The air is cold, snow is on the ground, and the winter holidays are here. Yes, it can only mean one thing – December is here! And that means it’s time to start planning your vacation to the Poconos in December. This beautiful part of Pennsylvania offers something for everyone, no matter what you want in a vacation. Whether you’re looking for seasonal fun, want to participate in a popular event, or are curious about the weather conditions during December, read on for more reasons why you should plan your trip now!
Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly adventure or a quiet romantic getaway, the Poconos has everything you can imagine to have the perfect vacation. Start planning your trip with our free Pocono Mountains Vacation Guide! You’ll find everything you need to plan your trip no matter the season!
4 Reasons Why a trip to the Poconos in December is a Perfect Idea
Spend Your Christmas in the Poconos
December is best remembered as the month that Christmas is in, and what better place to spend it than the Poconos? Enjoy a White Christmas skiing, hiking through the state parks, visiting Jim Thorpe’s Olde Time Christmas, or attending Christmas shows at Shawnee Playhouse.
Visit a Ski Area
The average snowfall in the Poconos during December is 50 inches which is the perfect cover for a bevy of winter activities! While our ski areas can make their own snow, there is nothing quite as picturesque as snow gently falling down as you go Nordic skiing through one of our state parks or downhill at a ski area. Whether you prefer skiing, snowboarding, or tubing these three ski areas are the perfect place to visit during your December Poconos trip.
Schedule an Ice Skating Trip
While there are several indoor skating rinks you can visit year-round, nothing quite beats going ice skating under the December sunlight in the Poconos! Ice skating is possible when the top level of water in lakes and ponds stay at or below freezing which only happens during the winter! The best place to go outdoor ice skating in the Poconos is Sand Spring lake within Hickory Run State Park. Before you head out on the ice please check the weather forecast to see reports on ice thickness as they fluctuate with the temperature.
Visit MountainTop Lodge in December
What do you think is the best time to visit the Poconos? Why the winter, of course! You can’t go wrong visiting the Poconos any time, but December is the most memorable time of the year!
Make Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi your Poconos, PA, destination. We offer family-friendly accommodations like our guest rooms and cabin suites with room for the whole crew! The entire family will love the Lake Naomi Club, which you have complimentary access to with your overnight stay.
Check our availability and start planning your family’s winter vacation to the Pocono Mountains!