Ring in the new year by saving money on area attractions, restaurants and lodging.LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. (Tuesday, November 23, 2010) – When the ball drops and the clock hits midnight this New Year’s Eve, don’t find yourself counting down from the couch. Discover Lehigh Valley, the designated tourist promotion agency of Lehigh and Northampton counties, is making New Year’s Eve celebrations more affordable with savings at area attractions, lodging and restaurants.

Lehigh Valley New Year’s Eve events and discounts can be found HERE. Must-see attractions and savings include:

Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars

Host a wine tasting party at your home or business this New Year’s Eve. Get family, friends and co-workers together for a fun and informative night. Through Discover Lehigh Valley, you’ll receive 50% off the tasting fee, a $50 in savings. www.bluemountainwine.com

The Crayola FACTORY ®

Spend New Year’s Eve with the entire family. From 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., The Crayola Factory is featuring live entertainment from Lehigh Valley Steel Drum Ensemble, interactive family hula hooping, a lighted fiberglass crayon drop at 8 p.m. and fireworks show. Cost is $15 per person. Mention Discover Lehigh Valley and receive 20% off admission (valid only on Dec. 31, 2010). www.crayolafactory.com

Girlfriends Boutique

Start 2011 off with a brand new look! Girlfriends Boutique is offering $10 off on a $30 all-organic spray tan. This special is valid from Dec. 29 – Jan. 8. www.girlfriendsbethlehem.com

In addition to these attractions, a number of Lehigh Valley lodging facilities and restaurants are throwing discounted New Year’s Eve bashes through Discover Lehigh Valley. Here are a few of the many celebrations taking place on New Year’s Eve in Lehigh Valley this year:

Sayre Mansion Inn

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Sayre Mansion and enjoy a wine and cheese party from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the parlor and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight while watching Bethlehem’s fireworks from the patio. www.sayremansion.com

Comfort Suites Bethlehem

“Lucky in love New Year’s Eve Package” includes champagne in a king bed with whirlpool mini-suite and two $10 slot credit vouchers at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. Rates start at $119. www.comfortsuitesbethlehem.com

Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel

The New Year’s Eve package at the Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel includes overnight accommodations, a Grand Breakfast Buffet in Foundry Restaurant the following morning and entry to The Bar With No Name. Package is $169 plus tax based on double occupancy. www.lehighvalleyhotel.com

Classic Victorian Estate Inn

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in queen accommodations. You’ll receive a champagne welcome basket with fruit and cheese upon arrival and full gourmet breakfast wheeled into your quarters the next morning. Package is $210. www.classicvictorianbnb.com

Sagra Bistro

This trendy bistro is currently accepting reservations for a special New Year’s Eve dining experience. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne with dinner (served from 4:30 p.m. -10 p.m.). www.sagrabistro.com

Vintage Restaurant and Bar

Ring in the New Year with Lehigh Valley’s favorite chef, Mike Pichetto, from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. The culinary experience includes open bar, butler passed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, food stations with champagne toast and dessert at midnight. www.theclubatmorganhill.com

J&R’s Smokehouse

A must for steak and barbecue lovers, mention Discover Lehigh Valley’s New Year’s Eve promotion and receive a free appetizer (per couple) when two adult dinner entrees are purchased. www.jandrswindgap.com

For a complete list of discounts on Lehigh Valley events, restaurants and lodging, visit www.DiscoverLehighValley.com/save

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 http://www.discoverlehighvalley.com/.