Things to Do This Week In the Lehigh Valley!

15 Things to Do This Week In the Lehigh Valley | November 27 - December 3

What is there to do in the Lehigh Valley this weekend? Check out these events happening in Easton, Allentown, Bethlehem and beyond.

Opening Day of Easton's Winter Village

This Friday, celebrate Easton’s debut of their Winter Village from noon to 8 p.m. Shop the huts in Centre Square, featuring some of the city’s favorite retailers and restaurants. There will be live entertainment, hot cocoa and an ice-skating rink! Face masks and social distancing is mandatory.

Food & Fellowship at SURV

SURV Restaurant has partnered with BATTLE BORNE and NorthBound & Co. for their fourth annual Recovery Friendsgiving. On Friday from 1–4 p.m., they’re welcoming those in recovery from addiction, veterans and anyone seeking fellowship free of judgement. There will even be a speaker at 2 p.m.                 

Small Business Saturday in Emmaus

This Saturday, support the local businesses of Emmaus. Beginning at 9 a.m. at South Mountain Cycle & Café, Emmaus Main Street Partners will be handing out Shop Small tote bags filled with swag. |

Cinderella Carriage Rides

On Saturday, take a horse-drawn carriage ride around Downtown Easton in Bee Tree Trails’ Cinderella Carriage. This rain-or-shine event still has timeslots available, with carriage reservations available for $40. The carriage holds four adults comfortably, allowing children to sit on laps. Rides last approximately 15 minutes, and families must arrive five minutes prior to their scheduled timeslot. |

Holiday Concert in the Park

Enjoy an afternoon of holiday music at Hugh Moore Park this Sunday from 2­­–3 p.m. The students Mammana Music Studio will be performing their vocal and piano renditions that will put you in the holiday spirit! Bring your own chairs and blanks and enjoy lawn seating with your group only.

Small Brewery Sunday

Yergey Brewing is celebrating what they’ve dubbed Small Brewery Sunday with all-day happy hour. They’ll be doing $1 off all drafts and to-go purchases. Couchpota.doh will be in the lot serving up delicious Ecuadorian cuisine. The fun runs from noon to 6 p.m.         

Fall Wedding Showcase

Iron Lakes Country Club is hosting a fall bridal event this Sunday from 2–3:30 p.m. Pre-registration is free; otherwise, admission is $10 at the door. Only couples need to pre-register in order to be entered for exclusive door prizes—guest admission is free. Get inspired while sampling some yummy food and cake!

The Baum School of Art’s Holiday Gallery

The Baum School of Art kicks off its 2020 holiday gallery on Tuesday, celebrating more than 40 of the region’s talented artists and artisans. Check out the gallery online or in-person by appointment. Shop the ceramics, woodworks, paintings, jewelry, ornaments, fashions and more. Even purchase works by your favorite artists. | 

Make & Take at Gallows Hill Spirits

Enjoy a night of creativity with friends with Gallows Hill Spirits’ make-and-take event. Create a beautiful stain glass mandala, with all supplies provided. Drinks will be available for purchase throughout the evening. The fun runs from 7:30–9 p.m. on Thursday, with tickets available for $44.95.

Christmas City Stroll

November 2 - December 30, 2020
Mondays through Fridays; 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays; 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.

Take a walk through beautiful downtown Historic Bethlehem with a certified guide in period dress. Discover the story of Bethlehem's unique beginning in 1741, the tales of a candle-in-every-window, and the renowned Bethlehem Star.

Don't miss:

  • The tale of a candle-in-every-window.
  • Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture.
  • Two National Historic Landmarks, the 1741 Gemeinhaus and the Bethlehem Waterworks.
  • Learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.

Tour leaves from the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center at 505 Main Street, Behtlehem, PA.

Purchase tickets here.
Make your visit to the Christmas City complete with a ride on the Free Christmas City Trolley to experience both downtowns (Historic Moravian District and SouthSide Arts and Shopping District).

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem returns for its 28th year with a reimagined outdoor format featuring 60 artisans and vendors every weekend, delicious food, St. Nicholas, and the return of popular German ornament manufacturer Käthe Wohlfahrt. Named one of the top holiday markets in the world by Travel + Leisure and one of the top holiday markets in North America by USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice competition, Christkindlmarkt is known for its unique holiday shopping experience featuring thousands of unique handmade gifts. 

This year, there will be no large tents on SteelStacks’ PNC Plaza, but rather a spacious, new layout with artisans and artists’ huts spread across the SteelStacks campus. When the market opens in autumn, it will offer a fall festival flair, while November’s arrival will usher in a variety of holiday programming as it takes on the feel of an outdoor German market.

Koziar's Christkindlmarkt Village

November 2, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Koziar's Christmas Village provides the greatest Christmas display in the U.S., located just outside Lehigh Valley, Pa. Driving through the darkened countryside and coming over that last hill on the unlit country road is like driving into a fairyland. Suddenly, you find yourself in a dazzling valley set aglow with more Christmas lights than you have ever seen before. Adding to the magnificent beauty is the spectacular reflection of those thousands and thousands of lights in the lake situated directly in front of the main house.

This family-owned Christmas attraction dates back to 1948 when William M. Koziar began decorating his home and dairy farm for the pleasure that he, his wife, and four children derived from it. It has continued to grow for more than 60 years and has become one of the most famous Christmas attractions in the USA. It has received many awards in its long history including “Best Outdoor Display in the World” and the “Award of Excellence as one of the Top Ten Travel Attractions in Pennsylvania.”

Winter Light Spectacular

The Lehigh Valley Zoo’s Winter Light Spectacular kicks off runs until the first weekend in January. The event features 1.2 million twinkling lights and holiday displays. Tickets range from $8–$15 and are available here. |

Christmas Huts on Main

Do your holiday shopping in the Christmas City this weekend! Locals can shop the holiday-themed wooden huts that are filled with unique gift items. Free and open to the public, the huts can be visited Thursday–Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through December 27. |

Christmas in the Quarter

Celebrate the holiday’s festivities in the Historic Colonial Industrial Quarter! The fun will take place every weekend through December 27. Activities include pop-up shopping, Putz and art exhibits, family photo opportunities, live music, food trucks, an outdoor winter bar and more! Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here. |

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