Affordable travel packages allow visitors to make the holiday season special with create-your-own holiday getaways.

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. (Wednesday November 17, 2010) – Home to “Christmas City,” it’s easier than ever to enjoy the holiday season in Lehigh Valley, Pa. with Discover Lehigh Valley’s Stay & Celebrate travel packages. This create-your-own holiday getaway promotion features special rates and packages at participating area hotels that can be combined with shopping, dining, historical tours and holiday-related attractions.

Visitors can follow a simple three step-process to take advantage of this promotion. Just pick event(s) to attend, select a hotel and book the trip. These travel savings are valid through January 2, 2011. Holiday attractions visitors can enjoy through Stay & Celebrate travel packages include:

America on Wheels Museum

America on Wheels presents a 10,000-square-foot model train display November 27 through December 24, supporting Toys For Tots. Also, enjoy many classic and unique vehicles beautifully displayed throughout the museum depicting the history of transportation in the United States. www.americaonwheels.org

The Crayola FACTORY ®

Visit a world of color and fun with lots of hands-on activities. Even see how crayons are made! In addition, a wide-variety of seasonal programming will take place at The Crayola FACTORY, including Faux Gingerbread House Workshops (Nov. 13, Dec. 11), Festive Holiday Ornaments Workshop (Dec. 4) and Breakfast with Santa (Dec. 4, 11-12, 18-19). www.crayola.com/factory

Historic Bethlehem Partnership

In 1937, the city of Bethlehem, Pa. was deemed “Christmas City.” Today, that namesake couldn’t be truer. Historic Bethlehem’s Christmas walking and bus tours take visitors back in time to a simpler place. www.historicbethlehem.org

Ironton Livery and Coach

What event could possibly be more festive than a horse-drawn carriage ride? Enjoy countryside tours through the village of Ironton in style. www.irontonlivery.com

The Moravian Historical Society

Enjoy the Christmas season at The Moravian Historical Society. From December 4 through January 8, The Moravian Historical Society will be presenting the interactive Christmas Putz and hands-on exhibits for the whole family. www.moravianhistoricalsociety.org

Seven participating lodging participants are offering savings to those taking advantage of this promotion. Travelers can plan their custom “Stay & Celebrate” packages online at www.LehighValleyHolidays.com.

About Discover Lehigh Valley

Discover Lehigh Valley is the designated tourist promotion agency of Lehigh and Northampton counties. Its mission is to promote and develop Lehigh Valley as a leisure and business travel destination. Created in 1984, Discover Lehigh Valley assists in promoting regional tourism, an industry that generates $1.2 billion in annual revenue and accounts for more than 26,000 jobs in Lehigh Valley. For more information on Discover Lehigh Valley and its activities or to request a Lehigh Valley Map & Guide, call (800) 747-0561, or visit the official tourism website of Lehigh Valley at www.DiscoverLehighValley.com.