Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites Walking Tours: In 1937, the city of Bethlehem, Pa., was deemed “Christmas City.” Experience holiday fun on Historic Bethlehem’s Christmas walking and bus tours that will take you back in time to a simpler place. Enjoy a stroll through charming downtown Bethlehem, complete with carriage rides and an outdoor shopping market, where you’ll find unique stands to do some holiday shopping.
What better place to celebrate the holidays than at the “It’s a Wonderful Life” Holiday Festival and Parade? Located in Indiana County, home of Jimmy Stewart, the parade takes place over six weekends, starting Nov. 18. This new celebration features a parade, music, crafts, marshmallow roasting, hayrides, and more. While you’re there, visit the Jimmy Stewart Museum and select the perfect tree from the “Christmas Tree Capital of the World.”
Bundle up and enjoy a classic American tradition at Painter Pines Christmas Tree Farm in Somerset, beginning Nov. 25. After cutting down your favorite tree, hike back to the lodge to enjoy cookies and cocoa with Santa and his elves. Plus, the little ones will receive a special gift from the elves — a personalized ornament to cherish!
Enjoy a magical stroll through the Winter Flower and Light Show: Snow Day at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens from Nov. 25–Jan. 8. The vibrant holiday light displays will get you in the holiday spirit!
Come to the Christmas capital of Bucks County this holiday season: Byers' Choice! Enjoy cookies and warm beverages as the grounds of come to life with more than 400,000 white Christmas lights. Visit during Nativity Weekend to marvel at more than 250 nativities from around the world in the Creche Room. On Dec. 9 and 10, listen to the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens as he performs a reading of the classic "A Christmas Carol."
Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland made its Pennsylvania debut at the Big Butler Fairgrounds last year, and it’s back again for another Christmas light spectacular. Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland is the world’s largest drive-through, fully synchronized, environmentally friendly LED Christmas light and music show of its kind. Sync your car radio with the show and drive through hundreds of thousands of lights that dance in perfect harmony with the music. Shows will be nightly, running Nov. 18 through Jan. 8.