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Winners announced for our Trees of Historic Bethlehem holiday decorating contest

January 12th, 2023

Trees of Historic Bethlehem at Kemerer Museum
Visitors stop by the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts to admire the decorations at the Trees of Historic Bethlehem display.

Over 700 people voted for their favorites this year

As you take down and put away your Christmas greens, lights, stars, and decorations, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Site is doing the same. But before we box up the last of the ornaments, we have some exciting news to share.

Over 700 people voted for their favorites in our annual Trees of Historic Bethlehem contest. You told us who decorated the finest, and we are thrilled to announce the winners. 

This year’s theme was “It’s All Fun & Games,” and there were 28 beautiful contestants’ trees to experience and recognize at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, Moravian Museum, Single Sister’s House, and the Luckenbach Mill. 

Alice In Wonderland Tree
The “Alice In Wonderland Tree” won first place in Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites’ Trees of Historic Bethlehem contest.

According to your voting, here are the Top 3 Trees:

1. Alice in Wonderland

2. Candyland

3. Scrabble

The Top 3 tree decorators get the first, second, and third choice of next year’s tree themes.

Random Prize Winners

1st place: Family membership — Melanie Young of Nazareth

2nd: Blueberry Festival tickets —  Tammi Trible of Nutley, New Jersey

3rd: Free tix to Gaming in the Gallery or Attack from the 80s — Devon Strawdinger of Effort

Thanks to all who participated this year, and congratulations to our winners!

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