Highlights of the festival include a Roaming Railroad choo-choo train ride, a hayride, more than 70 vendors selling handcrafted items just in time for holiday shopping, and a 5K Road Race on Saturday morning sponsored by the First Mile Race Management Company. Plus a multitude of delicious food choices to make everyone’s visit complete.
The festival surrounds Bethlehem’s town green, at the junction of Route 61 and Route 132. All the buildings and churches participating in the festival are brimming with activities and Christmas spirit. On Friday night at 6 p.m. is the opening ceremony, where celebrity emcee WFSB TV Ch. 3 News Personality Irene O'Connor will help Santa light the town’s beautiful 85-foot Christmas tree. Santa will stay for the balance of the festival, giving families the opportunity to take their own memorable photos.
Free parking at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds, just north of town on Route 61, Free shuttle busses between the fairgrounds and the festival, Free festival admission, Free face paining and a Free crafts workshop for children and their parents. Plus, free musical entertainment throughout the festival.
The purpose of the Christmas Town Festival is to raise money to help support Memorial Hall, the community center in Bethlehem, by holding an affordable, family friendly, Christmas Festival.