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.
2. Wally Ice Fest (January)
Hosted on the 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.
3. Crystal Cabin Fever (February)
This Hawley event is almost too “cool” to be real! Crystal Cabin Fever honors the magic of winter with stunning ice sculptures and displays that are sure to steal your breath away. The sculptures are created by Sculpted Ice Works in Lakeville, PA, a highly reputable ice retail shop and museum. A new theme is decided upon each year, so you’ll never have the same experience twice. While the theme for 2019 has yet to be announced, you can expect nothing but magic from the people who create some of the most spectacular ice sculptures in Pennsylvania. There will also be plenty of other family-friendly perks at the event such as complimentary hot chocolate, a free wine tasting, tours of the Ice Factory, and a fire pit to warm up.
Don’t Miss Our Holiday Cooking Class
Each month, Hawley Silk Mill is proud to offer hands-on cooking classes led by our very own pastry chef, Julia Kent! On December 9th, 2018, ring in the holiday season by learning how to create original and unique holiday cocktails and food pairings. The best part? You’ll enjoy a complimentary cocktail during class. Cheers to that! Spaces for these classes are limited, so be sure to make your reservation today!
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 Mill Market Bakery and Cocoon Coffee House, 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.