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Hawley Winterfest is One of the Most Exciting Events of the Year

Hawley-Winterfest.jpgThe holiday season is right around the corner and with that comes one of the most exciting events of the year, Hawley Winterfest.  This vintage holiday experience wouldn’t be complete without the horse-drawn carriage rides, twinkling Christmas lights and festive music that fills the streets.  Hawley Winterfest is a beautiful way to kick off the winter season, and we hope you’ll come out and join us.  The 18th annual Hawley Winterfest will take place December 9th through the 11th.

December is a magical time of year to visit Hawley, PA.  If you will be traveling to the area for the first time, don’t forget to download our free Deleware Highlands Vacation Guide.  Filled with plenty of suggestions on where to go and what to do, this free guide has all the insider tips for you to take advantage of when you’re here.

Events at Hawley Winterfest

Over the course of the 3-day winter celebration, you will find plenty of festive events to get you into the holiday spirit.  Create a holiday card, choose between over 5,000 handmade cookies at the annual cookie walk, or take a holiday house tour of beautifully decorated Hawley homes.  If you’re looking to buy an original handmade item at the festival, be sure to visit the annual holiday artisan’s fair at Hawley Silk Mill.  The fair is free and will be filled with one of a kind artwork and crafts for purchase.  What would a holiday event be without a visit from the jolly old elf himself: Santa Claus.  You or your pet will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and even tell him an item or two on your Christmas list.  The list of fun activities goes on and on.  Be sure to stop by the Beer Tour, glasswork demonstrations, Christmas shows, children’s activities, or cozy up with a blanket on the horse-drawn carriage rides around town.


What’s a holiday celebration without the holiday carols we all know and love?  There are plenty of opportunities during Hawley Winterfest to sit back with a mug of warm cider and enjoy some holiday tunes.  In years past, crowds have enjoyed Jinglebell Jazz at the library, a holiday handbell concert, jazz from A Charlie Brown Christmas, and The Virgin Consort performing traditional and Victorian carols.  Stay tuned for an updated schedule of all the events happening this year.

Lodging in Hawley

We do the holidays right here at The Settlers Inn.  In addition to Hawley Winterfest, we have quite a few holiday events you’ll want to attend during your stay.  We kick off December with our annual Candlelight Christmas event December 2nd through the 4th.  You’ll dine in our candlelit dining room by the glow of the beautiful Christmas tree. There will be a special menu for the evening and music by the Bradley Bunch on Friday and Saturday, and by Regional High School Choirs on Sunday.  After dinner, enjoy a carriage ride into Bingham Park where you’ll see the tree lit in the gazebo and the streets lined with luminaries.  When you dine on Sunday evening with us during the Candlelight Christmas event, you will be able to stay in our best available accommodations for $99 plus tax.

During Hawley Winterfest, come to the Inn dressed in your holiday attire to enjoy a holiday brunch on December 10th and 11th.  Our Winterfest Brunch will feature a seasonal menu, bottomless mimosas, and music by harpist Kristy Chmura.  The Inn comes to life with holiday spirit with its decorated trees, lights that adorn the trees outside, and the magnificent gingerbread house that is made to look like The Settlers Inn.  There might even be a dusting of snow on the ground to add to the merry environment.

We look forward to hosting you during your stay.  Give us a call at 570-226-2993 for availability and help with booking the perfect room!  Don’t wait.  Come and spend the holiday season with us!