There's no better way to ring in the holiday season than with a local tree lighting ceremony. Below, find details for ceremonies throughout the region. Each includes its own unique charm, making a perfect outing for the whole family. Add these dates to your calendar now and get ready to welcome the most wonderful time of the year!

And, be sure to check out our full listing of holiday events throughout Lehigh Valley.

Bethlehem Tree Lighting Ceremony, Friday, November 25 To celebrate Bethlehem’s 275th Anniversary, this year’s ceremony is kicking it up a notch! Featuring multiple live performances, community song, free hot chocolate and cookies and a can drive with New Bethany Ministries, this year’s Tree Lighting is sure to kick off the holiday season in a big way. Details.

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Easton Peace Candle Lighting, Saturday, November 26 Explore downtown Easton's shops, restaurants, and more during this Holiday Open House. While the Peace Candle lighting ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m., you'll find tons of great family-friendly activities and performances happening throughout the city all day. Details.

Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley Tree Lighting, Saturday, November 26 Get a jump-start on your holiday shopping! Enjoy live entertainment throughout the shops beginning at 3:30 p.m. At 6 p.m. Santa himself will make an appearance to help ring in the season as the Promenade Shops light up their tree. Details.

Allentown Tree Lighting Ceremony, Thursday, December 1 Christmas magic takes over the 800 block of Hamilton Street to welcome the season. Enjoy live music, children's activities, horse-drawn carriage rides, and even a visit from Santa himself! Free to the public. Details.