Holiday Season

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“The Christmas Tree Capital of the World”

Indiana, Pennsylvania, the Christmas Tree Capital of the World, is located just one hour east of Pittsburgh at the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. Each year visitors and residents alike drive out to their favorite Christmas tree farm to select and cut down a fresh Christmas tree to display through the holiday season. Meet up with family and friends in Pittsburgh’s Countryside and enjoy some holiday cheer as you pick your tree. Start a new tradition and visit Indiana County and take home a tree!

Indiana County has much to offer being the Christmas Tree Capital of the World.  We have numerous Christmas Tree Farms throughout the county.  Depending on which way you enter the county, you can select the most convenient farm.

Download a copy of the Indiana County Christmas Tree Growers Association Brochure for a complete listing of the Indiana County Tree Growers.

Or, request a printed copy.  Send us a message and  include your request to receive a Tree Growers Brochure as well as your mailing address within your message.

To begin (or end) your day in Indiana County with family and friends, we suggest the following:

Tree Farms open to the public:

 Fleming’s Christmas Tree Farms, LLC

Come create a family tradition with Fleming’s Christmas Tree Farms! You’ll have tons of fun selecting your perfect Christmas Tree whether you opt for a pre-cut tree from their lot or choose one from the field. You can cut it down yourself or they’ll cut it down for you. Available Christmas Trees are Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, Canaan Fir, White Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine and Colorado Spruce. They offer free baling and shaking of the trees and free gifts for the kids. Gift Shop on premise and the occasional hay ride.  Inquire directly for schedule. Contact Information: 1803 Fleming Road, Indiana, PA 15701. Phone: 724-463-0570.

Gregg Van Horn’s Christmas Tree Farm

Visit one of Indiana County’s individually owned Christmas Tree farm during the holiday season. Choose your fresh cut Christmas Tree from the field or a tree lot of pre-cut trees. Holiday wreaths are also available.  Contact Information: 5601 Hwy 954 N., Creekside, PA 15732. Phone: 724-463-8201.

Plan your day(weekend) accordingly and enjoy several holiday venues and events while in the area.

Jimmy Stewart Museum and Downtown Indiana

How ironic is it that the Christmas Tree Capital of the World is also the birthplace of Jimmy Stewart, Hollywood’s Christmas Classic Film Star of “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Visit the museum in downtown Indiana, Pennsylvania.  Open seven days a week:  Mon- Friday  10am – 4pm, and Sundays noon-4pm.  No admittance after 3:30pm.  Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

The museum is devoted to the famous actor’s film, radio, television and military career as well as highlights from this civic leader’s life.  See artifacts from Stewart’s life, including objects from his Oscar-nominated role of George Bailey in the Christmas classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life”!  The museum also features a 1930′s vintage movie theatre which plays the Christmas classic throughout the holiday season.  Make the Jimmy Stewart Museum a “must stop” during your visit to Indiana County this holiday season.  Contact Information: 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana, PA 15701. Phone: 724-349-6112.

Downtown Indiana Shopping

While downtown stroll the streets for unique gifts for that special someone.  You will find many handmade gifts, unique one of a kind gifts, several artisans, etc. Click here for more area shopping information.

 

 

Smicksburg Old Fashioned Country Christmas Open House

Dates: 2 Weekends – November 4th – 6th and November 12th & 13th

Location: Downtown Smicksburg

Time: Friday 10am – 5pm; Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday 12pm – 5pm

Information: Kick off the holiday season with a trip to the Amish community of Smicksburg, PA!   Visit the 20 or more Specialty Shops all decorated for the Christmas Season. Enjoy refreshments at the shops. Let them help with your Christmas list & decorations.

Contact: 814-257-0192      www.smicksburg.net

 

Christmas Open House at Dillweed Bed & Breakfast

Date: Friday – November 12th & Saturday – November 13th

Location: Dillweed Bed & Breakfast, 7453 Route 403 Hwy. South – Dilltown, Pennsylvania 15929

Time: Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday 12pm – 5pm

Information: Tour the inn decorated with Christmas Angels. Enjoy light refreshments and product samplings. Shop for unique gifts and Holiday treasures.

Contact:  814-446-6465      www.dillweedinc.com

 

 

Lucy Donnelly Memorial “It’s A Wonderful Life” Holiday Festival & Parade

Date: Friday – November 2oth

Location: Downtown Indiana

Information: Come out and enjoy the parade, and the festival. Light up night, in IRMC Park, will take place immediately following the parade. Activities on North 7th Street, will include roasting marshmallows, crafts, music and hayrides. It’s A Wonderful Life movie will be shown  at the Indiana Theatre with free admission.

Contact: 724-463-6110      www.downtownindiana.org

 

 

The “It’s A Wonderful Life” Festival  - First Weekend of a SIX-weekend event

Date: Saturday – November 19th & Sunday –  November 20th

Location: Downtown Indiana – IRMC Park

Information:  Partake in family activities in IRMC Park, including a photo with Santa and two of his reindeer, as well as a baby reindeer for children to pet and visit. Enjoy special holiday treats and hear delightful holiday music.  Have fun exploring the many shops offering holiday specials and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants conveniently located in Downtown Indiana! See beautiful lights dotting the buildings in downtown Indiana, lovely Christmas tree decorations lining the streets and charming Christmas light displays situated throughout the downtown area, which will delight children and adults. Go on a shopping adventure as you stroll the streets in Downtown Indiana surrounded by specialty shops and providing a large selection of restaurants.

Contact: 724-463-6110      www.wonderfullifefestival.com

 

Light Up Night in Clymer

Date: Friday – November 25th

Location: Downtown Clymer

Information: Tree lighting will take place.  Following the tree lighting,  Santa will arrive on the Fire Truck with treats for all the children. Come out for all the fun!

Contact: 724-254-4710

 

The “It’s A Wonderful Life” Festival  - Second Weekend of a SIX-weekend event

Date: Friday – November 25th through Sunday –  November 27th

Location: Downtown Indiana – IRMC Park

Information:  Visit with Santa and eEnjoy special holiday treats and hear delightful holiday music.  Have fun exploring the many shops offering holiday specials and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants conveniently located in Downtown Indiana! See beautiful lights dotting the buildings in downtown Indiana, lovely Christmas tree decorations lining the streets and charming Christmas light displays situated throughout the downtown area, which will delight children and adults. Go on a shopping adventure as you stroll the streets in Downtown Indiana surrounded by specialty shops and providing a large selection of restaurants.

Contact: 724-463-6110      www.wonderfullifefestival.com

 

 

Small Business Saturday in Downtown Indiana

Date: Saturday – November 26th

Location: Downtown Indiana

Time: 10am – 5pm

Information: Join the shops of Downtown Indiana for our third annual Small Business Saturday. Get $1 Downtown Dollar for every $10 you spend. Dollars are available and can be spent at participating businesses! Join the fun!

Contact: 724-463-6110      www.downtownindiana.org

 

Flemings Christmas Tree Farms Family Fun (3 Weekends of Fun)

Dates:  Saturday – November 26th and Sunday – November 27th

Saturday – December 3rd (also Trees for Troops Day!) and Sunday – December 4th

Saturday – December 10th and Sunday – December 11th

Location: Flemings Christmas Tree Farm, 1803 Fleming Road, Indiana, PA 15701

Information: Come cut your family’s Christmas tree and visit our gift shop. Horse drawn wagon rides and concession stand on weekends only!

Contact: 724-463-0570      www.FlemingsTrees.com

 

Tinsel Time 2016

Date: Thursday, December 1st

Location: The Rustic Lodge, Oakland Avenue, Indiana, PA 15701  

Information:  Boutique Shopping, Delicious Lunch, Holiday Designs, Santa’s Surprise, Door Prizes and Entertainment.

Contact:  724-726-5708

 

Homer City Light Up Night

Date: Friday – December 2nd

Location: Homer City Fire Hall, 25 Church Street, Homer City, PA 15748

Information: A bazaar, featuring crafts, baked goods, books, etc. The Parade starts at 6 p.m. at the laundromat and proceeds to the fire hall. Activities at the fireman’s field include a bonfire, holiday music, food from fireman’s concession stand and treats from Santa.

Contact: 724-915-8124

 

Dillweed’s Parlor Players present: ???

Date: Friday – December 2nd through Sunday – December 4th

Location: Dillweed Bed & Breakfast, 7453 Route 403 Hwy. South – Dilltown, Pennsylvania 15929

Information: Welcome the spirit of Christmas with an old-fashioned evening of storytelling!  Dessert and beverages included.
Cost is $16 per adult; Advance RSVP and payment required. ***Call for a schedule of show times***

Contact:  814-446-6465      www.dillweedinc.com

 

 

 

Smicksburg Cookie Tour

Dates: Saturday – December 3rd

Location: Downtown Smicksburg

Time:  10am – 5pm

Information:  Visit different shops and sample various treats and leave with the recipe!

Contact: 814-257-0192      www.smicksburg.net

 

Blairsville Light Up Night

Date: Saturday – December 3rd

Location: Downtown Blairsville

Information: An annual event held in downtown Blairsville to start off the holiday season. Watch the parade and see Santa arrive.

Contact: 724-459-9100

 

Trees for Troops

Date: Saturday – December 3rd

Location: Flemings Tree Farm

Information: From 9 am to 5 pm, you will be able to purchase a tree individually or contribute to the purchase of a tree.
There will be activities for all ages.

Contactl 724-463-0570 or http://flemingstrees.com/index.php/trees-for-troops/

 

Christmas Open House “Marshall House Museum” Dayton

Date: Saturday – December 3rd

Location:  Marshall House Museum, 107 N. State Street, Dayton, PA 16222

Information: More details to come!

Contact:      www.daytonpa.org

 

The “It’s A Wonderful Life” Festival  - Third Weekend of a SIX-weekend event

Date: Friday – December 3rd through Sunday –  December 5th

Location: Downtown Indiana – IRMC Park

Information:  Visit with Santa and enjoy special holiday treats and hear delightful holiday music.  Have fun exploring the many shops offering holiday specials and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants conveniently located in Downtown Indiana! See beautiful lights dotting the buildings in downtown Indiana, lovely Christmas tree decorations lining the streets and charming Christmas light displays situated throughout the downtown area, which will delight children and adults. Go on a shopping adventure as you stroll the streets in Downtown Indiana surrounded by specialty shops and providing a large selection of restaurants.

Contact: 724-463-6110      www.wonderfullifefestival.com

 

 

The “It’s A Wonderful Life” Festival  - Fourth Weekend of a SIX-weekend event

Date: Friday – December 9th through Sunday –  December 11th

Location: Downtown Indiana – IRMC Park

Information:  Celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas, complete with old-fashioned treats and activities, performances, period costumes and an antique sleigh. Take a “Home Tour” highlighting exquisite decorations at local, historic homes. Sponsored by Quota of Indiana. Also, visit with Santa and enjoy special holiday treats and hear delightful holiday music.  Have fun exploring the many shops offering holiday specials and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants conveniently located in Downtown Indiana! See beautiful lights dotting the buildings in downtown Indiana, lovely Christmas tree decorations lining the streets and charming Christmas light displays situated throughout the downtown area, which will delight children and adults. Go on a shopping adventure as you stroll the streets in Downtown Indiana surrounded by specialty shops and providing a large selection of restaurants.

Contact: 724-463-6110      www.wonderfullifefestival.com

 

 

The “It’s A Wonderful Life” Festival  - Fifth Weekend of a SIX-weekend event

Date: Friday – December 16th through Sunday –  December 18th

Location: Downtown Indiana – IRMC Park

Information:

Enjoy a family-fun weekend, including a Christmas sing-a-long, performance by “Woody Wolfe” – a beloved children’s musician from Montour County, and the “It’s A Wonderful Life” Family Fun Run (runners of all ages can dress as their favorite character from the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” or in any other Christmas costume). Also, visit with Santa and enjoy special holiday treats and hear delightful holiday music.  Have fun exploring the many shops offering holiday specials and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants conveniently located in Downtown Indiana!

Contact: 724-463-6110      www.wonderfullifefestival.com

 

 

 

The “It’s A Wonderful Life” Festival  - Sixth Weekend of a SIX-weekend event

Date: Friday – December 23rd

Location: Downtown Indiana – IRMC Park

Information: Visit with Santa and enjoy special holiday treats and hear delightful holiday music.  Have fun exploring the many shops offering holiday specials and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants conveniently located in Downtown Indiana!  See beautiful lights dotting the buildings in downtown Indiana, lovely Christmas tree decorations lining the streets and charming Christmas light displays situated throughout the downtown area, which will delight children and adults. Go on a shopping adventure as you stroll the streets in Downtown Indiana surrounded by specialty shops and providing a large selection of restaurants.

Contact: 724-463-6110      www.wonderfullifefestival.com

 

 

For additional Holiday Events, be sure to visit our Calendar of Events or Holiday Happenings Page!