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Winter 2020

WintERIE Wonderland 2020!

Welcome the Holidays and Winter!  We’re ready to safely welcome you this holiday season with drive-through light experiences, drive-in theatre performances, and outdoor events. Don't forget about tax-free shopping (clothes and shoes), awesome food, spacious public parks and great places to rest your head after a long day of fun.  So bundle up and enjoy our beautiful area!  

Make your Staycation an overnight adventure! Book a hotel room, escape from the everyday routines and enjoy Erie's local attractions, shops, lodging and restaurants. Click here for a list of our lodging options.

Just remember, wear a mask, practice social distancing, and wash your hands frequently. Click here for COVID information for travelers to PA.

Plan your WintERIE Wonderland Staycation by exploring our web site or download the free 'Hello Erie' app. You can also request our free Erie Adventure Guide to assist with your planning. 

Safe. Fun. Affordable. Close.

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Molly Brannigan's is all decked out for the holiday season!

Need some inspiration for your Erie Staycation?
Our blog posts are loaded with great ideas.
Holiday festivities, shopping ideas, mural tours and more.

For a complete list of fun things to do click here.

To view all of VisitErie's blog posts, click here.

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Friday Nov 13th, 2020

Shopping Small with BIG Results!

Think about what our area would be like if we didn’t have any small businesses. Get out and SHOP SMALL…not just on Small Business Saturday (this year it’s November 28) but EVERY DAY.

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Friday Nov 13th, 2020

Tis the Season - Holiday Events in Erie County

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!  

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Friday Nov 13th, 2020

Murals of Erie County

If you’ve been to Erie and the surrounding area lately, you can’t help but notice a multitude of colorful murals decorating the walls of local buildings. We invite you to get out and discover them for yourself or with family and friends.

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Tuesday Oct 13th, 2020

Cheers! Celebrating Pennsylvania Wine Month

October is officially recognized as Pennsylvania Wine Month. We celebrate our wineries every day! Our area is blessed to have not one, not two, not even ten, but 23 wineries!

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Wednesday Sep 23rd, 2020

Fall Food Favorites!

We love all the seasons but fall has to be one of our favorites.  The beautiful colors, fun events and activities and of course the fabulous fall FOOD!

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Wednesday Sep 23rd, 2020

A Reel Good Time! Fishing in Erie PA

Fish from shore or stream, bring your boat or hire a charter. Northwest Pennsylvania is one of the country’s greatest angling destinations!

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Tuesday Sep 15th, 2020

Falling for Fall - 10 Great Ways to Enjoy Autumn in Erie PA

With summer in our rear-view mirror and fall on the approaching horizon, we thought we’d take a moment to clue you in on some local area activities for fall!

See for yourself how some of our partners are ready to welcome you in a safe, clean environment. Enjoy!

Partner Spotlight

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Creation Station

The Creation Station is an unique arts and crafts studio where kids can create and have fun!
Book your birthday party, register for a ladies night out or stop in during open Craft days and choose a project from the project board.

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The Cork 1794

The Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion!

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The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern

Join us today! The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern is sure to give you an unforgettable and care-free dining experience. Enjoy a nautical atmosphere with a beautiful view of Presque Isle Bay.

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Port of Erie!

Located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, the Port of Erie has been promoting industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities on the waters of Lake Erie since 1959.

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Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership

The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership is leading Erie's economic evolution. We're the heart of the business community to champion a vibrant and sustainable economy. Your business is our business. Become a member and increase your brand awareness, advocate for important business issues, and gain access to people, education, and information integral to elevating your team's success.

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Igloo Dining at the Bayfront Grille!

You can now call in to reserve Igloo Dining at the Bayfront Grille!❄ Igloo Dining will begin November 15th and we will be offering time slots during lunch and dinner. The Igloos are perfect for any special day including Anniversaries, Birthdays, Honeymoons, and so much more. You can't get this opportunity anywhere else in Erie, PA and we are ecstatic for you to experience it!

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New Direct Daily Flights to Washington, DC

Erie International Airport now offers two direct daily flights to and from Washington Dulles International Airport with connecting flights to the east coast, west coast and international destinations. Book your flight today!

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U Pick 6 Craft Beer Pubs & Restaurants

Erie’s own local craft beer pubs are a must-visit! With 4 great locations, just pick one that’s convenient for you! A casual, family friendly dining experience with something for everyone! To view our menu, check out what’s on tap, or get to directions to our pubs, learn more now!”

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Fall is the perfect time to visit wine country!

Winter is a relaxed time to visit wine country. Enjoy a scenic ride to North East and stop in Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company to sip and savor the local flavor."

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Millcreek Mall

A destination for shopping, dining and entertainment.
Experience it all!

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