Happy Holidays from Discover Lehigh Valley!

Lehigh Valley is a special area throughout the entire year, but during the holidays the region is transformed into a magical wonderland. Come and celebrate your holidays with us this year, and make sure to check out some of the featured events this season while making your holiday plans.

  • Celtic Thunder Symphony Tour

    Nov 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

    This will be a first for Celtic Thunder, who will depart from their traditional and critically-acclaimed large set productions to perform songs from their 2013 chart-topping album Christmas Voices in a dynamic live music experience accentuated by the instrumentals of a full symphony orchestra. They will be joined in each market by prestigious local orchestras such as the Dallas Pops, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Nashville Symphony Orchestra to name but a few. The breathtaking show will feature holiday favorites ranging from traditional carols ‘Away in A Manger’, and ‘O Holy Night’ to the more contemporary ‘Mary’s Boy Child’ and ‘Fairytale of New York’, as well as signature Celtic Thunder hit songs such as ‘Ireland’s Call’ and ‘Turning Away’ and traditional Irish numbers ‘Dulaman’ and ‘My Land’. Celtic Thunder will perform a mixture of solo, duets and ensemble numbers in what is sure to be a spectacular concert.

  • David Phelps Christmas

    Nov 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    The signature voice you love from the Gaither Vocal Band, David Phelps comes to you live in concert!

    Nicknamed “The Voice” for his otherworldly tenor-range pipes, Phelps performs Christmas songs like no other. Backed by a full band, experience the joy of the holidays in this exclusive Lehigh Valley Concert. Join us for an evening you will always remember as David takes you through his endless hits of holiday favorites, past and present.
    A graduate from Baylor University, David Phelps is credited among today’s most spectacular voices. His seemingly endless vocal range, which extends more than three octaves, coupled with his gift for communicating a song, has brought the house down in the world’s most prestigious venues.
    As a member of the Gaither Vocal Band, David has received Dove Awards, Grammy Awards, and multiple platinum-selling projects. As a soloist, he received 2009 Dove Award nominations for Male Vocalist of the Year and Long Form Video for the Christmas DVD, O Holy Night to add to his many awards and honors. His 2012 live concert DVD, David Phelps: Classic, has been featured on numerous television networks, including PBS.
    Tickets ($45/$35/$25) are on sale now at the State Theatre Box Office, 610-252-3132, or online at www.statetheatre.org. This is an Outside Promoter event. State Theatre membership benefits and gift cards do not apply.

  • Tony Orlando's Great American Christmas

    Dec 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Tony-Orlando-ChristmasA full production extravaganza!

    Tony Orlando, performed for 20 seasons in Branson, and now brings his incomparable energy and talent to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center with his acclaimed Christmas show, Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas! On December 1, 2, 4, 5, & 6th, in a 8 show limited engagement, Tony will sing all of your holiday favorites and will also include his greatest hits from over 50 years in show business; “Candida”, “Knock Three Times”, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon”,“Sweet Gypsy Rose” and more. Then, Santa pays a visit and Tony and Santa honor the true meaning of Christmas. It’s a must see in Bethlehem, “The Christmas City”, this year!

    “Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas Show is honest, warm, inspirational and perfect for everyone in the family. His creativity and talent shine in this original musical tribute to the REAL reason for the season! Don’t miss your last chance to see this spectacular show in Branson.” – Best Read Guide

    Show Dates & Times:
    Monday, December 1, 2 p.m.
    Tuesday, December 2, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    Wednesday, December 3, 2 p.m.
    Thursday, December 4, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    Friday, December 5, 2 p.m.
    Saturday, December 6, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

  • Tony Orlando's Great American Christmas

    Dec 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Tony-Orlando-ChristmasA full production extravaganza!

    Tony Orlando, performed for 20 seasons in Branson, and now brings his incomparable energy and talent to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center with his acclaimed Christmas show, Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas! On December 1, 2, 4, 5, & 6th, in a 8 show limited engagement, Tony will sing all of your holiday favorites and will also include his greatest hits from over 50 years in show business; “Candida”, “Knock Three Times”, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon”,“Sweet Gypsy Rose” and more. Then, Santa pays a visit and Tony and Santa honor the true meaning of Christmas. It’s a must see in Bethlehem, “The Christmas City”, this year!

    “Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas Show is honest, warm, inspirational and perfect for everyone in the family. His creativity and talent shine in this original musical tribute to the REAL reason for the season! Don’t miss your last chance to see this spectacular show in Branson.” – Best Read Guide

    Show Dates & Times:
    Monday, December 1, 2 p.m.
    Tuesday, December 2, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    Wednesday, December 3, 2 p.m.
    Thursday, December 4, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    Friday, December 5, 2 p.m.
    Saturday, December 6, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

  • Tony Orlando's Great American Christmas

    Dec 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Tony-Orlando-ChristmasA full production extravaganza!

    Tony Orlando, performed for 20 seasons in Branson, and now brings his incomparable energy and talent to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center with his acclaimed Christmas show, Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas! On December 1, 2, 4, 5, & 6th, in a 8 show limited engagement, Tony will sing all of your holiday favorites and will also include his greatest hits from over 50 years in show business; “Candida”, “Knock Three Times”, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon”,“Sweet Gypsy Rose” and more. Then, Santa pays a visit and Tony and Santa honor the true meaning of Christmas. It’s a must see in Bethlehem, “The Christmas City”, this year!

    “Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas Show is honest, warm, inspirational and perfect for everyone in the family. His creativity and talent shine in this original musical tribute to the REAL reason for the season! Don’t miss your last chance to see this spectacular show in Branson.” – Best Read Guide

    Show Dates & Times:
    Monday, December 1, 2 p.m.
    Tuesday, December 2, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    Wednesday, December 3, 2 p.m.
    Thursday, December 4, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    Friday, December 5, 2 p.m.
    Saturday, December 6, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

  • Tony Orlando's Great American Christmas

    Dec 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Tony-Orlando-ChristmasA full production extravaganza!

    Tony Orlando, performed for 20 seasons in Branson, and now brings his incomparable energy and talent to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center with his acclaimed Christmas show, Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas! On December 1, 2, 4, 5, & 6th, in a 8 show limited engagement, Tony will sing all of your holiday favorites and will also include his greatest hits from over 50 years in show business; “Candida”, “Knock Three Times”, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon”,“Sweet Gypsy Rose” and more. Then, Santa pays a visit and Tony and Santa honor the true meaning of Christmas. It’s a must see in Bethlehem, “The Christmas City”, this year!

    “Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas Show is honest, warm, inspirational and perfect for everyone in the family. His creativity and talent shine in this original musical tribute to the REAL reason for the season! Don’t miss your last chance to see this spectacular show in Branson.” – Best Read Guide

    Show Dates & Times:
    Monday, December 1, 2 p.m.
    Tuesday, December 2, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    Wednesday, December 3, 2 p.m.
    Thursday, December 4, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    Friday, December 5, 2 p.m.
    Saturday, December 6, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

  • Tony Orlando's Great American Christmas

    Dec 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Tony-Orlando-ChristmasA full production extravaganza!

    Tony Orlando, performed for 20 seasons in Branson, and now brings his incomparable energy and talent to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center with his acclaimed Christmas show, Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas! On December 1, 2, 4, 5, & 6th, in a 8 show limited engagement, Tony will sing all of your holiday favorites and will also include his greatest hits from over 50 years in show business; “Candida”, “Knock Three Times”, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon”,“Sweet Gypsy Rose” and more. Then, Santa pays a visit and Tony and Santa honor the true meaning of Christmas. It’s a must see in Bethlehem, “The Christmas City”, this year!

    “Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas Show is honest, warm, inspirational and perfect for everyone in the family. His creativity and talent shine in this original musical tribute to the REAL reason for the season! Don’t miss your last chance to see this spectacular show in Branson.” – Best Read Guide

    Show Dates & Times:
    Monday, December 1, 2 p.m.
    Tuesday, December 2, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    Wednesday, December 3, 2 p.m.
    Thursday, December 4, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    Friday, December 5, 2 p.m.
    Saturday, December 6, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

  • Tony Orlando's Great American Christmas

    Dec 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Tony-Orlando-ChristmasA full production extravaganza!

    Tony Orlando, performed for 20 seasons in Branson, and now brings his incomparable energy and talent to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center with his acclaimed Christmas show, Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas! On December 1, 2, 4, 5, & 6th, in a 8 show limited engagement, Tony will sing all of your holiday favorites and will also include his greatest hits from over 50 years in show business; “Candida”, “Knock Three Times”, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon”,“Sweet Gypsy Rose” and more. Then, Santa pays a visit and Tony and Santa honor the true meaning of Christmas. It’s a must see in Bethlehem, “The Christmas City”, this year!

    “Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas Show is honest, warm, inspirational and perfect for everyone in the family. His creativity and talent shine in this original musical tribute to the REAL reason for the season! Don’t miss your last chance to see this spectacular show in Branson.” – Best Read Guide

    Show Dates & Times:
    Monday, December 1, 2 p.m.
    Tuesday, December 2, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    Wednesday, December 3, 2 p.m.
    Thursday, December 4, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    Friday, December 5, 2 p.m.
    Saturday, December 6, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

  • Tony Orlando's Great American Christmas

    Dec 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Tony-Orlando-ChristmasA full production extravaganza!

    Tony Orlando, performed for 20 seasons in Branson, and now brings his incomparable energy and talent to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center with his acclaimed Christmas show, Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas! On December 1, 2, 4, 5, & 6th, in a 8 show limited engagement, Tony will sing all of your holiday favorites and will also include his greatest hits from over 50 years in show business; “Candida”, “Knock Three Times”, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon”,“Sweet Gypsy Rose” and more. Then, Santa pays a visit and Tony and Santa honor the true meaning of Christmas. It’s a must see in Bethlehem, “The Christmas City”, this year!

    “Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas Show is honest, warm, inspirational and perfect for everyone in the family. His creativity and talent shine in this original musical tribute to the REAL reason for the season! Don’t miss your last chance to see this spectacular show in Branson.” – Best Read Guide

    Show Dates & Times:
    Monday, December 1, 2 p.m.
    Tuesday, December 2, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    Wednesday, December 3, 2 p.m.
    Thursday, December 4, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    Friday, December 5, 2 p.m.
    Saturday, December 6, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

  • Tony Orlando's Great American Christmas

    Dec 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Tony-Orlando-ChristmasA full production extravaganza!

    Tony Orlando, performed for 20 seasons in Branson, and now brings his incomparable energy and talent to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center with his acclaimed Christmas show, Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas! On December 1, 2, 4, 5, & 6th, in a 8 show limited engagement, Tony will sing all of your holiday favorites and will also include his greatest hits from over 50 years in show business; “Candida”, “Knock Three Times”, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon”,“Sweet Gypsy Rose” and more. Then, Santa pays a visit and Tony and Santa honor the true meaning of Christmas. It’s a must see in Bethlehem, “The Christmas City”, this year!

    “Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas Show is honest, warm, inspirational and perfect for everyone in the family. His creativity and talent shine in this original musical tribute to the REAL reason for the season! Don’t miss your last chance to see this spectacular show in Branson.” – Best Read Guide

    Show Dates & Times:
    Monday, December 1, 2 p.m.
    Tuesday, December 2, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    Wednesday, December 3, 2 p.m.
    Thursday, December 4, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    Friday, December 5, 2 p.m.
    Saturday, December 6, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

  • Tony Orlando's Great American Christmas

    Dec 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dec 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Tony-Orlando-ChristmasA full production extravaganza!

    Tony Orlando, performed for 20 seasons in Branson, and now brings his incomparable energy and talent to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center with his acclaimed Christmas show, Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas! On December 1, 2, 4, 5, & 6th, in a 8 show limited engagement, Tony will sing all of your holiday favorites and will also include his greatest hits from over 50 years in show business; “Candida”, “Knock Three Times”, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon”,“Sweet Gypsy Rose” and more. Then, Santa pays a visit and Tony and Santa honor the true meaning of Christmas. It’s a must see in Bethlehem, “The Christmas City”, this year!

    “Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas Show is honest, warm, inspirational and perfect for everyone in the family. His creativity and talent shine in this original musical tribute to the REAL reason for the season! Don’t miss your last chance to see this spectacular show in Branson.” – Best Read Guide

    Show Dates & Times:
    Monday, December 1, 2 p.m.
    Tuesday, December 2, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    Wednesday, December 3, 2 p.m.
    Thursday, December 4, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    Friday, December 5, 2 p.m.
    Saturday, December 6, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Christmas City

Year Round

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Christened “Bethlehem” on Christmas Eve 1741, Bethlehem is a city rich in tradition and celebrations. From the majestic history of the Historic Moravian Bethlehem District to the post-industrial revitalization of the Bethlehem Steel plant into an arts and cultural campus, the Christmas City has something for everyone, all year long. Follow the Bethlehem star to the Christmas City this year for your holiday celebrations!