The City of Easton has rung in the holiday season each year since 1951 by covering the Soldiers and Sailors monument in Centre Square with the largest non-wax candle in the country, and second largest in the world! The Peace Candle serves as a symbol of peace for all religions and denominations.
The Holiday Open House & Peace Candle Lighting event includes live music, carriage rides, strolling street performers, photos with Santa, kids’ activities, ice carvers, and more treats to delight the whole family. A full day of merriment culminates in the grand lighting of Easton’s Peace Candle.
Every year an illuminator to carry The Official Match to light the Easton Peace Candle is determined through an E-bay auction. The proceeds go to support the Peace Candle Lighting events and programs.