Sparkle and shine! — it’s something you’ll notice as soon as you arrive in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region. Our Main Streets glimmer with festive décor as seasonal celebrations take center stage! Experience our holiday fun - rich in heritage and steeped in the spirit of joy. Come make wonderful holiday memories in Pennsylvania's Americana Region.get your merry on bring the ho..ho..whole family see your breath, then catch it
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Reading Blues Fest
Check schedule for concert times
DoubleTree by Hilton
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Penn Street, Reading
Guided Candlelight Tours
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Conrad Weiser Homestead
Salzburg Marionettes, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Miller Center for the Arts
Except for a little town called Bethlehem, you won’t find a place more rooted in Christmas traditions than Pennsylvania’s Americana Region.
From Advent calendars, buttery sand tart cookies and nativity scenes to Gingerbread houses, Christmas trees, and more — so many of our holiday traditions were brought to America by our PA Dutch ancestors. Come immerse yourself in the joy and wonder! Meet Santa’s polar opposite, the Belsnickel, at “Christmas on the Farm” at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center. Shop for nutcrackers and tree ornaments at Murdough’s Christmas Barn. Or, purchase unique gifts for loved ones and partake in delicious delights at the Christkindlmarkt at the Reading Liederkranz. There’s so much to see, do, and experience in PA’s Americana Region to make your season merry and bright!
Let the merrymaking begin now! For those who cherish family memories of Christmases spent together, PA’s American Region is the perfect place to create even more. Come share quality time in a family-friendly destination that grows even friendlier this time of year!
We suggest making an activities list (and checking it twice!) because there’s a lot going on. Love a parade (and who doesn’t)? The Reading Holiday Parade should be first on your list. Want to take in a show? Magical Cirque Christmas should be tops on your list. What about a magical train ride? Or setting eyes on the “Greatest Christmas Display” at Koziar’s Christmas Village in the country with more than one million lights! Of course, there are plenty of events where children can bend Santa’s ear with their wish lists and opportunities for you to find unique stocking stuffers and inspired gifts. In PA’s Americana Region, there’s lights, Santa, and holiday action everywhere your family turns.
Love venturing out this time of year? Then let your adventurous spirit play …or ride or hike or whatever gets you dashing through the cold!
Up for a hike? Trek the Appalachian Trail to help burn off those buttery sand tarts and holiday desserts. Or, if freewheeling it down a mountainside on a bike, a snowboard, or a pair of skis is your thing, there are plenty of places to pursue such pulse-raising adventures in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region. For bird enthusiasts (or fans of gorgeous vistas), you can catch the tail end of the annual hawk migration from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. If feeling the wind on your face, steam rising off the top of your head, or breathing in the fresh, cold air is what you seek, look no further. We have what your adrenaline demands. Ready to join our reindeer games?