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Planning your trip to the Christmas City?

Here’s some important and helpful tidbits to make your trip even better.

Bethlehem is split down the middle by the Lehigh River, which means we have TWO unique downtown experiences.

Moravian Historic District (Click to expand/collapse)

Explore the rich history of Historic Moravian Bethlehem, our newly designated National Historic Landmark District, one of only eight in Pennsylvania and one of only about 200 in the entire United States!  Main Street is home to the Moravian Bookshop, the oldest book store in America, as well as countless shops, boutiques, restaurants and galleries.

Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center

505 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
The Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center is the place to start your visit to Bethlehem and order tour tickets, gather information, and shop in the museum store.

Hour of operation:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Parking Garages

North Street Garage
75 W. North Street

Walnut Street Garage
33 W. Walnut Street

Metered Parking

Metered parking is also available on streets and lots around the city. The meters accept credit cards and coins. Metered parking is enforced from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm Monday through Saturday.


SouthSide Arts District (Click to expand/collapse)

The SouthSide Arts District is home to many artists, arts and educational institutions, restaurants, shops and creative industries, not to mention SteelStacks, the Wind Creek Casino Resort Bethlehem, and the South Bethlehem Greenway which runs through the district. Dining options range from Malaysian to Irish, tacos to charcuterie and fine dining to awesome pizza. The district is a great place to explore on foot.

Parking Garages

Lehigh Riverport Garage
11 W. 2nd Street

South New Street Garage
On New, between 3rd and 4th Streets

Metered Parking

Metered parking is also available on streets and lots around the city. The meters accept credit cards and coins. Metered parking is enforced from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm Monday through Saturday.


SteelStacks (Click to expand/collapse)

Located in the heart of the city’s SouthSide, SteelStacks is a ten-acre campus dedicated to arts, culture, family events, community celebrations, education and fun. Once the home plant of Bethlehem Steel, the second largest steel manufacturer in the nation, the site has been reborn through music and art, offering more than 1,000 concerts and eight different festivals annually.  Visit the Musikfest Café for a show, walk the Hoover Mason Trestle at the base of the iconic Bethlehem Steel Blast Furnaces, and stop by the Visitor’s Center for information on tours.

Visitor Center at SteelStacks

Presented by St. Luke’s University Health Network
711 E. First Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Hosted in the beautifully restored 1863 Stock House, the oldest building on the SteelStacks campus, the Visitor Center offers a wealth of information on SteelStacks, Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley’s events and attractions. Helpful staff are on hand to assist you in planning your visit to SteelStacks and the region.

Regular Hours
Open daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Special Hours During Christkindlmarkt:
Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Special Hours During PEEPSFEST®: Dec. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Dec. 31, 1-5 p.m.
CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day

Free parking is available at SteelStacks on a first come, first serve basis. Additional metered parking is a short walk away.

Where to Dine? (Click to expand/collapse)
Wind Creek Bethlehem

77 Wind Creek Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA 18015

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When it comes to dining, Wind Creek Bethlehem always brings so much to the table. Like our outstanding variety, from gourmet to classic comfort foods – you’ll find a place for every taste. Not to mention our exemplary service and attention to details.

Emeril’s Chop House
Experience the essence of fine dining and indulge in a variety of irresistible dishes featuring tender steak cuts, mouth-watering prime rib and so much more.

Burgers And More by Emeril
Enjoy prime and grass-fed beef burgers, seafood, turkey and veggie selections and much more.

Lehigh Pizza

13 West 3rd St., Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 866-1088

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1741 on the Terrace
Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Tap Room
Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar
534 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 861-7631

Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Pub
4 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 868-1313

Social Still
530 E 3rd St., Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 625-4585

Where to Stay? (Click to expand/collapse)
Premier Partner
Wind Creek Bethlehem

77 Wind Creek Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA 18015

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Less than a mile away from SteelStacks, you can make a night of it at the award-winning, AAA 4 Diamond Wind Creek Hotel! The Wind Creek Hotel features 282 recently renovated rooms complete with all of the latest in modern amenities. We offer free wireless high speed internet access, in-room dining, plush pillow top beds, 42” flat-screen LCD HDTVs, media hubs and more! Culinary offerings include Buddy Valastro’s Buddy V’s Ristorante, Carlo’s Bakery from the hit TLC series Cake Boss™, and three signature restaurants from celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse – Emeril’s Chop House, Burgers And More by Emeril and Emeril’s Fish House.

Historic Partners
Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
(877) 212-2463

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Nicknamed the Christmas City Hotel, Historic Hotel Bethlehem is the perfect place to be during the holiday seasons. There’s no better way to get into the Christmas Spirit than by admiring the lobby’s sparkling Christmas trees, life size toy soldiers, and hand painted nativity scene. The breathtaking decorations coupled with the hotel’s historic charm will transport you into a winter wonderland you won’t forget. Contact Hotel Bethlehem today at (877) 212-2463, to discover their Christmas packages for this season!

Preferred Partners
Holiday Inn Express & Suites

2201 Cherry Lane, Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 838-6110

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The Holiday Inn Express & Suites features 80 rooms that include King or Double Queens, complimentary Wi-Fi, deluxe breakfast and a shuttle service. Book today!

Comfort Suites Bethlehem

120 West Third St.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 882-9700

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The Comfort Suites University is a smoke-free and pet-friendly hotel located close enough to Lehigh University for you to enjoy a healthy walk.

Hyatt Place

45 West North Street
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
(610) 625-0500

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Candlewood Suites

1630 Spillman Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015

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Inn’s and Bed and Breakfast Partners
Sayre Mansion Inn

250 Wyandotte St.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015
(610) 882-2100

Official Partners
Hilton Garden Inn Allentown Bethlehem Airport

1787-B Airport Road,
Allentown, Pennsylvania, 18109
(610) 443-1400

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Listed Partners

SureStay by Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center
300 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017
(610) 954-5007