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It wouldn’t be the holidays in Hawley without one of the most exciting events of the year! Hawley Winterfest is back this December 8th through the 10th celebrating its 19th season. The town of Hawley comes alive during this annual event with traditional carols filling the streets, twinkling holiday lights, horse-drawn carriage rides, and seasonal food. We hope you will come and join us this year at this town favorite Christmas event!
December is a magical time of year to visit Hawley, PA. If you will be traveling to the area for Hawley Winterfest, don’t forget to download our free Deleware Highlands Vacation Guide before your arrival. 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. It’s also filled with The Settlers Inn exclusives.
Over the course of the 3-day winter celebration, you will find plenty of merry events to get you into the holiday spirit. Create a holiday card, choose between over 5,000 handmade cookies from 30 varieties at the annual cookie walk, or take a holiday house tour of beautifully decorated Hawley homes.
For an original handmade craft item, 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 arts and crafts for purchase created by regional artists. What would a holiday event be without a visit from the jolly old elf himself? You and 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, the holiday pop-up restaurant, the ugly Christmas sweater party, sculpted ice bar, or cozy up with a blanket on the horse-drawn carriage ride around town.
There are plenty of opportunities during Hawley Winterfest to sit back with a mug of warm cider or hot chocolate and enjoy some holiday carols. In years past, crowds have enjoyed Jinglebell Jazz at the library, a holiday handbell concert, live music at our sister property Ledges Hotel, and The Virgin Consort performing traditional and Victorian carols. Stay tuned for an updated schedule of events happening this year.
The Settlers Inn is a beautiful place to stay during all seasons, but the Inn comes alive during the holidays. We kick off December with our annual Candlelight Christmas event happening December 1st through the 3rd. Dinner is served by candlelight in our dining room accompanied by the glow of the decorated Christmas tree. There will be a special menu for the evening and live entertainment. 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.
Our sister property, Silver Birches Resort, will host a special Open House Holiday Party December 9th with dinner and dancing. Stick around on Sunday for brunch accompanied by a holiday show.
During Hawley Winterfest, come to the Inn dressed in your holiday attire to enjoy a holiday brunch on December 9th and 10th. Our Winterfest Brunch will feature a seasonal menu 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.
Once you’ve gotten into the holiday spirit, be sure to come back and celebrate the New Year with us. We will have our New Year’s Even Celebration-Two Ways starting December 31st. Ledges Hotel will host their New Year’s Eve Extravaganza complete with dinner and music. And our other sister property, Silver Birches Resort, will ring in 2018 with their New Year’s Eve Bash!
We look forward to hosting you during Hawley Winterfest. Come and spend the holiday season with us!