Temperatures are faily mild right now, but since it’s late November you can bet they won’t stay that way for long.
In fact, according to forecasters, colder air and precipitation will invade our area in time for the weekend, which is when several events that will help kick off the holiday season are planned. Depending on what your point of view is, the conditions may simply make the atmosphere at those events all the more festive.
Temperatures for Friday’s Light Up Night–a rain or shine event held in Hellertown’s Dimmick Park–are forecast to be seasonably nippy, dropping into the 30s while the event is held from 5 to 9 p.m. For anyone who gets chilled to the bone, the heated social hall at Dewey Fire Co. will be filled with craft vendors and available as a warming station.
On Saturday, the holiday spotlight will shift south to Coopersburg, where the borough, the Coopersburg Fire Company and the Southern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce will co-host a family-friendly Tree-Lighting event from 6 to 8 p.m. outside the fire company.
There will be cash tractor rides from Hausman’s Fruit Farm, the fire company will be selling Christmas trees and a highlight of the evening will be Santa’s arrival for pictures with kids. There will also be raffle baskets, food for purchase and the official tree lighting ceremony including local Boy Scouts and presenting sponsor CityLine Construction.
Vendors will include Hausman’s Fruit Farm who will be selling warm apple dumplings and hot cider, the Goddard School with free kids activities, Cichonski Geico team with freebies for kids, the Southern Lehigh Chamber with s’mores kits and cookies, Red Door Coffee, Usborne Books, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors-Coopersburg and the Witt team of Keller Williams Real Estate.
There is a rain/snow date for the event of Sunday, Dec. 1, and while it hopefully won’t be needed, according to the latest National Weather Service forecast there is a 70 percent chance of rain before 9 p.m., and transitioning to snow after 9 p.m.
In a hazardous weather outlook issued Tuesday, the NWS noted that a “storm system could bring wintry weather to the region this weekend into early next week” and urged area residents to “stay tuned to the forecast if you have holiday travel plans.”
After Sunday, temperatures are forecast to take a nosedive, with highs only in the mid 30s.
The Coopersburg Fire Company is located at 13 S. Main Street in Coopersburg, Pa.
The following businesses are sponsors for the Coopersburg Tree-Lighting event:
- Santa’s Helper: City Line Construction
- Santa’s Hot Rod: Thrifty Car Sales of Coopersburg
- Hot Chocolate & Cookies Sponsor: Raymond James Investment Group–The LaBuda Team
- Tree Lighting Support Sponsors: Penn State Lehigh Valley, The Goddard School and G&T AutoBody
- S’mores Sponsor: Castle Dental
- Hay Ride Sponsor: Hausman’s Fruit Farm
- Marketing Sponsor: Saucon Source