Celebrate “Christmas in July” in the Historic & Arts Districts Safely with Lehigh Valley Health Network
The joy of Christmas is here in the Historic and Arts Districts thanks to Lehigh Valley Health Network. “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. 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! “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 Downton Districts,” added Tammy Wendling, Downtown Bethlehem Association Manager. 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! “There are things you can do to shop and dine safely,” says Amy Slenker, MD, with LVPG Infectious Diseases. “While in the store or restaurant, keep your face mask on and don’t touch your face. Remember to stay at least 6 feet from others, even while waiting in lines. Remember to wash your hands.”
Join us Saturday, July 18th to kick off the six-month countdown to Christmas at 12pm 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!
In addition, the Bethlehem Parking Authority will be offering FREE PARKING through their new app ParkMobile throughout the city on both Saturday, 7/18 and Saturday, July 25th. The steps for the promotion are simple – Download the app and enter the promo code – BPA718 for July 18th or BPA725 for July 25th. Valid for one use, per user, per day of the promotion and is good for one free parking session up to the meter max time!
The full Christmas in July Schedule includes:
Saturday, 7/18 – Christmas in July Kick Off
- 12pm-1pm: First 100 people to visit will receive a free LVHN Mask & hand sanitizer
- Holly Jolly Shopping Spree in the SouthSide Arts District
- Historic District Christmas Window Decoration Competition & Elves in the Windows - Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, 7/25 – Christmas in the Christmas City
- 11am-3pm: 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, and 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