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Tuesday, January 28, 2020


Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Putz displays: (Moravian traditional retelling of the story of Christ’s birth through narration, music, illuminated miniature scenes).

Saturdays, Dec. 7, Dec. 14

Christkindlmarkt’s Breakfast with St. Nicholas in the Tannenbaum Café. Doors open at 8 a.m.; breakfast served from 8:15-9:30 a.m. Photos with St. Nicholas begin at 8:30 a.m. Hot breakfast buffet, fruit, juice, coffee, hot chocolate and milk; St. Nick photo opportunities (ticket includes one free 5×7 photo with St. Nick); arts and crafts; goody bag with treats, items from Just Born Quality Confections and Crayola. Complimentary admission to Christkindlmarkt after the breakfast. 645 E. First St. Tickets are limited: visit or call 610-332-3378.

Now through Dec. 12

12 Days of Christmas daily special giveaways from local businesses and organizations.

Now through Dec. 21

Historic Downtown Bethlehem window decorating contest. Vote for your favorite.

Now through Friday, Dec. 22

Christmas City combo tickets- (one-day admission to Christkindlmarkt through Dec. 22; Historic Bethlehem’s “Trees of Historic Bethlehem” exhibit and four historic Bethlehem attractions through Jan. 12). Visit

Free trolley service 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday between the two every 20-30 minutes. Stops: Moravian Book Shop and Sun Inn on Main Street, Walnut Street parking garage, South New Street garage, and Christkindlmarkt at Steel- Stacks and Banana Factory.

Now through Dec. 23

Live Advent calendar, 5:30 p.m. Daily. 1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St. Visit for schedules.

Now through Friday, Dec. 29

East Hills Moravian Church (walk-ins welcome) Christmas putz and displays: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 3 to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).Groups: call 610-442-6056, email, call 610-442-6056 or visit

Edgeboro Moravian Putz/Christmas room. Group tours, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the hour, Monday through Friday, by appointment. Walk-in hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday. 645 Hamilton Ave. Visit or call 610-866-8793.

Now through Dec. 31

Central Moravian Church Putz: 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day. After Christmas: 1 to 5 p.m. daily to Dec. 31. Showings every half hour. Visit

Star and Candle Shoppe, 1 to 7 p.m. Lower level Christian Education Bldg., 73 W. Church St.

Now through Jan. 12

Trees of Historic Bethlehem: Christmas Couture by Bethlehem Garden Club (fashion designers). Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, 66 W. Church St., Single Sisters’ House, 50 W. Church St., 1810 Goundie House, 501 Main St.

Christkindlmarkt, ArtsQuest Center - Southside, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way. St. HBM&S/ArtsQuest events combo tickets:

Holiday Putz Trail. Begins at the Goundie House /visitor center, 505 Main St. Traditional Moravian Nativity scenes / displays at the Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters’ House, 1810 Goundie House and Central Moravian Church. Visit or call 800-360-8687.

Wednesday, December 4

Advent Holden Evening Prayer, sponsored by Congregations on Mission Together. 7 p.m.. For church location, visit:

Thursday, December 6 through 23

Christmas City Follies, 8 p.m. Thursday - Saturday; and, 2 p.m. Sundays; Thursday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dec. 22. Additional shows at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 22. 321 E. Fourth St. Visit or call 610-867-1689 for tickets and information.

Thursday, December 5

Festivus Concert, 7 p.m. Charter Arts Theatre, 321 E. Third St. Visit

Friday, December 6

Holiday shopping with the Bethlehem Mounted Patrol, 5-8 p.m. Quadrant Private Wealth Stables, 615 E. Langhorne Ave.

Build a gingerbread house, ages five to 10 with guardian, 5 to 6 p.m. Hanover Township Community Center, 3660 Jacksonville Road. Cost. Registration: call 610-317-8701; visit

Northampton Community College “Ice and Snow” winter choral concert, 7 p.m. Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, main campus, 3835 Green Pond Road. Suggested donation or bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the needy. Visit

Tree lighting ceremony, Santa, hot chocolate bar, live reindeer, horse and carriage rides (cost), arts/crafts. Open to the public. 6 to 8 p.m. Hanover Township Community Center, 3660 Jacksonville Road. Call 610-317-8701; visit

Freedom HS holiday pops concert, 7 p.m. Cost. Auditorium, 3149 Chester Ave.

Saturday, December 7

54th annual Community Advent Breakfast presented by the Citizens Christmas City Committee. Nondenominational Bethlehem tradition. Speaker, music, served breakfast. Tickets: call 610-739-3385. 8:30 a.m., Moravian Village, 526 Wood St.

Celtic Cultural Alliance’s “Christmas Traditions of the Celtic Nations”: Make Celtic creations; learn holiday songs; eat shortbread cookies (appropriate for ages three and up). Free but must register; call 610-861-5526. 10 a.m. to noon. Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St. Visit

Breakfast and photo with St. Nicholas, Tannenbaum Café. Doors open at 8 a.m.; hot breakfast served 8:15-9:30 a.m. St. Nicholas photos begin 8:30 a.m. Arts and crafts; goody bag with treats, Just Born and Crayola items. Complimentary admission to Christkindlmarkt afterward. 645 E. First St. Visit or call 610-332-3378.

Holiday Open House & Peace Boutique, Fair trade crafts, food, more from around the world 1 to 4 p.m. LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 W. Fourth St. Information: call 610-691-8730 or visit

All Aboard for the North Pole. Wear your pj’s; bring a pillow. Children’s classic movie. No registration required. All ages. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Main library, 11 W. Church St. Visit

Christmas House Tour, Governor Wolf Historical Society, 10 historic homes and buildings, free family history day exhibits, craft demonstrations, activities, more. 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath. Information, advance tickets: visit Tickets available day of event at the site.

Meet Santa Claus, noon to 4 p.m. Moravian Book Shop, 428 Main St. Call 610-866-5481or visit

The Downtown Bethlehem Association and Lehigh Valley’s Love co-host “Clash of the Carols” local middle and high school divisions a capella choir competition. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Sun Inn Courtyard, 564 Main St. Following the competition, choirs will sing in front of Central Moravian Church, 73 W. Church St. View at and the Heart of Bethlehem Facebook page.

Main Street musicians: Flutations, 1 p.m. ; Lehigh Valley Italian American Band, 2 p.m.; Mother Jones, 4 p.m.

Santa’s Haus free photos with Santa. 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Church and Main streets.

Winterfest community open house, games, activities, food, fun. 4 to 7 p.m. Light of Christ Lutheran Church, 2020 Worthington Ave. Visit www.

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol starring Olivier award-winning British producer and actor Guy Masterson, 7 p.m. Charter Arts theater, 321 E. Third St. Masterson will conduct a master-class for theater students the day before the show. For tickets: visit

Sunday, December 8

Holiday Open House & Peace Boutique, Fair trade crafts, food, more from around the world 1 to 4 p.m. LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 W. Fourth St. Information: call 610-691-8730 or visit

Lehigh Valley Youth Chorus ( grades three to 12) concert, 3 p.m. Lipkin Theater, Kopecek Hall, 3835 Green Pond Road. Suggested donation / bring non-perishable food item. VIsit|lehigh-valley-youth-chorus-concert|1557

Bach Choir Christmas Concert: “Magnificat” by J. S. Bach; part one of the “Messiah” by G. F. Handel. 4 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 2344 Center St. Cost. Visit

Fountain Hill Tree Lighting, 4 p.m. Broadway and Lynn streets.

Lehigh University Choral Arts annual Christmas gift to the community: Christmas Vespers. 4 and 8 p.m. Steven Sametz, director. Packer Chapel. Visit

Carol R. Reifinger and Charlene Donchez Mowers, authors of Old Bethlehem Christmas Mysteries, sign their new book, “Murder in God’s Acre”. 4 p.m. Moravian Book Shop: 428 Main St. Call 610-866-5481or visit

Monday, December 9

Charter Arts Winter Choral Concert, 7 p.m. 321 E. Third St. Visit

Tuesday, December 10

Holiday Fun Storytime, 11:15 am to noon, BAPL SouthSide, 400 Webster St. Free. No registration required. Call 610-867-7852 or

Charter Arts Winter Choral Concert, 7 p.m. 321 E. Third St. Visit

Wednesday, December 11

Advent Holden Evening Prayer, sponsor: Congregations on Mission Together. 7 p.m. Star of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 514 Third Ave. Visit:

Winter Concert, 7 to 9 p.m. Broughal MS, 114 W. Morton St.

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