Susquehanna Life Magazine's 2016 Winter Activities Guide
Nov 30, 2016 05:06PM
By Melanie Heisinger
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Contact: (717) 451-0014
Also known as the Gettysburg Tree Farm, they specialize in landscaping, pine, fir, spruce, red oak and Christmas Trees. Well-seasoned hardwood firewood is also for sale on site. Choose your own and cut your own trees are available in the following varities: Concolor, Douglas, Frazer, Normandy, White Pine, Scotch Pine, Blue Spruce, Serbian Spruce and Norway Spruce.
Also offers baled and burlapped trees. This farm uses safe growing practices. Click here to learn more.
Contact: (717) 338-9114
The National Park Service at the Eisenhower National Historic Site is inviting the public to celebrate this holiday season at the home and farm of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. The Eisenhower home will be decorated for Christmas, December 1 through 31. The celebration includes a holiday reception on Saturday, December 10 complete with cider and cookies courtesy of Gettysburg Tours, Inc.
Event begins December 1st and continues through January.
Harmony celebrates New Year’s Eve on Dec. 31 with a family-oriented "Silvester" celebration reflecting the community’s historic German roots, beginning with races with hundreds of runners... Read More »
Location: 301 Bear Meadows Rd. Boalsburg, PA 16827
Winter activities: skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. Celebrate the holidays with Tussey Mountain! They also showcase a great Christmas Village this time of year that you won't want to miss.
It’s a Dickens Festival in Downtown State College for this First Friday. A casual atmosphere features art, people-watching, mingling with friends, shopping, and dining at the diverse and ... Read More »
Location: 270 White Church Rd, Elysburg, PA, 17824
Contact: (570) 799-5887
Location: The Moose Exchange, 24 East Main Street, Bloomsburg PA 17815
Contact: (570) 217-2596
Through January 6. The Exchange Gallery called all regional artists to enter the third annual “Cash & Carry” exhibition. We gave away 400 hardboard panels, they made the artwork. All interpretations and all media accepted. As always, we opened this exhibition to all artists regardless of level of experience and abilities, and of the 350 pieces that went up at the beginning of the show, almost half came from middle- and high school students, with many more by younger children. As always, other artists represented include Bloomsburg University professors and other professionals, as well as amateurs of all levels of experience.
The 4th annual Destination Blues Music Festival brings its smooth rhythms to Bloomsburg, Danville, and Berwick. Friday - Musicians will perform in 19 venues Saturday - Blues all day Dow... Read More »
Contact: (717) 776-5272
Surrounded by rolling mountains, Colonel Denning State Park's 273 acres of woodland is the perfect place to enjoy a little piece and quiet. With the 3.5-acre Doubling Gap Lake for swimming and boating in the summer and ice-fishing and ice-skating in the winter, a 52-site campground, volleyball, picnicking and trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, it's the perfect place to bring the family and connect with nature. Cross-country ski or enjoy ice-skating at Doubling Gap Lake.
Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration
Location: Fort Hunter Mansion and Park, Harrisburg
When: December 4
Contact: (717) 599-5751 or http://forthunter.org/events/open-hearth-cooking-demonstration/
Location: Fort Hunter Mansion
& Park, Harrisburg
When: December 1-23, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM; Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 4:30pm; Sunday 12 – 4:30 pm; Closed Mondays
Contact: (717) 599-5751 or http://forthunter.org/events/christmas-at-fort-hunter-2/
Tour the Mansion decorated for the season in it’s holiday finery. Fresh greens adorn the windows, staircase and windowsills, while fresh arrangements of fruits and flowers decorate the mantels. The Civic Committee of the Harrisburg Garden Club creates the beauiful decorations using only fresh and natural materials.
Fat Biking (Winter Mountain Biking)Fat bikes – bicycles with oversized tires for cruising on soft terrain like snow – date back to the early 1900s, but have gained popularity over the past the few years.
Last year, snow biking at Huntingdon County’s FrozenFat Weekend (January 15-17, 2016), where you can ride, camp, and socialize with other bikers, was a great success. Stay tuned to see if this year will be just as great!
Either way, this is a fun sport to try.
Location: Downtown Lewistown
Contact: (717) 248-6713 or http://juniatarivervalley.org/
When: December 1-2
The Festival of Ice is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season in the Juniata River Valley. Christmas time is the jolliest time of the year, and merriment is everywhere! It is the best time to celebrate the joy of this wonderful season and have fun with your friends, family and loved ones.
Come join us for the 20th Annual Festival of Ice. There is no better place to be than on Market Street in downtown Lewistown, PA during the festival. Gaze at the beautifully carved ice sculptures, go for an old fashioned carriage ride, listen to carolers and live music, participate in children’s activities and even visit with Santa Claus himself.
Founded in 1991, this mesmerizing and creative ensemble is comprised of Russia’s finest young adult string players under the tutelage of its world-renowned founder, Misha Rachlevsky. The ... Read More »
“Using No-Till Systems to Improve our Soil Quality, Productivity and Profitability for Future Generations”
Location: Pine Barn Inn, One Pine Barn Place, Danville, PA 17821
When: March 14, 2017, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Contact: (570) 922-1838 or sunshinefarmers.com
Contact: (570) 437-3442
Kohl's Stony Hill Tree Farm is a small Christmas tree farm that took root in 1986. That's when they purchased a rundown 39 acre farm that just happened to have nearly 2,000 evergreen trees planted in one field. That first year, they cut some of them and toted them to their grandparents farm market (Kohls Market) located along route 147 about 3 miles north of Northumberland.
Location: The Milton Moose Family Center, Milton
When: November 25-December 31, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
2016 Christmas Season Open House schedule of the Milton Model Train Museum. Huge - 20’ x 60’ O-Gauge Layout. The main attraction – “Milltown” -1950’s Milton plus other fictional settings and many operating O-Gauge trains and interactive action scenes. FREE ADMISSION – Donations gladly accepted. Presented by T.I.M.E. and the Milton Moose Family Center at 139 South Front Street.
The Little Buffalo Christmas Trail is brought to you by Little Buffalo State Park, in conjunction with The Friends of Little Buffalo. Meet Santa in the woods and enjoy the thousands of lights and holiday displays located along this quarter mile trail in the park's East Picnic Area. Enjoy live music at the stage, and hot chocolate and cookies sold by local 4H groups in the warming hut. This is a free program and flashlights are helpful for some areas of the trail.
A Heartland Christmas Remember grandma's homemade cookies at Christmas? There was flour and sugar and eggs and the kitchen smelled so good. It was the one time of the year that the who... Read More »
Lewisburg Victorian Holiday WeekendLocation: Downtown Lewisburg, Lewisburg
Contact: (570) 523-1743
When: December 1-3
Lewisburg's Victorian Holiday Weekend begins with a traditional tree lighting ceremony to light the huge tree in Hufnagle Park on December 4. The next day stores stay open late, most until Midnight for Late Night Shoppers night on December 5. On December 6 don't miss the Victorian Parade at 1:00pm.
It's an authentic period procession with music, horse-drawn carriages and Kris Kringle followed by a free holiday movie at Campus Theatre.
Location: Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg
Contact: (570) 577-3727 or bucknell.edu/weiscenter
When: December 2, 2016 7:30pm
Master musicians who made their names on the Windham Hill label, pianist Liz Story, singer and multi-instrumentalist Barbara Higbie, and guitarist Sean Harkness, have created a special show in celebration of Winter Solstice. This ensemble in various forms has toured nationally for the past 10 years in support of the recording series that sold over 8 million copies. Warmth, humor and stunningly pristine performances abound. The significance of Winter Solstice is recognized in indigenous traditions around the world. This concert brings the best of acoustic music to joyfully mark a special moment in time.
Location: Campus Theatre,
Contact: (570) 577-2000 or http://cyrillemusic.com/tour
When: February 8
Vocalist Cyrille Aimée was primarily raised in France by a French-Dominican parentage. She now happily tours the world with her band as well as in a duo setting with Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo. Aimée's talents also recently caught the attention of Stephen Sondheim, who cast her in an Encores Special Presentation at New York City's City Center in November 2013.
The New York Times referred to Aimée's major label debut in August 2014, as "a bravura turn, presented with a smile."
Location: 3699 Deininger Rd, York Pa 17406 (Rocky Ridge County Park located east of York)
Contact: (717) 840-7443
When: November 25 - December 31 (Closed Dec. 24, 25 )
Times: Mon. through Fri. 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 5 to 9 p.m.
This guide proudly sponsored by:
Evangelical Community Hospital – a non-profit, independent community hospital in Lewisburg – has provided convenient, accessible, and affordable healthcare for more than 90 years. The Hospital offers a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services, including joint replacements through the Center for Orthopaedics, women’s care through OB/GYN of Evangelical, the Center for Breast Health, and The Family Place, interventional cardiovascular care, and advanced surgical services.
Evangelical’s commitment to providing outstanding patient care is evident through the growth and expansion of its services. In addition to continually adding new medical specialists, the Hospital is in the process of opening West Branch Medical Center which will house an urgent care center, a combined family medicine practice, as well as outpatient services including diabetes, wound and hyperbaric medicine, bariatrics, and pain medicine.
One of the county’s largest employers, Evangelical is licensed to accommodate overnight patients and acute rehab patients. Around 1,000 babies are born each year at The Family Place and the Hospital includes a primary stroke center, diabetes center, community health and wellness program, and more. The Hospital serves residents of Snyder, Union, Northumberland, and Lycoming counties and their surrounding areas.