Pocono Mountains, PA (PRWEB) November 20, 2012
The Pocono Mountains is bringing in the holiday season with time-honored celebrations, joyous festivals and events and holiday entertainment. Visitors and residents alike will want to take part in the holiday-themed happenings which include traditional displays, jolly good events, shows, demonstrations, luncheons, dinners and train excursions taking place through the end of November and December.
Holiday special offers are available for visitors looking to celebrate the season with a trip to a Pocono Mountains hotel or resort. Here is a listing of major holiday and winter events in the Pocono Mountains. Detailed information about each event can be found at 800poconos.com/events.
November 23 -- Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Courthouse Square, Stroudsburg
November 23-24, 30, December 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 -- Franklin Festival of Lights, Phifer Ice Dam Park, Lehighton
November 30 -- Tree Lighting Celebration, Downtown Jim Thorpe
December 2 -- Tree Lighting Celebration, Stroudsmoor Country Inn, Stroudsburg
December 13 -- Menorah Lighting Ceremony, Courthouse Square, Stroudsburg
Jolly Events and Winter Festivals
November 23 - December 23, weekends recurring Sat. & Sun. and Black Friday -- Kris Kringle Mart, Country Junction, Lehighton
November 23-24 -- Honesdale for the Holidays, Downtown Honesdale
November 22- December 31 -- Magical Fireside Christmas, The Inn at Pocono Manor, Pocono Manor
November 30-December 1 -- Victorian Christmas, The Settlers Inn, Hawley
December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 -- Annual Olde Time Christmas Festival, Downtown Jim Thorpe
December 1, 2, 8, 9 -- Annual Old Time Christmas, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg
December 7-9 -- Hawley Winterfest, Downtown Hawley
Winter & Holiday Shows
November 23- December 9, weekends recurring Fri., Sat. & Sun., December 14, 15, 21, 22, 23 -- Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol, Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee on Delaware
November 23- December 22, weekends recurring Fri. & Sat. -- A Christmas Wizard of Oz, Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee on Delaware
November 30, December 8, 15, 22 -- A Coal Country Christmas Carol, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe
November 30 -- Travis Tritt- Christmas Show, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
December 1 -- Twelve Twenty Four, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 -- Nutcracker Ballet, Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee on Delaware
December 5, 19 -- The Christmas Spirit, Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
December 8 -- It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol Story, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe
December 8 -- The Letterman- The Christmas Tour, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
December 8 -- The 5th Annual Sherman Theater Christmas Extravaganza, Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
December 9 -- Change- A Christmas Spectacular, Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
December 15 -- Craig Thatcher and Friends Rockin’ Christmas, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe
December 15 -- Rita Coolidge- A Rita Coolidge Christmas, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
December 15 -- The Bachelor Consort- “Medieval Celebration of Christmas”, Milford Theatre, Milford
December 21 -- The Messiah, Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee on Delaware
Holiday Food, Fun and Workshops
November 30 – December 1 -- Victorian Christmas, The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park, Hawley
December 7 -- Winter Wines by the Lake, Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center, Hawley
December 8 -- Introduction to Snowshoeing, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Dingmans Ferry
December 9 -- Winterfest Brunch, The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park, Hawley
December 16 -- Christmas Bird Count, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Dingmans Ferry
December 21 -- Winter Solstice Winter Dinner, The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park, Hawley
November 23-25, December 1, 2, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 -- Santa Train, Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, Jim Thorpe
November 23, 24, December 1 -- Holiday Express Excursion to Moscow, Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton
November 25, December 2 -- Holiday Limited Excursion to Gouldsboro, Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton
November 28 -- Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton
This is just a sampling of winter festivals and events. Additional listings, as well as more information can be found on 800poconos.com.
About the Pocono Mountains
With 2,400 square miles encompassing Pennsylvania’s Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties, the Pocono Mountains region is home to rolling mountain terrain, breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, thriving woodlands and 170 miles of winding rivers. Winters offer guests the opportunity to ski, snowboard, snow tube and even snowshoe their way through snowy wonderlands encompassing over 185 ski trails, while summers also cater to the active traveler allowing exploration of 261miles of hiking and biking trails, over 35 golf courses, whitewater rafting, boating, fishing and open access to nine state and two national parks.
Any time of year is a good time to visit the Pocono Mountains, located within driving distance of most major East Coast cities. This region teeming with history offers year-round cultural tours and art exhibitions, abundant antiquing and brand-name shopping and a full calendar of festivals showcasing the heritage, music and food of the Pocono Mountains.
Even the most discerning traveler will find comfortable accommodations in the Pocono Mountains, which offers an eclectic mix of resorts, distinctive properties and quaint, country inns and bed and breakfasts.
Pocono Mountains visitor information is available online at 800poconos.com or by phone at 800-POCONOS (800-762-6667). Follow @PoconoTourism on Twitter to stay current with up-to-date information. Established in 1934, the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is a private, non-profit, membership organization. The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for the four counties of Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne in northeastern Pennsylvania, striving to promote, educate and attract visitors to the beautiful Pocono Mountains. Additionally, the Bureau aims to keep its’ members abreast to the latest in regulation, changes in the industry and business development in the Pocono Mountains.