2016 Peace Candle Lighting

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

Saturday, November 26th, 11am-7pm


Schedule of events. 

Centre Square
On the stage:

10:00am: Ron Bogart Trio
12Noon: Little Brass Band
1:00pm: Santa arrives with the Uptown String Band
2:00pm: Swing Time Girls
3:00pm: Easton Area Middle School Band
3:30pm: Easton School of Rock
4:00pm: Easton Municipal Band
5:00pm: Carter Lansing
6:00pm: Tuba Christmas
6:30pm: Peace Candle Lighting Ceremony
7:00pm: Tuba Christmas
7:00pm: Lighting of the First Christmas Tree with Mayor Panto (Scott Park)

In the circle:
9:00am-1:00pm: Easton Farmers’ Market
11:00am-3:00pm: Star in your very own coloring page! | Crayola Experience (outside)
12:30-7:00pm: Horse & Carriage Rides
12:00-7:00pm: City Snow Plows & Big Trucks
2:00-7:00pm: St John’s Lutheran Church
2:00-7:00pm: Boy Scouts
2:00-7:00pm: Sweet Girlz Bakery
2:00-7:00pm: Friends of Easton
2:00-7:00pm: Dave’s Hot Dogs
2:00-7:00pm: Tolino’s Vineyard
2:00-7:00pm: Hardball Cider
2:00-7:00pm: Fieldstone Coffee
2:00-7:00pm: State Cafe & Grill
3:30-6:30pm: Ice Carving
5:00-7:00pm: Toys for Tots | The Standard

11:00am-6:00pm: ACE Crafters Holiday Market | Grand Eastonian Hotel
12:00-7:00pm: Taza Food Truck
3:30-6:30pm: Ice Carving

12:00-7:00pm: Kids’ Zone! Trackless Train, Moon Bounce, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” outdoor movie, Face Painting | North Third Street
12:00-7:00pm: Stuffed to the Grills Food Truck | North Third Street
1:00-4:00pm: Slinkys, Bikes, and Juggling! | Third Street Alliance
1:00-5:00pm: Gingerbread House Contest | Third Street Alliance | Details & Registration HERE
1:30-8:00pm: Photos with Santa | Third Street Alliance
3:30-5:30pm: Open House & Performances | Twin Rivers Dance Academy
5:00-6:00pm: Twin Rivers Music Violin Ensemble | First Presbyterian Church

11:00am-8:00pm: Inflatable Snow Globe Photo Op | surface parking lot next to Mesa Modern Mexican *outdoor temperature dependant
12:00-7:00pm: Lafayette College Food Truck | surface parking lot next to Mesa Modern Mexican
3:30-6:30pm: Ice Carving | Pine Street Parking Garage

9:00am & 11:00am: Breakfast with Santa | Bank Street Annex | Tickets available HERE
10:00am-3:00pm: Science on a Sphere Show: Giving Thanks for Earth (shown at the top of the hour, run time is 20 minutes) PLUS “Small Wonders: Cash & Carry Art Show” | Nurture Nature Center
10:00am-4:00pm: Peace Candle Documentary | Sigal Museum
10:00am-2:00pm: Artists in the Alley | North Bank Street
11:00am-1:00pm: Broadcasting LIVE: HAWK 99.9 | outside Easton Public Market
12:15pm & 2:15pm: Excerpts from The Nutcracker, performed by students from Pennsylvania Classical Ballet | Easton Hospital Gallery
12:15pm & 1:15pm: “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore and read by Jim Vivian of Easton Theatre Co-Op | Pomfret Club
1:00-5:30pm: Stories with Mrs. Claus | inside the Easton Trolley on Northampton Street
2:00pm: Mooseltoe: A New Moosical | State Theatre | Tickets available HERE
2:00-5:00pm: Cookies with Mrs. Claus | Easton Public Market
5:00-8:00pm: Deck the Public Market Silent Art Auction | 325 Northampton Street

Plus Strolling Street Performers All Day:
Dickens Characters | Earl the Accordionist | Lehigh Valley Chorale | Little Brass Band | Grins & Grins | Balloons the Clown | Town Crier | Jerusalem Western Salisbury Handchime Carolers

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Bids now being accepted to be the 2016 Official Illuminator! 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 23rd at 10am. Click HERE to bid.

Join us musicians of Euphonium, Baritone, Tuba, and Sousaphone of any age or experience, to the 4th Annual TubaChristmas performance in Easton.  We will perform at 6pm Centre Square (Northampton & 3rd Streets, Easton) before and after the Peace Candle is lit.  We will remain on state during the Peace Candle lighting and ceremony.  Registration for the event will start at 4pm with a rehearsal at 4:30pm at the Sigal Museum (342 Northampton Street, Easton).  We will have a short break before being in place at 5:45pm for the show.  There will be opportunities to purchase music and TubaChristmas merchandise at the event.  There is plenty of parking at the Parking Garage (1 South Third Street, Easton).  Please contact us with any questions at info@artmusicemporium.com or 610-588-1884.  This event is rain or shine.  Listeners are also welcome! See you there!!!

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




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

Click HERE for a list of some of our many shops & restaurants offering specials throughout the day

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 2016-17 Light A Night sponsors.




Enjoy FREE metered parking Black Friday and Every Saturday & Sunday thru Christmas from the City of Easton. Begins November 26th thru December 25th.  



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Thank you to our generous 2016 Sponsors:


RCN | Shop Rite of Bethlehem | First Energy | Gross McGinley Attorneys at Law | PNC | Post Road Management | The Alfero Company | Vivid Reflections | American Printing UnlimitedLafayette Ambassador Bank | Grand Easton Hotel and Suites | Easton Hospital | Easton Area Industrial Land Development | Unity Bank