Kick off the new year with events in Lehigh Valley. Don’t be fooled - your fun doesn’t have to be put on hold until spring rolls back around!
For a full list of happenings, check out our full calendar of events.
PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History
Through April 30 | Kemerer Museum
Check out hundreds of priceless handbags on display at the Kemerer Museum. Spanning the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, ranging in style from folk art to contemporary designer to embroidered -- Wood’s collection, which numbers into the thousands, is broken into sub collections of 150 to ~300 purses grouped by material, aesthetic elements, and use.
Ice Cream Wars 12
Jan. 4 | Da Vinci Science Center
Ice Cream Wars is a sweet chemistry lesson where nine Lehigh Valley businesses turn their original recipes into delicious ice cream treats. Science Center visitors can taste all nine flavors and cast a vote to help decide who will become the 2020 Ice Cream Wars Champion.
Old Bethlehem Walking Tour
Saturdays & Sundays through Jan. 26 | Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
Led by a certified guide in period dress, learn the story of Bethlehem’s unique beginnings in 1741. The walk will cover 275 years of Bethlehem history: speaking on the 1741 Gemeinhaus, 1762 Waterworks, 1758 Nain-Schober House, and the 1752 Apothecary.
Bach at Noon
Jan. 14 | Central Moravian Church
Johann Sebastian Bach's compositions have been called music that "transcends time, place, and creed to express the inexpressible." The Bach at Noon concerts offer a "gift of spiritual and musical nourishment" to the community, always free and open to all.
Jan. 11, 12, 15, 17, 18 | PPL Center
Cheer on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, as they take on opponents on the ice inside Allentown’s PPL Center. Phantoms games are family-friendly and offer plenty of entertainment off-ice as well.
Jan. 17 | State Theatre Center for the Arts
STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.
Jan. 25-26 | Blue Mountain Resort
Try out the luge track and meet members of the USA Luge team! Watch ice sculptors create beautiful works of art, meet real sled dogs and learn about dog sledding, enjoy live music, fireworks and more! Stay warm with Blue Mountain's hot chocolate, or embrace the cold and try out snowshoeing!
Historic Bethlehem Restaurant Week
Jan. 26 - Feb. 1 | Participating Restaurants
Participating Downtown Bethlehem Restaurants will offer fixed menus for lunch and dinner. No passes, tickets, or coupons are required. Instead, diners may simply visit their favorite participating restaurants throughout the week to enjoy the special priced lunch or dinner menus. It is strongly recommended that diners make reservations in advance. Diners should contact restaurants directly to make reservations.