Pittsburgh November 29, 2016
The One Town Near Pittsburgh That Turns Into A Winter Wonderland Each Year
Stroll through the quaint main street, decorated by twinkling lights. Keep your eyes peeled out for Santa as you enjoy the vibrantly decorated windows of the charming town just over an hour from downtown Pittsburgh. Plan your trip to Ligonier near Pittsburgh, which transforms into a winter wonderland each year, for a magical experience this holiday season.
Start your journey in this enchanted town at the diamond where you just might run into Santa reading the paper as he waits for more wide-eyed children to share their Christmas wishes with him.
Grab the imaginary reigns of the decorative sleigh, as cut out carolers watch on, for the perfect holiday photographs.
Tour the Festival of Lights, hosted by the Ligonier Valley Historical Society, a spectacular display of illuminated Christmas trees, garland, wreaths, and mantle sprays. The Festival of Lights will be held at the Ligonier Town Hall Community Room from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from December 3 through 6.
The Ligonier Town Hall is located at 120 East Main Street, Ligonier, PA 15658.
Flex your creative muscles by designing your own gingerbread house for the Gingerbread House Contest, which runs from December 3 through December 11 at the Ligonier Ramada.
Enter your gingerbread house at the Ligonier Ramada at 216 W Loyalhanna Street, Ligonier, PA 15658.
Experience an old-fashioned Christmas celebration in Ligonier on December 4 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. during the Town Wide Open House. Visit Santa. Go Christmas shopping. Or, dine at one of Ligonier's cozy restaurants.
Journey back to the 18th and 19th centuries when you embark on a candlelight tour of the Compass Inn Museum, set for the weekends of December 3 and 10.
The Compass Inn is located at 386 Lincoln Highway, Laughlintown, PA 15655.
Feel the Christmas magic as the sun sets downtown and lights illuminate the fairy tale setting. But, Christmas doesn't mean the end of the winter wonderland for more winter fun is around the corner in January.
Enjoy a cozy horse drawn sleigh ride around downtown Ligonier during the 26th annual Ligonier Ice Festival, slated for January 21 and 22, 2017.
The highlight of the weekend, however, will undoubtedly be the more than 50 ice sculptures that dot the downtown landscape. Watch the artists create their masterpieces and...
Nibble on traditional kettle corn as you sip hot chocolate, hot coffee, or another hot drink to shield you from January's brisk temperatures.
Ligonier near Pittsburgh transforms into a spectacular winter wonderland every year, only one of many enchanting
Christmas towns in the area.