Join the Celebration as

The Magic Returns!

Bethlehem, New Hampshire

Sat, Dec. 3, 2022

After a three-year hiatus, the well-loved Christmas in Bethlehem celebration returns to downtown Bethlehem on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. The entire community bands together each year for a full day of holiday cheer, culminating in a completely free evening gathering at Bethlehem Town Hall from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Live music, a visit from Santa and the Grinch, free food and drink, a bonfire and fireworks are only a few of the many highlights of this decade-old community event hosted by the Bethlehem Events committee.

Kick off your Christmas season with a wholesome, homespun holiday festival the whole family will enjoy! Bethlehem means “house of bread” but you won’t need much bread to afford the no-cost nostalgic events, games, entertainment and food on offer. Ringed by snow covered balsams and stunning views of Mount Washington and the Presidentials, breathe in the clear mountain air of the highest elevated town east of the Rockies while the quaint Main Street becomes an old-fashioned Winter Wonderland. Your days will be merry and bright as you join us as “the magic returns” to the North Country!


Click on the various markers to learn more about the event times and locations. 


On Christmas In Bethlehem day, I was in the library with the children who were many and having a ball! One of the parents said to me — ‘I wonder if everyone knows how much this day means to the children and the parents. We are making lifetime memories with them. Please thank everyone  for this wonderful day!’ — So I pass this on to all of you for a job well done!

Elizabeth G.