I love the Christmas season! Growing up, I have so many happy childhood memories from Christmas. My mom always made decorating the house a special event. We picked out a tree as a family. My dad set up the train around the tree to me and my brother's delight. We listened to Christmas music around the house and baked cookies. This is why I love Christmas so much.
There are many fun Christmas activities that happen in Central PA and the surrounding areas, and by golly, this year, Paul and I are going to actually do them! All of these events are on our calendar... and you know I will do a recap of all of them!
These are the events we plan to attend!
1. Christmas Magic at Rocky Ridge Park in York, PA
From what I understand, this is a trail decorated with Christmas lights. I'm sure it will be much more low key than Hershey Park's Christmas Candylane... You couldn't pay me to go to that shit show!
2. Christkindl Market in Mifflinburg, PA
My mom has been a crafter at this festival for years but we have yet to go. Apparently, the whole main street is decorated like a little German town. There are crafts, food, and entertainment. I can't wait to finally go!
3. Longwood Gardens Christmas
Everyone always tells me to go to Longwood Gardens, but I am not a flowery, gardeny person. Apparently you don't have to like gardens to like Longwood Gardens... so people have told me. In December they do Christmas events and lights so I figure it would be a good time to go. I don't like gardens but I do like Christmas!
4. Old Tyme Christmas at Harpers Ferry
Paul recently went to Harpers Ferry with his family. He only spent a day there, but he loved it and wants to take me. Of course I found out that they have special nights in December where the town celebrates Christmas, so that's when we'll go. We will spend the night so that the next day we can hike on the Appalachian Trail and run on the canal trail.
5. Christmas Caroling!
My friend Kristen has been organizing Christmas Caroling for the past couple years. I hope she does it again this year because it is always so fun. I love to sing, especially Christmas music.
Are there any Christmas activities/destinations you're doing this year?