Bethlehem Press

Saturday, November 18, 2017

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Due to space constraints, for ongoing events, please email, visit or call the following:

Bethlehem: www.downtownbethlehemassociation.com/events/christmas-city-village or call 610-739-1775; www.christmascity.org or call 610-332-1300.

Christkindlmarkt and Christmas City Village (Weihnachtsmarkt): www.artsquest.org/ 610-332-1300.

Christmas Trees From Around the World, round the clock. Comfort Suites, 120 W. Third St. Call 610-882-9700. Opening ceremony, 1 to 4 p.m. November 26 through Jan1.

Putzes (music, narration and Biblical creche-style scenes): www.centralmoravianchurch.org/ 610-866-5661; www. edgeboromoravian.org/ 610-866-8793; www.easthillsmc.org/ 610-868-6481.

Tours, historic shops and special events: http://historicbethlehem.org/ 610-882-0450 or 1-800-800-732-0999; www.moravianbookshop.com/ 610-866-5481; www.centralmoravianchurch.org/ 610-866-5661.

Star and Candle Shoppe: folded German stars, Moravian star ornaments, large illuminated stars and star earrings, handmade jewelry, Moravian and holiday greeting cards, books, Central Moravian Church CDs, baked goods. When: 1 to 7 p.m. Thurs.-Fri.; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat., 1 to 5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 24 through Dec. 23; 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 26 to 31. Central Moravian Church, 73 W. Church St.

20th annual Luminaria Night to benefit New Bethany Ministries at dusk (about 4:30 p.m.) Dec. 9; Inclement weather: Dec.11. Kit pickups: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 2 and from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5; information and sales forms: visit www.newbethanyministries.org/luminaria-night.

Friday, Nov. 17

Christkindlmarkt: Friday through Sunday Nov. 17 and 24 and then Thursday through Sunday Dec. 7 through 23; PNC Plaza, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way. Hours: Thursday, Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Dec. 23: closes at 6 p.m.

Christmas City Village /Weihnachtsmarkt, wooden huts with gifts, vendors and artisans. Downtown Bethlehem, Nov. 17 to Dec. 23; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun. Information: visit www.downtownbethlehemassociation.com/events/christmas-city-village.

Holy Family Manor Auxiliary annual Holiday Craft/Vendor/Bake Sale with crafters, baked goods, food. Free admission. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Holy Family Manor, 1200 Spring St. Call 610-865-5595, ext. 522.

Freedom HS baseball booster club poinsettia sale to benefit baseball team, orders due by Nov. 21; pickup on Dec. 1. Email mikeglick@rcn.com or debbiemario92@verizon.net.

Saturday, Nov. 18

Holy Family Manor Auxiliary annual Holiday Craft/Vendor/Bake Sale with crafters, baked goods, food. Free admission. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Holy Family Manor, 1200 Spring St. Call 610-865-5595, ext. 522.

Clearview ES shopping extravaganza, craft and vendors fair, tricky tray raffle at 2 p.m., bake sale, food entertainment and snacks for sale. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clearview E.S., 2121 Abington Road.

Monday, Nov. 20 to Jan. 14, 2018

Holiday Putz Trail. 505 Main St. A collection of traditional Moravian Nativity scenes) displays at the Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters’ House, 1810 Goundie House and Central Moravian Church. Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites. Visit www.historicbethlehem.org or call 1-800-360-8687.

Thursday, November 23

Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 24

Music in the Park: Lehigh Valley Italian Band, noon, Main St.

Music in the Park: Flutations, 1 p.m. Main St.

Music in the Park: Lehigh Valley Italian Band, 3:30 p.m. Main St.

Hosted by Mayor Bob Donchez. 4:30 p.m. Payrow Plaza outside of the Bethlehem Public Library. Musical performances LHS Grenadier Band, Cunningham and Associates, Luke DiGiacinto and more.

Saturday, November 25

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, 15th annual Turkey Trot 5K & Fun Walk. in the Colonial Industrial Quarter. 8:40 a.m.: warm-up, 9 a.m.: competitive runners, 9:05 a.m.: competitive walkers and 9:10 a.m.: fun walkers. Luckenbach Mill, Colonial Industrial Quarter, 459 Old York Road. Visit https://historicbethlehem.org/turkey-trot-5k/.

Music in the Park: Flutations, 1 p.m. Main St.

Music in the Park: Lehigh Valley Italian Band, 2 p.m. Main St.

Trees of Many Colors displays, decorated by Bethlehem Garden Club volunteers, and holiday putz trail, 12:45 p.m., through Jan. 10. 505 Main St., Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, the 1810 Goundie House, the Single Sisters’ House, Luckenbach Mill in the Colonial Industrial Quarter. Visit www.historicbethlehem.org or call 800-360-8687.

Sunday, November 26

St. Luke’s Singers Christmas Concert, traditional and newly arranged Christmas music. Cost, 2:45 p.m. prelude; 3 p.m. concert. Wesley United Methodist Church, 2540 Center St. For information, call 610-759-6325.

Monday, November 27

Community Advent breakfast ticket sales deadline. ArtsQuest’s Kassie Hilgert, speaker; Broughal south side singers, trombone choir; 8:30 a.m., December 2. Main dining room, Moravian Village of Bethlehem, 526 Wood St. Tickets available at Chamber of Commerce, Moravian Book Shop, Moravian Village, Cathedral Church of the Nativity and both locations of the Bethlehem Area Public Library.

Friday, December 1

Tree Lighting Ceremony, 6 to 8 p.m. Santa, hot chocolate bar, live reindeer, horse and carriage rides. Hanover Township Community Center, 3660 Jacksonville Road. Call 610-317-8701 or visit www.hanovercommunitycenter.com.

Freedom HS choral and orchestra concert, 7:30 p.m. Cost. Auditorium, 3149 Chester Ave.

Saturday, December 2

Community Advent breakfast. Kassie Hilgert, speaker; Broughal south side singers, trombone choir; 8:30 a.m. Main dining room, Moravian Village of Bethlehem, 526 Wood St.

Luminaria pickups 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Illick’s Mill pool house, 359 Illick’s Mill Road; Information and sales forms: visit www.newbethanyministries.org/events/luminaria-night/.

Musical Christmas Extravaganza Advent and Christmas organ concert with Mainstreet Brass, church choir, and the 3,056 pipe Moller/ Walker organ. Cost. 1:30 p.m. (80 minutes). Central Moravian Church, 73 W. Church St. Call 610- 866-4382 or visit www.central moravianchurch.org.

Music in the Park: Flutations, 1 p.m. Main St.

Music in the Park: Lehigh Valley Italian Band, 2 p.m. Main St.

Music in the Park: Mother Jones, 4 p.m. Main St.

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, holiday dinner and auction, Arts Quest, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way. Call 610-882-0450 or visit www.HistoricBethlehem.org.

Monday, December 4

Luminaria pickups. 4 to 6 p.m. Illick’s Mill pool house, 359 Illick’s Mill Road; Information, sales forms: visit www.newbethanyministries.org/events/luminaria-night/.

Tuesday, December 5

Luminaria pickups. 4 to 6 p.m. Illick’s Mill pool house, 359 Illick’s Mill Road; Information, sales forms: visit www.newbethanyministries.org/events/luminaria-night/.

German and English Advent Singstunde, traditional Moravian song service. Cost. 7 p.m. Central Moravian Church chapel. Visit www.central moravianchurcharchives.org.

Friday, December 8

New Bethany Ministries benefit dinner for Luminaria Night. 6 p.m., Luckenbach Mill, 459 Old York Road. Visit www.newbethany (information) or https://app.mobilecause.com/form/UFu_6g for tickets.

Freedom HS holiday pops concert, 7:30 p.m. Cost. Auditorium, 3149 Chester ASaturday, December 9

Saturday, December 9

39th annual live Bethlehem Christmas pageant. 1:45 p.m. Rose Garden, Eighth Ave. between Union Blvd. and Broad St. Visit facebook: Bethlehem Live Nativity Pageant.

Luminaria Night. Various areas of Bethlehem. Starts about dusk (4:30 p.m. or so). Information: www.newbethanyministries.org/events/luminaria-night/.

BASD mini- thon’s Santa’s work shop, crafts, food, movies, games, gift wrapping. 4 to 8 p.m. Cost. Freedom HS gym, 3149 Chester Road.

Sunday, December 10

39th annual live Bethlehem Christmas pageant. 1:45 p.m. Rose Garden, Eighth Ave. between Union Blvd. and Broad St. Visit facebook: Bethlehem Live Nativity Pageant.

Monday, December 11

Contemplative worship in the chapel, John Arnold, guitar, and Beck Lepore, piano. 7 p.m. Central Moravian Church chapel, 73 W. Church St. Call 610- 866-4382 or visit www.central moravianchurch.org.

Thursday, December 14

Allentown’s Symphony’s Symphony on Ice- Holiday Spectacular program, 7 p.m. PPL Center, Allentown. Charter Arts figure skating department; Penguin Skating Club; more. Visit www.charterarts.org/education/figure-skating/. For tickets, visit www.pplcenter.com/events.

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