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Natural Awakenings Lehigh Valley

Celebrate the Spirit Christmas Past

The 36th annual Olde Time Christmas Festival will be held the first three weekends in December in Jim Thorpe where guests will experience the spirit of Christmas past. The Victorian village nestled in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains and decorated in Dickensian style will captivate the imagination of the whole family with Santa, strolling carolers, characters and musicians. Santa’s arrival on a fire truck, along with the tree lighting ceremony at Josiah White Park kicks off the festival at 5 p.m., December 1.

Throughout Olde Time Christmas, attendees will enjoy train rides, a gingerbread house display at the Dimmick Memorial Library, 54 Broadway, entertainment at the gazebo, ticketed holiday concerts and shows at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, evening Rotary GhostWalks, a scavenger hunt and shopping at 40 unique shops and galleries where they may find not only clues, but also the perfect gift. nd local specials), a brief program and lots of time for Q&A.

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