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Each season the Poconos lives up to its promise... the spring is fresh, lively and green; the summer fragrant, warm and inviting; the fall plentiful, colorful and sweet; and the winter pure, silent and majestic. Festivals, activities, indoor and outdoor life never slow.

Hundreds of events and activities take place in the Pocono Mountains each year. Music or ethnic festivals, holiday celebrations, sidewalk sales, whitewater rafting days and NASCAR are some of the exciting events that make the Poconos so popular. Be sure to take advantage the many day deals at area attractions that include water activities, outdoor adventures, golf, and dining!

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12-22-2014 - 12-28-2014
MAGICAL FIRESIDE CHRISTMAS
12/21/2014 - 12/30/2014
Recurring daily

Times: 11am-8pm
Location: The Inn at Pocono Manor
One Manor Drive, Pocono Manor, PA 18349
Phone: (570) 225-0167 ext. 0
Admission: $5 per person; Additional activity tickets are available for purchase.
Special Event

Join The Inn at Pocono Manors holiday tradition with a visit to the Pocono Mountains magical winter wonderland. Immerse yourself in the twinkling sights, sounds, and aromas of the season. Let the magic and spirit on the mountain warm your heart all season long. Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, hot cocoa with melting marshmallows and peppermint sticks, Christmas carols, storytellers, and so much more. Donations for Toys for Tots will be accepted. Please bring an unwrapped gift.

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FRANKLIN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
12/22/2014 - 12/23/2014
Recurring daily

Times: 5-8:30pm
Location: Franklin Township Lions Club
Venue: Phifer Ice Dam Park
880 Main Road, Lehighton, PA 18235
Phone: (610) 377-7703
Admission: $5/adults; $2/children 4 to 12; under 4 are free
Special Event

During the Festival of Lights, the Phifer Ice dam Park takes on a magical holiday glow with more than 400,000 lights in a giant outdoor walk-through display as the sounds of the season are heard throughout the park. Santa will appear at the festival nightly up until Christmas. Weather permitting.

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THE COOPERAGE FARMER'S MARKET
11/8/2014 - 12/27/2014
Recurring weekly on Saturday

Times: 11am-1pm
Location: The Cooperage Project
1030 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431
Email: info@thecooperageproject.org
Phone: (570) 253-2020
Admission: Free

Each week during the winter market, there will be a variety of fresh produce, meats, breads, baked goods, candy, mustards, jellies, mushroom logs, soaps and teas, and much more. You can also expect to see The Market Cafe where you can pick up a delicious and nutritious, farm to table meal featuring seasonal and local products. The winter market will be open Saturdays through December 27th. For the most up-to-date information, please call or visit online.

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CRECHES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
12/1/2014 - 12/29/2014
Recurring daily

Times: 9am-5pm
Location: The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
Venue: Payette Room
100 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356
Phone: (800) 742-9633
Admission: Free/donations accepted

Over 100 small or large tableaus of Mary, Joseph, and others around the crib of Jesus in the stable at Bethlehem. Donations may be made to Hands-On Disaster Relief. Creches from Around the World will be on display until January 4.

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FOLK & OUTSIDER ART SALE
12/1/2014 - 12/23/2014
Recurring daily

Times: Weekdays 8:30am-4pm; Weekends by appointment.
Location: East Stroudsburg University
562 Independence Rd, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Phone: (570) 422-7966
Admission: Free

Fill your home or give the gift of art! Featuring works by Sterling Strauser, Dorothy Strauser, Jack Savitsky, Justin McCarthy, Victor Joseph Gatto, and Joseph Polinski. Over 100 works, many never seen before by the public. Proceeds benefit the Sterling Strauser Gallery at ESU.

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GINGERBREAD DINING
12/1/2014 - 12/31/2014
Recurring daily

Location: Skytop Lodge
One Skytop, Skytop, PA 18357
Phone: (570) 595-8985
Admission: Call For Pricing

This is a sight you don't want to miss! Step inside a gingerbread house made of real gingerbread! Become a gingerbread person and have dinner in Skytop's life size gingerbread house. Experience a private dining event like never before and make this Christmas one to never forget. Call for pricing and reservations. This event takes place until January 4, 2015.

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GINGERBREAD HOUSE
12/1/2014 - 12/25/2014
Recurring daily

Times: 7:30am; 9am; 10:30am; 12:30pm; 2pm; 5pm; 7pm; 9pm
Location: Great Wolf Lodge
1 Great Wolf Drive, Scotrun, PA 18355
Phone: (570) 213-6024
Admission: $10 fee to dine in the gingerbread house.

Make your holiday a little sweeter when you dine inside Great Wolf Lodge's life-size gingerbread house for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! The delicious aromas drifting from this giant gingerbread house may start a craving for sweets, so Great Wolf Lodge has made room inside for you to eat with your pack! Reservations are required. Dining fee benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities. The gingerbread house seats up to six people. Dining is available until December 25.

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THE NUTCRACKER
12/1/2014 - 12/22/2014
Recurring weekly on Monday, Friday

Times: Showtimes 10am and 7pm
Location: Shawnee Playhouse
552 River Road, Shawnee On Delaware, PA 18356
Email: request@theshawneeplayhouse.com
Phone: (570) 421-5093
Admission: $18/adults; $15/seniors; $10/children under 12

The Nutcracker is a holiday fairy tale about a young girl, Clara, and her very favorite Christmas. Her mysterious Godfather, Herr Drosselmeier, gives her a beautiful Nutcracker doll. After everyone is asleep, Clara sneaks downstairs to play with her Nutcracker. She eventually falls asleep, and with a little help from Drosselmeier, her magical dreams begin. Presented by C&K Dance Theater. This show will take place at 10am on December 1, 8, 15, and 22; 7pm on December 5, 12, and 19.

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TUESDAY HOLIDAY COMMUNITY CONCERTS
12/2/2014 - 12/23/2014
Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Times: 7pm
Location: The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
Venue: Main Lobby
100 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356
Phone: (800) 742-9633
Admission: Free; donations gratefully accepted

Relax by the fireplace and listen to the weekly complimentary entertainment. Hear the sounds of the holiday and enjoy the roaring fireplace surrounded by friends, neighbors, and a magical holiday atmosphere. Concerts are family-friendly and appropriate for all ages. Donations to the performers are gratefully accepted. Enjoy Shawnee's gift to the community! Brought to you by the Shawnee Institute Ltd, a non-profit foundation.

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JAZZ JAM WITH BILL GOODWIN & FRIENDS
12/4/2014 - 12/25/2014
Recurring weekly on Thursday

Times: 8-11pm
Location: Deer Head Inn
5 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327
Email: jazz@deerheadinn.com
Phone: (570) 424-2000
Admission: Free

Jazz Jam with Bill Goodwin and Friends. Bill's quartet plays for the first hour and other musicians join throughout the evening. No cover charge. This event takes place every Thursday.

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SHAWNEECRAFT BREWERY TOURS AND TASTINGS
12/4/2014 - 12/27/2014
Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Times: See Below.
Location: The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
Venue: ShawneeCraft Brewery
100 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356
Phone: (570) 213-5151
Admission: Tours/free; tastings are pay-as-you-go

Experience a taste of Shawnee. All tours start in the main lobby of the Shawnee Inn and last approximately 30-45 minutes. No reservations required, and there is no cost for the tour. Under 21 welcome to attend the tour. Must be 21 to taste. Tours take place at 4pm on Thursday and Friday, and noon on Saturdays. The Tap Room Bar is open from 5-10pm Thursday and Friday, and 1-5pm on Saturdays.

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HAPPY HOUR
12/5/2014 - 12/26/2014
Recurring weekly on Friday

Times: 4-6pm
Location: Franklin Hill Vineyards - The Wine Shop
2942 Route 611 #101, Tannersville, PA 18372
Email: info@franklinhillvineyards.com
Phone: (570) 619-7260
Admission: Free

Join Franklin Hills Vineyards for Happy Hour! Stop by their location on route 611 in Tannersville for a creative cocktail made with their wines paired with a tasty treat! Can't make it Fridays? No worries, they offer complimentary tastings everyday of the week. Check out their website for hours and so much more!

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LIVE MUSIC
12/5/2014 - 12/26/2014
Recurring weekly on Friday

Times: Fridays from 8pm-midnight
Location: Ehrhardt's Waterfront Resort
205 Pennsylvania 507, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: waterfront@ehrhardts.com
Phone: (570) 226-2124

Join Ehrhardt's for great drink specials, delicious food and live music every Friday night!

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LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY
12/5/2014 - 12/26/2014
Recurring weekly on Friday

Times: 8-11pm
Location: Ledges Hotel
Venue: Glass—wine. bar. kitchen.
119 Falls Avenue, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: info@ledgeshotel.com
Phone: (570) 226-1337
Admission: No cover charge.

A rotating line-up of live music in the lounge at Glass-wine.bar.kitchen. Visit online for the most up-to-date schedule. Live music will take place every Friday night.

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TREE LIGHTING
12/5/2014 - 12/26/2014
Recurring weekly on Friday

Times: Fridays at 8:30pm
Location: Skytop Lodge
One Skytop, Skytop, PA 18357
Phone: (570) 595-8925

Join Skytop Lodge in the celebration of the Holiday season, every Friday for the tree lighting.

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FREE TASTINGS AND DEMOS
12/6/2014 - 12/27/2014
Recurring weekly on Saturday

Times: 11am-1pm
Location: Hawley Silk Mill
Venue: Mill Market
8 Silk Mill Drive Suite #111, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: info@MillMarketPA.com
Phone: (570) 390-4440
Admission: Free

Sample locally sourced food and beverage products every Saturday at the Hawley Silk Mill.

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LIVE PIANO MUSIC
12/6/2014 - 12/27/2014
Recurring weekly on Saturday

Times: 6-9:30pm
Location: The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park
4 Main Avenue, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: desk@thesettlersinn.com
Phone: (570) 226-2993

Enjoy live music and delicious farm-to-table cuisine, plus an award-winning wine list. Reserve your table online or call 570-226-2993. Live Piano Music will take place every Saturday.

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WINTER FARMERS MARKET
12/6/2014 - 3/28/2015
Recurring weekly on Saturday

Times: 8am-noon
Location: Monroe Farmers Market
Venue: Inside Sherman Theater
524 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 595-2321
Admission: Free

New this year, Monroe Farmers Market has partnered with the Sherman Theater in Downtown Stroudsburg to stay open all winter long. The Monroe Winter Farmers Market will offer great preserved goods, jams and jellies, baked goods, maple syrup, farm fresh eggs, and produce (while available). The Winter Farmers Market will be open until March 28.

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WINTER PHOTO WALK
12/6/2014 - 12/27/2014
Recurring every 2 weeks on Saturday

Times: 2-4:30pm
Location: Lori Ryan Photography
Venue: Trails around Lake Wallenpaupack
100 Apple Drive Ste 4, Greentown, PA 18426
Email: laeryan@gmail.com
Phone: (570) 352-2605
Admission: $60

Explore the trails near Lake Wallenpaupack with Lori Ryan as she offers guidance into photographing nature at its best. This workshop examines how light and color change as the day draws to a close. Composition and optimal camera settings will be discussed to create beautiful winter wonderland images. Winter Photos Walks will take place every Saturday until March 28.

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INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR
12/7/2014 - 12/28/2014
Recurring weekly on Sunday

Times: 1-4pm
Location: Pocono Arts Council
18 N. 7th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 476-4460
Admission: $100/member; $110/non-member; $90/senior member; $100/senior non-member

This class will cover composition, how to avoid making mud, rules of portraiture using a photograph and various textures, along with other varied techniques. This class will take place on December 7, 14, 21, and 28 with instructor Joan Raushi.

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HOLIDAY SHOPPING EVENT
12/15/2014 - 12/24/2014
Recurring daily

Times: 11am-6pm; 4pm on December 24
Location: Mountain View Vineyard Winery & Distillery
5866 Neola Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 619-0053

HO HO HO, Mountain View Vineyard's elves have been busy preparing the gift shop with holiday glee! Sip and shop their huge selection of wine and spirits, unique gift baskets, ornaments, jewelry, accessories, apparel, and so much more. Enjoy spectacular savings on select items and share good cheer with loved ones!

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THE MESSIAH 37TH ANNUAL CONCERT
12/22/2014  


Times: Showtime 8pm
Location: Shawnee Playhouse
552 River Road, Shawnee On Delaware, PA 18356
Email: request@theshawneeplayhouse.com
Phone: (570) 421-5093
Admission: $8 Donation Gratefully Accepted

37th Annual Concert, one night only. Raise your voices with family, friends, and neighbors in Handel's immortal masterpiece. A sing in concert lead by professional conductors, soloists, and musicians. Join in the singing or just sit back and enjoy this Shawnee Holiday Tradition!

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CHRISTMAS EVE IN BAR LOUIS
12/24/2014  


Times: 5-9pm
Location: Bar Louis at the Hotel Fauchere
401 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337
Phone: (570) 409-1212
Admission: $12-$44

Join the Bar Louis at the Hotel Fauchere for Christmas Eve dinner. Serving dinner menu items plus holiday specials. Call for more information.

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CHRISTMAS EVE IN THE DELMONICO ROOM
12/24/2014  


Times: 6-9pm
Location: The Delmonico Room at the Hotel Fauchere
401 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337
Phone: (570) 409-1212
Admission: $75 per person; Optional win pairing $60 per person.

Join The Delmonico Room at the Hotel Fauchere for a Christmas Eve Tasting. Enjoy grilled Spanish octopus, braised beef cheek, seared rouget, and Christmas figgy pudding. Call for reservations. Tax and gratuities not included in cost.

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CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET
12/25/2014  


Times: noon-4pm
Location: The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
Venue: Worthington Ballroom
100 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356
Phone: (800) 742-9633
Admission: $28.95/adults; $22.95/65+; $17.95/ages 5-11

Celebrate Christmas Day at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Enjoy a festive buffet with carving station prepared by Chef Tallada. Tax and gratuity not included in cost. Call to make a reservation.

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COMEDY NIGHT
12/26/2014  


Times: 8:30pm
Location: Hawley Silk Mill
Venue: Harmony Presents
8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: jill@silkmillharmony.com
Phone: (570) 588-8077
Admission: $14 - $20

Harmony Presents features hilarious comedians from New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and more. Featured comedians combined experiences include appearances on MTV, placing in some of the top comedy festivals, being featured on Sirius XM Radio, and frequently performing numerous comedy clubs around New York City including Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, Caroline's, Stand Up New York, New York Comedy Club, and Laughing Devil Comedy Club. Comedian Line-Up TBA!

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KIDS KABARET
12/26/2014 - 12/27/2014
Recurring daily

Times: Showtime 7pm
Location: Shawnee Playhouse
552 River Road, Shawnee On Delaware, PA 18356
Email: request@theshawneeplayhouse.com
Phone: (570) 421-5093
Admission: $10 All Seats

A talented cast of children ages four to 17 entertain audience with singing and dancing. An enjoyable show for the young and young at heart!

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B-STREET BAND
12/27/2014  


Times: Doors 7pm; Showtime 8pm
Location: Mauch Chunk Opera House
14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone: (570) 325-0249
Admission: $18

It's a night you won't forget when you spend an evening with the B-Street Band. Branded as NJ's own Springsteen Tribute, their performances from the NJ Shore to San Diego and Canada to Dallas attract boss fans all over North America. Led by vocalist Glenn Stuart, this Bruce Springsteen tribute band brings a package of high energy, versatility, and a few unscripted laughs, all accompanied by a smoothness and professionalism only a band with three decades of performances can bring. Check them out at the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

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CHRISTMAS FROZEN IN ICE
12/27/2014  


Times: 11am-4pm
Location: Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour and Natural Ice Harvest Museum
311 Purdytown Turnpike, Lakeville, PA 18438
Email: tour@sculptediceworks.com
Phone: (570) 226-6246
Admission: $12/adults; $8/children ages 3-14; free under 3

Do you want to build a snowman? Tis' the season to take a tour of Sculpted Ice Works Ice Harvest Museum and Ice Factory. You can walk through a show freezer, so be prepared to bundle up for an up close view of a spectacular Christmas display of Frozen themed fun! Enjoy felt snowman, ice art activity, and Penguin craft.

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ELECTRI-CON
12/27/2014  


Times: 8pm
Location: Sherman Theater
524 Main Street , Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Phone: (570) 420-2808
Admission: $29.99/in advance; $40/day of show

Rae Sremmurd is an American hip hop duo, composed of Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy, from Tupelo, Mississippi. They are perhaps best known for their single No Flex Zone! which has so far peaked at number 38 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. They are based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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LIVE MUSIC AT BARLEY CREEK WITH ZAC LAWLESS
12/27/2014  


Times: 8-11pm
Location: Barley Creek Brewing Company
1774 Sullivan Trail, Tannersville, PA 18372
Phone: (570) 629-9399
Admission: No cover charge.

Enjoy live music every Saturday night at Barley Creek Brewing Company, the Pocono Mountains Original Brewpub. Great food and handcrafted beer brewed on-site. Free brewery tours daily at 12:30pm.

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SPARKLING WINE BAR
12/27/2014 - 12/28/2014
Recurring daily

Times: Saturday noon-5pm; Sunday noon-3:30pm
Location: Mountain View Vineyard Winery & Distillery
5866 Neola Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 619-0053

Add some sparkle to your holidays! Mountain View Vineyard, Winery, and Distillery are popping the corks off all their bubbly (LeCrescent, Bliss Bubbly, and Elation). Design your own mimosa with an assortment of fruit, sorbet, and juice.

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WADE PRESTON
12/27/2014  


Times: 7pm and 9:30pm
Location: Hawley Silk Mill
Venue: Harmony Presents
8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: jill@silkmillharmony.com
Phone: (570) 588-8077
Admission: $16 - $20

Harmony Presents Wade Preston of Movin' Out! the Broadway show and Billy Joel's back-up delivers an impeccable show with your favorite tunes and original compositions. It's not often a man can sit in front of a piano and command full attention but Mr. Preston can drop a stadium full of jaws. Truly spell-binding and a favorite among Harmony Presents audiences, get your tickets now to the early or late show at the Hawley Silk Mill before there aren't any left!

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12/22/2014
Magical Fireside Christmas

Join The Inn at Pocono Manors holiday tradition with a visit to the Pocono Mountains magical winter wonderland. Immerse yourself in the twinkling sights, sounds, and aromas of the season. Let the magic and spirit on the mountain warm your heart all season long. Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, hot cocoa with melting marshmallows and peppermint sticks, Christmas carols, storytellers, and so much more. Donations for Toys for Tots will be accepted. Please bring an unwrapped gift. More

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12/22/2014
Franklin Festival of Lights

During the Festival of Lights, the Phifer Ice dam Park takes on a magical holiday glow with more than 400,000 lights in a giant outdoor walk-through display as the sounds of the season are heard throughout the park. Santa will appear at the festival nightly up until Christmas. Weather permitting. More