This Friday: Slatington Kicks Off the Holiday Season in Greater Northern Lehigh!

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The Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber, proud partner of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, is gearing up for a memorable 2023 holiday season with their annual tree lighting ceremony in Slatington, PA.

The event will take place on Friday, December 1, 2023 from 5:00-7:00 PM and is free and open to the public. Prior to the event from 4:00-5:00 PM, attendees are encouraged to stop by the Slatington Library for stories with Mrs. Claus, before heading down to the festivities at Veterans Memorial Park (509 Main Street, Slatington), which kick off from 5-7 PM.

The event will feature festive holiday performances from Slatington Elementary School and Rhythm and Sole Dance Studio, as well as complimentary hot chocolate and popcorn for participants. Crafters, artisans and local businesses will host a vendor market to provide an opportunity for holiday shopping. Buddy the Elf will make an appearance, as well as Santa Claus himself (arriving at 6:30 PM to light the tree). Opportunities to take pictures with Santa will be available for those in attendance once the tree is lit.

“Each year, we kick off the holiday tree lighting season in Greater Northern Lehigh with this time-honored tradition in Slatington,” said Jessica O’Donnell-Gower, Executive Vice President of Affiliated Chambers for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. “We’re forward to enjoying holiday festivities together as a community once again, and with the support of a vibrant business community.”

In addition to the Tree Lighting festivities, the event will also host a food drive that will benefit the Northern Lehigh Food Bank. “The holidays remind us that the spirit of giving is alive and well, and the Chamber likes to ensure that we are helping others in the community,” said Kylie Adams-Weiss, Assistant Vice President of Affiliated Chambers for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and liaison to the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce. “We’re hoping that by giving back to those in need, we can keep the holiday spirit thriving in Northern Lehigh.”

With inclement weather on the forecast for Friday, the Chamber will be watching weather closely to determine whether or not the event will be held or live-streamed on the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber’s Facebook Page ( An announcement will be made by the Chamber on Thursday should weather force a change in plans.

When: December 1, 2023 (5-7 PM)

Pricing Information: FREE

Sponsors (as of 11/28/2023):

Bechtel’s Pharmacy: Handwarmer Sponsor

Bob & Nancy Treskot: Hot Chocolate Sponsor

AF Boyer Hardware & Guns: Santa’s Helper Sponsor

Keystone Technology LLC: Santa’s Helper Sponsor

Nulton Diagnostics: Santa’s Helper Sponsor

Geoff Mosebach State Farm: Santa’s Helper Sponsor

Becky’s Drive-In: Supporting Sponsor

Rentschler Auto Group: Supporting Sponsor

Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund: Supporting Sponsor

The Neffs National Bank: 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:
Kylie Adams-Weiss
AVP, Affiliated Chambers & Director of Marketing and Design
(Affiliated Chambers, Allentown Initiatives, Easton Initiatives, CCEDC)
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce