Bethlehem, PA Christmas City 2018

Bethlehem, PA Christmas City 2018

Come discover the best of traditional and modern Bethlehem, PA "Christmas City"!

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$299 per person/Double Occupancy

$329pp/Single - $279pp/Triple

 

Known as the Christmas City, this Lehigh Valley city was originally settled by the Moravians, the oldest Protestant denomination in the world. The city got its name on Christmas Eve in 1741, when Count Zinzendorf of Saxony visited a two-room log house that housed both people and animals. Today, a huge electrical star shines nightly from the peak of South Mountain. Bethlehem's recent history has been inextricably linked with that of the Bethlehem Steel Company and the Sands Casino Resort. Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is the largest and newest full-service hotel in the Lehigh Valley. The hotel features 10 dining options including 3 signature restaurants by world renowned chef Emeril Lagasse. And within the last year the Outlets at Sands Bethlehem have opened, with a number of specialty stores! Come discover the best of traditional and modern Bethlehem, PA “Christmas City”!

 

Early Bird Discount: Book and pay in full by July 9, 2018 and save $20pp!

 

Departure Info:

Yankee Trails, Rensselaer - 7:30am
Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms - 8:00am
Pet Smart, Crossgates Commons - 8:15am
Walmart, Catskill Commons, Catskill - 9:00am
Kingston Plaza, Kingston - 9:20am

Sunday, December 9:

We are on our way to the Christmas City, Bethlehem PA! Upon arrival we will go to our accommodations at the Sands Casino Resort (877-726-3777). Rooms are decorated with dark woods and have pillow-top mattresses, free WiFi, HD flat-screen TVs. Amenities include an indoor pool, fitness center and 13 dining options, including restaurants by Emeril Lagasse and Cake Boss Buddy Valastro. Everyone will receive a $40 Slot Play bonus from the casino & a $15 dinner voucher. The casino has 3,000 slot machines, 200 table games, and a poker room. You will also find fabulous shopping at the Outlets at Sands Bethlehem; stores include Coach, Bass, Chico's, Charming Charlies, Talbots, Under Armour and many more! You will have time for lunch your own on property, and then we're off to Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, a holiday tradition that is unique unto itself. Find the perfect gift at this open-air market recognized by Travel and Leisure magazine as one of the top holiday markets in the world. Christkindlmarkt features more than 100 artisans and everything from pottery to holiday crafts and more, and attracts more than 65,000 people each year for a remarkable holiday shopping experience. We will return to the hotel later this afternoon and you will have time to relax in room and have a buffet dinner (voucher included). A local guide will meet us tonight and we will embark upon our 1 hour Bethlehem by Night Tour. Learn a brief history of the area and see highlights of the city ending with the shining star on South Mountain. Later return to the hotel and your evening is free.

Monday, December 10:

A continental breakfast is included this morning. Next we will travel to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in nearby Hampton, NJ to kick off our holiday season with a Christmas show & luncheon! A Playhouse Christmas 2018, is a festive holiday review show. An ensemble cast of multi-talented performers celebrate Christmas in an original holiday song and dance fest featuring traditional carols, classic and contemporary Yuletide compositions, humorous skits, and spectacular dance numbers - all backed by a live onstage orchestra. Lunch today will be your choice of entrée (you will order from a set menu on arrival) and include fresh homemade bread, mixed garden salad, with house dressing and best of all their famous unlimited dessert buffet! We will depart after the show at 4pm. Our approximate arrival in the Capital District is 8pm. One stop each way.

Tour Includes:

  • Round-Trip Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Baggage Handling & Taxes

  • Christkindlmarkt

  • Bethlehem by Night Traditions Tour w/local guide

  • Hunterdon Hills Playhouse Luncheon & “A Playhouse Christmas” Matinee Show

  • $40 Slot Free Play

  • 1 $15 Dinner Voucher at Sands Casino Resort

  • 1 Continental Breakfast

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Catskill - Overnight Wal-Mart - Catskill Commons- Wal-Mart Tire Center
Catskill, NY 12414
Crossgates Commons Pet Smart Crossgates Commons
161 Washington Ave Extension, Albany, NY
Kingston Kingston Plaza - Lot E (next to baseball field)
Westbrook Ln, Kingston, NY 12401
Latham Farms Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms
579 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110
Yankee Trails Yankee Trails
569 Third Ave. Ext, Rensselaer, NY

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