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Bethlehem Essential Info


Bethlehem is a city in Pennsylvania, located along the Lehigh River 50 miles north of Philadelphia and 70 miles west of New York City. It is part of the Lehigh Valley metropolitan area, along with Allentown and Easton.

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  1. Peeps are manufactured in Bethlehem at the Just Born Candy factory. Every December 31st, a giant peep is dropped over the city to ring in the New Year.
  2. In Bethlehem, The Moravian Book Shop stands as the oldest continuously operating bookshop in the world, founded in 1745.
  3. Bethlehem’s Musikfest is considered one of the largest outdoor music festivals in the U.S., lasting 10 days, with over 500 performers and over 1 million visitors.
  4. Bethlehem was named after the Biblical town Bethlehem of Judea, the birthplace of Jesus.
  5. The city is the location of Pennsylvania's largest casino, the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, located on the former Bethlehem Steel property.

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