Lehigh Valley cities set for the holidays

Posted: 7:00 PM EST Nov 23, 2012   Updated: 1:02 PM EST Nov 24, 2012

An Allentown holiday staple is officially open for your viewing pleasure.

The 17th annual Lights in the Parkway exhibition got started Friday night.

The mile long display on the Lehigh Parkway features lighted trees -- light tunnels and various animated displays.

The Lights will be on through January 6th.

People in Easton gathered in Centre Square to celebrate the lighting of the world's tallest peace candle.

After the candle was lit people started taking part in holiday festivities including ice-sculpting, horse-drawn carriage rides and even a visit from jolly old Saint Nick himself.

At Payrow Plaza in Bethlehem, the Christmas City kicked off its 75th anniversary celebration Friday.

Our very own Ed Hanna was on hand to help Mayor John Callahan light Bethlehem's holiday tree.

The night was capped off by performances by the Liberty High School and Bethlehem Catholic choirs.

Bethlehem has been known as the Christmas City since 1937.