Grab your hot cocoa and scarves (or opt for a local coffee) and check out these holiday favorites in Lehigh Valley. Whether you prefer to take in the spectacular light displays by foot or from the comfort of a heated vehicle, you're sure to be astounded by these displays. Who knows - you might even spot Santa for a photo opportunity!
When the weather gets chilly, the Lehigh Valley Zoo transforms into a winter wonderland. Winter Lights Spectacular features tree-lined paths lit by millions of twinkling lights and animated displays. As you walk through the grounds, you’ll enjoy holiday music, family-friendly activities, hot cocoa, and other festive food and beverages. Winter Lights Spectacular is open with a timed-ticketing system on Wednesdays - Sundays, November 12, 2022 through January 1, 2023, excluding Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Allentown's Lights in the Parkway is back, giving you a chance to catch your favorite light displays. This spectacular drive-through light display transforms more than a mile of one of Allentown’s most beautiful parks – the Lehigh Parkway – into a winter wonderland. Featuring dazzling displays with hundreds of thousands of brilliant lights, this attraction will truly brighten your holiday season. Lights in the Parkway is open November 25 – December 31, closed Christmas Day. You'll also want to experience Christmas in Color as Christmas comes to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, beginning November 18 and runs through January 1, 2023. A portion of the nightly shows benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation, bringing joy to local children facing critical illness.
Don't miss Koziar's Christmas Village. Located in Bernville, this holiday favorite is filled with over a million Christmas lights covering buildings, barns and all sorts of holiday landscapes adjacent to a beautiful lake reflecting the stunning lights. The Koziar family has been adding new features to this outdoor wonderland. Koziar’s Christmas Village is open November 5, 2022 through January 1, 2023.
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with a Christmas horse-drawn carriage ride, or one presented by Bethlehem Carriage Company! On these rides, you'll see Bethlehem's Christmas lights and sights while discovering its rich history and architect as you ride through Downtown Bethlehem in an elegant and cozy carriage or sleigh ushering the Christmas spirit. Rides require advanced reservations and are offered Thursdays through Sundays, November 18 - January 1, 2023. Admire the dazzlingly decorated Trees of Historic Bethlehem, a time-honored tradition in the Christmas City, features over 26 trees on display across five historic sites (the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, Single Sisters House, Luckenbach Mill, and 1810 Goundie House). Take a walk through beautiful downtown Historic Bethlehem with a certified guide in period dress on the Christmas City Stroll Walking Tour or reserve a seat on the Bethlehem by Night Motorcoach Tour, exploring the history, lights, and traditions of Bethlehem.
In Easton, you can stroll Centre Square for the Winter Village and admire the 106-feet tall Easton's Peace Candle that stands as a visual reminder and call for peace. It's surrounded by trees, dressed in sparkling lights that give the perfect vibe of this holiday city.
And, you'll want to embark on an evening train ride, bringing the storybook magic of the season to life. Join Colebrookdale Railroad in your pajamas and sip complimentary Hot Cocoa as they read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Enjoy Christmas music and the comfort of their Edwardian-era cars, look for lights as the Secret Valley rolls past your window. Rumor has it Santa himself will appear with a gift for every child.
For a full listing of holiday fun in Lehigh Valley, visit LehighValleyHolidays.com. Make your twinkling lights tour a weekend and book hotel stays, complete dinner reservations and nearby brewery, distillery, and winery visits to cheers to the magic of the holiday season.