Let’s face it - the kids can get tired of hitting the shopping malls as you check off your holiday gift list. Treat them to some fun this holiday season with these festive activities that are sure to delight.

And while you’re out celebrating all that the holiday season has to offer, be sure to share your photos on Instagram using #LiftYourSpiritsDLV for a chance to win great prizes from local attractions.

If the kids are mesmerized by sparkling lights, a visit to the Lehigh Valley Zoo for Winter Light Spectacular is a must. Visit with Santa and the reindeer, toast marshmallows as holiday movies play in the background, and immerse yourself in the brightly-lit scenes created by the Zoo. Before you leave, be sure to grab a family snapshot inside the giant snow globe!GreatRussianNutcracker_StateTheatre

Have a little ballerina? They’ll be delighted by the Nutcracker, a classic holiday favorite. Catch performances at several local theatres including the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center, and Miller Symphony Hall.

Choo choo! Head to the America On Wheels Museum for a glimpse at their annual holiday train display. Watch the engines travel along the tracks through highly detailed layouts. Plus, your admission to the train exhibit gets you access to the full museum where you can view classic cars of all shapes and sizes.PEEPSFest03_DiscoverLehighValley copy

And, get ready to ring in the New Year at one of the sweetest celebrations around. PEEPSFest, held December 30 & 31 at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, offers tons of activities for the little ones to enjoy. Don’t miss the PEEPS chick drop on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the start of a new year!