IT LOOKS A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS: LIGHTS IN THE PARKWAY RETURNS

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Lights in the ParkwayAllentown’s favorite holiday tradition has returned as Lights In The Parkway is once again delighting kids of all ages.  The excursion of over a mile through one of Allentown’s most beautiful parks, the Lehigh Parkway, features larger-than-life displays, tunnels and familiar holiday scenes.  Families can enjoy the spectacular light show, featuring thousands of brilliant lights, in the comfort of their own cars. Dazzling new animated displays are now part of this winter wonderland, set to music that you can listen to on your car radio.  “Lights” returns for its 19th season this year.

“This will get any Grinch into the holiday spirit,” said Mayor Pawlowski.   “There are several new displays this year, and it truly is an awesome sight for kids.  If you haven’t visited, ‘Lights In The Parkway,’ do it this year and make it a holiday tradition, like so many across the Valley do.  You’ll not be disappointed.”

Lights In The Parkway is open until Sunday, December 28th, every day except Christmas Day, from 5:30 pm to 10 pm.

Admission is $12 per car, and $22 per commercial van, minibus and limo. A $2.00 off coupon is available at www.lightsintheparkway.com. Cash or check only is accepted at the ticket booth, although cash is preferred.  Advanced sale discount tickets for $10 and $20 are available at Wegman’s Stores in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, At Allentown City Hall, and all locations of Allentown Federal Credit union.

Lights in the Parkway has entered a new era with the commitment to use energy-efficient LED lights in all new displays and to begin converting all existing displays to LED. LED lights use 85% less energy than traditional bulbs and last about four times longer.

After enjoying the light display, don’t forget to stop by the Gift Barn at the end of the route, which features a large selection of one-of-a-king decorations, ornaments and holiday collectibles for everyone on your holiday shopping list.  Hot Chocolate, popcorn, cookies and other refreshments are available inside the Gift Barn.  Santa will be available for pictures in the Gift Barn Thursday through Sunday from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm through December 23rd.  Credit Cards are accepted in the Gift Barn.

Special thanks to Jason Hertz, City of Allentown’s Parks Department Supervisor and his crew for all their hard work in creating this magical display.

Lights in the Parkway is sponsored by Allentown Federal Credit Union, Butz Construction, Service Electric Cable TV, 100.7 LEV and CAT Country 96, Run Lehigh Valley, Boyle Construction, The Morning Call, iHeart Media, Waste Management, 69 News and WFMZ.com, Viamedia, Rileighs Outdoor Décor, Yocco’s The Hotdog King and Lehighvalleylive.com powered by The Express-Times.