Fair Trade Marketplace

12/07/2019 to 12/08/2019

The Fair Trade Marketplace at ECS provides a selection of fair trade, sustainable, affordable gifts for socially and environmentally responsible holiday gift giving. Products are offered from 20 fair trade organizations representing communities in over 30 different countries. Children are invited to shop independently for gifts under $10. Open to the public!

Downtown Lancaster Tree Lighting

11/27/2020

  The holiday season kicks off with the Mayor’s Tree Lighting and Tuba Christmas on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  The evening includes the official arrival of Santa Claus, lighting of the City’s Christmas tree, Tuba Christmas and evening hours for Central Market. During the month of December come Downtown for over 30 holiday events and …

Holiday Lights on the Lake

11/13/2020 to 01/05/2021

Started in 1997 as a way to keep park employees working during the off season, Lakemount Park’s Holiday Lights on the Lake has grown quickly into an amazing and widely respected holiday spectacle of lights and fun.  Visitors to Holiday Lights on the Lake will drive through the classical-style Lakemount Amusement Park and enjoy over …

Wellsboro Dickens of A Christmas

12/07/2019

Every winter, traffic on Wellsboro’s Main Street is halted as the town thoroughfare is magically transformed into a remarkable Victorian market.  The Wellsboro Dickens of A Christmas is an impressive collection of theatre, music, history, shopping and food.  Enjoy community luncheons and breakfasts, live concerts, and captivating tours as you shop for the holidays. Dickens …

Ebensburg Dickens of a Christmas

12/06/2019 to 12/08/2019

Get ready for a literary adventure at the Ebensburg Dickens of a Christmas because it is crafted with amazing bookish care. In fact, everything about this festival falls back on the literature and life of Dickens himself. Consider that this festival tours the local nineteenth-century prison… dressed up as London’s infamous Newgate prison.  Intriguing sure, …

First Night Pittsburgh

12/31/2019

Pittsburgh has long been an emerging cultural center in the region and First Night Pittsburgh is certainly a testament to this growing sentiment.  The whole city comes with their bells and whistles for this one.  From the early evening till midnight, a truly impressive collection of theatre, music, performances, street art and activities grips the …

Christmas City Village

12/03/2020 to 12/06/2020

The Bethlehem Christmas City Village is an open-air festival that boasts an impressive selection of quality crafts and authentic German foods.   Fashioned after the traditional German Weihnachtsmarkten, Christmas City Village is sure to delight visitors of all ages and just might become your new holiday tradition! This is the perfect festival for bundling up and …

First Night State College

12/31/2019

State College holds the Annual First Night Festival on December 31 into January 1. This is a wonderful family, Alcohol free, full of fun event! With Hundreds of things to do, you will be busy from sunset to sunrise. Famous for its Ice Sculptures, the Festival is filled with amazing art pieces and booths to …

Overly’s Country Christmas

11/19/2020 to 12/31/2020

The Christmas lights of Overly’s Country Christmas are magical.  Trees are set ablaze with thousands of tiny lights, and illuminated fence posts trim the lanes.  All the houses and churches and buildings are carefully highlighted.  Very quickly you recall that old-time Christmas feeling. The same drive towards tradition that pulls dads everywhere to get out …