It’s the most wonderful time of the year — Christmas in Nazareth!

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The Nazareth Business Council, a proud partner of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber is excited to kick off the holiday season with Christmas in Nazareth on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 12-4 PM!


There is so much happening throughout town—just call us the holiday helpers!  Join us for a jammed packed schedule of fun family activities and people of all ages. There will be caroling, dance performances, live music, ice carving, indoor snowball fights, animal demonstrations, karate performances and much more!  Plus, Santa will make a special appearance! NEW this year, Vigilance Hose Fire Company will kick off the event with a Christmas Parade!


The popular Elf Trail Hunt is back with 20 participating businesses. All have teamed up to help visitors experience all of what Nazareth has to offer. Businesses will hide an elf for participants to find at their location. Each visitor that comes in with a passport, they will get it marked off with a special holiday stamp. Each completed passport should be dropped off at the YMCA to be entered to win prizes. These businesses will also be offering some type of activity or giveaway, such as elf make up, cookies or candy canes but also some type of discount to encourage people to support them during the holidays. The participating businesses on the Elf Trail as of 11/26: Emily’s Ice Cream, St. John’s UCC, Birthright Brewing, Nazareth Center for the Arts, Vintage House of Hair, Art Den, Camp Cake, G S Oswald Jeweler, Nazareth Library, Soulful Journeys Healing Arts, Moravian Historical Society, Forever Friends Child Care, Main Street Salon, Nazareth Music Center, Parlor Hair & Makeup Studio, 14 Fret Brewing, Mycalyn Floral, Greater Valley YMCA & Nazareth Hometown Hardware. All of these locations will be easily identified by holiday bows that will be displayed on the parking meter in front of their store.

Free children’s activities with local nonprofits and businesses, as well as craft and food vendors selling their products, will be ongoing throughout the day. The Holiday Artisan market will be located at the Moravian Historical Society where the craft, beverage and food vendors will be! There will also be a Holiday Farmers Market located in the circle offering reindeer games, vendors and free hot chocolate! There are many more activities going on this day, for a list of activities visit the Christmas in Nazareth website:

A free shuttle will stop at four locations throughout the Borough; Nazareth Moravian Church, Nazareth YMCA, St. John’s Lutheran Church and Memorial Library of Nazareth. You can hop on the shuttle at any of these stops to enjoy the events throughout town.

Michael Woodland stated, “Dan’s Camera City is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Christmas in Nazareth so we can help promote the full day of free family activities. The Nazareth Business Council has several participating venues with a wide variety of activities, so there is certain to be something for kids of all ages. Helping families make wonderful holiday memories is an important aspect for Dan’s Camera City and we look forward to seeing the crowds come to Nazareth.”

Jessica O’Donnell, EVP of Affiliated Chambers mentioned, “What an exciting day we have planned to help put Nazareth and area visitors into the holiday spirit! Come out to see how special our small businesses are, and all that they have to offer – including the great historic sites. This is a true community event with so many local businesses and non-profits participating.”

Committee: Mike Woodland, Diane Werkheiser, Katie Trach, Holly Bennett, Elizabeth Wyant, Ryan Knepp, Susan Ellis, Liana Marte, Jessica O’Donnell

Where: Center Square down through E. Center Street & S. Main Street, ending at Moravian Historical Society

Participating locations with activities on site: Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity, Nazareth Moravian Church, Nazareth YMCA, Moravian Historical Society, Holiday Farmers’ Market in Center Circle, Movement Theater and St. John’s UCC

Pricing Information: Free to attend; purchase food from vendors, adult beverages, and items from craft and artisan vendors.



Dan’s Camera Presenting Sponsor
Forever Friends Child Care Hot Chocolate & Cookies Sponsor
J.F. Reichel Funeral Homes Hot Chocolate & Cookies Sponsor
The Nazareth Times Hot Chocolate & Cookies Sponsor
Merchants Bank Main Street Sponsor
Terraform Engineering, LCC Main Street Sponsor
Keystone Consulting Engineers Main Street Sponsor
BB&T Home Mortgage Mindi Coon Main Street Sponsor
Susan Jarvis, CPA Main Street Sponsor
Audiology Services Main Street Sponsor
Moravian Hall Square/Morning Star Living Marketing Sponsor
Life Church of Nazareth Marketing Sponsor
The Home News Marketing Sponsor
Sweet N Savories Santa’s Snack Sponsor
Giant Santa’s Snack Sponsor
Koch 33 Shuttle Sponsor
The Home News Spreading Cheer Sponsor
Emily’s Ice Cream Supporting Sponsor
Farmers Insurance – David Mattei Supporting Sponsor

 About the Chamber: The mission of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is to improve the economy and quality of life in the Lehigh Valley Metropolitan Area.  We accomplish this through business-to-business networking events and marketing products, affinity programs and exclusive, money saving member benefits, training programs, government affairs initiatives and public policy advocacy, and community development enterprises.  With nearly 5,000 members who employ more than 200,000, the Chamber is the largest in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in the top ten nationwide.


Information provided to TVL by:
Jessica M O’Donnell
EVP Affiliated Chambers, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
(East Penn, Greater Northern Lehigh, Greater Bath Area, Hellertown-Lower Saucon, Northampton Area, Southern Lehigh, Western Lehigh, Whitehall Area Chambers of Commerce, Emmaus Main Street Partners & the Nazareth Business Council)