This holiday season, experience “Christmas City, USA” like never before as Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites and ArtsQuest partner to offer the “Christmas City Combo Ticket” providing admission to Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, Historic Bethlehem’s “Trees of Historic Bethlehem” exhibit, and four historic buildings. Cost for the Combo Ticket, which offers a one-day admission to all participating attractions, is $25, a nearly 20 percent savings versus purchasing all admission tickets individually. The ticket, which is on sale now, is valid at Christkindlmarkt and HBMS attractions through Dec. 23.
Now in its 26th year, Christkindlmarkt runs Nov. 15-17 and 22-24; Nov. 29-Dec. 2; and Dec. 6-9, 13-16 and 20-23 at PNC Plaza at SteelStacks. The festive, family-friendly event features more than 125 artisans offering aisle upon aisle of handmade works, as well as ice carving and glassblowing demonstrations, live holiday music and jolly, old St. Nicholas. Renowned German ornament designer Käthe Wohlfarht is also back this year offering more than 2,000 nutcrackers, collectibles and handmade ornaments.
After exploring Christkindlmarkt, visitors can take the Christmas City Trolley and see Christmas come to life in historic downtown Bethlehem as they discover beautiful Christmas trees inspired by art in the 5th annual “Trees of Historic Bethlehem” exhibition open Nov. 17-Jan. 14.
With “Trees of Historic Bethlehem”, visitors see the world in a dazzling array of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison. Journey through four HBMS historic sites, each accompanied by a handcrafted Holiday Putz, where more than 20 trees are paired with a piece of art such as a painting, drawing, sculpture or tapestry. Guests will be amazed by lights, ornaments and decorations inspired by art and can vote for their favorites! Admission to the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, 1810 Goundie House and Single Sisters’ House are included with the “Trees of Historic Bethlehem” ticket. Learn more about Trees of Historic Bethlehem by visiting www.historicbethlehem.org.
Christmas City Combo Tickets can be purchased online at www.christmascity.org or at the following locations:
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way
Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, 645 E. First St.
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St.
St. Luke’s University Health Network Visitor Center at SteelStacks, 711 E. First St.
For complete information on all of the holiday events and attractions taking place this holiday season in Bethlehem, the Christmas City, visit www.christmascity.org.