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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

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

About LVHN

Lehigh Valley Health Network includes eight hospital campuses, three in Allentown, one in Bethlehem, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; Coordinated Health, which includes two hospital campuses, nearly two dozen multispecialty locations including ambulatory surgery centers and orthopedic injury centers in northeastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey; 26 health centers; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices; 20 ExpressCARE locations including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE; pharmacy, imaging, home health, rehabilitation, and lab services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes trauma care for adults and children, burn care at the Regional Burn Center, kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer, orthopedics, neurology, complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and robotic surgery in 10 specialties. Lehigh Valley Cancer InstituteLehigh Valley Heart Institute, and Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence physicians provide the most advanced treatments. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, an initiative that helps community providers improve the quality of cancer care and offers access to MSK clinical trials. Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, the community’s only children’s hospital, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest is the region’s only hospital nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for orthopedics and has been recognized among Pennsylvania’s top five hospitals for six consecutive years. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg are the region’s only Magnet® hospitals for nursing excellence. Additional information is available by visiting, or following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram.