Bethlehem Community Development Association

Alexander County, North Carolina


Have a question about the ANNUAL STAR LIGHTING? Contact us at  Bethlehemcda@yahoo.combethlehem_star_180x179

The 40th Annual Bethlehem Star Lighting is set for Saturday, December 2nd, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church in Bethlehem.  The event is hosted by the Bethlehem Community Development Association.  Activities include a living manger scene and scripture readings, bon fires, and live music.  Free cookies, hot chocolate and hot apple cider will be served.  A very special treat for all will be a visit by a singing Old St. Nick!


The Bethlehem Star Lighting has been an annual event on the first Saturday night of December for more than three decades and was a feature article in the December 2008 issue of USA Weekend.  The one night event draws more than a thousand people each year.  Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church is located at 9379 NC 127 Hickory, NC 28601. 

USA Weekend Article

Our State Magazine – December 2015 Issue Features: A Christmas to RememberPostmark: Bethlehem, NCA childhood fantasy of the town known for Eric G. Wilson

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