2018 Peace Candle Lighting

Join us for an Easton tradition: the Lighting of the Easton Peace Candle!

Saturday, November 24th, 2018, 10am-4pm
Sunday, November 25th, 2018, 4-7pm

Schedule of events.

Due to forecasted bad weather on Saturday, November 24th, we are forced to make changes to this year’s event. Small Business Saturday and Holiday Open House will take place from 10am-4pm with lots of kids’ activities on Northampton Street, live music in Centre Square, carriage rides, photos with Santa, and much more. The Peace Candle Lighting ceremony has been moved to Sunday, November 25th. Live music, ice carvers, holiday performers, and a few other surprises start at 4pm in Centre Square. Peace Candle Lighting Ceremony begins at 5:30pm.

Please see an adjusted schedule below.

On the stage:

10:00am: Acoustic Kitty Project
11:00am: Little Brass Band
12Noon: The Wandering Singers
1:00pm: Santa arrives with the Big Easy Easton Brass Band!
1:00pm: Easton Area Middle School Band
2:00pm: Sing for America
3:00pm: TubaChristmas Easton
4:00pm: Easton Municipal Band **CANCELLED**
5:00pm: Whirled Dreams **CANCELLED**
6:00pm: Swing Time Dolls **POSTPONED TO SUNDAY**
6:30pm: Peace Candle Lighting Ceremony **POSTPONED TO SUNDAY**
7:00pm: Swing Time Dolls **POSTPONED TO SUNDAY**
7:30pm: Easton School of Rock **POSTPONED TO SUNDAY**

In the circle:
10:00-2:00pm: Select Easton Farmers’ Market vendors
10:00am-4:00pm: Info & Small Business Saturday Tent
11:00am-4:00pm: Horse & Carriage Rides
11:00am-4:10pm: Cinderella Carriage Rides | Reservations Only | SOLD OUT
10:00am-4:00pm: Vendors & Sponsors
10:00am-4:00pm: Moon Bounce
11:00am-4:00pm: Vince’s Cheesesteaks
4:00-8:00pm: Ice Carvers **POSTPONED TO SUNDAY**

10:00am-5:00pm: Unique Artisan Market | Grand Eastonian Hotel
11:00am-12Noon: Performance by EAHS Flute Ensemble | Grand Eastonian Hotel
12Noon-1:00pm: Performance by EAHS Chamber Strings | Grand Eastonian Hotel
1:00pm-2:00pm: Performance by Patrick Polladian | Grand Eastonian Hotel
3:00-4:00pm: Performance by Lehigh Valley Youth Chorus | Grand Eastonian Hotel

12Noon-4:00pm: Story Time with Mrs. Claus | Quadrant Book Mart & Coffee House
1:00-5:00pm: Gingerbread House Contest | Third Street Alliance | Details & Registration info HERE
1:30-8:00pm: Photos with Santa | Third Street Alliance
4:00-7:00pm: Open House, Stories, Hot Cocoa, Tours & Cookies | First UCC **POSTPONED TO SUNDAY**

5:00pm: Cops ‘n’ Kids Tree Lighting Ceremony with Mayor Panto | Northampton Community College Educational Center

9:00am & 11:00am: Breakfast with Santa | Pomfret Club | Buy tickets HERE
10:00am-4:00pm: Kids’ Zone! Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, and Trackless Train | Northampton Street
10:00am-4:00pm: Stuff the Bus Easton | More info
10:00am-4:00pm: Crafts, Prize Wheel and Tip at the Crayola booth
10:00am-4:00pm: Peace Candle Documentary | Sigal Museum
11:00am-5:00pm: Made with Intention: A Handmade Holiday Showcase | Easton Yoga
1:00-4:00pm: Cookie Decorating | Easton Public Market
6:00-8:00pm: Deck the Walls Easton (silent art auction benefiting Easton Murals) | Easton Public Market

Plus Strolling Street Performers All Day:
Dickens Characters | Little Brass Band | Grins & Grins **POSTPONED TO SUNDAY** | Balloons the Clown | Town Crier | Sweet Adelines | Poppy the Troll & Chase from Paw Patrol **POSTPONED TO SUNDAY**
Keep your eyes peeled for the Peace Candle Pocket Lady and pick a prize when you see her.

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This year’s Illuminator will carry The Official Match and be honored to light the Easton Peace Candle. The highest bidder must be able to be present and attend the Lighting of the Candle at 6:30pm. Proceeds for this year’s auction will go to support the Peace Candle Lighting evening events. Bidding will end on Wednesday, November 21st at 7pm.


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Take home a piece of the Easton tradition! Purchase a Peace Candle, Northampton “Free” Bridge, Easton Bugler, Easton Farmers’ Market, or the State Theatre Marquee ornament HERE or at the event.




We are proud to support the Small Business Saturday movement that has taken hold over the last six years. Do something big for your neighborhood. #shopsmall

Click HERE for a list of some of 2018 shops’ specials & events.


Easton Dec. 13, 1952 Front

Find out more about the history of Easton’s Peace Candle HERE

“Thus there was a living evidence of unity such as this nation needs in these fast-moving and dangerous times. … The giant candle in the Circle can be a symbol of peace and good citizenship, and of that unity without which this nation could not exist. Again, all honor to the public-spirited citizens, men and women, whose concerted efforts made possible the placing of such an unusual Yuletide decoration.“ The Easton Express editorial, 1951




Click HERE to view the 2018-19 sponsors for a night of light. Thank you to all who help to keep the Peace Candle burning bright.





Enjoy FREE metered parking Black Friday and Every Saturday & Sunday thru Christmas from the City of Easton. Begins November 24th thru December 23rd.  



Thank you to our generous 2018 Sponsors:

Lafayette Ambassador Bank | RCNFirst Energy | The Alfero Company | Gross McGinley LLP | Unity Bank | Patient FirstAdams Outdoor Advertising | Five Star Home Foods | Oriental TradingGrand Eastonian Hotel & Suites | B104 | WLEV