Must-See December Events

11 Things to Do in the Lehigh Valley This Month

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From a holiday open house to painting with Santa, there's plenty of cheer to be had!

Craft Beer Festival - December 1

Partake in the 10th annual Craft Beer Festival hosted by Fegley’s Brew Works! Taste creations and meet the masterminds behind local and national craft beers. There are two sessions and a VIP hour.

$35–$45 | Noon–8 p.m. | Allentown Brew Works | 812 W. Hamilton St., Allentown | 610.433.7777 | thebrewworks.com

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Paint with Santa - December 1 & 2

Story time, carol singing, a hot cocoa bar with toppings and cookies—what more could one need to get in the holiday spirit? Each guest receives a special handprint plate, signed by Santa himself! Enjoy a meet and greet for photos and other fun surprises. Choose from three different sessions.


$45 | 3–5 & 5:30–7:30 p.m. | Color Me Mine | 25 E. 3rd St., Bethlehem | 610.791.2228 | lehighvalley.colormemine.com

Holiday Open House - December 2

See Folino Estate all decorated for the holidays and cross some gifts off of your list. Enjoy an afternoon of activities, seasonal food, drinks and more. Make a restaurant reservation and stick around for dinner!


11–4 p.m. | Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery | 340 Old Route 22, Kutztown | 484.452.3633 x1 | folinoestate.com

Macallan Whisky Tasting - December 6

Join knowledgeable whisky representatives for an evening of sampling! Macallan expressions will be determined closer to the event. Guests are invited to dine in the restaurant’s Great Room prior to the tasting, from 5–6:30 p.m.


$25 | 7:30–9 p.m. | McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub | 534 Main St., Bethlehem | 610.861.7631 | redstagpub.com

Christmas City Follies - December 6–23

Experience a vaudevillian performance that has been celebrated by the Valley for more than 20 years. Fall in love with its absurdity, dancing, original music and immense amount of heart.


$15–$25 | Thurs.–Sat.: 8 p.m.; Sun.: 2 p.m. | Touchstone Theatre | 321 E. 4th St., Bethlehem | 610.867.1689 | touchstone.org

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Penn & Teller - December 14

Believe in the impossible when you witness the phenomenal Emmy-Award winning magicians Penn & Teller. For more than 40 years, the duo has captivated the hearts and minds of audiences with their blend of magic and comedy.


$55–$75 | 8 p.m. | Sands Event Center | 77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem | 610.297.7414 | sandseventcenter.com

Brews & Bites - December 16

Support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the inaugural Brews & Bites for a Cure fundraising event. Featuring locally crafted beers, cuisine, music and a silent auction, the night will benefit a great cause.


$65 | 1 p.m. | Homewood Suites by Hilton | 3350 Center Valley Pkwy., Center Valley | 610.820.0206 | brewsandbites.eventscff.org

A Magical Cirque Christmas - December 21

Relish in the magic of the holiday season with this blockbuster consisting of circus acts, stunning costumes and mind-blowing talents.


$39–$49 | 7:30 p.m. | State Theatre Center for the Arts | 453 Northampton St., Easton | 610.252.3132 | statetheatre.org

Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas - December 22

Enjoy the captivating tale of a young bird named Max who gets blown off course during a snowstorm and finds himself lost and alone at the North Pole.


$15–$25 | 1 & 4 p.m. | Zoellner Arts Center | 420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem | 610.758.2787 | lehigh.edu

LIGHTS IN THE PARKWAY - Wednesdays - Sundays, December 1 - December 9 Nightly, December 12 - 28

Drive through this spectacular holiday light show, celebrating it's 22nd season, in the comfort of your own car. Dazzling new animated displays are part of this glowing show. These larger-than-life light spectaculars join traditional favorites set to music, transforming more than a mile of one of Allentown’s most beautiful parks, Lehigh Parkway, into a winter wonderland.


Featuring hundreds of thousands of brilliant lights – this attraction will brighten your holiday season. Visitors will experience tunnels, favorite holiday scenes and more. “Lights” has become an annual tradition for many throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Lights in the Parkway is fun for all ages.


Lights in the Parkway can be viewed Wednesdays through Sundays from Friday, November 23 through Sunday, December 9 and nightly December 12 - 28 from 5:30 - 10 p.m. Lights in the Parkway is closed on Christmas Day.


Admission to Lights in the Parkway is per vehicle, rather than per person, making it one of the most affordable holiday attractions in the region. Purchase your tickets in advance to save.


  • Cars: $15
  • Commercial vans (seating 9-24): $25
  • Buses (seating 25+): $45

PEEPSFEST® - December 30 & 31

Ring in 2019 with Just Born’s two-day festival at Steelstacks. On the 31st, watch the iconic four-foot-nine, 400-pound PEEPS® chick drop and celebrate the signal of a saccharine start to the new year.


Free | 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. | SteelStacks | 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem | 610.297.7100 | steelstacks.org

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