Winter is one of the most enchanting times of the year, and it’s even better when you spend it in Hawley, PA! Our charming small town in the Pocono Mountains offers a wide variety of exciting visitor experiences, especially when it comes to events. If you’re already thinking about your next holiday getaway, here’s why you won’t want to miss these fun winter events in Hawley, PA.
If you happen to be planning your own winter event in Hawley, PA, such as a family gathering, birthday, or holiday celebration, let us help you find the perfect place to host your friends and family! Our event spaces at Hawley Silk Mill are ideal for these occasions and much more. Plus, our events team will customize your affair with food, libations, and party rentals. It’s the best way to wow your attendees and make a great impression.
3 of the Best Winter Events in Hawley, PA
1. Hawley Winterfest (December)
Since 1999, Hawley Winterfest has been a beloved tradition among locals and visitors alike. This event celebrates the arrival of the holiday season with a wide variety of Christmas-themed activities. With over 50 events taking place over the weekend, you and your family will enjoy a nearly endless list of fun things to do such as a Christmas campfire, horse-drawn carriage rides, an ice bar at Hawley Silk Mill, a beer tour, and more. It’s everything you need and more to get into the Christmas spirit during your visit to Hawley.
3. Winter Carnival (January)
There’s snow much to do at Ski Big Bear’s annual Winter Carnival. The Ski area in nearby Lackawaxen offers skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to participate in a lollipop scavenger hunt, corn hole, plus downhill races. Guenther’s Ski Haus offers skiing demonstrations, so it’s the perfect time to ease into a new winter sport or acquire more skills. The celebration also includes food specials, music, s’mores by the firepit and trivia at the ski lifts. Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain is 12 miles from downtown Hawley. The mountain features a 650 foot vertical drop, 18 trails, a Terrain Park and seven lifts, including two Magic carpets.
2. Wally Ice Fest (February)
Hosted on frozen Lake Wallenpaupack, Wally Ice Fest is the epitome of winter fun in Hawley. Whether you choose to admire the wide variety of ice sculptures or participate in the curling demonstrations, you’ll need more than one day to enjoy everything this event has to offer. That’s why it takes place over an entire weekend! You’ll be able to participate in winter activities such as an ice hockey tournament, ice golf at Silver Birches Resort, and more. No wonder it’s one of the most highly anticipated Hawley, PA, events.
Don’t Miss Jazz Supper Club at
The Settlers Inn
A hearty farm to table menu accompanied by the cool sounds of live jazz music warm up a winter’s night. Held annually during Martin Luther King Jr weekend, the event pairs the talents of live local jazz musicians with a prix fixe menu boasting dishes that embrace the season.
We’ll See You at Hawley Silk Mill
Don’t forget to visit Hawley Silk Mill during your winter getaway! Since 1880, this historic factory has been a cornerstone of the Hawley community. Although its days as a textile factory have long-since ended, the mill has never been more vibrant than it is today! We invite you to find unique souvenirs in the shops, indulge in local food and drink at the Cocoon Coffee House and Bakery, or admire art from all over the world at the Looking Glass Gallery. You could spend an entire day exploring everything there is to do at this one-of-a-kind lifestyle center.