December is here and the holiday season is in full swing in Lehigh Valley! View various holiday light displays and tree lightings, shop from local artisans at Christkindlmarkt and Easton Winter Village, enjoy family-friendly holiday performances, and be sure to mark your calendars for all of these events happening throughout the region this holiday season.

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Winter Light Spectacular

Runs through December 30, 2023
5150 Game Preserve Rd., Schnecksville, PA 18078
Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of nature as you stroll through Lehigh Valley Zoo's Winter Light Spectacular. The tree-lined paths lit up by over 1.2 million twinkling lights and themed animated displays. Warm up next to the cozy outdoor fire pits, enjoy hot cocoa, and capture the children’s delight when they encounter Santa, Anna, Elsa, Belle, and Cinderella!

Candy Cane Lane

Runs through December 31, 2023
2845 Center Valley Pkwy., Center Valley, PA 18034
Step into a winter wonderland down Candy Cane Lane at Promenade Saucon Valley. Local businesses will come together to showcase their products and crafts. Adorned with twinkling lights and candy cane accents, Candy Cane Lane will be the heart of Promenade Saucon Valley this holiday season.

Shoppers at Candy Cane Lane at Promenade Shoppes in Center Valley

Trees of Historic Bethlehem

Runs through January 7, 2024
Various Locations
Catch a glimpse of the Trees of Historic Bethlehem, a time-honored tradition displaying over 25 trees across four Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites locations. This year, each tree is decorated by members of the Bethlehem Garden Club! Trees are located at the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, Single Sisters House, and Luckenbach Mill.

Live Advent Calendar

December 1-23, 2023
501 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018
The only one of its kind in the country, the Live Advent Calendar is fun for parents and children alike. 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!

Christmas City Follies

December 1-22, 2023 (Thursdays - Saturdays)
321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem, PA 18015
For over twenty years, Touchstone Theatre's Christmas City Follies 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.


Craft Beer Festival

December 2, 2023
812 W. Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18101
Beer lovers, rejoice! The Fegley’s Brew Works Craft Beer Festival returns for its 13th year featuring over 50 distinct craft brews to sample from dozens of top breweries across the Lehigh Valley and the surrounding region. Enjoy a buffet of favorite pub food from Allentown and Bethlehem Brew Works, beer-centric vendors, live music, and more!


A Dickens of A Holiday Party

December 13, 2023
101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Civic Theatre is honored to announce their first annual Holiday Fundraising and Networking event: A Dickens of A Holiday Party! Head to the Americus Hotel Ballroom and enjoy an open bar, raffle, and Dickensian Holiday Fun...including high tea!

Pip: The Mouse Before Christmas Puppet Show

December 16, 23, 26-30, 2023
432 West Walnut St., Allentown, PA 18102
It's a local holiday tradition. Bring the whole family out to enjoy Pip the Mouse in Pip: The Mouse Before Christmas! 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.

Holiday Train Exhibit

Runs through December 30, 2023 (Thursday - Sunday)
5 N. Front St., Allentown, PA 18102
Head to America on Wheels for their Holiday Train Exhibit and enjoy the sounds, lights, and action of many model trains stationed around the Museum's galleries! Fun for children and adults of all ages!