The holiday season is in full swing in Lehigh Valley! Mark your calendars for these events across the region including Christmas-y celebrations, New Year’s events, and more. 

For a full list of happenings, check out our full calendar of events

 

Koziar’s Christmas Village

Nov. 2 - Jan. 1 (daily through New Year’s Day) | Details
Celebrating 72 years of Season's Greetings, Koziar's Christmas Village has grown to a mammoth and extraordinary seasonal attraction drawing visitors from near and far. This walk-through display features twinkling lights as far as the eye can see. koziarschristmasvillage.com
 

Winter Light Spectacular

Nov. 15 - Dec. 29 (Wednesdays - Sundays) | Lehigh Valley Zoo | Details
The Lehigh Valley Zoo transforms into a winter wonderland! Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of nature as you stroll through tree-lined paths lit up by over 1.1 million twinkling lights and themed animated displays. Warm up next to the cozy outdoor fire pits, while enjoying hot cocoa and s’mores. Don’t forget the camera to capture the children’s delight when they encounter Santa, The Grinch, Woody, Buzz, Elsa, Princess Belle, Olaf, and friends! lvzoo.org
 

Christkindlmarkt

Nov. 22 - Dec. 22 (Thursdays - Sundays) | SteelStacks | Details
Shop 100+ vendors housed within large heated tents at Christkindlmarkt, an event that has been featured by Forbes, Travel + Leisure, USA Today, and more. When you’ve had your fill of shopping, browse the selection of food and drinks, or even try your hand at glass blowing. christmascity.org
 

Christmas Huts on Main

Nov. 22 - Dec. 22 (Fridays - Sundays) | Downtown Bethlehem | Details
Stroll along Main Street in Historic Bethlehem to take in the season’s splendor. Shop for gifts at wooden huts along the street, modeled after a traditional German Weihnachtsmarkt. getdowntownbethlehem.com
 

Holiday Tours with Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

Nov. 22 - Jan. 12 | Various Locations  | Details
Tour Bethlehem at its brightest – aglow with holiday ambiance, Christmas cheer, and full of wonderful activities – with guided walking tours, special museum experiences, and even nighttime bus tours. Don’t miss the Trees of Historic Bethlehem and the Holiday Putz Trail. historicbethlehem.org
 

Pip: The Mouse Before Christmas Puppet Show

Nov. 28 - Dec. 31 | Liberty Bell Museum | Details
It's a local holiday tradition. In addition to the puppet show, guests can enjoy  Pennsylvania German Christmas Tree and putz with area historic buildings as featured exhibits during the holidays. libertybellmuseum.org
 

Lights in the Parkway

Nov. 29 - Dec. 28 | Lehigh Parkway | Details
This spectacular drive-through light display transforms more than a mile of one of Allentown’s most beautiful parks into a winter wonderland. Featuring dazzling displays with hundreds of thousands of brilliant lights, this attraction will truly brighten your holiday season! You can enjoy this holiday spectacular in the comfort of your own vehicle and remember to tune your radio to 98.3 to enjoy the wonderful sounds of the season. allentownpa.gov
 

Holiday Train Exhibit

Nov. 29 - Dec. 29 (Tuesdays - Sundays) | America On Wheels | Details
Enjoy the sounds, lights, and action of many model trains stationed around the Museum's galleries! Fun for children and adults of all ages! americaonwheels.org
 

Live Advent Calendar

Dec. 1-23 | 1810 Goundie House | Details
The only one of its kind in the country, the Live Advent Calendar is fun for parents and children alike. The calendar will kick of its 11th year on December 1 and will take place nightly at 5:30 p.m. until December 23 at the 1810 Goundie House. Shops, restaurants, and community organizations of the Historic District will provide a special treat to Live Advent visitors. Crowds can reach up to 300 people each night, so be sure to get there early for the festive 10-15 minute program! getdowntownbethlehem.com


Downtown Allentown Tree Lighting Celebration

Dec. 5 | PPL Plaza (800 block of Hamilton St.) | Details
Christmas magic takes over the 800 block of Hamilton Street to welcome the season. Festivities include live musical performances, dance acts, horse-drawn carriage rides, children’s activities such as face painting, gifts for children, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. Free to the public. downtownallentown.com
 

Christmas City Follies

December 5-22 (Thursdays - Sundays) | Touchstone Theatre | Details
For over twenty years, Touchstone’s holiday tradition has been a mainstay in the community. This classic holiday vaudeville celebrates the festivities of the winter season— and each other— with song, dance, sketches, merry-making, penguins, shopping carts, and heartfelt absurdity. touchstone.org
 

Craft Beer Fest

Dec. 7 | Allentown Brew Works | Details
This huge Craft Beer Festival features more than 50 craft beers to sample from dozens of the best local and national craft breweries. Two general sessions are available, as well as a VIP option. thebrewworks.com
 

Bach Magnificat & Handel Messiah, Part 1

Dec. 7 | First Presbyterian Church of Allentown | Details
Dec. 8 | First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem | Details

This year’s Christmas concerts celebrate the joyful anticipation of Christ’s birth with glorious pieces from Bach and Handel. Bach’s Magnificat and Part One of Handel’s Messiah offer musical journeys that focus on the meaning of Christmas. bach.org
 

Clash of the Carols

Dec. 7, 14, 21 | Sun Inn Courtyard | Details
Downtown Bethlehem Association (DBA) is hosting their first ever holiday a cappella choral competition: Clash of the Carols! On each date, different age groups and chorus sizes will compete to be named best choral group in their category by a panel of acclaimed judges, as well as a People’s Choice winner. December 21 will host the final holiday showdown and an overall winner will be crowned. getdowntownbethlehem.com
 

41st Annual Live Bethlehem Christmas Pageant

Dec. 14-15 | Bethlehem Rose Garden | Details
The Pageant is a fully costumed re-enactment of the historical events surrounding the birth of Christ featuring live animals. Singers and a narrator tell the beautiful story as the Pageant unfolds. The pageant is approximately one hour long and takes place outdoors.
 

2nd Annual Winter Solstice Walk

Dec. 21 | Karl Stirner Arts Trail | Details
Join friends for a moonlight stroll, a few winter songs to take the chill off, and a candlelight celebration of Rachel Hayes’s vibrant and colorful banners. The evening festivities, “Cold Moon, Warm Colors, Still Hearts” begins immediately at 5:23 p.m. when the solstice arrives after walking a short distance down the trail. karlstirnerartstrail.org
 

PEEPSFest

Dec. 30-31 | SteelStacks | Details
Each year, fans arrive from all over the country to enjoy family-friendly activities and marvel at the PEEPS® Chick Drop – a 4-feet, 9-inches tall, 400-pound lit PEEPS® Chick that descends at 5:15 p.m. on Dec. 31 to commemorate the beginning of an exciting new year. steelstacks.org


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