The holidays are the perfect time to break bread with family and enjoy the finer things in life. Whether you prefer turkey for dinner or clinking glasses of champagne for New Year, we have the perfect guide to celebrating holidays in the Poconos!
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The Definitive Guide to Celebrating the Holidays in the Poconos
Plan a Picture Perfect Thanksgiving in the Poconos
Thanksgiving is a great time to visit the Poconos if you want to see the beautiful fall foliage of the area while also having an excuse to curl up next to the fireplace with a good book. This Thanksgiving, let someone else make you dinner (recommendations below) and go Black Friday Shopping without the usual competition found in bigger cities.
- Stroudsmoor’s Thanksgiving
- Thanksgiving at Skytop
- Fuss Free Thanksgiving
- Thanksgiving Buffet at the Waterfront
Enjoy a White Christmas in the Poconos
A White Christmas isn’t a lock in the Poconos, but with 50 inches of snow on average expected for December, it is more likely than not. Enjoy ice skating outdoors on Sand Spring Lake or try a new experience like a dog sled tour across the scenic Delaware River.
The most wonderful time of the year comes with some special events that we think you should pay attention to. The biggest in the area is Jim Thorpe’s Olde Time Christmas. The town of Jim Thorpe is decked out in Victorian style for a three-week celebration of all things Christmas starting December 3rd. Each week brings new activities like tree lighting ceremonies, pop-up holiday shops, and more.
Ring in the New Year in the Poconos
Celebrate ringing in the New Year when you stay in the Poconos. Check out one of these local celebrations or make your own tradition when you visit the mountains for the new year!
- New Year’s Eve Celebration at Blue Mountain Resort (21+)
- Louis Ramey New Year’s Eve Special (21+)
- New Ear’s Eve Seafood Buffet
Mountaintop Lodge is the Best Place to Stay for the Holidays
Staying in a smaller lodge has so many benefits, not the least of which is that you enjoy a more personalized experience. We provide you with the best experience possible when you stay at our lodge, whether through our gourmet breakfasts in the morning, attention to detail, or just a friendly conversation.
An additional benefit of a stay at Mountaintop Lodge is that you can enjoy access to the long list of amenities at Lake Naomi Club. This includes everything from the lakeside beaches and outdoor pools to indoor sports facilities and a fitness center. Our lodge is still close to local attractions, so you will have your pick when it comes to how you choose to spend your vacation.