Holiday Events in the Poconos

It’s official, the holidays are right around the corner!! Tis the season for tree lighting ceremonies, breakfast with Santa, Santa Express and more. Below is a list of events coming up for any holiday photo op you may desire!


Stroudsmoor Country Inn Tree Lighting Ceremony
Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time: Varies
Cost: Free; fees apply to some activities
Gather on the mountain for a holiday festival that lights up the night. Stroudsmoor’s annual Tree Lighting Celebration features displays, activities and performances all day including brunch and dinner buffets; tree lighting and fireworks at dusk. The grand finale begins with caroling at 6 p.m.

Stroudsmoor Tree Lighting Ceremony


Santa Express
The Stourbridge Line
Date: Varies through December 23, 2018
Time: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Cost: $20/adult 13+; $10/children 12 and under; free for children 2 and under (lap seat)
All aboard the Santa Express! Kids will receive a present from Santa, a holiday size souvenir ticket and candy cane. Enjoy the panoramic winter wonderland scenery as you ride the rails in heated train cars. Don’t miss your chance to ride with Santa; make your reservation today.

Santa Express


Jim Thorpe’s Olde Time Christmas
Downtown Jim Thorpe
Date: Friday, November 30, 2018, Saturdays and Sundays, December 1 – 16, 2018
Time: Varies
Cost: Free; fees apply to some activities
See Downtown Jim Thorpe all decked out for the holidays. The community’s Victorian Olde Time Christmas weekends feature holiday displays, train rides with Santa, caroling and live entertainment, shopping at over 40 galleries and boutiques, children’s activities and free family events. Be sure to check out the annual tree lighting in Josiah White Park. Dress appropriately; some activities take place outdoors.

Jim Thorpe Olde time christmas


28th Annual Old Time Christmas
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Date: Saturdays and Sundays, December 1 – 9, 2018
Time: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cost: $10/adult; $5/child 3-12
Step back in time, and learn about past holiday traditions on a 19th century farm. Bundle up for a lantern-lit farm tour, and witness costumed re-enactors preparing for the season. Experience songs and stories, holiday shopping opportunities, and a living Nativity scene in the barnyard. Tours run every 15 minutes, and take approximately 90 minutes to complete. Please call for group rates and reservations.

Quiet Valley Christmas


Santa’s Coming to Camelback Resort
Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: Free
Santa and Mrs. Claus are making their grand arrival at Camelback! All are welcome to attend Santa’s personally hand-picked celebrations featuring holiday music and festive activities. Bring Santa an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots, and receive a reindeer pillowcase to color.

camelback christmas

Breakfast with Santa
Skytop Lodge
Date: Sundays, December 2 – 23, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $30/resort guests; $35/public; $15/children 5-12; 4 and under free (excludes tax and gratuity)
Join Santa for breakfast at Skytop Lodge! Sunday mornings will be filled with a bountiful breakfast buffet, holiday music and not only a visit from the big guy himself, but a ride in a horse-drawn sleigh!



If you and your loved ones happen to attend any of the events listed, we would love to see your favorite holiday pictures! Share them with us on instagram @ahomeinthepoconos or on Facebook @galliganrealtygroup

The Jim & Amy Galligan Team for Keller Williams 808 Monroe St. Stroudsburg Pa 18360

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