Coopersburg Tree-Lighting Kicks Off Holidays in Southern Lehigh

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The 2019 holiday season in the Southern Lehigh area got off to a festive–if frosty–start with the annual Coopersburg Tree Lighting organized by the Southern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce and held at the borough’s volunteer fire company Saturday night.

The highlight of the evening was of course the tree lighting, which was followed by Santa’s arrival on a Coopersburg fire truck.

Santa then had time for photos and hearing the Christmas wish lists of good little girls and boys before he had to return home to the North Pole.

The event also included refreshments, vendors, the Geiko Gecko, a wagon ride and more.

Following the Coopersburg Tree Lighting and Light Up Night in Hellertown, which was held Friday night, the holiday season is now well under way across the area.

“Here comes Santa!”

Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President for Affiliated Chambers Jessica O’Donnell and Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce board member Ricky Gower.

Donations of canned goods and other nonperishable foods were collected for Betty Lou’s Pantry in Coopersburg.

With temperatures below freezing, the warmth of an open fire was a welcome sensation at the Tree Lighting.

Since the event was held at the Coopersburg Fire Company, there was no reason to fear an open flame.

Hot dogs and hot cocoa were hot tickets at the event.

Despite his popularity with the younger set, the Geiko Gecko couldn’t steal Santa’s thunder.

Santa receives a helping hand as he descends from the Coopersburg Fire Company ladder truck that brought him to the Tree Lighting.

Santa held a rapt audience at the Coopersburg Tree Lighting Saturday.

Local Boy Scouts participated in the Coopersburg Tree Lighting ceremony.

Even pets wanted to see Santa. Of course they came bundled up for the event.

Some children werent exactly sure how they felt about meeting the Jolly Old Elf in person.

Santa has arrived in Coopersburg.

The Goddard School was one of the local businesses that helped sponsor the event.

The illuminated borough Christmas tree is always a beautiful sight.

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