BETHLEHEM, PA CRISTMAS TOUR
In 1937, The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce started a nationwide letter writing effort to 2,500 Chambers of Commerce asking each of them to notify their local newspapers of the campaign to make Bethlehem, Pennsylvania “the Christmas City”. It was suggested that people throughout the country send their Christmas cards to Bethlehem to receive the “Christmas City” cancellation. Most of the Chambers participated and more than 185,000 pieces of mail inundated the Bethlehem Post Office.
In the 1960’s the Citizens Christmas City Committee (of the Chamber of Commerce) was formed to help dignify the look of Christmas in the City of Bethlehem while at the same time absorbing a fair share of the costs of bringing Christmas to the public. The Committee continues to raise over $15,000 every year with efforts such as the Christmas City Seal to help purchase over 800 trees that will be lit during the Christmas season. Sparkling white lights adorn those trees in the Historic Moravian District and beautiful, LED colored lights have been placed in the trees in the SouthSide Arts District.
he Historic Bethlehem Partnership (HBP) has Christmas-themed walking tours, bus tours and carriage rides to give visitors a historic experience. The costumed guides will lead the way to their museums that are decorated as they would have been when the Moravians first walked through these streets in the 17 and 1800’s.
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