It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Pocono Mountains, and I absolutely love the holiday season and all of the seasonal decorations and festivities.
On Sunday, you will be able to find me at the beautiful Stroudsmoor Country Inn as the 22nd Annual Tree Lighting event will be taking place.
For those of you who have had the pleasure of visiting the Stroudsmoor during the holiday season, you already know that the entire property is absolutely breathtaking! If you have never experienced Stroudsmoor, you'll definitely want to bring the family and enjoy the entire day of the Annual Tree Lighting activities! Refreshments will be served between 1pm and 5pm at Lawnhaven, compliments of the wonderful innkeepers of Stroudsmoor!
Mr. and Mrs. Claus along with the U.S. Marines will arrive at 6:15pm at Lawnhaven to light up Stroudsmoor Mountain. I always enjoy seeing the eyes of all the children light up along with the mountain! The Annual Tree Lighting would not be complete without fireworks! Make sure to be at Lawnhaven at 6:30pm as Stroudsmoor brings in the season with a bang and a fantastic display of fireworks that magically light up the mountain! At 7pm the Pocono Region Pipes and Drums will lead Santa to Terraview for photos! But, there is so much to do before the mountain lights up the night and the sky!
Make sure to stop in and visit Stroudsmoor's Christmas Boutique at Auradell. The boutique will be open from 10am -7pm and will be offering the most unique gifts. I'm sure that you will be able to find the perfect gift for that hard to buy for person on your list!
I'm sure that the little ones would love to have lunch with Mrs. Claus! She will be at the beautiful Terraview between noon and 3pm to tell read stories and dine with the kids. Please call 570-421-6431 x443 for luncheon details and to make reservations. Don't forget to bring a new unwrapped toy for "Toys for Tots". Those children who participate will receive a special gift. Professional photos will also be available!
There will be plenty of musical entertainment of various genres taking place throughout the day, including a surprise guest singing Country Western holiday tunes! I'm especially looking forward to the performance by the Penn Strings Violin Studio at 3:30pm at Lawnhaven as Katelynn, my favorite little violinist will be playing her violin!
In between the pony rides, festive carriage rides and all of the other terrific holiday activities you may want to check out the Trim-a-Tree competition between 1pm and 4pm at Lawnhaven sponsored by the Pocono Arts Council! I'm hoping to get a few new ideas for trimming my tree!
I'm definitely going to treat my family to the Tree Lighting Brunch or the Grand Buffet served up at the Main Inn! I'm hoping that Stroudsmoor's sensational Seafood Bisque will be on the menu! But, no matter what is being served there will definitely be a wide variety of pallet pleasing pleasures to please even the pickiest of eaters! I can already smell the aroma of all the delicious, freshly prepared dishes floating through the air! Please call 570-421-6431 to make your reservations.
Since this is the season of giving, I'm sure that you will want to be at Lawnhaven at 5:30pm as the fantastic folks of Stroudsmoor present the U.S. Marines with the "Toys-for Tots" donation. The St. Matthews CCD students will be at Lawnhaven at 5:30pm as they present The Christmas Story with live Nativity! This is sure to get you in the true spirit of the holiday season!
This event has so much to offer please visit http://stroudsmoor.com/events/Events.asp for the day's entire schedule!
As always, I would love to hear from you and all about your plans for a festive weekend in the Pocono Mountains! I hope to see you at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn enjoying the Annual Tree Lighting!