Winter is such a charming time of year: festive decorations, Christmas music, and quaint sights of fallen snow follow you throughout the entire season. There are also plenty of fun events going on at this time of year, from holiday festivals, to light shows, and more. Here are some awesome places to go in Pennsylvania this winter.
1. Go Ice Skating at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia.
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is the winter festival that takes place at Penn's Landing, which is not only a historic site, but a cultural hub in Pennsylvania's largest city. This is a must-visit for anyone in the area, and a fun trip for anyone out of the area.
2. Go dog sledding at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.
You don't have to go all the way to Alaska to experience dog sledding at its finest; in Farmington, PA, you can have this fabulous experience while staying in a gorgeous, woodlands resort.
3. Admire the holiday light show at Shady Brook Farm.
More than 3 million lights adorn the scenery at Shady Brook Farm in Yardley. This incredible light show will certainly get you in a festive, wintery spirit.
4. Visit Phipp's Conservatory in Pittsburgh to see their amazing holiday displays.
The Winter Flower Show and Light Garden at Phipp's is truly a sight to behold. The botanical gardens are a worthy destination year-round, but their Christmas lights make it all the more worthwhile.
5. Walk around Christmas City, U.S.A.
A variety of incredible holiday activities awaits you in Bethlehem, PA, which is colloquially known as the Christmas City. There is Christkindlmarkt, the holiday market, the Historic Hotel Bethlehem Christmas Tour, shopping, decorations, lights, and more.
6. Visit the National Christmas Center and Museum in Paradise.
Paradise, PA was ranked #4 on a list of the top Christmas towns in the country, and it's no wonder, considering that this charming museum can be found here.
7. Go see the internationally recognized Christmas Village in Bernville.
Koziar's Christmas Village is a truly spectacular sight, comprising one of the most amazing outdoor displays in the entire world.
8. Admire the fountain-inspired Christmas display at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square.
Longwood Gardens is unbelievable during Christmas. From the Italian Water Gardens, to the half-million lights that illuminate the gardens, to the seasonal plants and icicles, you'll feel like you've been transported to a winter wonderland.
9. Enjoy an Olde Time Christmas in Jim Thorpe.
Jim Thorpe's famous charm only becomes more irresistible during this time of year. Take train rides with Santa, see gingerbread house displays, listen to carolers, or just wander the streets soaking in the atmosphere.
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