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A season filled with phenomenal views and entertaining options…
Wednesday, November 26: Scranton Times Tower Lighting, Downtown Scranton, www.visitnepa.org. The countdown to Christmas is on! Looking for some fun the night before Thanksgiving to kick into the holiday spirit? Check out this amazing display from 4 to 6:30 p.m. featuring food and even a fireworks display!
Thursday, November 27: 2014 Holiday Train treks into Steamtown! Scranton, (570) 241-8258. Steamtown National Historical Site is set to welcome the abundantly illuminated Canadian Pacific Railway train as it makes its way across the United States and Canada stopping by from 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. A truly awesome sight to be seen!
Friday, November 28: Mountain View’s Peach Bellini Black Friday,Stroudsburg, (570) 619-0053, www.mountainviewvineyard.com. Mountain View wishes you a day of dazzling deals and delights with an invitation to “Shop our huge selection of unique gifts paired with incredible savings while sipping a Peach Bellini” featuring MVVW&D’s LeCrescent Sparkling Wine and Peach Vodka.
Friday, November 28 through Wednesday, December 24: A Christmas Shop in the Christmas Spirit at The Briar Patch, Thornhurst, (570) 842-8072, www.briarpatchthornhurst.com. What a wonderful time of the year…Shopping Season! With wreaths, folk art, primitive crafts and more this is one stop you won’t want to miss! Checkout the website for hours.
Fridays through Sundays, November 28 through December 23: Franklin Lions Festival of Lights Returns! Lehighton, www.FranklinTwpLions.com. A virtual “Christmas City” awaits as Phifer Ice Dam Park overflows with thousands of twinkling lights ready to immerse you in the holiday spirit! Admission is $5 for adults with kids ages 4 to 12 $2. Don’t forget to bundle up as this is an outdoor tour!
Saturday, November 29: Wayne County Historical Society’s Open House, Honesdale, (570) 253-3240, www.waynehistorypa.org. Visit the Main Museum from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and find the ideal holiday gift in the museum shop filled with historical toys, maps, books and the 2014 ornament of the Bethany Homestead Mansion. Take a tour of the museum with exquisite exhibits.
Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, November 30: Book Signing at Quiet Man, Mountainhome, (570) 223-3565, www.quietmanbookshop.com. No shhh’ing here! Spread the word that Quiet Man Bookshop is hosting a book signing with authors Sahur Abulaziz “The Dino Flu”and Lisa Geeze “Croakersville” Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday Tina M. Brown “Struggles of the Women Folk” and Liz Pemberton “Wonderful Wonders” are set for 2 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, November 30: Holiday Arts Festival at Skytop Lodge, (570) 350-6512. Pocono Mountain Arts Council presents this two celebration of the fine arts and crafts show and sale running 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Saturday, November 30: PEEC Holiday Bows and Boughs, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. Create your own holiday decorations using natural materials. PEEC provides evergreen bows and materials for you to make wreaths from noon to 2:00 p.m. Cost is $10
Friday, December 5: Tree Lighting Holiday on the Courthouse Square, Downtown Scranton, www.visitnepa.org. Carriage rides, hot cocoa and the annual tree lighting are set to start at 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7: Christmas Carol Reading at Grey Towers, Milford, (570) 296-9630, www.greytowers.org. As dramatic readings were very popular in the 1800’s Grey Towers continues the tradition with its 33rd year hosting this dramatic reading to kickoff their holiday tour season. Saturday’s readings are at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. with Sunday’s at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online.
Saturdays, December 6 and 13 then Sundays, December 7 and 14: Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm hosts 24th Annual Old Time Christmas, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. evenings ignite with the holiday spirit filled with storytelling, caroling, a live nativity scene and more as guest experience Christmas in the 1800’s. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 3-12.
Friday, December 12 through Sunday, December 14: Hawley Winterfest, Hawley, www.hawleywinterfest.com. Stroll through a magnificent weekend long winter wonderland with live performances and festive fun for all ages! With shopping, theater, art exhibits and more!
Saturday, December 13: HATT’s Home for the Holidays Concert, Pocono Lake United Methodist Church in Pocono Lake, (570) 646-7235, www.tobyhannatwphistory.com. Tickets are free but required. Available starting November 20. With the popularity of this amazing event we’re compelled to get this out there ASAP! Maximum 4 tickets per family.
Ongoing: Fridays: Friday Happy Hour, Mountain View Vineyard, Winery and Distillery, 5866 Neola Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 619-0053, www.mountainviewvineyard.com. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Enjoy $1 off a glass of your favorite wine, savor a signature drink, and indulge in complimentary snacks! Featured items vary. Ages 21+ only. See website for details.
Ongoing: Saturdays and Sundays: Vineyard & Distillery Tours, Mountain View Vineyard, Winery & Distillery, 5866 Neola Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 619-0053, www.mountainveiwvineyard.com. Saturdays and Sundays. Vineyard Tours at 1 p.m. & Distillery Tours at 2 p.m. Mountain View Vineyard, Join Randy & Linda as they talk about MV’s history, how the wine is made and the types of grapes that grow in our area. MV’s Winery and Distillery is one of only two winery-distilleries in the state! So take a tour of the facilities and see how your favorite wine and spirits are made! Ages 21+ only.
Ongoing: Free Brewery Tours and Beer Tastings, Barley Creek BrewingCompany, Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road, Tannersville, (570) 629-9399, www.barleycreek.com. Free brewery tours are offered every day at 12:30 p.m. See the tanks and mills at the brewpub and learn how great beer is made! Tours are followed by free tastings of assorted Barley Creek brews. All ages welcome for tours; tastings restricted to participants 21 and older. Group tours by appointment.
Ongoing: Candle Making Demonstrations, House of Candles, Route 715, Henryville, (570) 629-1953, www.houseofcandles.com. See candles made at the Oldest Candle Shop of the Poconos! Dip your own “wax hand” between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. See website for details.
Keep an eye on this site for frequent updates & features as the fun’s just begun for your next Pocono Mountains adventure!