Must-See November Events
13 Things to Do in the Lehigh Valley
November brings a unique balance of events to Lehigh Valley, wrapping up the fall season and ushering Christmas charm all within a few short weeks. In the mix, you’ll also find family-friendly performances that are not to be missed. Mark your calendars now as tickets for these upcoming events will go quickly!
Winter Light Spectacular - November 9-December 30
Lehigh Valley Zoo and presenting sponsor Christmas Décor are filled with excitement for the most magical time of the year as they kick off the fifth season of Winter Light Spectacular on Friday, November 9, 2018!
The Lehigh Valley Zoo’s location, layout, and its dedication to a quality customer experience paired with Christmas Décor, the leading residential and commercial decorator in the Lehigh Valley, have partnered together to create one of the region's premier holiday destinations.
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, Minions, and friends!
Last season, the popular nighttime fundraiser for the Zoo attracted over 63,400 guests from nine different states across 38 event nights. This season’s Winter Light Spectacular will feature 37 scheduled event nights, running 5:30 - 10 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday from November 9, 2018, to December 30, 2018. The event will be on break for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Winter Light Spectacular is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Lehigh Valley Zoo, the leader in animal conservation in Lehigh Valley. Revenue from these fundraisers go towards animal conservation projects at the Zoo to benefit all of the beautiful animals and conservation programs right here in Lehigh Valley.
Homebrew Competition - November 10
Enjoy unlimited tastings of entries and vote for the winner at Weyerbacher’s third annual homebrew contest! Alternatively, confident homebrewers are welcome to enter their own creations.
$20 | 2–5:30 p.m. | The Tap Room at Weyerbacher Brewing | 905 Line St., Easton | 610.559.5561 | weyerbachertaproom.com
Hidden Treasures Studio Tour - November 10 & 11
Join Hidden Treasures for their 24th annual self-guided tour of eight different studios in the Lehigh Valley, from Bath to Zionsville. View and shop the creations of 30 terrific local artists that are on-site to talk about their work.
Free | Sat.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. | Sun.: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. | Various area locations | 610.554.1495 | facebook.com
Christkindlmarkt - November 16–December 23
Ignite holiday cheer by attending Christkindlmarkt, the most spirited event of the season. With the unique works of more than 150 artisans, live music performances and ice-carving demonstrations, there is so much to see!
$4–$9 | Thurs. & Sun.: 11 a.m.–6 p.m. | Fri. & Sat.: 11 a.m.–8 p.m. | SteelStacks | 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem | 610.332.3378 | christmascity.org
Explore the Sky - November 17
Bask in the beauty of the Leonid Meteor Shower and view the moon and planets through a telescope at Covered Bridge Park.
$5 | 6 p.m. | Covered Bridge Park | 2466 Wehr Mill Rd., Allentown 610.398.0401 | southwhitehall.com
Nouveau Weekend - November 17 & 18
Partake in the final wine trail event of the season with new and debut nouveau wines from across the Valley. Deriving from the French tradition, nouveau wines are young, fruity and have little barrel aging. Oui, oui!
Free | Sat.: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun.: Noon–5 p.m. | Lehigh Valley Wine Trail | Various area locations | lehighvalleywinetrail.com
THE SUPER GIGANTIC GARAGE SALE - November 17 & 18
At the Super Gigantic Garage Sale, 200+ garage sale sellers will fill an area the size of a football field. Sellers pack their spaces for a bargain-hunting shopping experience like no other. Then before the sale reopens on Sunday, November 18, sellers restock with even more items, many at deeply discounted prices available at the end of the day. Free on-site parking makes it easy to load up your treasures throughout the day with unlimited same day re-entry.
One never knows what the sellers might bring but historically they have a cross sample of: antiques, jewelry, artwork, automotive parts, bikes, books, collectibles, clothing, decorations, furniture, hunting / fishing, outdoor equipment, pet supplies, records / cds, tools, toys and so much more at Bargain Basement Pricing.
If you’re a collector, love yard sales or simply like getting a good deal, you’ll love this one-of-a-kind INDOOR GIGANTIC GARAGE sale November 17-18 at the Allentown Fairgrounds.
Tickets are $4 per person, children under 12 and under and Parking is Free.
Super Gigantic Garage Sale Hours are: Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday:10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m..
Location: Agri~Plex Allentown Fairgrounds
Lights in the Parkway 5K - November 21
Kick off the holiday season with a 5K like no other, featuring the view of a festive light display. After the race, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while cheering on the remaining contestants.
$20–$30 | 7 p.m. | Lehigh Parkway | 1680 Park Dr., Allentown | 484.727.8155 | runlehighvalley.com
LIGHTS IN THE PARKWAY - Wednesdays - Sundays, November 23 - 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