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Lights in the Parkway Opens Friday

Lights in the Parkway Opens Friday
Allentown’s 23rd season of Lights in the Parkway opens Friday, November 29 at 5:30pm in Lehigh Parkway.

Drive through this spectacular holiday light show in the comfort of your own car. These larger-than-life light spectaculars join traditional favorites set to music, transforming more than a mile of one of Allentown’s most beautiful parks, Lehigh Parkway, into a winter wonderland. Visitors will experience tunnels, favorite holiday scenes and more. “Lights” is fun for all ages and is an annual tradition for many throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

Lights in the Parkway can be viewed Wednesdays through Sundays from Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 8 and nightly December 11 - 28 from 5:30pm – 10:00pm. Lights in the Parkway is closed on Christmas Day.

Admission on site is $15 per car and $25 per commercial van, minibus and limo. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at or at a discounted rate of $12 per car and $22 per commercial van, minibus or limo.

Credit card sales are accepted on site but are only discounted if purchased in advance. Lights in the Parkway also accepts checks or cash.

Advance ticket sales at $10 and $20 are available at the following locations
• Allentown City Hall - 435 Hamilton Street Allentown PA 18101
• Allentown Federal Credit Union – All Locations

Another exciting feature for this year’s event: the 9th Annual Lights in the Parkway 5K and Walk! The City of Allentown has again partnered with Run Lehigh Valley to provide this unique opportunity to enjoy the spectacular display. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 27 beginning at 7:00pm for runners with the walkers following. Interested persons can register and see the course at No race day registration is accepted.

The City of Allentown is partnering with Run Lehigh Valley to host a “Paws in the Parkway” dog-friendly night out at Lights in the Parkway! Runners and walkers may register their dog(s) for a canine wonderland, featuring doggie food and treat samples, pictures with Santa, and a commemorative bandana to sport for the occasion. The event will be held on Tuesday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit or search “Paws in the Parkway” on Facebook.

At the end of the route, patrons are invited to visit the Gift Barn which features a large selection of one-of-a-kind decorations, ornaments and holiday collectibles for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Hot chocolate, popcorn, cookies and other refreshments are also offered inside the Gift Barn. Credit cards are accepted in the Gift Barn. The Gift Barn is run by the Allentown Patriots.

The City of Allentown’s Parks Department is the creative talent behind Lights in the Parkway. It is their lighting expertise that produces just the right illumination, shadow and silhouetting effects for this imaginative wonderland.

Lights in the Parkway continues to show commitment to using energy-efficient LED lights in all new displays and to convert more existing displays each year to LED bulbs. LED lights use 85% less energy than traditional bulbs and last about four times longer. Some 90% of all bulbs used in displays are LEDs. 


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