Bethlehem partners with local theater company to enhance Live Advent Calendar

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The free family-friendly event creates an immersive old fashioned Christmas experience

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (November 30, 2022) – Downtown Bethlehem has partnered with Touchstone Theater and Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites to add a new layer to its annual Live Advent Calendar. It’s the first time in its 14 years that the event will have costumed actors using a Dickens’ style script and theater production equipment up and down Main St. for an immersive experience. Every evening at 5:30 from December 1st – 23rd, the “town criers” will ring bells and call for visitors to gather ‘round the Goundie House, which is the oldest house on Main St. Then, a child from the crowd will be invited to knock on the door, and everyone will be surprised with a performance and a little treat. Each night, a different business will sponsor the event as a gift to the community. East Stroudsburg University will sponsor the first night.

This free, family-friendly event is the only one of its kind in the country and possibly the world. Downtown Bethlehem Association (DBA) Manager Kelly Smith said, “The Live Advent Calendar is a big reason people come downtown during the holidays. This year will be an extra special production to really give everyone that old-timey Christmas feeling.”  Smith and DBA Assistant Manager Ty Versocki will be at the Goundie House as hosts to welcome and thank everyone for joining in on the fun.

Live Advent Calendar- December 1st – 23rd


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Elizabeth Reeves | PR Coordinator
Strong Mountain Media, Inc.