No big plans this weekend? Here in Lehigh Valley, there is always something to do to get you out of the house. Have a blast attending one or all of the many events happening near you! 

For even more fun, check out our full calendar of events for what’s happening nearby.

Weekend of November 15-17

Opening Day: 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!

Santa's Polar Bear Express

Nov. 16 | Colebrookdale Railroad
Join Santa on a magical adventure into Christmas past on a beautiful train journeys. Sip complimentary hot cocoa or enjoy Christmas cookies and, on some trains, sing favorite carols as the Secret Valley passes by your window. Santa brings a gift for every child, and every child has an opportunity to give their Christmas letter to him (Colebrookdale Railroad even provides the crayons!) The Victorian charm of heated coaches makes Christmas memories to last a lifetime.

Tran-Siberian Orchestra

Nov. 16-17 | PPL Center
Returning with all-new staging and effects is the unforgettable show that started it all, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories.” TSO’s show that started small, performed to 12,000 people in five cities in 1999, which then exploded onto the national scene, eventually playing to 9 million fans over the course of an incredible 12 years (through 2011), the mega-hit “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” has grossed an incredible $377 million over 1224 performances.

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.