Dec 8, 2021 Travel Tips Author: Priti.S

Why Celebrate Christmas in the Poconos

The Poconos is mesmerizing in all seasons. With snow everywhere, bare trees and christmas spirit filling your heart, it seems Poconos becomes an earthly paradise. An essential aspect of Christmas is coming together with the family. So what better way to make the whole family come together, than by going for a vacation in the Poconos. There is something here for each family member and we listsome reasons to make this Christmas vacation in Poconos a must do this year.

It is a holiday and so time for a family vacation

Nothing screams Christmas like a fresh snowfall and a cozy fireplace in your vacation rental. When you think of vacations, you usually think of staying in hotels, but renting a vacation home for the holidays is more inclusive, together and also, economical. Skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, ice fishing, and cross-country ski hiking are all adventure sports that provide hours of family entertainment in Poconos.

Check out at Lake Harmony - Experience the frozen Lake harmony and the mountain slope of the Big Boulder Ski slope. Play some indoor games in the living room with a crackling fire to keep you warm. There is a hot tub with a great view of the mountain slope, so soak the warmth and the beauty of the place.Take a walk around the lake or a trek in the mountains to freshen up your mind. The kitchen is well equipped with all the appliances to whip up a meal.The house has11 beds and can accommodate 15 guests so you can have a lovely gathering.

Poconos is beautiful

If you love the cold, travel through the beautiful wilderness! Pack some warm clothes, a camera, and go on a hike to appreciate the stunning sights of the Poconos in the winter. There will be fewer people than at other times of the year, and the lack of leaves on some trees means you will have better views of the surrounding landscapes.

Go back to older time Christmas

Sometimes we wish to be transported to older periods ,when life was simple and Christmas celebrations were filled with little joys.

At Daisy Field Farm in the Poconos, you may ride over the snow in a horse-drawn sleigh while listening to the sounds of jingle bells in the air.

For the annual Old Time Christmas festival, Jim Thorpe is decked out in Victorian style. Enjoy the tree-lighting ceremony at Josiah White Park, photographs with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, The Krampus Festival, unique community Christmas activities and live entertainment all across town.

At where German Pennsylvanian heritage is preserved, enjoy christmas of the other kind. The centerpiece is a live Nativity scene with the Holy Family and warm-up next to a campfire where a storyteller will tell you a tale or two. Watch costumed actors work on old-fashioned crafts and have complimentary hot chocolate and cookies.

Go for snow

Skiing allows you to stare at snow-covered mountain peaks that glitter in the sun and feel the sun combined with snow. Nothing beats exploring the area with close friends or family, taking in the scenery and laughing at each other as you stumble in the snow. All six Poconos ski resorts are open, and skiing and snowboarding have commenced. Beach resort provides world-class training activities for individuals new to the sport as well as those looking for a refresher! So, get your things ready and go to the mountains.

Winter adventure sport

Visit one of the surrounding ski resorts for a day of exhilarating slope action. Each offers distinguishing qualities, such as the greatest vertical in the state of Pennsylvania or top-tier terrain parks. Many also provide snow tubing for people who want to play it safe while flying down snowy hills.

Tannersville's Camelback Mountain Resort is a ski and snowboard resort. Camelback Mountain rises 2133 feet above sea level. There are 160 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain on the mountain, with 34 slopes totalling 1 mile in length.


Let the feeling of Christmas wrap you with these fares at poconos. The Elf Musical, based on the Christmas film, is a heartwarming production that follows Buddy the Elf on his quest to reconnect with his family and discover his actual identity. It will be on display at Shawnee on Delaware from November 26 to December 19.

Craft market, Light Festival, Live Christmas performances, food vendors, rides, and activities are all available. Stop by to wander around this magnificent Christmas light show set to music and warm up by one of their fire pits till December 23.


At the annual Hawley Winterfest, the Artisan Fair is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 11 and 12 in the Hawley Silk Mill. Shopping is one of the essential parts of the holiday season and if done at charming, quirky stores, it is more enjoyable. If you still have holiday shopping to do, stop into The Emporium of Curious Goods in Jim Thorpe - a lovely Victorian townhouse and sells gargoyles, fairies, and many curiosities The Country Kettle in East Stroudsburg sells a variety of candies. Attend one of the free pottery demonstrations at Holley Ross Pottery La Anna or purchase one for yourself! Shop at Historic Honesdale as you listen to excellent holiday music while shopping in stores.

The vacation home at Palmerton means a big family vacation - plenty of bedrooms to sleep everyone and a big sitting room to gather around. Access to lakes, hiking trails, a big lawn will keep everyone happy. For those groups who prefer to keep indoors, the home theatre, a big game room with gaming tables and consoles will keep up the family spirit. Located near ski slopes, wineries, museums, local theatre, shopping plazas or good restaurants will make for an interesting time for the whole family.


It is the season to indulge in Christmas goodies and let the warm food satiate your spirit and body.

The scenic region exudes small-town charm, complete with traditional festivities and hospitality. Concerts, crafts, chocolate, and carriage rides fill the days and weeks leading up to the holidays.

At the Hawley Silk Mill Winterfest on Saturday and Sunday, enjoy a signature beverage from the Sculpted Ice Bar at Cocoon Coffeehouse and Bakery. The Settlers Inn's Brunch is a delightful blend of sumptuous holiday cuisine and traditional music.

Every Sunday in December, you can enjoy breakfast with Santa at Skytop Lodge! Enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet, seasonal music, and a visit from Santa Claus.

RentalSlew, Best Holiday Homes has some amazing properties all around the scenic location of Poconos, and we welcome you with the family to have an amazing Christmas in any of our vacation homes.

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