Holiday Season

 

2018

Welcome to …  

“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 2nd through 4th and November 9th & 10th

Location: Downtown Smicksburg

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

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 Christmas themed refreshments  and food samples at select shops. Let them help with your Christmas list & decorations.

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

 

6th Annual Crafts, Gifts & Goodies Show

Date:  Saturday, November 10th

Time:  10 am – 2 pm

Location:   Homer City United Methodist Church, Main & Church St., Homer City, PA 15748

Information:  There will be a wide variety of handmade crafts & gifts, baked goods, home decor items, jewelry, & much more. Admission is free and a lunch concession will be available. Everyone is welcome!

Contact:  724-479-2015

 

Holiday Wheels and Thrills: A Model Train Display (ONGOING)  

Location: University Museum (Sutton Hall Room 111, IUP, 1011 South Drive, Indiana, PA 15705)

Dates & Times: Opening Reception, Saturday, November 10, 2018- 6:00 to 8:30 PM.  Display open throughout the holiday season on select dates and times through December 16, 2018   Click here for additional dates and times

Information:  This creative exhibit will include a variety of model train displays depicting the evolution of model trains from the early 1900’s to present day, a holiday quilt display, antique toys, decorated trees and more to heighten your holiday experience.  The train displays will feature operating layouts and stationary exhibits assembled by local toy train collectors and hobbyists and will include pre-war, post-war, and modern era trains.

Operating layouts include a special exhibit displaying Standard, “G”, “O”, “S”, “HO”, “N” and “T” gauge consists in a variety of makes and models; a pre-war Lionel display; an operating post-war Lionel display; a modern MTH “O” gauge holiday display;  American Flyer “S” gauge displays, a vintage “HO” display; a modern “HO” display; a vintage Lionel Magna-traction Store display; an operating Polar Express “O” gauge display, an “O” scale Thomas-the -Train and an “N” scale layout.

Event Cost: Free admission.  Donations accepted and will benefit The Teddy Bear Fund Drive.

Contact:  University Museum – IUP 724-357-2787

 

Lucy Donnelly Holiday Parade and Festival 

Date: Friday – November 16th

Location: Downtown Indiana

Information: The nights activities include:  AT 4:30 PM, see “It’s A Wonderful Life” Movie at Indiana Theater (637 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA) – free admission!  Visit the the Jimmy Stewart Museum  (835 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA) from 5 PM – 7 PM where their staff will distribute free BOGO passes for the museum and the Alliance Church will once again have their delicious free goodies under the museum canopy. The museum will be closed so that everyone can enjoy all of the outdoor activities.  Holiday Family Activities will be occurring in IRMC Park (located at North 7th Street & Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA) from 5 PM – 7 PM, including Roasting Marshmallows – Hot Chocolate – Kettle Corn – Crafts – Music – Hayrides – Eat’n Park Smiley giving out cookies – Indiana Junior High School Spirit Band at 6:00 PM.  Then, the Lucy Donnelly Holiday Parade Starts at 11th Street and ends at 5th Street, Indiana, PA at 7 PM and will feature area groups, bands and organizations.  After the parade, watch the tree lighting of a 30-foot LIVE tree, donated by local tree grower Ron Mancabelli in IRMC Park (located at North 7th Street & Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA).  After the parade, Santa will mingle with the crowd throughout IRMC Park. Additional Activities Happening Throughout the Night: S&T Bank will be serving fresh popcorn and distributing glow necklaces. Diamond Drug will be giving away free hotdogs.

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

 

Merry Matinees — Disney’s: “Prep & Landing”  and “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs Nice“ 

Date: Sunday – November 18th

Location:  Indiana Theater, 637 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA 15701

Time: 2 pm

Information:  Merry Matinees are made possible by Downtown Indiana and in partnership with Indiana County YMCA.  Free admission.  Concessions available.

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

 

 ”It’s a Wonderful Life” Movie (ONGOING)

Dates: EVERYDAY  November 17 to 23 and December 26-29

Location:  Jimmy Stewart Museum (third floor),  835 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA 15701

Time: 1 pm

Information: 1946 production of “It’s A Wonderful Life“, featuring the restored movie with its original soundtrack by Dimitri Tiomkin starring James Stewart and Donna Reed.

Adults – $9 / Seniors, Military, Students with ID – $8 / Children 7 to 17 – $7 / Children under 7 – free

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Contact:  724- 349-6112     www.jimmy.org 

 

Christmas Open House at Dillweed Bed & Breakfast

Dates: Saturday – November 17th and Sunday – November 18th

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

Times: Saturday 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Information: Come tour the Dillweed B&B with its Christmas decorations while enjoying refreshments, food samplings and shopping for unique gifts.  Free admission.

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

 

It’s the First Commonwealth BankIt’s A Wonderful Life” Festival  - First Weekend of a FIVE-weekend event

Dates: Saturday – November 17th & Sunday –  November 18th

Location: Downtown Indiana – IRMC Park

Activities Occurring Each Weekend:  See a 30-foot LIVE Christmas tree and magnificent Christmas light displays, dine at local restaurants and shop for those on your Christmas list at specialty shops during extended hours.

Activities Occurring Each Saturday: Visit with Santa (Noon – 5 PM), enjoy special holiday treats and listen to delightful holiday music provided by local schools, churches & instrumental groups (Performing Noon – 5 PM). Also, enjoy Santa’s wooden village in IRMC Park offering
various items and collectibles from non-profits and community groups.

Activities Occurring Each Sunday: Merry Matinees at 2 PM

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

 

Light Up Night in Clymer  

Date: Friday – November 23rd

Location: Clymer American Legion, 485 Franklin Street Clymer, PA 15728

Information: Tree lighting will take place.  Following the tree lightening, Santa will arrive on the fire truck with treats for all the children.

Contact: 724-254-4710

 

It’s the First Commonwealth BankIt’s A Wonderful Life” Festival  - Second Weekend of a FIVE-weekend event 

Dates: Saturday – November 24th and Sunday –  November 25th

Location: Downtown Indiana – IRMC Park

Activities Occurring Each Weekend:  See a 30-foot LIVE Christmas tree and magnificent Christmas light displays, dine at local restaurants and shop for those on your Christmas list at specialty shops during extended hours.

Activities Occurring Each Saturday: Visit with Santa (Noon – 5 PM), enjoy special holiday treats and listen to delightful holiday music provided by local schools, churches & instrumental groups (Performing Noon – 5 PM). Also, enjoy Santa’s wooden village in IRMC Park offering various items and collectibles from non-profits and community groups.

Activities Occurring Each Sunday: Merry Matinees at 2 PM

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

 

Small Business Weekend Smicksburg

Dates: Friday – November 23rd thru Sunday – November 25th

Location: Downtown Smicksburg

Times:  10 pm – 5 pm Friday & Saturday and  Noon – 5 pm Sunday

Information:  Come out and support small businesses this weekend in Smicksburg!

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

 

Fleming’s Christmas Tree Farms Family Fun (3 Weekends of Fun)

Dates:  Friday – November 23rd and Sunday – November 25th

Friday – November 30th, Saturday – December 1st (also Trees for Troops Day!) and Sunday – December 2nd

Friday – December 7th through and Sunday – December 9th

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

Information: Cut down a fresh tree, enjoy the gift shop and have fun celebrating the Christmas season!

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

 

Small Business Saturday in Downtown Indiana

Date: Saturday – November 24th

Location: Downtown Indiana

Information: Support the community by shopping locally this holiday season – earn and use “downtown dollars” at participating businesses in Downtown Indiana.  Visit shops throughout Indiana County.

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

 

Small Business Saturday at Indian Springs Golf Country Club

Date: Saturday – November 24th

Location: Indiana Springs Golf Country Club, 824 Indian Springs Road, Indiana, PA

Information: Small businesses in the area can come to set up tier wares for a one-stop shopping experience in Indiana. Something for everyone.  Free admission!

Contact:724-465-2121      www.indianaspringspa.com

 

Merry Matinees — “The Year Without A Santa Claus”

Date: Sunday – November 25th

Location:  Indiana Theater, 637 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA 15701

Time: 2 pm

Information:  Merry Matinees are made possible by Downtown Indiana and in partnership with Indiana County YMCA.  Free admission.  Concessions available.

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

 

Dillweed’s Parlor Players Present: “Christmas Stories”

Dates: Friday – November 30th through Sunday – December 3rd

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!

Time: Please call for showtimes.

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

 

Smicksburg Annual Cookie Tour

Dates: Saturday – December 1st

Location: Downtown Smicksburg

Time:  10 am – 5 pm

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 1st

Location: Downtown Blairsville

Information: This community wide event includes a craft show, cookie walk, parade and light up night events at the Diamond. Festivities include a visit with Santa, children’s crafts, light displays and tasty treats.  For more information contact:  Connie Constantino at blairsvillelightup@gmail.com or 724-388-9788

 

It’s the First Commonwealth Bank “It’s A Wonderful Life” Festival  - Third Weekend of a FIVE-weekend event 

Dates: Saturday – December 1st and Sunday – December 2nd

Location: Downtown Indiana – IRMC Park

Activities Occurring Each Weekend:  See a 30-foot LIVE Christmas tree and magnificent Christmas light displays, dine at local restaurants and shop for those on your Christmas list at specialty shops during extended hours.

Activities Occurring Each Saturday: Visit with Santa (Noon – 5 PM), enjoy special holiday treats and listen to delightful holiday music provided by local schools, churches & instrumental groups (Performing Noon – 5 PM). Also, enjoy Santa’s wooden village in IRMC Park offering various items and collectibles from non-profits and community groups.

Activities Occurring Each Sunday: Merry Matinees at 2 PM

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

 

Trees for Troops  

Date: Saturday – December 1st

Location: Fleming’s Tree Farm, 1803 Fleming Road, Indiana, PA

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. ($25.00 Trees for Troops price – special for this day)  Come out and support our troops.  Donations will be accepted towards a Christmas tree or you can purchase an entire tree for our military families!  There will also be live music, face painting, food, horse drawn wagon rides and a chance to meet Santa and a soldier.

Contact:  724-463-0570 or http://flemingstrees.com/trees-for-troops.html

 

Quota’s 3rd Annual Christmas Home Tour 

Dates: Saturday – December 1st

Location: Remarkable Homes in Indiana, PA

Time:  4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Information:  Take a self-guided tour in Downtown Indiana.  Homes will showcase festive holiday decorations. Registration is from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Jimmy Stewart Museum.  While at the Museum, browse and enjoy the gift shop. Get map of locations upon registration. Tour held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Tickets will be sold in advance. The cost is $25.00. The tickets will be sold at ICTB, Helwig Insurance Agency and online at www.indypaquota.org. Another sellout is anticipated this year with only 350 tickets available. Contact Dawn McCracken at 724-599-7451 or Shannon McGinnis-Rowe at 724-549-1685.

 

Merry Matinees —“Elf”

Date: Sunday – December 2nd

Location:  Indiana Theater, 637 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA 15701

Time: 2 pm

Information:  Merry Matinees are made possible by Downtown Indiana and in partnership with Indiana County YMCA.  Free admission.  Concessions available.

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

 

Saltsburg Light Up Night

Date: Sunday – December 2nd

Contact: www.visitsaltsburg.com

 

Winter Bazaar 

Date: Sunday, December 2nd

Time:  7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location:  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex 711 Pratt Dr Indiana Pa   

Join us for our second ever Winter Bazaar!  Vendors, Crafters, Bakers & Flea Market will be available for your holiday shopping needs!

Contact:  To reserve your table or for additional information contact Holly at 724.357.5204 or hwadding@iup.edu

 

Homer City Light Up Night 

Date: Friday – December 7th

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

Information: Call for more information.

Contact: 724-479-2184

 

Tinsel Time 2018 

Date: Thursday, December 6th

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

Time: 10 am – 3 pm

Boutique Shopping, delicious luncheon, holiday designs, entertainment, Santa surprises, raffle and door prizes.

Contact: 724-726-5708

Indiana Players “A Christmas Story“ 

Dates and Times: December 7th, 8th,  14th, 15th  at 7:30 PM; December 9th and 16th at 2:30 PM

Information: Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940′s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself. The response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s exploding furnace; the school bully; the experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.

Event Cost: Call for more information.

Contact: 724-254-2198  www.indianaplayers.com

 

It’s the First Commonwealth BankIt’s A Wonderful Life” Festival  - Fourth Weekend of a FIVE-weekend event 

Date: Saturday – December 8th and Sunday –  December 9th

Location: Downtown Indiana – IRMC Park

Activities Occurring Each Weekend:  See a 30-foot LIVE Christmas tree and magnificent Christmas light displays, dine at local restaurants and shop for those on your Christmas list at specialty shops during extended hours.

Activities Occurring Each Saturday: Visit with Santa (Noon – 5 PM), enjoy special holiday treats and listen to delightful holiday music provided by local schools, churches & instrumental groups (Performing Noon – 5 PM). Also, enjoy Santa’s wooden village in IRMC Park offering various items and collectibles from non-profits and community groups.

Activities Occurring Each Sunday: Merry Matinees at 2 PM

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

 

Merry Matinees — “The Santa Clause”

Date: Sunday – November 9th

Location:  Indiana Theater, 637 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA 15701

Time: 2 pm

Information:  Merry Matinees are made possible by Downtown Indiana and in partnership with Indiana County YMCA.  Free admission.  Concessions available.

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

 

It’s the First Commonwealth BankIt’s A Wonderful Life” Festival  - Fifth Weekend of a FIVE-weekend event

Dates: Saturday – December 15th and Sunday –  December 16th

Location: Downtown Indiana – IRMC Park

Activities Occurring Each Weekend:  See a 30-foot LIVE Christmas tree and magnificent Christmas light displays, dine at local restaurants and shop for those on your Christmas list at specialty shops during extended hours.

Activities Occurring Each Saturday: Visit with Santa (Noon – 5 PM), enjoy special holiday treats and listen to delightful holiday music provided by local schools, churches & instrumental groups (Performing Noon – 5 PM). Also, enjoy Santa’s wooden village in IRMC Park offering various items and collectibles from non-profits and community groups.

Activities Occurring Each Sunday: Merry Matinees at 2 PM

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

 

Merry Matinees — “The Muppet Christmas Carol”

Date: Sunday – December 16th

Location:  Indiana Theater, 637 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA 15701

Time: 2 pm

Information:  Merry Matinees are made possible by Downtown Indiana and in partnership with Indiana County YMCA.  Free admission.  Concessions available.

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

 

“Feel the Love” Celebrating a B.E. Taylor Christmas 

Date:  Sunday, December 16th

Time:  7 pm

Location:  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

Information: The B.E. Taylor tradition will return to Indiana in December when the 2018 “Feel the Love” Celebrating a B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert returns.  It will be a fun-filled night of music and entertainment that the entire family will enjoy.  The “Feel the Love” Christmas Concert, presented by S&T Bank, will again benefit Renda Broadcasting’s 39th Annual Teddy Bear Fun Drive.

Contact:  KCAC 724-457-5222 www.kovalchickcomplex.com 

 

 

Cirque Dreams Holidaze 

Date:  Thursday, December 20th

Time:  7:30 pm

Location:  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

Information:  The nation’s iconic holiday stage spectacular, Cirque Dreams Holidaze features 20 of the world’s best acts, over 300 costumes and new holiday scenes by renowned Broadway director Neil Goldberg.   Read More.  See the Show Poster.

Contact:  KCAC 724-457-5222 www.kovalchickcomplex.com 


 All event information is subject to change.

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