There are many holiday activities in the Poconos during this wonderful time of the year, each with their own unique charm. They could not be given fair treatment if they were to be included in one article. That is why this is a continuation of the events to be experienced in the Poconos this holiday season.
When you want to experience and Old Fashioned Christmas ” Jim Thorpe ” is the place to go. Here you will discover the sights and sounds of the Christmas season that will take you back to scenes from a “Charles Dickens” novel. Beginning on December 3, and continuing on every weekend before Christmas, you can be transported back in time for the holiday activities taking place in Jim Thorpe in the Poconos Pa.
Horse drawn carriages travel through charmingly decorated Victorian streets, while carolers in Victorian attire stroll down the roads, and grace everyone with cherished Christmas carols. The aroma of chestnuts roasting and hot chocolate carries you to the outdoor vendors set up along Broadway, while a live Nativity awaits you at the Ebenezer Evangelical Congregational Church.
Tour the old Victorian homes decorated in their finest for the holiday, as the sounds of laughter and Christmas carols fill your heart with cheer. Vote on your favorite tree for the “Best Tree in Town” contest, during the “Festival of Trees”. Lucky winners will take away the fully decorated live trees when they participate in this holiday activity in the Poconos.
Delight your children by taking them on a train ride with Santa, or by having breakfast with him at the Albright Mansion . Attend a show with Santa and “Robert the Elf” at The Mauch Chunk Museum . Every child will be given a unique reindeer bracelet, presented by none other than Santa Claus himself.
Join in the “Annual Mug Walk” by purchasing a Jim Thorpe collectors mug at the Railroad Station and having it filled with free treats by participating businesses as you walk through the town. Inside the beautifully decorated storefronts, you will find unique gifts for everyone on your Christmas list.
Stop by the sensational train display and celebrate ” Christmas in Toyland ” at the Hooven Building. Change direction by taking the Rotary Club’s “Ghost Walk” where you will visit the ghosts of Jim Thorpe’s past, and listen to a local authority present the “Origins of Christmas Traditions”.
All of this and much more is happening in Jim Thorpe, as they celebrate an “Olde Time Christmas” for the 29th year. When you take part in these holiday activities in the Poconos, you will truly experience a Victorian Christmas in its entire splendor. Visit the 2010 Jim Thorpe Olde Time Christmas website to discover all of the events that take place in this beautiful historic Victorian town, then go and relive a Christmas of yesteryear.
Jim Thorpe Olde Time Christmas website; www.jimthorpeoldetimechristmas
Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce