When it comes to the holidays, no one likes to celebrate it more than the residents of Hawley, PA. This idyllic town is a perfect backdrop to an All-American Christmas. Every year, as soon as everyone has awoken from their Thanksgiving induced coma, we all like to get in the spirit of Christmas. As with every year, the town of Hawley will put on its famous Hawley Winterfest, a weekend full of events that brings the community closer and locals and visitors alike ready for the holidays. We at Ledges Hotel also have visitors that love to come to town for this weekend to bring back the spirit of Christmas with them back to their hometown. While the event details for this year haven’t been released yet, we at Ledges Hotel want to share with you why the Hawley Winterfest is so special as well as some of the highlight events from last year.
Every year for the past 16 years there has been a Hawley Winterfest celebration. This year, it will happen the weekend of December 12th-14th, 2014. This festival was originally started to showcase Hawley’s Victorian origins and help modern residents and visitors remember a beautiful, simpler time in life. Everyone in Hawley has embraced this wonderful tradition and each year try and make it better.
There are many events throughout the Hawley Winterfest weekend that are full of fun. Every year, you will always find houses decked out in holiday decorations complete with twinkling lights and a merry spirit. Some of the other fun things to do would be listening to Christmas carols, and gingerbread house decorating. Here are some events in the past that we don’t want to miss. One of the first Hawley WInterfest events that is always a treat is a house tour. There are always a few tours on Saturday where you can view some of the most beautiful historic homes in Hawley. When you see these houses decorated impeccably, it really is spectacular. One purchase that you have to make during Hawley Winterfest is a Christmas tree. There is nothing like picking out the perfect tree for your home and decorating it with your family. Be sure to come by the Silk Mill and enjoy the art and seasonal treats that are always offered there. Make sure and be on the lookout for some of the most interesting demonstrations that are offered this weekend. You can leave learning a lot. Also, one of the reasons for the season is giving back. Last year, on Saturday, we had a great turn out for the Relay for Life donation drive last year. Be on the lookout for a way to give back this year as well. What Hawley Winterfest would be complete without a visit from Santa? Have breakfast with him on Sunday at this year’s participating restaurant. The weekend also comes to a close with multiple events throughout the day but be sure to catch the Annual Christmas Show. This free event is loved by all ages.
The Hawley WInterfest is a weekend that should not be missed. When visitors come for this fantastic festival, they opt to stay with us at Ledges Hotel. Our mix of unbeatable service and in-room luxury combined with the stunning views of the gorge make this an easy pick. Rooms do book up quickly so be sure to contact our amazing staff today to book a weekend with us during Hawley WInterfest.
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