New Holiday Packages Provide a Special Holiday
(Lehigh Valley, PA) - The holidays in the Lehigh
Valley are truly a sight to see! Its three cities transform
into glistening beacons of winter excitement. A number of
light displays, concerts, holiday markets, attractions and
events transform the area into the embodiment of Christmas
spirit. But most of all, the Lehigh Valley opens its doors
to visitors during November and December. It becomes home
during the holiday season ... a place where families can
partake in a cup of hot chocolate, listen to music, take a
walk through history and get away from the hustle and bustle
of everyday life.
This Christmas, coming home to the Allentown, Bethlehem
and Easton, PA area is easier than ever, with the
introduction of new LEHIGH VALLEY HOLIDAY PACKAGES. For
the first time families and individuals can enjoy a
spectacular Lehigh Valley Christmas, while staying at one of
the area's fine hotels at a special rate. All packages
include accommodations, breakfast and entrance to at least
one of the area's featured holiday attractions, and are
detailed in the full color Lehigh Valley Holiday Guide.
Your Lehigh Valley Holiday entails a series of cultural
events, religious and historical opportunities, attractions
and thousands of glowing lights. Five main seasonal
activities, guaranteed to put even the most devout Grinch
into the holiday spirit, are featured, and entrance to at
least one of the following attractions is included in your
special Lehigh Valley Holiday package price.
Bethlehem Night Light Tour - Your Lehigh Valley
Holiday is anchored by Bethlehem, Christmas City U.S.A.
Since being given its Biblical name by Moravian settlers on
Christmas Eve 1741, the city has been rich in holiday
tradition. For the past 250 years, the Christmas
institutions, first celebrated by the Moravians, have been
maintained with dignity and historical integrity. The
Bethlehem Night Light Tour allows your family to see the
beauty of the Christmas City from near and far. This
one-hour bus tour provides a scenic look at the thousands of
understated white lights that adorn north Bethlehem, as well
as the multicolored festive lights of the city's south side.
During your tour a guide, dressed in early Moravian costume,
will share fascinating stories of Bethlehem's historic past.
Bethlehem’s Night Light Bus Tours are offered from
November 23 to December 31.
Old Bethlehem Historic Walk - A walk through downtown
Bethlehem is like taking a pilgrimage through the past. Over
250 years of history are experienced as a guide, draped in
early Moravian garb, takes you on a one-hour walking tour
through the Christmas City's historic district, while
sharing stories about the unique German enclave on the
colonial American frontier. The Old Bethlehem Historic Walk
takes place from November 23 to December 31.
Christkindlmarkt - A Christmas sojourn to the Lehigh
Valley would not be complete without a stopover at
Bethlehem's Christkindlmarkt. This family holiday event,
reminiscent of European yuletide markets, provides the
perfect backdrop to an old fashioned Lehigh Valley Holiday.
Two heated tents house more than 200 fine art vendors
displaying and selling an array of handmade crafts.
Delicious foods, festive entertainment and lovely
decorations all combine to create the perfect holiday
shopping experience. This year's Christkindlmarkt will also
be home to the originally crafted Christmas decorations of
Kiithe Wohlfahrt, the only venue in America where her art
will be displayed. Christkindlmarkt takes place Thursdays to
Sundays from November 23 to December 16.
Lights in the Parkway - Allentown, the largest of the
region's three cities, also contributes to the beautiful
ambiance of a Lehigh Valley Holiday. Lights in the Parkway,
a brilliant display of thousands of holiday lights and
sculptures, is second to none of its kind. You are invited
to drive through the spectacular display, illuminating 1.3
miles of Allentown's Lehigh Parkway, and stop at the gift
barn for some hot chocolate and a souvenir. Lights in the
Parkway can been viewed from November 21, to January 1,
Koziar's Christmas Village -- This magnificent
spectacle attracts thousands of visitors each year who come
to view the more than one-half million Christmas lights
adorning buildings, gift bams and landscape. Visit the
various buildings filled with tree trimming ideas, indoor
and outdoor displays and souvenirs. Enjoy the aroma of
freshly baked cookies in the country kitchen, browse in
Santa's Toy Shoppe filled with unusual nutcrackers. See the
unique handmade train platform and follow the many trains
through the tunnels across the trestles, and around the
miniature town located in the large Refreshment Barn. Koziar’s
Christmas Village takes place from November 22 to January 1,
But these fine attractions are only the tip of the
iceberg. Lehigh Valley Holiday packages can be mixed and
matched and tailored to fit your desires. An array of
traditional, unique and modem holiday opportunities await
you throughout November and December.
Visit Easton, the third of the Lehigh Valley's cities,
where the country's largest peace candle is displayed and
The Crayola FACTORY at Two Rivers Landing offers holiday fun
for the whole family. Enjoy a customary Moravian Putz, a
miniature presentation of the Nativity story with narration
and music. Bask in the melodious seasonal sounds of symphony
orchestras and world-famous choirs. Take pleasure in a
number of holiday theatrical performances, from The
Nutcracker Suite to A Christmas Carol. Peruse ethnic
Christmas trees, take a train ride with Santa, shop, tour
and experience the majesty of the holiday season in the
Whether you're looking to purchase the perfect gift, bask
in a splendid Christmas display or enjoy a reserved holiday
with the family, the Lehigh Valley's doors are always open.
With so much going on this Christmas season, there's never
been a better time to come home for the holidays to the
The Lehigh Valley is located in eastern Pennsylvania
within 90 minutes of both New York City and Philadelphia.
For more information on the dozens of affordable fall
packages, call the Lehigh Valley Convention &
Visitors Bureau at (800) 747-0561.
For Hotel and Resort Listings go to Pennsylvania Hotels and