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Get Out and Celebrate This Holiday Season

It’s the holiday season and there’s so many fun things to do in Lehigh Valley. No matter how you like to enjoy the holidays, you’ll find plenty of markets, concerts, shows, parties and more. 

You probably already know it’s impossible to be bored in our local area. However, this is especially true at this time of year, as the Lehigh Valley really goes all out for the holidays. 

In fact, there’s so many fun things to do, it’s hard to chose between them. However, here at HTSS, Inc., we have a few favorites. Here’s some of the festive activities we’ll be doing this season. 

Christmas in Bethlehem 

Aptly deemed “Christmas City,” there’s no better place to spend the holidays than Bethlehem. Enjoy a variety of holiday activities this month, designed to make your season merry. Some of these include the Christmas huts on Main Street, historic Bethlehem museums and sites with Christmas-themed tours, strolling through the Historic Moravian Shopping District, enjoying festive activities in the SouthSide Arts District and of course, Christkindlmarkt.  


Located in the Bethlehem SteelStacks, Christkindlmarkt is an annual holiday event you don’t want to miss. Honored twice by Travel + Leisure as one of the best holiday markets in the U.S., enjoy handmade works by more than 150 artisans, delicious food, ice carving and glassblowing demonstrations and more. The market is open Thursdays through Saturdays, Nov. 22 through Dec. 22, so don’t miss your chances to see it in person. 

Ugly Sweater Party 

Nothing says holiday season more than the Annual Ugly Sweater Party at Blue Mountain Resort’s Slopeside Pub & Grill in Palmerton. Held on Dec. 14 from 7-10pm, admission to this fun event is free, and anyone who wears an ugly sweater will be entered to win lift tickets, swag bags, gift cards and more. Prizes will also be awarded for ugliest sweater and most festive outfit.  

Searching for a new job in the Lehigh Valley? Want to find the right person to fill an open position on your team? No matter what you need HTSS, Inc. is here to assist, so contact us today to learn more about our services for job seekers and employers! 



CEO Letter

As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.