Friday, December 4, 2015

20 things to do with your kids in the Lehigh Valley this holiday season!

Take a stroll or a drive through the new multiple light displays throughout Allentown! Stay bundled up and drive through Cedar Beach or take a walk downtown for a bright colorful view

Visit the Go Guide App on your phone for the map! Their complete article will be shared on 12/19. Surely many of these same locations will be making their electric meter spin again this year! 

We've been blessed in the Lehigh Valley with lots of great performance companies and theaters that present seasonal performances.  Catch A Christmas Carol or a Nutcracker performance!

The Wildlands Conservancy is offering a number of great family programs this month! Check out their natural ornament making event, winter bird watching walk and more! 

It is a Lehigh Valley tradition not to be missed! With 3 shows Monday - Saturday through January 2nd! Theres plenty of opportunity to catch the little guy! 

Every night in December through Christmas Eve the 1810 Goundie house comes alive with a live advent calendar with a different local personality each night read more by clicking the link above!

The Lehigh Valley hosts 2 amazing outdoor marketplaces each holiday season. Bundle up and check out some open air markets on the weekend. We promise you'll find some great unique gifts!

Check out the link above to try a new children's shop or local web-based artisan for a unique gift idea!

Break out those ice skates and explore the numerous places in the Lehigh Valley available for ice skating including a few new ones!

Yep! You read correctly, you can visit with Live reindeer (and santa too) at Santa's Pit Stop at the Z Arch Barn in Easton! Plus they have pre cut trees and wreaths.  

Yeah, I know this one is obvious, but in case you were't sure where... Check the link with our list!

Visit to find lists of items local non-profits are in need of right now, bring them to a local store listed on the website and donate some items you no longer need! You can also find them on Facebook at Donate.Local.Simple  for collection ideas and other ways to help our community!

Christmas Festivals
Some local towns ( Nazareth, Jim Thorpe, Emmaus and Macungie) will be hosting special weekend Christmas festivals with tons to day for everyone including live performances, kids activities and more.

Choo Choo!! 
Take a train ride this season with santa himself. multiple rail lines are available within the region!

Plan a mini get away at one of the Pocono area indoor water parks and take a break from the chill!

The mountains are making snow, learn how to ski or teach the kids! Tubing is always a great adventure with no skills required.
 Did you know 4th and 5th graders ski free all winter? Check out the info at  

Take a Carriage Ride!
A nice throw back to the olden' days! Bundle up and tour the city lights in an open air carriage! 

This holiday themed train exhibit is a great outing! View all the trains in their festive glory, Children under 12 are free!

Roll out the station wagon Clark! Roll Griswold style this year and head out to a farm to chop down the family Christmas tree.  

As much as we adore every other suggestion on this list sometimes the BEST thing to do around the holidays is enjoy your kids! Appreciate their wonder for the season and do something special at home! Bake your family cookie recipe, let them help wrap (yes, it will look terrible but thats ok!) or take a look at our Holiday Road Pinterest board and find a new tradition! 

Of course though these are only the beginning!! There's lots more to be found by visiting our website at 

Visit our Winter fun category for a full list of festivities!! Or browse the calendar to find something going on!! 

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