Start a new Christmas tradition this holiday season. Visit these 10 Christmas main streets in Pennsylvania that exude the magic of Christmastime with enchanting Christmas light displays and decorations, window displays, and a full menu of holiday activities.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Bethlehem's Main Street in the evening by embarking on the Bethlehem by Bus Night Tour, which leaves from the Visitors Center at 505 Main Street evenings through December 30. Or, if you prefer a more vintage way to tour Main Street, rent a private horse and carriage for a delightful ride.
Wellsboro's picturesque Main Street, dotted with old-fashioned gas street lights adorned with Christmas wreaths and bows, offers the perfect opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit by Christmas shopping. And, if you happen to be downtown on December 3, journey back to Charles Dickens' days for the annual Dickens of a Christmas celebration, starting at 9 a.m.
Covered in pristine snow, Main Street in Lititiz looks like a scene from a snow globe. Stroll down Main Street to start - or, if you're lucky, to finish - your Christmas shopping at such charming shops as Aaron's Books, Back Home Again, Heavenly Soaps and Scents, and Indulge Lititz. If you're in Lititz on December 3, stop by the annual Merry Lititz Christmas celebration, slated for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
4. Jim Thorpe
Feel the December breeze against your face as your horse drawn carriage ride guides you through Main Street in Jim Thorpe. Visit the enchanting town every weekend through December 18 to celebrate Jim Thorpe's Olde Time Christmas, featuring a range of activities, including the official Christmas tree lighting on December 2, the arrival of Santa, and Christmas and Cocktails.
Sewickley becomes a magical wonderland every Christmastime. Visit the delightfully decorated Main Street for an afternoon or evening of shopping and dining. And, while you're in Sewickley, check out the scheduled activities, such as Light Up Night on December 2 and a parade featuring Santa on December 3.
Christmas leaps alive in the beautiful town of Franklin where the shops on the main streets debut elaborately decorated store windows. Bring your Christmas list so you can tick off gifts as you explore such shops as Mandy's Gift Boutique and Neverending Stories.
The friendliness of Lewisburg's townspeople makes the magic of Christmastime even more special. A full menu of Christmas activities await on Market Street and in downtown Lewisburg this December. Visit the Miracle on Market Street, through Christmas Eve, a collaborative effort by Lewisburg's business to promote a happy holiday season. Stop by the Lewisburg Festival of Trees, through December 18.
Start your magical holiday journey in Ligonier at the lavishly decorated Christmas tree in the Diamond. Then, stroll along the charming main street awash in twinkling Christmas lights as you visit the quaint shops.
Capture the holiday magic of Media on a horse drawn carriage ride through the town's main street, the ideal way to view the spectacular holiday lights. The town itself features an array of Christmas activities, including Santa's Village at Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, where kids can meet and get their picture taken with Santa.
Travel back to Victorian times when you visit Bellefonte's Victorian Christmas. Travel down main street on a horse drawn carriage before engaging in the many activities scheduled throughout December, including the Festival of Trees at the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science Technology. During your visit, run into characters straight from Dickens' novels.
Create unforgettable holiday memories when you visit these Christmas main streets in Pennsylvania. And, if that’s not enough to put you in the Christmas spirit, tour these
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