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Olde Time Christmas Weekends

December 4 - December 19

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Jim Thorpe’s 40th Annual Olde Time Christmas Weekends bring you the place to celebrate the holiday season all December long as the snow falls, the bells ring, and everyone is feeling jolly. The Old Time Christmas weekends will be held on Dec. 4/5, 11/12, and, 18/19.

Walking the streets of Jim Thorpe at Christmastime, you’d think Charles Dickens himself had celebrated his own holidays here. The historic Victorian architecture, cheerful music, brisk mountain air, and mouth-watering aromas floating from restaurants bring magic to Jim Thorpe just as if it was right from a Dickens novel.

Downtown Jim Thorpe is decked in Victorian style for the annual Olde Time Christmas Weekends celebration, with special events held over three magical weekends in December. Festivities begin with the tree lighting ceremony in Josiah White Park on December 3. The festival continues 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19, which have strolling carolers and musicians, holiday shopping, and plenty of free family activities. Fees apply to some events, with proceeds benefiting local charities. See website for details.

Enjoy photos with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, The Black Forest Krampusnacht Festival, special community holiday events, live entertainment throughout town, and more!

Horse and buggy rides as well as a Santa Train will be offered.

A tree lighting will be held on Dec. 3 in Josiah White Park, with Santa’s arrival and entertainment to benefit local nonprofits.

Tentative activities for Olde Time Christmas Weekends include children’s events, carolers, horse and buggy rides, choir boys, Dickens reading, and a Christmas concert.


December 4
December 19
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The Town of Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 + Google Map