2017 Peace Candle Lighting

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

Saturday, November 25th, 11am-8pm

Schedule of events. 

On the stage:

11:00am: Acoustic Kitty Project
12Noon: Little Brass Band
1:00pm: Santa arrives!
1:00pm: Price & Rice
2:00pm: Corinne Mammana
3:00pm: Easton Area Middle School Band
4:00pm: Easton Municipal Band
5:00pm: Burning Hearts
6:00pm: Swing Time Girls
6:30pm: Peace Candle Lighting Ceremony
7:00pm: Swing Time Girls
7:30pm: Easton School of Rock

In the circle:
10:00-2:00pm: Select Easton Farmers’ Market vendors
11:00am-8:00pm: Info & Small Business Saturday Tent
11:00am-8:00pm: HAWK 99.9 Broadcasting LIVE
12:30-8:00pm: Horse & Carriage Rides
12:30-4:30pm: Cinderella Carriage Rides | Reservations Only | SOLD OUT!
1:00-8:00pm: Face Painting
1:00-8:00pm: Vendors & Sponsors
1:00-8:00pm: Moon Bounce
1:30-8:00pm: Grumpy’s BBQue Food Truck
2:00-8:00pm: City Snow Plows & Big Trucks
2:30-8:00pm: Vince’s Cheesesteaks Food Truck
4:00-8:00pm: Ice Carvers

11:00am-6:00pm: Unique Artisan Market | Grand Eastonian Hotel
1:00-3:00pm: Performance by Patrick Polladian | Grand Eastonian Hotel

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
1:30-8:00pm: Uncle Paul’s Stuffed Pretzels Food Truck
3:00-4:00pm: Lehigh Valley Youth Chorus | Third Street Alliance
4:00-7:00pm: Open House, Stories, Hot Cocoa, Tours & Cookies | First UCC
4:30-5:30pm: EAHS Chamber Strings | First UCC

9:00am & 11:00am: Breakfast with Santa | Pomfret Club | Tickets available HERE
10:00am-4:00pm: Peace Candle Documentary | Sigal Museum
11:00am-8:00pm: Artists in the Alley | North Bank Street
11:00am-5:00pm: Made with Intention: A Handmade Holiday Showcase | Easton Yoga
1:00pm-8:00pm: Kids’ Zone! Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, and Trackless Train | Northampton Street
1:00-4:00pm: Story Time with Mrs. Claus | Easton Public Market, Kids’ Area
1:00-4:00pm: Cookie Decorating | Easton Public Market
5:30-6:30pm: Evening Mass – All welcome! | Our Lady of Lebanon
6:00-8:00pm: Deck the Walls Easton (silent art auction) | Easton Public Market

Plus Strolling Street Performers All Day:
Dickens Characters | Earl the Accordionist | Little Brass Band | Grins & Grins | Balloons the Clown | Town Crier | Lehigh Valley Chorus | Twin Rivers Dance Academy | Poppy the Troll & Chase from Paw Patrol
Keep your eyes peeled for the Peace Candle Pocket Lady and pick a prize when you see her.

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Bids now being accepted to be the 2017 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 22nd at 10am.


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Take home a piece of the Easton tradition! Purchase a Peace Candle, Northampton “Free” Bridge, Easton Bugler, or Easton Farmers’ Market 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 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 see this year’s sponsors. 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 25th thru December 24th.  



Thank you to our generous 2017 Sponsors:

UPMC | RCN | Lafayette Ambassador Bank | First Energy | Gross McGinley LLP | Unity Bank | PNC | Shop Rite | The Alfero Company | Grand Eastonian Hotel & Suites