If you’re looking for directions to the 9 most-Christmassy places in PA, you’re in the right place!
What follows is a road trip that visits nine PA destinations where the Christmas spirit runs strong, year after year.
I’ve even included a downloadable route map to help you navigate between all of these festive holiday destinations.
Simply click on the blue text links in the descriptions that follow to view more information about each of the 9 classic Christmas destinations in PA.
1. Bethlehem, PA
What better place to start a road trip to the most-Christmassy places in PA than in “Christmas City USA“, home to the first documented decorated Christmas tree in America and seemingly one Christmas celebration after another from late November through December.
2. Shady Brook Farm Holiday Light Show in Yardley
The Shady Brook Farm Holiday Light Show is a drive-through attraction featuring more than three million lights illuminating acres of farmland.
3. The Christmas Haus in New Oxford
The Christmas Haus in New Oxford features 3 buildings packed floor to ceiling with some of the most beautiful German-made Christmas ornaments and decorations you’ve ever laid eyes on!
Laid out to resemble a German village, you could literally spend hours here browsing/shopping the vast array of “Made in Germany” Christmas items.
4. The Pennsylvania Christmas and Gift Show in Harrisburg
The Pennsylvania Christmas and Gift Show at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg is one of the largest Christmas shows in the United States!
The 2023 Pennsylvania Christmas and Gift Show takes place Wednesday, Nov. 29 through Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 am to 7 pm and Sunday, Dec. 3 from 10 am to 5 pm.
5. The Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana County
The Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana County preserves the legacy of Indiana, Pennsylvania’s favorite son and actor Jimmy Stewart.
Although he appeared in 80 feature films over his long and distinguished acting career, Jimmy Stewart is perhaps best known for his role as George Bailey in “It’s A Wonderful Life”, widely considered one of the most classic Christmas movies of all time!
6. The Tallest Santa in Pennsylvania in Phillipsburg
For a few weeks every year, Philipsburg in Centre County is home to the tallest Santa display in Pennsylvania!
Standing 37.5 feet tall, with a bag of toys nearly 20 feet tall, “Phillipsburg Santa” has earned his hometown a spot as one of the most Christmassy places in PA!
Few places in PA conjure up images of an “old-timey” Christmas better than Wellsboro in Tioga County.
The highlight of Wellsboro’s Christmas celebrations is their Dickens of a Christmas festival, held the first weekend in December.
Wellsboro’s Main Street and the surrounding side streets are closed to traffic during the event, where the downtown transforms into an early Victorian Christmas marketplace.
Mifflinburg in Union County is home to what is said to be the oldest outdoor Christmas market in the United States, the Mifflinburg Christkindl Market.
For more than 30 years the town has been hosting this event which brings the history and traditions of a German Christmas market to life in central Pennsylvania.
The 2023 Mifflinburg Christkindl Market will take place December 14th-16th, and admission is free.
9. Koziar’s Christmas Village in Bernville
Koziar’s Christmas Village has grown into a mammoth seasonal attraction, and is celebrating it’s 76th season in 2023.
20 of the Best Drive-Thru Christmas Light Displays in PA highlights 20 festive light displays you can enjoy from the comfort (and warmth) of your vehicle.
12 of the Best Walk-Thru Christmas Light Displays in PA is a list of 12 exceptional walk-through Christmas light displays from across PA, complete with links to each attraction’s official website.
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