How to Make the Most of Your Hawley Winterfest Experience


Hawley WinterfestWith the holidays just around the corner, our community is preparing for one of this winter’s most highly anticipated events! Hawley Winterfest has been a fun-filled family tradition since 1999, and for a good reason! With a wide variety of Christmas-themed activities all over town, including an ice bar, artisan fair, snow tubing!  Make your Christmas vacation extra special this year and join us for a weekend filled with holiday cheer.

Will you be visiting the Pocono Mountains for Hawley Winterfest? Make sure you stop by Hawley Silk Mill for an irresistible treat at the Mill Market Bakery, experience world-class art at the art gallery, and more.

12 of the Most Fun Things to Do at Hawley Winterfest

With 3 days packed full of family-fun, attending the Hawley Winterfest 2017 is a great way to kickstart your Christmas vacation. Here are just some of the best holiday activities to look forward to this December 8th-10th!

1. Ice Bar at Cocoon (Hawley Silk Mill)

Specialty cocktails will be served on a handcrafted ice bar at Cocoon Coffee House at Hawley Silk Mill! Complimentary samples will also be available.

2. Annual Cookie Walk (First Presbyterian Church)

Indulge in over 5,000 gourmet cookies, candies, and Christmas treats.

3. Create a Holiday Card (Hawley Public Library)

Make someone special in your life smile by creating a handmade holiday card just for them.

4. Holiday House Tour (Meets at Teeters Furniture)

Holiday-decorated homes in Hawley and the surrounding areas are open for you and your family’s enjoyment, including the local loch houses!

5. Relay for Life: Tree of Hope (Hawley Public Library)

You can donate to Relay for Life by tying a ribbon onto our Christmas tree. The ribbons may be made in honor of someone battling cancer or in their memory.

6. Holiday Artisan Fair (Hawley Silk Mill)

Browse through original artwork and more unique crafts created by regional artists. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet up-and-coming artists and find truly unique gifts.

7. Horse-Drawn Carriage or Wagon Rides (Miss Elly’s Antiques and Such)

You’ll love this memorable winter tradition! Enjoy a romantic ride through the streets or cozy up with your family as you take in the sights of Hawley.

8. Towed Tube Rides (Bingham Park)

Give your kids, or even yourself, a thrill with a fun tubing ride down the hill in Bingham Park.

9. Old Fashioned Winterfest Gathering (Miss Elly’s Antiques & Such/ Village Bath)

Shop for one-of-a-kind antiques and collectibles at the Village Bath while enjoying freshly mulled cider and holiday treats.

10. The Beer Tour (Hawley and the Lake Region)

Get ready to explore the nightlife of the Lake Region! Simply pick up a beer card at any of the participating locations, complete at least six flights, and receive a collector’s pilsner glass!

Participating Locations:

11. Winterfest Brunch (The Settlers Inn)

Savor in delicious holiday favorites from a classic menu prepared by The Settlers Inn.

12. Santa and S’mores at The Landing (Gresham’s Landing)

Bring your camera for free pictures with Ol’ Saint Nick himself! You will also enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and s’mores around an open fire pit. Participating shops will have their doors open to holiday shoppers.

Find the Perfect Accommodations for Hawley Winterfest

The Settlers Inn

This authentic 1920s Arts and Crafts Lodge is the perfect Pocono Mountains escape. Located right outside of downtown, The Settlers Inn enjoys a private and serene setting just minutes from all the fun. You’ll find the comforts of a bed and breakfast with the added convenience of a full-service farm-to-table restaurant. Take a look at their beautifully appointed rooms or book your stay today.

Silver Birches Resort

Located right on the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack, Silver Birches Resort is perfect for families! Choose between luxury suites, waterfront cottages, or even full houses. You will also have access to a variety of dining options right at the resort, including full-service restaurants and quick cafes! Find your perfect room or book your stay right now!

Ledges Hotel

Nestled right beside the stunning Paupack High Falls, Ledges Hotel is a luxury hotel adorned with modern amenities and rustic charm. The hotel celebrates its legacy to the community by blending its contemporary and sustainable design with the vibrant natural landscape.

Don’t Forget to Visit Hawley Silk Mill

Our 19th-century silk mill turned lifestyle center is one of the best attractions in Hawley. Not only will you be able to attend some of the Hawley Winterfest events here, but there are also numerous things to do all year-round. Get cozy with a freshly-brewed coffee in the Cocoon Coffee House, find unique souvenirs in one of our fabulous shops, or take a fitness class at the Lake Region Fitness Center or Mountain Laurel Pilates Studio. There’s a little something for everyone in the whole family to enjoy! We’ll see you soon!