Some people think of winter as a dreary, cold season with nothing to do or see. At the
Poconos, we see winter as a magical season full of endless activities, laughter, and love! Enjoy activities and events in the fluffy blankets of perfectly white snow, or enjoy the warmth of indoors with various shows and other entertainment. See below for a taste of what winter in the Poconos has to offer.
Immerse Yourself in Music & Theater
To satisfy your craving for something beautiful and entertaining, take part in some of the country’s best musicians and theater productions. You can catch the guitarist John Curtin every Thursday evening until December 18th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Ledges Hotel. Or perhaps theater is more to your taste, see one of the season’s classics, Scrooge, at the Shawnee Playhouse every weekend until November 30th.
In addition to the area’s superb shopping selections, visitors will also enjoy strolling through the winter farmer’s market and buying local produce, breads, meats, jellies, mustards, mushroom logs, cheeses, and candy, as well as handcrafted soaps, linens, teas, and crafts at The Cooperage Project every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. until December 27th. The Monroe Farmer’s market, located inside the Sherman Theater, also offers fresh eggs, maple syrup, and preserves every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon until March 28th.
Come see a variety of festivals that come to participate in the winter celebration in the Poconos. The Great Brews Classic Beer Festival is a great transition from fall to winter. The festival boasts live musical entertainment, nationally renowned brewers, and many craft and food vendors. If you’re interested in the process of brewing, there will also be educational seminars and expert Q & A sessions. The festival takes place on November 22nd and 23rd at the Galleria on the Split Rock Resort.
If you’re interested in participating in the magic of the holidays, join the Magical Fireside Christmas event. The atmosphere at The Inn at Pocono Manor is a true winter wonderland. Come immerse yourself in glittery snow, twinkling lights, holiday music, horse-drawn carriage rides, hot cocoa with peppermint sticks and soft marshmallows, Christmas carols, and storytellers. The magic can be enjoyed November 27th, November 28th, and December 21st through the 30th at The Pocono Manor.
Best Way to be Outdoors In Winter
There is nothing more special about winter than the soft white crystals that pad the ground and open up the possibilities for new activities, sports, and romantic getaways. The Poconos offer a myriad of ski, snowboard, and snow tube courses for visitors of all ages and skill levels. Or perhaps you and your loved ones just want to play in the snow, build snowmen, igloos, and make snow angels in the near-perfect snow.
Whether you are seeking an adrenaline rush on the high-difficulty ski slopes, or are looking to experience the magic of the holidays once again with carriage rides and Christmas carols, the Poconos has exactly what you are looking for. Come see for yourself the gifts that winter has brought. An added bonus, you can stay with us at the Watergap Country Club and ski to your until your heart’s content. See our stay and ski vacation package for more details.