The holiday season is just around the corner and the month of November brings a combination of fall fun & festival celebrations. We’ve rounded up must-see events throughout the month of November with options for foodies, art lovers, families, and more. 

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

 

PA Bacon Fest

Nov. 2-3 | Downtown Easton
It’s time for swine! PA Bacon Fest returns and is even bigger than ever with 150+ vendors offering bacon-centric treats. Special features of this year’s event include the Bacon & Beer Pairing, the ever-popular hog calling competition, live cooking demos, and so much more. Families can also enjoy kid-friendly activities and performances. pabaconfest.com 

Restaurant Week

Nov. 3-7 | Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley
Sample your way through the dining options at the Promenade Shops during their Restaurant Week celebration. Participating venues including Melt, Top Cut, Torre, and more will be offering special prixe-fixe menus. thepromenadeshopsatsauconvalley.com

D&L Half Marathon

Nov. 3 | D&L Trail
Whether you plan to walk or run the course or just cheer along the sidelines, this annual event is a great way to take in the fall scenery! The race course travels 13.1 miles along the historic D&L Trail, providing views of the canal, historic structures, and more. delawareandlehigh.org

Allentown Chili Cook-Off

Nov. 9 | Allentown Brew Works
Join Fegley's Allentown Brew Works for Allentown's first ever Restaurant Chili Cook Off! Tickets are just $10 for all-you-can-sample chili! Or, $20 tickets are available for those who want unlimited chili and beer samplings throughout the event. thebrewworks.com

Giving Before Thanks 

Nov. 16-17 | Lehigh Valley Wine Trail Wineries
Join the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail for our holiday season kick-off event just before Thanksgiving and help us help the less fortunate in our community at the same time. Bring a packaged or canned (non-perishable) food item as a donation to each winery you visit and receive a complimentary wine tasting at each one! Food will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank for the Lehigh Valley and New Ringgold Area Food Pantry Christ Church McKeansburg. lehighvalleywinetrail.com

The Rivalry: Lehigh vs. Lafayette

Nov. 23 | Goodman Stadium at Lehigh University
Did you know the most played college rivalry happens right here in Lehigh Valley? That’s right - the annual meeting of Lehigh-Lafayette has been a favorite amongst alumni, students, and fans for more than 150 years. 2019 will mark the 155th meeting of what has become known simply as “The Rivalry.” lehigh.edu

Allentown ComicCon

Nov. 23-24 | Merchants Square Mall
The Lehigh Valley’s largest comic & pop culture convention returns with another memorable event featuring talented artists, guests, vendors, family fun events, and great prizes. allentowncomiccon.com

Turkey Trot

Nov. 30 | Luckenbach Mill, Bethlehem
Burn off those Thanksgiving calories with a a crisp morning run (or walk) through the amazing historic district of Bethlehem at the 17th Annual Turkey Trot. Choose to run or walk the full 5k or opt for the 1.7 mile fun walk where pets & strollers are welcome. historicbethlehem.org

Lehigh Valley Phantoms Home Games

Nov. 1, 6, 9, 20, 22, 23, 29 | 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. phantomshockey.com

 

Holiday Happenings

Jump-start your holiday fun at these favorite attractions that kick off in the month of November, continuing throughout the season.

Koziar’s Christmas Village

Nov. 2 - Jan. 1 (weekends through Thanksgiving, daily through New Year’s Day)
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
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
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
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

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