It was a unseasonably warm and rainy day, but we began our visit to Bethlehem with lunch in sunny Greece at Yanni's Taverna. When we are around food, we are a happy group.
The building at the end of this block played a major role in the American Revolution. The entire town of Bethlehem has been designated an historic district. Residents love to share with visitors.
The sanctuary and a model of The Old Moravian Church. Music played a dominant role in their simple, egalitarian religion. Their organ's extraordinary sound took you to another world.
The town that lived by Bethlehem Steel is reinventing itself as a tourist destination. Everywhere we went we were warmly welcomed into a comfortable visitor experience.
The gigantic tent that housed Christkindlmarkt, the annual market with live music and food, and craftsmen working on-site (many of them in glass) became magical at twilight.
We ended our visit with a Step-On Guide dressed as a Moravian single woman who guided us thorough the holiday lighted town and related its unique history. The Hotel Bethlehem is on the site of the "first house" built in 1741. There are many accounts of the paranormal at the hotel.