   |    EMAIL
For over twenty years (don't let the numbering fool you!), Touchstone's holiday tradition has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way Show More...into the hearts of our audiences. This one-of-a-kind vaudevillian sendup of the Christmas season in the Christmas City is sprinkled with absurdity, original music, love, joy, and shopping carts.
Get your tickets early, and meet us under the mistletoe! We'll be there with bells on.
Tickets: $25 general admission / $15 students and seniors. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
Events for 12/21/18 (Friday)
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES
Touchstone Theater, 321 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610 867-1689   |    EMAIL
Your annual dose of jolly mischief, merry melodies, and holiday cheer, celebrating the Christmas season in the Christmas City!
NATIONAL CANAL MUSEUM DEBUTS FRANK WYSO: THE COAL CONNECTION EXHIBITION ON NOV. 10
National Canal Museum, 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042 (map)
Date: 11/10/18-12/23/18 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-923-3548 x400   |    EMAIL
The National Canal Museum will debut an exhibition of the works of folk artist Frank "WYSO" Wysochansky (1915-1994) on Saturday, November 10 as part of Show More...its participation in the regionwide 250th anniversary celebration of the first documented use of anthracite coal in America.

The exhibition Frank Wyso: The Coal Connection will showcase some of the Blakely, PA native's compelling work depicting the lives of coal miners. Having lost his father in a mining accident, WYSO was familiar with the harsh realities of coal miners' lives, as well as the strong community ties these dangerous conditions fostered. It was this intimate knowledge which would influence his art throughout his life. His evocative paintings and sculptures document the tools and working conditions of the anthracite coal mines of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the modest means and lifestyles of the coal miners' families.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1:00 p.m., Steven Lichak of the WYSO Foundation will give a talk on the eccentric life and innovative works of WYSO at the National Canal Museum to celebrate the exhibition's opening. Family-friendly art activities held in the museum's Welcome Center will also allow children and adults to explore WYSO's artistic techniques. The talk and activities are free as part of museum admission.
Other upcoming events include a book signing and talk by Vince Hydro, author of the Mauch Chunk Switchback, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3:00 pm and a holiday swag-making workshop with Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Executive Director Elissa Garofalo on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. The museum's other special exhibition, Powering America: Pennyslvania's Anthracite Railroads, also continues through Dec. 23. This exhibition features a working model railroad platform with a coal mine and patch town as its centerpiece. Powering America and the National Canal Museum's extended opening in November and December this year are generously supported by a grant from the County of Northampton's Hotel Tax Program.. ...Show Less
A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS
State Theatre, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, PA 18042 (map)
Date: 12/21/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-252-3132   |    EMAIL
CHRISTMAS PUTZ AND STAR & CANDLE SHOPPE
Christian Education building, 40 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/23/18 Time: Thur/Fri 1-7 pm, Sat 10am-8pm,, Sun 1-5 pm after Christmas 1-5 pm daily    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Central Moravian Church
CONTACT: 610-866-5661   |    EMAIL
Christmas Putz and Star & Candle Shoppe
A tradition at Central since 1937, the Christmas Putz is a retelling of the story of Christ's birth through Show More...narration and music, while tiny lights illuminate each miniature scene. The figures in Central's Putz, many of them antiques of German origin, are displayed amidst live moss, driftwood and rocks. The Putz is shown every half hour.
On the same level as the Putz is the Star and Candle Shoppe with the same hours. Many unique hand-crafted gifts and special Moravian items are for sale here such as German stars, ornaments, hand-made quality crafts by local artists, jewelry, baked goods, Moravian CDs, books and much more.. ...Show Less
LIVE MUSIC - DEAR ANNA
The FunHouse, 5 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/21/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-868-5311   |   
SKETCHED OUT: THE BEGINNINGS OF A MASTERPIECE
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 10/19/18-2/24/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
A masterpiece often begins with a humble sketch. Sketching is a crucial process for creative people, and though the term "sketch" instantly brings to Show More...mind fine art, the processes of drafting and planning expands beyond the field of art. You're invited to take a look inside the planning process through the quick sketches people make. Rarely exhibited sketches from local artists including Joseph Cantieni, Emil Gelhaar and, J. Carroll Tobias will accompany completed works on display. See embroidery plans from students at the Ladies' Seminary, City planning documents, building blueprints, and more! Don't miss out on this exhibition of sketchbooks on loan from members of the Lehigh Art Alliance and Bethlehem Palette Club! Come explore how great creations began with a single stroke of the pencil! Please visit our website for specific dates and times.
Cost: $12 for Adults, $9 for Children (ages 4-17), FREE for HBMS Members
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
LIVE ADVENT CALENDAR
1810 Goundie House, 501 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
The only one of its kind in the country! Visitors of the Historic Downtown Bethlehem will enjoy the 13th Annual one-of-a-kind tradition. Visitors will Show More...gather outside the door of the Goundie House where 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. Our life-sized advent calendar will feature a special person to hand out the treat daily at 5:30pm. Each day will be a different local business featuring surprise entertainment.. ...Show Less
LIVE MUSIC - JIMMY AND THE PARROTS - A PARROT HOLIDAY PARTY
Musikfest Café, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/21/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: (610) 297-7100   |   
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES XIX
Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. 4th. St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/23/18 Time: Thurs- sat at 8 PM, Sun at 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6108671689   |    EMAIL
For over twenty years (don't let the numbering fool you!), Touchstone's holiday tradition has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way Show More...into the hearts of our audiences. This one-of-a-kind vaudevillian sendup of the Christmas season in the Christmas City is sprinkled with absurdity, original music, love, joy, and shopping carts.
Get your tickets early, and meet us under the mistletoe! We'll be there with bells on.
Tickets: $25 general admission / $15 students and seniors. ...Show Less
LIVE MUSIC - ANDREW MARK
The Tap Room at Weyerbacher Brewing, 905 Line Street, Easton, PA 18042 (map)
Date: 12/21/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: (610) 559-5561   |    EMAIL
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
Events for 12/22/18 (Saturday)
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES
Touchstone Theater, 321 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610 867-1689   |    EMAIL
Your annual dose of jolly mischief, merry melodies, and holiday cheer, celebrating the Christmas season in the Christmas City!
NATIONAL CANAL MUSEUM DEBUTS FRANK WYSO: THE COAL CONNECTION EXHIBITION ON NOV. 10
National Canal Museum, 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042 (map)
Date: 11/10/18-12/23/18 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-923-3548 x400   |    EMAIL
The National Canal Museum will debut an exhibition of the works of folk artist Frank "WYSO" Wysochansky (1915-1994) on Saturday, November 10 as part of Show More...its participation in the regionwide 250th anniversary celebration of the first documented use of anthracite coal in America.

The exhibition Frank Wyso: The Coal Connection will showcase some of the Blakely, PA native's compelling work depicting the lives of coal miners. Having lost his father in a mining accident, WYSO was familiar with the harsh realities of coal miners' lives, as well as the strong community ties these dangerous conditions fostered. It was this intimate knowledge which would influence his art throughout his life. His evocative paintings and sculptures document the tools and working conditions of the anthracite coal mines of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the modest means and lifestyles of the coal miners' families.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1:00 p.m., Steven Lichak of the WYSO Foundation will give a talk on the eccentric life and innovative works of WYSO at the National Canal Museum to celebrate the exhibition's opening. Family-friendly art activities held in the museum's Welcome Center will also allow children and adults to explore WYSO's artistic techniques. The talk and activities are free as part of museum admission.
Other upcoming events include a book signing and talk by Vince Hydro, author of the Mauch Chunk Switchback, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3:00 pm and a holiday swag-making workshop with Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Executive Director Elissa Garofalo on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. The museum's other special exhibition, Powering America: Pennyslvania's Anthracite Railroads, also continues through Dec. 23. This exhibition features a working model railroad platform with a coal mine and patch town as its centerpiece. Powering America and the National Canal Museum's extended opening in November and December this year are generously supported by a grant from the County of Northampton's Hotel Tax Program.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS PUTZ AND STAR & CANDLE SHOPPE
Christian Education building, 40 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/23/18 Time: Thur/Fri 1-7 pm, Sat 10am-8pm,, Sun 1-5 pm after Christmas 1-5 pm daily    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Central Moravian Church
CONTACT: 610-866-5661   |    EMAIL
Christmas Putz and Star & Candle Shoppe
A tradition at Central since 1937, the Christmas Putz is a retelling of the story of Christ's birth through Show More...narration and music, while tiny lights illuminate each miniature scene. The figures in Central's Putz, many of them antiques of German origin, are displayed amidst live moss, driftwood and rocks. The Putz is shown every half hour.
On the same level as the Putz is the Star and Candle Shoppe with the same hours. Many unique hand-crafted gifts and special Moravian items are for sale here such as German stars, ornaments, hand-made quality crafts by local artists, jewelry, baked goods, Moravian CDs, books and much more.. ...Show Less
LIVE MUSIC - FIRESIDE BLUES PLUS/ ST. JAMES AND THE APOSTALES
The FunHouse, 5 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/22/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-868-5311   |   
SKETCHED OUT: THE BEGINNINGS OF A MASTERPIECE
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 10/19/18-2/24/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
A masterpiece often begins with a humble sketch. Sketching is a crucial process for creative people, and though the term "sketch" instantly brings to Show More...mind fine art, the processes of drafting and planning expands beyond the field of art. You're invited to take a look inside the planning process through the quick sketches people make. Rarely exhibited sketches from local artists including Joseph Cantieni, Emil Gelhaar and, J. Carroll Tobias will accompany completed works on display. See embroidery plans from students at the Ladies' Seminary, City planning documents, building blueprints, and more! Don't miss out on this exhibition of sketchbooks on loan from members of the Lehigh Art Alliance and Bethlehem Palette Club! Come explore how great creations began with a single stroke of the pencil! Please visit our website for specific dates and times.
Cost: $12 for Adults, $9 for Children (ages 4-17), FREE for HBMS Members
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
LIVE ADVENT CALENDAR
1810 Goundie House, 501 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
The only one of its kind in the country! Visitors of the Historic Downtown Bethlehem will enjoy the 13th Annual one-of-a-kind tradition. Visitors will Show More...gather outside the door of the Goundie House where 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. Our life-sized advent calendar will feature a special person to hand out the treat daily at 5:30pm. Each day will be a different local business featuring surprise entertainment.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES XIX
Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. 4th. St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/23/18 Time: Thurs- sat at 8 PM, Sun at 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6108671689   |    EMAIL
For over twenty years (don't let the numbering fool you!), Touchstone's holiday tradition has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way Show More...into the hearts of our audiences. This one-of-a-kind vaudevillian sendup of the Christmas season in the Christmas City is sprinkled with absurdity, original music, love, joy, and shopping carts.
Get your tickets early, and meet us under the mistletoe! We'll be there with bells on.
Tickets: $25 general admission / $15 students and seniors. ...Show Less
LIGHTWIRE THEATER: A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS
Zoellner Arts Center Lehigh University Baker Hall, 420 East Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/22/18 Time: 1pm to 3pm and 4pm to 6pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Zoellner Arts Center Lehigh University
CONTACT: 610-758-2787, ext. 0   |    EMAIL
This captivating and magical tale centers on a young bird named Max who brings whole new meaning to "coming home for the holidays." Audiences of all ages Show More...will treasure this story of family, friendship, adventure and hope set to timeless holiday hits from Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchaikovsky. In this wonderful show, Santa's helpers are putting the final touches on presents as Max and his family head south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course during a snowstorm, he ends up alone and lost at the North Pole. As he tries to make his way home, his adventure begins when he encounters friendly caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and an evil Rat King.
This is a Family-Friendly event!
Box Office Hours: TUE 12-6 pm; WED - FRI 12-5pm; For ticketed events: SAT 2 hours prior to curtain, 90 mins. all other days.
Free event parking attached to the center.. ...Show Less
LIVE MUSIC - BILLY BAUER BAND
The Tap Room at Weyerbacher Brewing, 905 Line Street, Easton, PA 18042 (map)
Date: 12/22/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: (610) 559-5561   |    EMAIL
LIVE MUSIC - THE CASTAWAY BAND
The Tap Room at Weyerbacher Brewing, 905 Line Street, Easton, PA 18042 (map)
Date: 12/22/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: (610) 559-5561   |    EMAIL
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less

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Harmony Clean, Inc.
4095 Ferry Road
Doylestown , PA 18902
215-230-7700
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Roofing, Siding, Gutters, Windows
We are fully licensed and insured in NJ and PA. Over 20 years of experience.
Fairless Hills, PA800-406-9716
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10% OFF Roofing, Siding, Gutters, Windows installation Up to $500 with this coupon
Stofan Construction LLC
607 Drexel Rd
Fairless Hills, PA 19030
800-406-9716
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Caring Learning Environment
Infant & Toddler Care. Preschool. Kindergarten. Summer Camp. Fully Accredited. Full and Part-time schedules.
Montgomeryville, PA215-822-7510
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Maximizing SAT/ACT Performance!
Providing expert instruction and targeted practice to maximize performance on standardized tests. Call us today!
Doylestown, PA215-794-9301
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Best Psychic Insight for 30+ Years
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Warwick, PA215-552-8520
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Stress Free Moves Since 1911
Full Service Relocation Company. Local & Long Distance. Clean Out. Home Staging. Packing. Storage. Shipping.
Hatfield, PA215-997-8200
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50 Free Used boxes with a scheduled move.
Jensen Movers & Storage, Inc.
161 Commerce Drive
Montgomeryville, PA 18936
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Protecting your quality of life!
Dedicated to preserving open spaces, farmland, and our historic heritage. Become a member today!
Doylestown, PA215-345-7020
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Camp | School | Farm | Athletics
Summer Camp, Preschool, Pickleball, Tennis, Farm, Kindergarten, Gardening, Animals and more.
Doylestown, PA215-348-7221
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BBQ and Tex-Mex
Offering Brunch on Saturdays and Sunday 12:00-3:00pm. Go to our website and see our Brunch Menu.
Hampton, NJ908-200-7050
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