It almost seems as if Christmas celebrations and the Poconos were made for each other. What’s extra nice about celebrating Christmas here is that you don’t have to settle for the same old thing. Here’s a look at 4 ways to enjoy the Christmas season in the Poconos.
1. Sleigh Bells Ring—Are You Listening?
Sure, you know the song, but here’s a chance to live it! A Pocono Mountains horse-drawn sleigh ride is one of winter's favorite pastimes. You can take a ride through a winter wonderland of snow at Daisy Field Farm in the Poconos. Wrap up in a warm blanket next to your loved ones, inhale the fresh, pine-scented air, sit back and experience the spectacular scenery as you glide through the snow on a horse-drawn sleigh with the sounds of jingle bells in the air. Daisy Field Farm is a private family-owned horse farm and wildlife preserve near White Haven, PA. Click here for more information.
2. Jim Thorpe Olde Time Christmas
On December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16 of 2018, the town of Jim Thorpe will be decked out in Victorian style for the annual Olde Time Christmas celebration, with special events held weekends in December. Events include:
- Train rides with Santa
- Strolling carolers, characters and musicians
- Unique shopping experience in more than 40 shops, galleries & boutiques
- Plenty of Free Family Events
- Live Entertainment
And on top of it all, proceeds from most events support local charities
3. Enjoy a Quiet Old Time Christmas at Quiet Valley
If the frenetic pace of the holidays is getting under your skin, you may want to head over to Quiet Valley for a more peaceful celebration. Old Time Christmas Tours are a holiday tradition here in the Poconos. During the first two weekends in December, Quiet Valley offers guided lantern tours through their 19th-century farm. You can enjoy a live barnyard Nativity scene, listen to the carolers, and learn about farm life in the 1820’s. Then, do your holiday shopping and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies at the gift shop. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Christmas in the Poconos! Click here for additional information.
4. Get Away for the Holidays
Another way to relax and enjoy the holiday season is simply to get away from it all. If that’s on your Christmas Wish List there’s no place quite like the French Manor Inn and Spa. You can experience the magic of Christmas in their enchanting stone chateau. They offer many holiday specials during this time of year, including the option to take home a Christmas tree or a festive wreath. And if you want to stay a little longer, they have the reputation for throwing one of the best New Year’s Eve parties in the Poconos! They offer 19 premium rooms equipped with the very best amenities. After a fun day out on the town, you can wind down with a relaxing massage or facial at their premium on-site spa. Check their availability and book your stay.