Holiday Happenings

NEW! Happy Holidays Gettysburg Style

Celebrate the holiday season with a visit to the Eisenhower Farm adorned with Mamie Eisenhower’s own holiday decorations and the Shriver House which is dedicated to the civilian side of the Battle of Gettysburg and decorated as it would have been during Civil War.

Dining options include the historic Dobbin House and Farnsworth House plus General Pickett’s Buffet and Hickory Bridge Farm. Plenty of shopping is also available in the quaint downtown Lincoln’s Circle area and at the Outlets at Gettysburg.

Multi-day tours can also include Hershey Sweet Lights and Chocolate World, wineries, brewery, distillery, and mansion tour with dozens of decorated trees and more.

Available December 1 through January 1.

Tasty Holiday Happenings

A seasonal tea luncheon at the Red Lion Bakery and Tea Room where you’ll enjoy a relaxed country vibe, a bit of relaxed elegance and delicious food created by Chef Dani. Sit back and enjoy. Also visit a seasonal event, Grandma’s Holiday Craft Show, housed in a historic B&B where everything is moved out to make room for the show featuring 100+ crafters and thousands of unique items including Santas and sleigh bells, paintings and pottery, woodworking and wreaths, soaps and lotions, quilts, pillows, jewelry scarves, hats, photography,… Also visit the Turkey Hill Experience which is decorated in over-the-top themed holiday displays and which offers offers a hands-on ice cream making taste lab you’ll surely enjoy!  From Turkey Hill’s signature cow mascots decked out in Santa hats and scarves, to dozens of themed holiday trees and wreaths. You will be wowed! For a great multi-day tour add in a mansion with dozens of more traditionally decorated trees, holiday show at American Music Theater, Hershey’s Sweet Lights and more! Available mid-November through early December to include craft show and through the holidays without craft show.
  • Tour includes Red Lion Bakery and Tea Room Tea Luncheon, Holiday Craft Show and Turkey Hill Experience.

Capitol Christmas

Head to Harrisburg, PA for a wonderful holiday tour featuring grand sites decked out for the season. Visit the PA Governor’s Residence where local decorators show their holiday flare and perhaps take home some ideas for your own decorating. Enjoy a guided tour of the PA Capital Building with highlights including a marble staircase and grand dome plus holiday decor including an enormous holiday tree often more than 20 feet tall in the building’s rotunda. Also visit a local greenhouse and gift shop where you’ll be surrounded by poinsettia and take one home as a special gift. Optional greenhouse tour and of course time for holiday shopping in the gift shop! Available limited dates, usually the second and third week in December.

  • Tour includes PA Governor’s Residence, Capitol Building Tour, Ashcombe Gardens.

Dickens of a Christmas Festival

Wellsboro, PA turns into a Victorian village the first Saturday in December each year. The quaint streets featuring gas street lights become home to food and craft vendors dressed in Victorian-inspired attire. Carolers serenade shoppers and scalawags roam the streets in good fun. The historic Penn Wells Restaurant offers a holiday buffet and a presentation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol telling the story of scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Overnight options including Corning’s Sparkle Festival this evening and the NY Finger Lakes as well as Victorian Williamsport available.  Annual festival first Saturday in December.

  • Tour includes Dickens of a Christmas Festival, Optional Theater Tickets and Optional Meals.

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