We’d like to invite you to a variety of upcoming events that Lehigh Valley with Love is involved with over December 2019!
Clash of the Carols: December 7, 14, and 21 at Sun Inn Courtyard, Bethlehem, PA
New to Historic Downtown Bethlehem for 2019, we are hosting our first ever holiday a cappella choral competition: Clash of the Carols! The competition will take place on December 7th, December 14th, and December 21st in the Sun Inn Courtyard. On each date, different age groups and chorus sizes will compete to be named best choral group in their category by a panel of acclaimed judges, as well as a People’s Choice winner. On December 21st, we will host our final holiday showdown and an overall winner will be crowned!
December 7th: Northeast Singers of Northeast Middle School, Arts Academy Charter Middle School, Enchord of Nazareth Area High School, Liberty High School (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)‘s A Capella Singers, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts Touring Choir, and Rhys Williams; Special Performance: @Seth Witcher
Live Advent Calendar: Goundie House, Main Street, Bethlehem, December 13 at 5:30 p.m.
Rebecca Connelly will be representing Lehigh Valley with Love during our turn in Bethlehem’s Live Advent Calendar at the Goundie House in Bethlehem.
Design After Dark: LVWL 100th Episode: December 13 at 5:30 p.m.
Time flies – and now George and Tyler of Lehigh Valley With Love Podcast are taping their 100th episode! Join them at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts for a live taping featuring local philanthropist and the owner of the largest private purse collection in the United States, Ilene Hochberg Wood. Enjoy the conversation surrounded by over 500 purses from her personal collection on display in PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History.
Cave Brewing Company will be on hand with beer for purchase
HBMS Members: FREE
Future HBMS Members: $5
Design After Dark is proudly sponsored by Altitude Marketing
Christmas Tree Toss for Charity: December 21 at 11 a.m., 1458 Stefko Blvd., Bethlehem
The fun and festive Bethlehem Christmas Toss for Charity will be held on December 21 at 11 a.m. at More Miles Automotive, 1458 Stefko Blvd., Bethlehem, PA.
The original event was first held in 2002 when then Meineke Car Care owner Peter Kearns challenged Mike DeCrosta, currently of More Miles Automotive, to a contest. The resulting yearly tradition became something of a bizarre, but wildly popular, way to celebrate the holiday season. Peter Kearns passed away in 2016.
The event originally ended in 2013 after Kearns retired, but was revived in 2015 at the behest of fans and former participants.
“Pete is the one who came up with this wonderful idea and made sure that it was always in the spirit of raising money for charity,” DeCrosta said. “We want to continue to honor him by holding the event in his name.”
More Miles Automotive, in conjunction with Lehigh Valley with Love Media, will host the ‘Peter Kearns Memorial Christmas Tree Toss’ with proceeds going to Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley. The public is encouraged to attend and throw Christmas trees for distance in an effort to not only raise money, but also to vie for prizes from Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub, Lehigh Valley Sports Tickets, Machs Gute Pub and Lehigh Pizza, among others.
Local dignitaries will also be invited to attend and participate in the event. More than 50 attendees threw Christmas trees a variety of distances last year, including children, who have their own mini tree to throw.
Donations of $5 per throw are encouraged. However, donations of all amounts are accepted and can be made in person at the event or by mailing a donation payable to Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley ℅ More Miles Automotive 1458 Stefko Blvd., Bethlehem, PA.
Christmas Explosion! ft. The Beautiful Distortion, Presented by Lehigh Valley with Love: December 21 at 7 p.m. at SteelStacks in Bethlehem
Artist Website: thebeautifuldistortion.com
Twitter: @thebeautifuldis | Instagram: @thebeautifuldistortion
Join The Beautiful Distortion, Lehigh Valley with Love and the Women’s Business Council in a Christmas variety show for the ages, featuring music, magic and comedy – you don’t want to miss this! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Women’s Business Council scholarship fund, so come out and join the festivities for a good cause!