The holiday season is upon us! Time to celebrate with family and friends. While you’re out and about crossing things off your list, make sure to take some time to relax and enjoy the many events and attractions our area has to offer this season. Here is our list of some really cool holiday events worth checking out.
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Holiday Events in Erie County 2021 Edition
Presque Isle Lights - Dec 3-5, 9-12, 16-19 and 23-26 (6 PM – 9 PM). Highlighting Presque Isle’s natural beauty. Erie’s largest outdoor playground comes alive for the holidays! Presque Isle Lights welcomes visitors to experience a self-guided evening driving tour of seasonal lights throughout Presque Isle State Park from the comfort and safety of their vehicles. Visitors will follow the park’s full 13-mile loop road encountering along the way a variety of lights and displays coupled with the natural beauty offered by Presque Isle after dark.
Asbury Woods Winter Wonderland: December 1-31 (except Dec 24 & 25) 5:30-8:30 PM. Holiday lights will twinkle in the woods and wetlands along the boardwalk which covers 1/3 of a mile. Access to the lighted boardwalk will be free and open to the public as a special way to thank the community for continuing to visit Asbury Woods, attend our programs and make donations as we have weathered the pandemic and shifted our ways of operating.
Port Farms Christmas in the Country: Wed-Sun November 26 through December 23 9 AM – 5 PM. The chestnuts are roasting, the snow is due any minute, and Port Farms can’t wait to welcome you to their Christmas plantation! Take a look at the winter fun that can be had for you and the whole family! Come to Port Farms this winter for private horse-drawn sleigh or carriage rides, food from the Country Kitchen, cozy campfires, and everything you need to have a safe and fantastic holiday! Start a family tradition this year and cut your own Christmas tree – grown right on the farm (pre-cut trees also available). Purchase of private carriage ride includes 6 hot beverages. Winter and holiday activities for all ages!
Erie Station Dinner Theatre – Christmas Memories: December 1 – 19, 2021 (show times vary). 31st Annual Holiday Musical. Start your holiday season off right with this heart-warming musical in which the true meaning of Christmas is always celebrated. Join the Holiday Harmony Singers in the All New 31st Annual holiday show…It’s sure to get even “Scrooge” in the holiday spirit! This upbeat holiday musical always reflects on family and the true meaning of Christmas. The Erie Station Dinner Theatre is the place to be to ring in the holidays with an ALL NEW family holiday musical! Plus, our Traditional Finale “Let There Be Peace on Earth”.
Erie Playhouse – Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 - Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021 (Dec 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30 PM, Dec 5, 12 at 2 PM). Based on the 1954 movie starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera‐Ellen, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas tells the story of a song‐and‐dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written including “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing,” “Snow” and the unforgettable title song. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas promises to be a merry and bright musical for the whole family.
Downtown D’Lights: Friday December 3, 6 PM – 9 PM. Downtown Perry Square. Come downtown and enjoy the holidays in downtown Erie as we light up Perry Square Park and welcome Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus to the stage in Perry Square Park. There will be hot chocolate, music and horse-drawn carriage rides throughout the night at the park.
Erie Station Dinner Theater "Christmas Memories" December 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19. An All New Magical Holiday Family Musical! Start your holiday season off right with this heart warming musical in which the true meaning of Christmas is always celebrated. Join the Holiday Harmony Singers in the All New 31st Annual holiday show… It’s sure to get even “Scrooge” in the holiday spirit! Fridays at 6:30 PM * Saturdays at 5:30 PM * Sundays at 2:30 PM.
Victorian Holidays: Hagen History Center December 2 - January 9. Visit the Hagen History Center during Victorian Holidays! The Watson-Curtze Mansion will be decorated for the holidays and all 4 buildings will be open for self-guided tours! Hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 10 to 5, Sunday noon to 5. While you are here, check out our holiday market on the second floor of the New Exhibit Building. Local vendors will be selling items that make perfect holiday gifts! The Vendor Market will be open Friday December 3-5 from 4 PM - 8 PM and all day Saturday and Sunday! Free admission Dec 2-5.
Local wine is great for holiday entertaining, plus it makes a great gift! Stop by to try (and pick up) award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company, both located in North East, PA.
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Bring your family to Port Farms this summer, fall and winter! Port Farms is a fun-filled family destination located in Waterford, PA (30 minutes outside of Erie). The farm features many activities for all ages including a NEW Flower Festival, animal exhibits, slides, pedal carts, wagon rides, 8-acre corn maze, jumping pillows, pumpkin picking, Christmas tree picking, visiting with Santa, and much more. Options for wedding venues, corporate events, birthday parties, and school field trips are also available. To learn more, purchase tickets, or book an event visit www.portfarms.com.
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