HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS 10-13 new items
Following the directives established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to limit public gatherings, several of the following meetings / activities might be changed, canceled, streamed or online. Check websites and social media as available.
100 annual Halloween parade
The Bethlehem Halloween Parade celebrates its 100th year with two special divisions. Division 1 will be honoring local healthcare workers with participation from the Bethlehem Health Bureau, Lehigh Valley and St. Luke’s Health Networks, along with any other healthcare organizations that are interested in participating. Bethlehem Health Bureau Director Kristen Wenrich will be leading off the parade as Grand Marshal. Division 6 (which is renamed “100”) will feature Liberty HS, Nitschmann MS, which are also celebrating century milestones, the Hotel Bethlehem, and any other organization that is 100 years or older.
For more information, visit: bethlehem-pa.gov/Events/Recreation-Events/City-of-Bethlehem-100th-Annual-Halloween-Parade.
Weekends in October
Historic Haunts Ghost Tours every Friday and Saturday during October. Cost. Call 610-866-5481 to make reservations. Masks are required. Tours start at 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. Moravian Book Shop, 428 Main St. Masks are required for all guests for duration of the tour. Private group tours are available.
Daily through October 30
Historic Downtown Bethlehem second annual Scarecrow Showdown, along Main and Broad Streets. Information: www.facebook.com/events/142262817976981/?event_time_id=142262871310309
Monday, October 11
“Get the Spirits” annual Historic Bethlehem Holiday Cocktail Trail, noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 13 and 20. Select stores, restaurants along Main and Broad Streets, for a variety of delicious holiday cocktails. Passports for the Red & Green or Silver & Gold Trails will go on sale the week of Oct. 11. Win a $100 Downtown Bethlehem Gift Certificate. Must be 21 and over to purchase and participate. One passport per person. More information, questions: call or text: 610-739-1775
Friday, October 15
Metallic pumpkin painting on a 16X20 canvas. No experience necessary. Register at least 24 hours in advance. Limited space. Cost includes instruction and supplies. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15. Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Framersville Road, Bethlehem. For information, visit https://bethlehemtownship.org/btcc/forms/pumpkin.pdf or call 610-332-1900.
Friday, October 22
Moravian Historical Society Spooky Stories lantern-led Historic Nazareth Walking Tour. Departures: 7 and 8 p.m. Cost. Whitefield House Museum, 214 E. Center St., Nazareth. For information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/spooky-lantern-led-historic-nazareth-walking-tour-tickets-170199472203?aff=erelpanelorg
Saturday, October 23
Moravian Historical Society Harvest Festival. 18th and 19th century history, artisans, local farms, music, demonstrations, foods, beverages. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Whitefield House Museum and grounds, 214 E. Center St., Nazareth. Information: visit www.moravianhistory.org/harvestfestival
Sunday, October 24
Annual Family Fall Festival, free games, prizes, crafts, face painting; marionette show every hour. Food, drinks for purchase, 1 to 4 p.m. 8065 William Penn Highway, Easton. Joined by Aspire to Autonomy, EmpowerWorks LLC and the Pocono Mountain Recovery Center.
Friday, October 29
“Behind the Big Top” Haunted House, cost - order online at visit www.CharterArts.org or purchase at door, 7 p.m. Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, 321 E. Third St. Parental discretion (PG-13) advised. Recommended for children 10 years and older.
Saturday, October 30
Cops N Kids: A Haunted Scavenger Hunt. Come in costume. Friendly witch Taylor will read “Inside a House That is Haunted” by Alyssa Satin. Make a miniature haunted house out of household materials. Ages three and up. 10 a.m. to noon. Reading Room at the Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St. Must register; email email@example.com or call 610-861-5526. General information: visit www.lvcopsnkidslv.org.
“Behind the Big Top” Haunted House, cost - order online at www.CharterArts.org or purchase at door. 7 p.m. Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, 321 E. Third St. Parental discretion (PG-13) advised. Recommended for children 10 years and older.