Hawley, PA proudly presents its annual pre-holiday winter celebration each December with twinkling lights by night and merry crowds, non-stop activities, and snowflakes by day.
This year's Winterfest Weekend is set for December 7th through the 9th, with 2012 marking the 14th anniversary of the beloved event. Click here to enjoy photos from past Winterfests!
Originally established in 1999 to celebrate Hawley's Victorian roots and the passing from the 19th through the 20th and into the 21st century, Hawley Winterfest has become one of the best-known holiday traditions in the region. Venture to this lovely small town nestled in the lake region of the Pocono Mountains and you will find a jolly dose of activities to delight waiting for you at every turn. From delicious holiday fare to the sounds of the season filling the air, a children's show at the community theatre, artists and authors mingling with residents and visitors alike, ice carving, gingerbread decorating, a spin in a horse-drawn carriage, homes boasting decked halls on the holiday house tours, and so much more - all make for a Winter Weekend Wonderland.
If you plan to stay for more than a day, many of our lodging establishments and innkeepers are offering special rates and packages. You will find these listed here as well - along with other important information to help make your visit memorable.
Please click through the rest of this site and bookmark it to check on additions to this year's Winterfest schedule, and for details on specific event and activities. For information throughout the year you will also want to visit the official website of the Downtown Hawley Partnership at www.visithawleypa.com.
Winterfest Painting Raffle
The 2012 featured prize is a beautiful and intricate watercolor painting of the Ritz Theater with proceeds benefitting their Ritz Bitz Junior Actors Program. This painting is the 8th in a series donated by prominent local artist Barbara Briden and custom framed by Peter Daniel of Artisan Picture Framing and Art Gallery.