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Holiday Events in the Christmas City

The holiday season in the Christmas City has officially arrived. The last two months of the year are particularly special for us locals because quite frankly, nobody does the holidays better than the Christmas City! Think a free Christmas trolly, horse-drawn carriage rides, Christmas lights and carolers, and even a live advent calendar. If you don’t believe us, just ask Oprah and Martha Stewart.

Here’s what’s happening during this festive time of year.

Happening at Bethlehem House Gallery

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The 2019 Holiday Show

Our 2019 Holiday Show is in full swing! If you haven’t been able to stop by yet, now is the perfect time to check out our freshly decorated gallery. Filled with incredible work by our various featured artists, this show has something for everyone. Pick up a gift for the artist in your life!

The 4th Annual Juried Show – Submit Your Work

Submissions are now open for the 4th Annual Juried Show! We had so many amazing pieces submitted in last year’s show, and can’t wait to see how you all take it to the next level. Find out how you can take part in this year’s show, and read the prospectus to learn how you can make sure that your work fits within this year’s theme: Home.

Small Business Saturday

After stuffing yourself with as much turkey as you can, it’s straight to the holiday sales! Once you get all of your Black Friday shopping done, make sure to show some love on Small Business Saturday by visiting the various unique shops in downtown Bethlehem. On top of that, you can receive FREE 3-hour parking when you download the MobileNOW! app to your smart device.

The Bethlehem House Gallery will provide 20% off of ALL things in the gallery, so stop by if you’ve been thinking about buying that special piece to add to your home. With our new partnership with ArtMoney, you can now pay for your favorite pieces over the course of 10 months, making art more affordable than ever before.

Other events in the Christmas City


Named one of the best Christmas Markets in the world by Travel & Leisure, you’ll definitely want to add Christkindlmarkt to your list of events this season. This Christmas staple runs from November 22 to December 22 and features endless vendors selling Christmas decor, holiday gifts, and salty and savory treats.

Window Decorating Competition

Keep your eyes peeled as you walk down Main & Broad Street this season, as the 2019 Window Decoration is getting ready to be in full effect. Local venues, including the gallery, will be participating this year as they trick out their venue’s window to try and gain votes from this year’s judges…you! You can begin casting your vote here on November 23rd, and it will last until the winner is announced on December 21st.

Christmas City’s Tree Lighting Ceremony 2019Christmas City's Tree Lighting Ceremony 2019

Wrap up your November by taking part in Bethlehem’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, which will take place on November 29th and begin at 4:30 PM. Attendees can enjoy cookies and hot chocolate while enjoying live entertainment from various local bands. Watch as this year’s tree lights up the night sky, and meet Kris Kringle himself, who is said to be a pretty big fan of Bethlehem!


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