Christmas in Nazareth: A Two-Day Extravaganza of Festive Delights

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The Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce, a proud partner of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, is thrilled to present Christmas in Nazareth – a two-day celebration set to enchant the community with holiday cheer. Taking place on Friday, December 8th, and Saturday, December 9th, this event promises an unforgettable experience for families and friends.  “The holiday feeling is in the air; you can feel it strongly throughout Nazareth.  We are looking to channel that energy to a festive two-day event bringing much of the community together,” says Aaron Gasparetti, Manager of the Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce.


On Friday evening at 7 pm in the heart of Nazareth at the Center Circle, the festivities commence with a magical tree lighting ceremony; a lively celebration, including a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, a live performance by All Things Brielle, and greetings from local officials. A Pinch of Sugar generously provides free hot chocolate and coffee, while whimsical holiday characters roam the area.


“This time of year, the community comes together like no other. A one-day celebration doesn’t culminate the town’s energy appropriately,” Gasparetti continued. The celebration proceeds on Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm, offering a variety of activities for all ages. Highlights include the Elf Trail, sponsored by Truist, with over 20 participating businesses, live performances by Nazareth School District groups, a live ice carving demonstration sponsored by Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, a vendor alley at the Nazareth YMCA from 10 am to 3 pm, and a shuttle service sponsored by Easton Coach Company.


New to the celebration this year – straight from the North Pole themselves – Santa’s majestic reindeer are making an appearance! Be sure to see them on Saturday for an unforgettable experience new to Nazareth.

Join us for Christmas in Nazareth, a festive weekend filled with community, joy, and the spirit of the season. For more information, please visit Christmas in Nazareth on or contact Aaron Gasparetti (


When: Please note these events will be held rain or shine.

·         Nazareth Tree Lighting Ceremony – Friday, December 8th at 7 PM

·         Christmas in Nazareth – Saturday, December 9th from 10 AM – 3 PMs



·         Nazareth Tree Lighting Ceremony – Center Circle in the Borough of Nazareth

·         Christmas in Nazareth – Throughout the Borough of Nazareth (Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity, Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth Center for the Arts, Nazareth Moravian Church, Nazareth Economic Development Corporation (Farmers Market in the Circle), Nazareth YMCA Parking Lot, and participating Elf Trail businesses/organizations)


Elf Trail Participating Locations: 22 businesses! 

*All participating businesses are listed below and have either a business in our community and/or vending at the Farmers’ Market. Note, business hours may vary depending on their operating hours. This list is subject to change and is up to date as of December 1, 2023.


Beauty Unleashed, Birthwright Brewing, Clear Spring Farm, Comfy Cozy Apothecary, Health2You, Herbs to Your Success, Let Them Eat Cake, Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity, Moravian Historical Society, Mycalyn Florals, Nazareth Army & Navy, Nazareth Arts Gallery, Nazareth Economic Development Commission, Nazareth Moravian Church, Pott’s Nazareth, Rodman’s Clock Shop, Roof360, Sutcliffe Designs, The Art Den, The Curious Plantaholic, Vista Grill, YMCA


For a full schedule of events visit our website.


Pricing Information: All events are free to attend. Items from vendors will be available for purchase.



·         Ice Carver Sponsor: Lehigh Valley Health Network

·         Reindeer Sponsor: The Reichel-Knecht Family

·         Toy Giveaway Sponsors: Artistic Toys & Promotions & Mario Andretti

·         Shuttle Sponsor: Easton Coach Company

·         Santa’s Ride Sponsor: Vigilance Hose Co. #1

·         Warm Hands Sponsors:  Keystone Financial Management & Nazareth Mutual Insurance

·         Characters Sponsor: Peters, Moritz, Peischl, Zulick, Landes & Brienza, LLP

·         Elf Trail Presenting Sponsor: Truist

·         Candy Cane Sponsor: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Choice Properties

·         Vendor Alley Sponsor: Nazareth YMCA

·         Main Street Sponsors: Keystone Consulting Engineers, Stofanak Custom Cabinetry, & Terraform Engineering

·         Decoration Sponsors: Nazareth Army & Navy

·         Comfort Station Sponsors: Bobbie Colondo Massage Therapy & Mayor Lance Colondo

·         Supporting Sponsors: JP Mascaro & Sons

·         Vendor Alley Sponsor: Nazareth YMCA

·         Print Sponsor: Fast Signs of Easton

·         Entertainment Sponsor: Reilly Entertainment Group


Interested in getting involved with or supporting the Nazareth Area Chamber? Contact either Jessica O’Donnell-Gower ( or Aaron Gasparetti ( or Kate Hartney ( for more information. 


For more information on this event and any upcoming events, visit the Nazareth Area Chamber’s Facebook Page or the Affiliated Chamber’s Instagram or LinkedIn pages. 


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:
Aaron Gasparetti
Manager, Affiliated Chambers
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce