Rainy Forecasts Postpone the 3rd Annual Northwestern Lehigh Tree Lighting Ceremony at Ontelaunee Park to Thursday, December 7th

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We might be dreaming of a white Christmas, but Mother Nature has other plans; with inclement weather on the horizon, the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber, proud partners of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber, and the municipalities of the Northwestern Lehigh area have decided to postpone the 3rd Annual Northwestern Lehigh Tree Lighting Ceremony to Thursday, December 7th from 5:30-7:30 PM.

“While it’s not the decision we wanted to be making, we won’t let a little rain dampen our holiday spirits,” said Kylie Adams-Weiss, Assistant Vice President of Affiliated Chambers for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. “In our third year, we’re extremely excited to continue to grow this event in new and innovative ways, and while this event may be forced to adapt to the weather’s schedule, we are looking forward to a very merry and joyful time in Ontelaunee Park on Thursday!”

Returning for its third year, the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, proud partner of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, has partnered with Heidelberg, Lynn, Lowhill and Weisenberg Townships and Presenting Sponsor the Honey Done List Co. for the 3rd Annual Northwestern Lehigh Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The event, which saw over 1,500 attendees in 2022, will take place on December 7, 2023 from 5:30-7:30 PM (with Santa’s arrival for the official tree lighting scheduled for 6:30 PM) and is free and open to the public. Performances are in the process of being rescheduled, but enhancements like live reindeer (sponsored by New Tripoli Bank) and an Ice Carving Demonstration (sponsored by Eight Oaks Farm Distillery) will be present to awe those in attendance. A DJ is scheduled to rock the holiday tunes throughout the park.

A vendor market will take place in the lower pavilion with crafters, nonprofits and local businesses with goods for sale for holiday shopping; the upper pavilion will host a variety of food samples (including soup samples from Curious Goods at the Bake Oven Inn, hotdogs, hot cider from Eight Oaks Farm Distillery, and hot chocolate, sponsored by Sam’s Club of Allentown, Weisenberg Township, and Heintzelman Funeral Homes-Schnecksville), giveaway items at the Chamber Booth, and a holiday DJ. Throughout the evening, attendees will have the opportunity to take photos with Frozen’s Elsa, Ana and Olaf. Food trucks, such as Nesting Box Ice Cream, Big Country Concessions, Hungry Hound Express, Wow Wagon and the Nacho Depot will offer food for purchase to those in attendance.

In addition to the Tree Lighting festivities, the event will also host a food drive. “It is crucial that we open our hearts to those in need all year long,” said Jessica O’Donnell-Gower, Executive Vice President of Affiliated Chambers for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. “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.” This year’s food drive will collect canned goods and nonperishable items for the Lowhill Food Pantry.

For more information on all events, please visit the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NorthernLehighChamber. To learn more about our presenting sponsor, the Honey Done List., visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HoneyDoneLst.


When: December 7, 2023 (4:30-7:30 PM)

Pricing Information: FREE with items for purchase

Sponsors (AS OF 12/1/2023):

  • Presenting Sponsor: The Honeydone List Co.
  • Reindeer Sponsor: New Tripoli Bank
  • Ice Carving Sponsor: Eight Oaks Farm Distillery
  • Tree Lighting Sponsor: Jerdon Construction
  • Hot Chocolate Sponsors: Heintzelman Funeral Homes of Schnecksville, Sam’s Club of Allentown, Weisenberg Township, and Lowhill Township
  • Characters Sponsor: Lynn Township
  • Santa’s Helper Sponsors: Keystone Technology LLC, Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund, The Neffs National Bank, and Heidelberg Township
  • Supporting Sponsor: Rentschler Auto Group & Bechtel’s Pharmacy
  • Hotdog Sponsor: Olde Homestead Golf Club
  • Lighting Sponsor: Powerco Inc.
  • Valley View Farms: Tree Sponsor
  • Venture Farms: Cash Pony Ride Sponsor
  • Tee Green Sponsor: FASTSIGNS of Easton

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)
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce