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PhillyMag: Holidays in Bethlehem: There’s a Reason They Call it “Christmas City USA”

December 7th, 2021 |

From a live advent calendar to an open-air German gift market to an actual Star of Bethlehem, no one does the holiday like they do it here.

If there’s any city where the holiday spirit conquers all, it’s “Christmas City USA,” founded and named by Moravian settlers on December 24, 1741. In this Lehigh Valley burg, Christmas music serenades pedestrians, and cobblestone streets provide old-world charm.

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