The winter is upon us, and the Holiday Spirit is filling the air!  Check out this list of magical holiday activities for your family is sure to enjoy this season.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Downtown Stroudsburg: November 29 at 5:00-7:00 PM
700 Sarah Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 

East Stroudsburg: December 6 at 6:00-8:00 PM
5 South Kistler Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18360 

Nothing says Holiday Spirit like seeing the Christmas tree light up for the very first time each year!  This year the Downtown Stroudsburg Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will offer music, refreshments, and even Santa’s arrival on a fire truck to greet believers both young and old.   Then, join us again at the East Stroudsburg Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to enjoy appearances by the East Stroudsburg University Theater Department as well as live music performed by Kings of Queen Street!

Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show

Pocono Manor: November 30 at 10:00 – December 1, 5:00 PM
250 Kalahari Boulevard, Pocono Manor, PA 18349 

The 15th annual Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show (formerly hosted at the Skytop Lodge) is coming to town!  Artists of every variety will display their masterpieces, including pottery, painting and woodwork. Have you been searching for a gift for that hard to shop for family member?  A unique art piece makes the perfect gift, and the beauty of each piece will last for years to come!

Santa Express Train Ride

$20 FOR  13+YEARS
Honesdale: November 29 through December 22
Honesdale Station, 812 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431

All Aboard!  Live out the Polar Express on this Magical Train Ride through the Poconos with Santa!  Children will receive a present from Santa, as well as a candy cane and a holiday size souvenir ticket for riding!  Winding through the mountains in a cozy train car with your kin is a great way to view the beauty that is the Pocono Mountains during the winter season.

Christmas Carols by the Fire

Shawnee: December 17, 7:00-8:00 PM, Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
100 Shawnee Inn Dr., Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356

Bring out your best singing voice for a sing-along!  Shawnee is hosting their annual Christmas Caroling Event.  While nestled beside the fire in the main lobby of the Inn, spread the holiday cheer by singing classic Christmas songs with your friends and family.

CHANGE- A Musical

Stroudsburg:  December 22 at 7:00 PM, Sherman Theater
524 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

This Christmas Musical is one of a kind!  Written by member of a local church, CHANGE- A Musical is performing for their 12th year!  This is family friendly story reminds us of the things that are important during the holidays, and what Christmas is all about- LOVE.  You’ll laugh, you may even cry, you may be inspired, but most importantly, you’ll leave CHANGED!