Welcome to …

“The Christmas Tree Capital of the World”

• Select your Holiday Tree

from one of our tree farms, some offering choose and cut from their fields

Visit “It’s a Wonderful Life”

exhibits at the Jimmy Stewart Museum

Experience Shopping & Festivals

at various specialty shops and locations throughout Indiana County

Enjoy the “Festival of Lights”

as you drive through Blue Spruce Park featuring over 80 light displays

 

Indiana County Christmas Tree Growers Association

Indiana County countryside is well-adapted for the growing of various species of evergreen trees popular during the Christmas season. The Indiana County Christmas Tree Growers Association is a group of local Christmas Tree Growers dedicated to the promotion of Christmas Tree farming in Indiana County. Their efforts in the growing and shipping of high quality Christmas Trees at competitive prices has put Indiana County on the map. Members of the association grow and nurture the trees throughout the year and during the holiday season open up their fields and pre-cut tree lots for visitors to choose their Christmas Tree.

What better place to find your perfect Christmas Tree than the place known as “The Christmas Tree Capital of the World”!

It all began back in 1918 when the process of harvesting Christmas Trees as a farm crop began right here in Indiana County, PA! By 1956, approximately 700,000 trees were cut during the holiday season. While other states may harvest more Christmas trees now, Indiana County was the first!

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.

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. Contact Information: 1803 Fleming Road, Indiana, PA 15701. Phone: 724-463-0570.

Gregg VanHorn’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.

Johnston Nurseries

Johnston Nursery provides both Retail and Wholesale Christmas Trees and wholesale seedlings. During the holiday season, they offer choose and cut trees at the farm on 9272 Chambersville Road, Creekside, PA or choose from their tree lot at The Meadows parking lot on Oakland Avenue in Indiana, PA. Phone 724-463-8456 or 724-422-0368.

Visit downtown Indiana and stop by the Jimmy Stewart Museum, honoring Indiana County’s hometown hero James M. Stewart. Downtown Indiana was the birthplace of this American icon. 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 Baily 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.

 

Annual Festival of Lights at Blue Spruce Park

Looking for something fun to do this holiday season with your entire family? Travel to Blue Spruce Park in Indiana, PA for the Festival of Lights. See more than 80 light displays, including still and animated, as you drive through the park around a two-mile lake. Stop by the Lakeside Center to visit with Santa and shop for unique, locally made crafts in the festival gift shop.

Festival Dates:

November 22nd through November 25th
November 29th through December 2nd
December 6th through January 1st, 2013

Lighting Display Hours:
5:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Gift Shop Hours:
5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (The gift shop closes for the year on the evening of December 23.)

Contact Information: 1128 Blue Spruce Road, Indiana, PA 15701.

Phone: 724-463-8636.

 

Smicksburg Old Fashioned Country Christmas Open House
Location:  Downtown Smicksburg, PA 16256
Dates:  Nov. 2 – 4
Times: Friday (10am – 5pm), Saturday (10am – 5pm), Sunday (12pm – 5pm)
Information:   Visit the 20 or more Specialty Shops all decorated for the Christmas Season. Enjoy refreshments at the shops. Let us help with your Christmas list & decorations.
For more information about this event, please contact:
Contact: 814-257-0192 www.smicksburg.net

Dillweed Bed & Breakfast Christmas Open House
Dates:  Nov. 17 and 18
Location:  Dillweed Bed & Breakfast, 7453 Route 403 Hwy S. Dilltown, PA 15929
Times:  Saturday (10am – 5pm), Sunday (12noon – 5pm)
Information:  During this most wonderful time of the year, Dillweed Bed & Breakfast in Dilltown invites you to attend a very special open house event weekend.  Come tour the bed & breakfast adorned this Holiday Season in the Victorian Era.
Contact:  814-446-6465

Thistle & Pine’s Christmas Open House
Date:  Saturday, November 17, 2012
Location:  Thistle & Pine, 7570 route 119 Hwy. N. Marion Center, PA 15759
Information:  Enjoy the Celtic holiday festive atmosphere, refreshments and gift basket drawing  & giveaways.
Contact: 724-397-2442 www.thistleandpine.com

Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Concert
Date:  Saturday, November 17, 2012
Time:  7:30 PM
Location:  Jackson Theater, Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 North Jefferson Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767
Information:  Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Concert presented by Krise Transportation. Ticket pricing and information is available by calling the Community Center at 814-938-1008 or by calling 814-938-9632. Tickets can be purchased by check, Visa, MC, and Discover, or in person by cash. Parking at the Community Center will be reserved for handicapped and support vehicles only. A shuttle bus service from parking lots around Punxsutawney is available for $3 per person round trip and can be paid when purchasing concert tickets.
Contact:  814-938-1008

Festival of Lights – Blue Spruce Park
Dates:              Nov. 22 – 25
Nov. 29 – Dec. 2
Dec. 6 – Jan. 1
Location:  Blue Spruce Park, 1128 Blue Spruce Road, Indiana, PA 15701
Information:  Look at more than 80 light displays, including animation, as you drive through the park around a two-mile lake. Visit with Santa and stop in the festival gift shop.
Contact:  724-463-8636  www.indianacountyparks.org

Christmas Thyme Shop in Strongstown “Georgette’s Herb Garden & Antiques”
Dates:  Nov. 23 – 25
Location:  Strongstown Historical Society, 14729 Route 422 E, Strongstown, PA 15957
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

Clymer Light Up Night
Date:  Friday, November 23, 2012
Location:  Downtown Clymer, PA 15728
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

Fleming Christmas Tree Farms Family Fun
Dates:  Nov. 24 and 25
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

The Parlor Players Present: “Christmas Stories”
Dates:  Friday, November 30, 2012 – Dec. 2
Location:  Dillweed Bed & Breakfast, 7453 Route 403 Hwy S. Dilltown, PA 15929
Information:  Christmas time is a beloved season that has inspired some of the most profound and heartwarming tales of all time.  Dillweed Bed & Breakfast invites you to share in a very special evening of storytelling as The Parlor Players present “Christmas Stories 2012.”
Contact: 814-446-6465 www.dillweedinc.com

Saltsburg Light Up Night
Date:  Saturday, December 01, 2012
Location:  Downtown Saltsburg, PA 15681
Information:  Festivities will include Tree Decorating, visits with Santa and his Elves. Free crafts for kids and free hot chocolate and cookies for all.  Live entertainment and hot food can be purchased.
Contact:  724-639-3728

Hoodlebug Brass in Recital
Date:  Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Time:  8:00 PM
Location:  Cogswell Hall, Room 121, Indiana, PA 15705
Information:  IUP’s brass quintet-in-residence delivers a lively holiday performance. Free Admission.
Contact:  www.iup.edu/livelyarts

Evergreen Garden Club “Tinsel Time” 2012
Date:  Thursday, December 06, 2012
Location:  Rustic Lodge, 2199 Oakland Avenue, Indiana, PA 15701
Information:  The Evergreen Garden Club invites you to ”A Berry Merry Christmas” Tinsel Time 2011.  Christmas Treasures is held at the Rustic Lodge. Boutique shopping, delicious luncheon, holiday designs, entertainment, Santa’s surprise, raffles and door prizes.
Contact: 724-349-1222

IUP Symphony Orchestra and Choir in Concert
Date:  Thursday, December 06, 2012
Time:  8:00 PM
Location:  Fisher Auditorium, PAC, IUP, Indiana, PA 15705
Information:  The IUP Symphony Orchestra and IUP Choir perform, under the direction of Stanley Chepaitis and Ryan Beeken. General Admission ticket prices are: $9 Regular, $8 Discount, and $6 I-Card. Tickets will be available through the HUB Box Office beginning November 6, 2012.
Contact: www.iup.edu/livelyarts

A Very Mayan Tricksmas “Indiana Players”
Dates:  Dec. 7 – 9 & Dec. 14 – 16
Location:  Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia Street, Downtown Indiana, PA 15701
Times:  7:30 PM (Fri/Sat)   2:30 PM (Sun)
Information:  The Mayans may have predicted the end of the world, but they never predicted it would be this much fun! Two honeymooners in Mexico get an unexpected wake-up call when Mayan gods invade their hotel room and wrap them up in a quest to save the world from destruction. Fear not, they’ll have plenty of help on their journey from some young Mayan deities (if their immature pranks and love of chocolate don’t derail the entire endeavor) and a whirlwind revue of humanity’s best led by none other than Santa’s personal barber. Who knows? If the 2012 predictions are true this may be the last show on Earth. So come see an absurd, family-friendly Christmas time adventure and bring the kids. You’ll be going out with a smile. Written by David Cavill.
Contact:  www.indianaplayers.com

Homer City Light Up Night
Date:  Friday, December 07, 2012
Location:  Downtown Homer City
Information:  Craft Bazaar, Parade, Bonfire, and visit with Santa at the Homer City Fire Hall.
For more information about this event, please contact:
Contact:  724-479-2184

Blairsville Light Up Night
Date:  Friday, December 07, 2012
Location:  Downtown, Blairsville, PA 15717
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

IUP Bands in Concert
Date:  Saturday, December 08, 2012
Time:  7:30 PM
Location:  Fisher Auditorium, PAC, IUP, Indiana, PA 15705
Information:  Led by Jason Worzbyt and Jack Stamp, a performance by the IUP Symphony Band, Concert Band, and Wind Ensemble. General Admission ticket prices are: $9 Regular, $8 Discount, and $6 I-Card. Tickets will be available through the HUB Box Office beginning November 6, 2012.
Contact:  www.iup.edu/livelyarts

IUP Honors Band in Concert
Date:  Sunday, December 09, 2012
Time:  2:00 PM
Location:  Fisher Auditorium, PAC, IUP, Indiana, PA 15705
Information:  An ensemble composed of top area high school music students, under the direction of Jack Stamp. Admission will be charged at the door.
Contact:  www.iup.edu/livelyarts

B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert
Date:  Saturday, December 15, 2012
Time:  8:00 PM
Location:  Kovalchick Complex, 711 Pratt Drive, Indiana, PA 15705
Information:  The B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert will be presented by S&T Bank. The concert will benefit Renda Broadcasting’s Teddy Bear Fund Drive. In its 33rd year, the Teddy Bear Fund Drive has raised 1.8 million dollars for the Indiana Regional Medical Center’s Pediatrics Department and the Free Care Fund at Children’s Hospital. Save the date, Saturday, December 15, 2012 and join us this year at the KOVALCHICK COMPLEX in INDIANA, PA for a fun filled night of music and entertainment — a show you can enjoy with the entire family!!! The B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert is a holiday tradition & plays throughout the Midwest to over 40,000 fans in the month of DEC! Music from B.E.’s two Christmas CDs can be heard coast to coast on AC radio during the Christmas Season & his Christmas Concert was filmed & picked up by American Public Television and is aired on 200 PBS stations nationally during the holiday season! B.E. Taylor Christmas . . . it’s where memories are created . . . rediscovered . . . renewed. This year, FEEL THE LOVE OF CHRISTMAS . . . like a child. For more info visit www.betaylor.com TICKET PRICES: $50.00 (1st 5 rows of floor) $30.00 (Floor/100 Level) $25.00 (100 Level Upper Sides)  (Prices include $2 facility fee) DOORS: Open one hour prior to performance.  Parking for this event will be $5.00.
Contact:  www.kovalchickcomplex.com