10 Things You Must Enjoy at Hawley Winterfest

There’s no better way to welcome the holiday season than by attending Hawley Winterfest! Since 1999, locals and visitors have been flocking to our little Pocono Mountains town to enjoy all sorts of Christmas-themed activities. In previous years, this event has featured everything from an ice bar to snow tubing! Book your room with Ledges Hotel soon and join us for a weekend filled with holiday cheer!

While you’re in town for Hawley Winterfest, take advantage of some of the other fun winter activities around town! Download our free Vacation Guide for an easy-to-read list of the best trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the area. You’ll also find our suggestions for incredible local restaurants, like our very own Glass-wine. bar. kitchen! Get great recommendations from the people who know and love this area best with our free Vacation Guide.

Attend Hawley Winterfest

Hawley Winterfest began in 1999 as a way for visitors and locals to get in the holiday spirit and support local businesses. This year, it will run from Friday, December 13 to Sunday, December 15. Check out some of the events planned for this year’s festival!

The Beer Tour

Pick up a beer tour card from the Visitor’s Center or from any of the participating bars, complete six flights over the course of Winterfest, and you’ll receive a special commemorative pilsner glass! Our on-site restaurant Glass is participating in the fun, as well as other local businesses like The Dock on Wallenpaupack, Cocoon Coffee House, and The Settlers Inn. The tour starts on the first day of the event, December 13.

The 19th Annual Cookie Walk

Visit the First Presbyterian Church for over 35 varieties of gourmet, homemade cookies at the 19th Annual Cookie Walk. Snag some to take with you for just $11 a pound!

Sculpted Ice Bar

Step up to the ice bar, carved by Sculpted Ice Works at Cocoon Coffee House and Bakery,  to enjoy specialty cocktails. The bar will be open throughout the weekend. Cocoon will also offer complimentary samples of some of its treats.

Breakfast with Santa

The Waterfront at Silver Birches welcomes a special visitor from the North Pole. Enjoy breakfast with the Jolly Old Elf himself on Sunday as well as gingerbread house decorating. Call for reservations.

Christmas Harp with Erin Hill

On December 13 at 8 p.m., visit the Hawley United Methodist Church for a wonderful concert by world renowned harpist and singer, Erin Hill. This special Christmas concert will feature Hill along with her quartet. Tickets are available online and are on sale at The Settlers Inn.

Horse and Carriage Rides

Nothing says winter like a horse and carriage ride! From noon to 4 p.m. on December 14, you’ll be able to enjoy a nostalgic ride. Head to Miss Elly’s Antiques & Such to climb aboard!

Author Book Signing

Visit the Hawley Public Library on December 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to get a book signed by local authors. Check out the event’s page on Facebook for a full list of the participating authors.

Holiday Artisans’ Fair

Browse through goods from local vendors at the Holiday Artisans’ Fair. This two-day event will take place at The Hawley Silk Mill, from December 14 to 15. It’s a great opportunity to pick up a gift for a loved one or find that perfect souvenir for your home!

Ugly Sweater Party

Grab your ugliest sweater and head to The Dock on Wallenpaupack on Saturday! There will be live music and prizes handed out for the ugliest sweaters. The party starts at 8 p.m. on December 14.

Potting Shed Sale

Get a great deal on all merchandise at the shop in the garden at The Settlers Inn. You’ll also be able to enjoy complimentary cheese and mulled wine while you browse. The Potting Shed Sale begins at 10 a.m. on December 14.

Winterfest Rockin’ Christmas with John Curtin

This great concert is happening at our very own on-site restaurant, Glass! Enjoy delicious food and fun times at this great Winterfest event. Reserve your table for December 14, starting at 8 p.m.

Winterfest Brunch

In the mornings during Winterfest, treat yourself to Winterfest Brunch at The Settlers Inn. A scrumptious morning will be accompanied by live harp music! There’s no better place to get brunch in Hawley.

Stay at Ledges Hotel

After enjoying Hawley Winterfest, spend the night at the gorgeous Ledges Hotel. Experience the natural beauty of the river gorge falls while relaxing in any of our fabulous rooms. Take a look at our contemporary room, which features a queen platform bed fitted with comfortable sheets. We have installed energy and water efficient rain showers with Green Earth bamboo towels. It’s the perfect combination of eco-initiatives and comfort.
Check our availability and book today! We look forward to having you.