Date(s) - 11/24/2018
The lighting of the historic 60-plus year-old Peace Candle in Centre Square is the crowning jewel of an all-day event that includes Small Business Saturday. Now a tradition for several years, Small Business Saturday continues to bring people together to enjoy our Main Street retailers’ and restaurants’ many special holiday offerings. A day devoted to family-pleasing activities, it’s sure to jump-start everyone’s holiday spirit.
The events team at EMSI is hard at work finalizing Saturday’s schedule, but here are some offerings. Check eastonmainstreet.org for more details closer to the event.
Breakfast with Santa. 9 a.m. & 11 a.m., The Pomfret Club. Kids enjoy a delectable breakfast, a singalong, fun crafts and treats. Photos with Santa will be available. Two seatings. Tickets will be available at eastonmainstreet.org/breakfast. Reserve early—tickets go fast.
Easton’s Official Town Crier, David Rose, will open the festivities in Centre Square at 10 a.m. Musical performances begin at 10 a.m. and run all day, including: Acoustic Kitty Easton Middle School Band, Easton Municipal Band, Little Brass Band, School of Rock, Burning Hearts, and Swing Time Dolls.
Santa Arrives at Centre Square. 1 p.m. Be sure to stop by and let him know if you’ve been naughty or nice. Then, follow Santa to Third Street Alliance (see below).
Photo with Santa. Third Street Alliance. All day. Hear the Lehigh Valley Youth Chorus, enjoy special performances, the amazing holiday decorations and the fantastic display of gingerbread houses! Then get your professional photos taken with Santa himself.
Last year we introduced our Peace Candle Pocket Lady. She’ll be out and about spreading holiday cheer and giving treats to children.
We will continue to have strolling performers all day and into the evening: musicians, singers, Charles Dickens characters, Balloons the Clown and Grins & Grins.
From Centre Square to Fourth Street, children will enjoy the return of our petting zoo, moon bounce, face painting and trackless train rides.
Carriage Rides will occur throughout the day. Don’t miss Cinderella’s Carriage!
Food: In addition to our restaurants’ special Peace Candle Day items, food trucks stationed around town will also offer yummy sustenance.
Peace Candle Lighting. 6:30 p.m. Centre Square. The inspiring and awesome lighting and its message of peace is the day’s memorable finale. Candle Sale. EMSI will sell battery-operated candles to hold aloft during the lighting and sing “Let There Be Peace on Earth.