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: Friday – November 6th – 8th

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

 

Smicksburg Cookie Tour

Date: Saturday – November 14th

Location: Downtown Smicksburg

Information: Visit each of these shops, sample the delicious treats and leave with a copy of the recipe!

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

 

 

“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

 

Christmas Thyme Shop in Strongstown Georgette’s Herb Garden & Antiques

Dates : Friday – November 27th, Saturday – November 28th, Sunday – November 29th

Location: Strongstown Historical Society, 14729 Route 422 E, Strongstown, PA 15957

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Information: Free refreshments will be served at this 65 square foot hall filled with holiday gifts, decorations, antiques and decorated silk wreaths and Christmas trees also available.

Contact: 724-349-6293

 

Light Up Night in Clymer

Date: Saturday – November 28th

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

 

Flemings Christmas Tree Farms Family Fun

Dates:  Saturday – November 28th and Sunday – November 29th

Saturday – December 5th (also Trees for Troops Day!) and Sunday – December 6th

Saturday – December 12th and Sunday – December 13th

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.flemingschristmastrees.com

  

Tinsel Time 2015

Date: Thursday, December 3rd

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

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

Contact:  724-549-2295

 

Homer City Light Up Night

Date: Friday – December 4th

Location: Downtown Homer City

Information: Craft Bazaar, Parade, Bonfire, and visit with Santa at the Homer City Fire Hall.

Contact: 724-479-2184

 

Blairsville Light Up Night

Date: Saturday – December 5th

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: 724-459-6927

 

Trees for Troops

Date: Saturday – December 5th

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/

 

B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert

Date: Saturday – December 19th

Location: Kovalchick Complex, 711 Pratt Drive, Indiana, PA 15705

Information: The B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert is a holiday musical tradition that the entire family will cherish and played in Indiana for the first time last year to rave reviews. It plays throughout the tri-state region to over 40,000 fans in the month of December.

Contact:      www.kovalchickcomplex.com

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