Nine days after the annual tree lighting ceremony, the holiday celebration will continue in downtown historic Nazareth.
Tomorrow, Dec. 10, shops and restaurants will be offering holiday specials, carolers will be strolling through town, and the near-lifesize manger scene on Center Square will be ready for visitors.
Several events will also be held, including:
- Christmas Candlelight Walking Tour, 7 p.m. to 10 pm. For tickets, call (610) 759-5070 (no rain date, no refunds). Proceeds benefit the Moravian Historical Society.
- Christmas at Boulton / Victorian Christmas Open House, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be period decorations, clothing, music, food and festivities -- hosted by the Jacobsburg Historical Society. For more information, call (610) 759-9029 or visit www.jacobsburg.org.
- 4th Annual Holiday House Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Nazareth Center for the Arts on the day of the tour. Proceeds will benefit the arts center.
- 52nd Annual Nazareth to Bethlehem Christmas Peace Pilgrimage, all day. This journey has been seen as the Christian witness of peace. During the 10-mile walk to Bethlehem, participants reflect on the values of non-violence, forgiveness and love. For more information, visit www.peacewalk.org.
- Nazareth YMCA Christmas Vendor & Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The following businesses will be offering holiday specials:
Barbara’s Treasures: There will be food sampling, seasonal sales and holiday discounts. Come shop at our new “Winter Wonderland.” Free gift with $10+ purchase. For more information: (610) 759-8367
Internet Café, Deli & Grill: Jazz up your day with gourmet coffee and cappuccino, specialty soups and sandwiches, breakfast and lunch. For more information: (610) 365-8459
G.S. Oswald Jewelers (48 E. Center St.): Traditional and unique jewelry with diamonds, gemstones and pearls in gold and silver. Christmas sale! For more information: (610) 759-1760
Herbs to Your Success: Spa services featuring Gingerbread and Peppermint anti-aging products, soaps, lotions, gift baskets and gift certificates. Crafters and vendors will be on hand. For more information: (610) 365-8996
Kiss a Star Children’s Books (46 S. Main St.): Stop by and meet Deborah Ann Lamson, author and illustrator of Kiss a Star Children’s Books. Lamson will be signing her books “Do Animals Pray?” and “The Nativity Lighting.” For more information: (570) 730-5715
Lehigh Valley Integrated Health (163 S. Green St.): Free chair massages! This full-spectrum alternative medicine center offers its clients natural options. Current specialties include chiropractic, reflexology, neuromuscular therapy and relaxation massage. For more information: (610) 759-0500
Mainstream Salon: This family-friendly salon features a gift shop that offers stained glass items, Dionis products, and handmade hats, scarves and jewelry. There will be a drawing for a $50 prize! For more information: (610) 759-3737
Missing Piece: Vera Bradley, Camilia Beads (American made), Switch Flops, jewelry, seasonal items. Open until 6 p.m. For more information: (610) 759-4033
Mountain Laurel Gift Baskets & Gourmet Foods: Find gourmet foods and gift baskets for all occasions. Free delivery on basket orders placed on Dec. 10. Free gift with every purchase. For more information: (610) 905-2282
Mycalyn Florals (30 S. Main St.): A holiday open house will be held Dec. 8 through 10. The store features seasonal décor ideas, gifts, jewelry and floral displays. And don't forget the holiday lights, glitter and glitz! For more information: (610) 759-9060
Army & Navy Store: Gifts for men of all ages and sizes. Brand names at everyday low prices. For more information: (610) 759-2378
Nazareth Floral Designs at Donahoe Farms: This quaint shop has expanded to a new location! Celebrate the holidays with “one-of-a-kind” American-made gifts! Erda Bags! Trollbeads! Free bracelet! For more information: (610) 759-1900
Nazareth Music Center: Celebrating 51 years serving the area’s music needs. Music, instruments and books. Martin Guitars available. For more information: (610) 759-3072
Norfay Café: Nazareth’s newest Main Street dining spot specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Don't forget to try a signature wrap, sandwich, omelet or soup! Open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily with take-out and catering available. For more information: (610) 365-8095
Pie Shop & Kiffle Pantry: Warm up with cocoa and sample goodies. Pies available to order in addition to kiffles, pierogies and “Pie Kits,” which help you make your own homemade pie! For more information: (610) 759-4072
R.D. Lambert Jewelers: Celebrating 92 years in business, R.D. Lambert Jewelers will be offering 20- to 50-percent off jewelry, watches and pearls. Cheri Dori will be on hand with Reflections Beads -- buy four beads get the fifth bead free. For more information: (610) 759-0450
Shear Envy: Upscale salon featuring hair, make up, waxing and spray tanning. Stop in for the perfect gift or schedule your appointment for the holidays! For more information: (610) 365-8828
Sound VCR Repair and Recording: Television and electronic repairs. Discounts on brand new and reconditioned HDTV’s and more. For more information: (610) 614-1012
Saint Brigids Episcopal Church: The local church will be hosting a Holiday Shoppe that will feature vendors, crafters, a basket raffle, a gold elephant sale, and children’s clothes and toys. The kitchen will be open for refreshments, and there will be a bake sale. For more information: (610) 746-3910
Victorian Salon & Day Spa: Gift certificates available for relaxing facials, body massages, manicures and pedicures. For more information: (610) 365-8557