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'Tis the Season - Holiday Events in Erie County

Friday Nov 13th, 2020

The holidays are upon us and everyone we hope is ready to celebrate, whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukah or even Festivus!  If you need a little more encouragement this season, we have some great events to get you in the holiday spirit!  

For a complete list of events taking place in our area, click here.

Festival of Trees
November 27 – 29 from 5 pm to 9 pm.
Fairview Business Park, 7401 Klier Drive, Fairview, PA 16415.   festival trees

For 36 years Festival of Trees has been a holiday tradition for the Erie community with proceeds supporting Saint Vincent Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network. The new drive through experience will immerse friends and families in the spirit of the season and will include beautiful light displays, visits to rooms in Santa’s castle, live reindeer and fun takeaways. Virtual visits are offered as well with voting on trees, a tree auction and an Avenue of Baskets. 1-10 guests: $20 per vehicle, 11-30 guests: $40 per vehicle. Tickets can be pre-purchased or at the gate.

 

North East PA Sugar Plum Sunday
Sunday November 29
Downtown North East

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Sugar Plum Sunday Holiday Coupon Book - Get your holiday shopping done locally! Get a coupon book with special offers from participating businesses from the North East Chamber office and stay tuned for more information on giveaways and more. Details here.

 

 

 

P I Lights
December 5-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, January 1-3 from 6 pm to 9 pm. PI Lights Erie PA
Presque Isle State Park, 1 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505 www.pilightserie.com
Experience a self-guided evening driving tour of seasonal lights throughout Presque Isle State Park from the comfort and safety of your vehicle. Follow the Park’s 13-mile loop road encountering a variety of lights and displays coupled with Presque Isle’s natural nighttime beauty. This event is free however donations are appreciated.

 

Asbury Woods Winter Wonderland
December 4-31 (no program Dec 24-25) from 5 pm to 8 pm.
Asbury Woods Nature Center, 4105 Asbury Road Erie, PA 16505. AsburyWoods.orgwinterwonderland
Holiday lights will twinkle in the woods and wetlands along the boardwalk (1/3 mile).  Access to the lighted are is free and open to the public as a special way to thank the community for continuing to visit Asbury Woods. Donations are appreciated.

 

 

Erie Playhouse – A Christmas Carol
December 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 7 pm.  
Waldameer Park & Water World, Parking lot off of Peninsula Drive, 3100 West Lake Road. Erie, PA 16505. www.EriePlayhouse.org
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Live theatre meets the drive-in! Pack up the family and join us for a live performance of “A Christmas Carol” from the east lot of Waldameer Park. The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage christmascarolcommercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), and the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring.
Tickets are $40 per car, pre-purchase required. Tickets will not be available at the venue.

 

 

 

Erie Philharmonic Holiday Concert Tour of Homes
December 1 - 31, 2020
Virtual Event.

The tour includes a virtual view of a beautifully decorated area of a home along with special performance in the same stunning phillocation. Performers include musicians from the Erie Philharmonic, the Junior Philharmonic, and the Philharmonic Chorus. Join us as we ring in the holidays together! Tickets on sale now. During the first week of December, a link will be emailed to each ticket buyer to view these performances as many times as they want at their own leisure throughout December. $20 ticket per household includes a link to the performance. www.EriePhil.org.

 

 

 

WQLN Holiday Special
December 17 at 8 PM & December 20 at 2 PM
Virtual Event

FREE on WQLN PBS and Facebook! December is a time for families to relive their treasured traditions, celebrate the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of Christmas, reconnect with loved ones, and sing songs of old. And let’s face it, Erie is also perfectly situated to holidayspecialcreate those ‘winter wonderland’ scenes so distinctly etched into our memories from our childhood. We have crafted a program designed to bring all those fond moments back in a selection of works centered around the most traditional and universally-loved works from the holiday. Grab a mug of hot cocoa and join us for an Erie Philharmonic celebration! WQLN.org

 

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