Santa and Ron Albanese, as Elvis the Elf, help light up the reindeer for all to see during a Lehigh Valley Mall event Nov. 8 celebrating Santa’s arrival in the area.Press photos by Stacey Koch and Becca Lutterschmidt
Whitehall Fire Department trucks start to arrive at the mall with Santa Claus on board.
Members of Whitehall Fire Department gather for a group photo after helping deliver Santa to the mall.
A crowd eagerly waits to meet the famous guy in red during his first visit of the season.
Santa makes his first visit of the year at the mall to the excitement of children of all ages.
From left, Dennis, Gail and Ava Provus, of Albrightsville, enjoy coloring and other crafts inside the mall.
The tree inside is lit for the holiday season.
Santa makes a special stop at the mall Nov. 14 for the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce’s tree-lighting festivities. Pictured with him are Whitehall Mayor Michael Harakal Jr., Chamber liaison Jessica O’Donnell and event sponsors Katia Santana, from First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union; Bill Raven, from Raven One to One Marketing; George DeNardo, from Columbia Care PA; and Mary Kay McMahon,
Attendees enjoy the basket raffle held during the tree-lighting event. Proceeds benefited the Lehigh County Humane Society.
Whitehall-Coplay Middle School teacher Dan Danneker and members of his Art Club participate in the holiday fun at the tree lighting.