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Delaware & Lehigh - Holiday Shopping Events Through the Corridor

Holiday shopping and events along the D&L goes beyond just #SmallBusinessSaturday, (although you can click here to take a look at our feature on Trail Friendly Businesses gearing up for the holidays!) As you’re checking off your gift list this season, visit these local shopping events, and #ShopSmall to support local businesses!

Get Your Tail on the (Holiday) Trail!

To build holiday shopping into your D&L Trail treks throughout the holidays, challenge yourself to log 25 miles between November 19th and December 19th on Get Your Tail on the Trail to earn the Christkindlmarkt Badge and a chance to win a pair of blown glass ornaments! 

Greater White Haven Chamber of Commerce presents:

7th Annual Festival of Trees

On Sunday, November 28 Greater White Haven Chamber of Commerce’s Festival of Trees will beautify the businesses and antique caboose along Main Street, where the D&L connects White Haven’s two D&L Trail Heads. The festival occurs in concert with the Borough of White Haven’s annual tree lighting, with complimentary hot chocolate from Woods Ice Cream at 6 p.m. 

Downtown Wilkes-Barre Dining Deals & Holiday Pop-Ups!

Head up to the D&L’s Northern Terminus and check out Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s Dining Deals for gift card promotions to local restaurants. While you’re there, be on the lookout for Holiday Pop-Up Shops in the Public Square from November 28 to December 12!

Jim Thorpe Krampusnacht Festival

Don’t miss the Krampusnacht Festival benefiting Toys for Tots in Jim Thorpe on December 4! Prepare to be transported to a different era as you step into Black Forest Krampusnacht. Attendees can expect to see a “Running of the Krampus” ceremony, local vendor and food section, Beer Garden, Christmas Tree Tannenbaum, a live polka band, free kids’ craft area, and Krampus Fest 2021 themed merch!

Lehighton Winter Farmers Market

The Lehighton Winter Farmers Market features homegrown, homemade, and handmade goods on Small Business Saturday (November 27), as well as on December 11 and 18. Check out the numerous vendors offering produce, baked goods, dairy products, meat, eggs, poultry, gifts, dog treats, crafts and much more!

Carbon County Five Nights of Christmas

Carbon County Chamber & Economic Development Corporation is celebrating Five Nights of Christmas with extended shopping hours until 9pm in:

  • Jim Thorpe on December 7
  • Weatherly on December 8
  • Palmerton and Bowmanstown on December 9
  • Panther Valley on December 10
  • Lehighton on December 11

Looking for even more shopping opportunities? #ShopSmall with D&L Trail-Friendly Businesses!

Many of our D&L Trail Friendly Businesses are also small businesses recovering from the economic impacts of COVID-19. Check out our complete list of small businesses who cater to our trail community across five counties below. Wherever you go, you can promote the D&L Trail and our small business community by posting your selfies and shopping hauls on social media with the following hashtags: #ShopSmall #PASmallBiz #DLTrail 

Bucks County 

Carbon County

Lehigh County

Luzerne County

Northampton County