From LAX, nonstop service to Philadelphia is offered on US Airways and United, direct service (stop, no change of planes) is offered on Southwest and US Airways and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on United, US Airways, Southwest, Delta, Frontier, American and Continental. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $368. Bethlehem is about 70 miles from the Philadelphia airport.
WHAT TO DO
Christmas festivities in Bethlehem, Pa., get into full swing around Thanksgiving and run through Christmas.
Christkindlmarkt, 645 E. First St., PNC Plaza, Bethlehem; http://www.christmascity.org. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays on the SteelStacks campus, near the old blast furnaces.
WHERE TO STAY
Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main Street, Bethlehem; (610) 625-5000, http://www.hotelbethlehem.com. Doubles from $129.
WHERE TO EAT
Edge Restaurant, 74 W. Broad St., Bethlehem; (610) 814-0100, http://edgerestaurant.net. Open Mondays-Saturdays from 5 p.m. Entrees $19-$38.
TO LEARN MORE
The Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center (505 Main St.,  691-6055, http://www.historicbethlehem.org) is the best source of information as well as the place to book tours.