Historic Downtown Bethlehem Christmas in July

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Celebrate “Christmas in July” in the Historic & Arts Districts

Bethlehem, PA (July 6, 2020) – The joy of Christmas is here in the Historic and Arts Districts thanks to Lehigh Valley Health Network. This July, starting Saturday, July 18th – patrons can enjoy special events in BOTH Bethlehem Downtown Districts to start their Christmas shopping early and get in the Christmas spirit, including shopping spree sales, Christmas window decoration contests, and appearances from Santa himself! Be one of the first 100 shoppers and you’ll receive a gift from Lehigh Valley Health Network including hand-sanitizer, masks and guides to all the holiday fun! “We’re thrilled to continue this fantastic partnership with Lehigh Valley Health Network. This past Christmas season they partnered with our small business districts and to be able to do it again is wonderful,” said Missy Hartney, Downtown Manager of the SouthSide Arts District. “Having Lehigh Valley Health Network back with us for ‘Christmas in July’ is so fitting. It definitely feels like Christmas with all that they’re providing for both our Downtown Districts,” added Tammy Wendling, Downtown Bethlehem Association Manager.

Join us Saturday, July 18th to kick off the six-month countdown to Christmas at 12 PM at 324 S. New Street in the SouthSide and in front of Donegal Square at 534 Main Street on the North side, to pick up your gift from Lehigh Valley Health Network and get in the holiday spirit!

The full Christmas in July Schedule includes:

Saturday, 7/18 – Christmas in July Kick Off

  • 12 PM-1 PM: First 100 people to visit will receive a free LVHN Mask & hand sanitizer
  • Mistletoe Market Shops on the South Bethlehem Greenway
  • Historic District Christmas Window Decoration Competition & Elves in the Windows – Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, 7/25 – Christmas in the Christmas City

  • 11 AM-3 PM: First 100 people to visit will receive a free LVHN Mask & hand sanitizer from Summer Santa
  • Holly Jolly Shopping Spree & Mistletoe Market in the SouthSide
  • Self-guided shopping tour with raffle prizes, free samples, discounts, musicians throughout the SouthSide and Greenway
  • Historic District Christmas Window Decoration & Elves in the Windows Winner Announcements
  • Historic District “Extra Merry Hours” in the shops of Main Street

For more information on this event and more on your Bethlehem Downtown’s visit:

www.southsideartsdistrict.com and www.getdowntownbethlehem.com


Downtown Bethlehem Association (DBA) is a council of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and serves to revitalize, rehabilitate, promote and advance downtown business areas within the city of Bethlehem. It is an organization comprised of business owners who believe that unity is better than isolation and involvement is better than neutrality. The DBA organizes over 100 events a year, to drive foot traffic into Bethlehem’s Historic and Southside Shopping Districts.

Information provided to TVL by:
Tammy Wendling
Downtown Bethlehem Association Manager
Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce