Experience A Picture-Perfect Christmas Vacation At This Eastern US Destination

Throughout Pennsylvania, you'll find a whole host of Christmas celebrations. But of all the festivities, none quite compare to the events at Nemacolin in Farmington, PA. This world-class resort takes the crown in all things Christmas. From the very minute Thanksgiving comes to a close, the entire resort transforms into a Yuletide wonderland. Situated on a plot of more than 2,200 acres in Farmington, Pennsylvania, this premier winter resort is practically a city of its own.

Between its upscale hotel guestrooms and suites, townhouses, and estates, there's no shortage of accommodation options at Nemacolin. Along with its massive selection of lodging sites, Nemacolin offers an endless list of places to dine, drink, and relax. Named as one of Condé Nast's 2023 top 12 resorts in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, this resort obviously goes above and beyond to keep its guests entertained. This is no exception during Christmas time. After booking your stay at Nemacolin, you can rest assured that all your Christmas festivities will be taken care of.

Endless Christmas festivities at Nemacolin Resort

When it comes to Christmas decor, Nemacolin is a champion. Every detail of the landscape has a touch of holiday magic to it. In the evenings at Nemacolin, you'll find the vicinity is lit up by around 2 million twinkling Christmas lights. To initiate the Christmas season, Nemacolin hosts, "Light Up Nemacolin" the day after Thanksgiving and officially turns on these brilliant illuminations. There's hot cocoa, caroling, and even a photo shoot with Santa Claus. This event is just the kickoff of the many that get hosted throughout December.

Moving forward, every Saturday of the month, guests have the time of their lives at the weekly Gingerbread Jam. Alongside Nemacolin's top-tier pastry chefs, participants decorate a beautiful Gingerbread house to get in the holiday spirit. This party is thrown in Hardy's Holiday Village, where seven days a week you can find extraordinary Christmas decor, choreographed dancing elves, and the resident Santa and Mrs. Clause. To consider each year's new and unique events, check out Nemacolin's calendar lineup. You'll find surprises like ice skating shows and dining with Santa Claus every Christmas season.

Explore a winter wonderland at Nemacolin Resort

A stay at Nemacolin is probably the closest thing you can get to visiting the North Pole. Each winter this southwestern pocket of Pennsylvania receives a beautiful blanket of snow, the cherry on top of all of Nemacolin's spectacular Christmas decor. As a result, Nemacolin is full of fun outdoor activities to take advantage of during the winter season. There's no better way to spend Christmas break than sledding down snowy hills and at Nemacolin, you'll find the ultimate version of this pastime. The resort's 700-foot tubing slope is equipped with a conveyor lift to pull you right back up the mountain after your adrenaline-pumping ride — talk about getting spoiled.

For another exhilarating activity, book a mushing tour with the resort. You'll speed through Nemacolin's stunning landscape while pulled by a team of trained sledding dogs. For something a little more slow-paced, but just as exciting, go ice skating at the outdoor ice skating rink or cross-country skiing along the resort trails. We recommend you always check out the "Experiences" page on Nemacolin's website before booking your stay, as available activities may differ each year depending on weather conditions and programming.