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Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

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HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS

Subject to change without notice. Inclement weather may alter or cancel some events.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Official Tree Lighting Ceremony - FREE

Josiah White Park (1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

5:00 - 8:00pm

Your special hosts for the evening are Katya Fitzpatrick from BRCTV13 and 80's Guru Ann Marie Calabrese from WMGH Magic 105.5. Special performances by Angela Nardini and Faculty Brass. Jim Thorpe Olympian's Cheerleaders, Jim Thorpe Marching Band and Jim Thorpe Area Concert Choir will also perform. See the Carbon County Fair Queen and Evan the 7-foot Elf. 

 

  • Bring a new and unwrapped toy for the Marines' Toys for Tots

  • Mitten Tree inside the Train Station (sponsored by the Jim Thorpe Lioness Club)

  • Free Photos with Santa

  • Live Mistletoe and Polar Express Bells will be available for purchase

 

Twelve Twenty Four TSO Christmas Event - $28

Mauch Chunk Opera House (14 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Featuring the music of the Trans Siberian Orchestra (TSO), along with selections from their debut album, “Miracle on Rock Street,” and this year’s newest release, “Light in the Dark”, for a one-of-a-kind holiday experience! 

Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1

Mitten Tree - Donation

Train Station (1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Place mittens, gloves and scarfs for the less fortunate on our Mitten Tree. This has been a tradition for 16 years since the Jim Thorpe Lioness has been in existence.

Gingerbread House Display & Contest​ - FREE

Dimmick Memorial Library (54 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

During normal library hours​

Train Rides with Santa - $

Train Station (1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Trains run 10:30, 1:00 & 3:30

Each adult $14. Children are $9 each. Children 2 and under receive a free ticket. Santa Claus will be on the train handing out small treats, talking to all the children, which makes for a great photo opportunity your family will remember for years to come!

Photos with Santa - FREE (donations accepted for local charity)

9:30-10:15, 12:00-12:45, 2:30-3:15, 4:45-5:15

Train Station (1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Take your own memorable photos with the one and only!

Christmas Tree Contest - FREE

11am-4:00pm

Mauch Chunk Ballroom (41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe PA 18229)

See Christmas trees all decked out in various themes at the Mauch Chunk Ballroom​. Vote for your favorite!

Christmas Kids Club - FREE

11am-4:00pm

Mauch Chunk Ballroom (41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe PA 18229)

Join in the festivities at the Ballroom where you'll see holiday movies and the kids can even do crafts. Refreshments are available for purchase. Restrooms available. Click here for more information.

Live Singing at the Inn - FREE

11:00am - 3:00pm

Balcony of the Inn at Jim Thorpe (24 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Enjoy our talented local singers as they serenade you from the historic balcony of the Inn.

The Nutcracker Holiday Display at the Harry Packer Mansion - $

1:00 - 4:00pm

19 Packer Avenue.

Bring your family and your "Spirit of Wonder and Imagination" as you tour the historic Parlors of the Mansion in true holiday style Follow along to this beloved holiday classic as you visit a gorgeous display inspired by a different scene from "The Nutcracker Suite" in each room.

Adults: $5, Children under 8: free admission with adult

Sing for America Productions - FREE

4:00pm-5:00pm

Balcony of the Inn at Jim Thorpe (24 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Performance group that sings traditional and wholesome Christmas songs.

Creche Display - FREE

12:00 - 5:00pm

Lutheran Church of St. John (319 South Ave, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Over 500 Nativity displays to get you in the Christmas spirit!

FREE transportation to and from the church from Josiah White Park (1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Christmas Tree Display - FREE

1:00 - 5:30pm

Gilded Cupid Bed & Breakfast (40 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Traditional Christmas display including authentic German ornaments on a live Christmas tree.

Bach & Handel Chorale - $

3:00pm

St. Mark's Church on Race Street

$15/adult; 10 and under is free

Twelve Twenty Four TSO Christmas Event - $28

Mauch Chunk Opera House (14 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Featuring the music of the Trans Siberian Orchestra (TSO), along with selections from their debut album, “Miracle on Rock Street,” and this year’s newest release, “Light in the Dark”, for a one-of-a-kind holiday experience! 

Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2

Mitten Tree - Donation

Train Station (1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Place mittens, gloves and scarfs for the less fortunate on our Mitten Tree. This has been a tradition for 16 years since the Jim Thorpe Lioness has been in existence.

Train Rides with Santa - $

Train Station (1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Trains run 10:30, 1:00 & 3:30

Each adult $14. Children are $9 each. Children 2 and under receive a free ticket. Santa Claus will be on the train handing out small treats, talking to all the children, which makes for a great photo opportunity your family will remember for years to come!

Photos with Santa - FREE (donations accepted for local charity)

9:30-10:15, 12:00-12:45, 2:30-3:15, 4:45-5:15

Train Station (1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Take your own memorable photos with the one and only!

Christmas Tree Contest - FREE

11am-4:00pm

Mauch Chunk Ballroom (41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe PA 18229)

See Christmas trees all decked out in various themes at the Mauch Chunk Ballroom​. Vote for your favorite!

Christmas Kids Club - FREE

11am-4:00pm

Mauch Chunk Ballroom (41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe PA 18229)

Join in the festivities at the Ballroom where you'll see holiday movies and the kids can even do crafts. Refreshments are available for purchase. Restrooms available. Click here for more information.

Live Singing at the Inn - FREE

11:00am - 3:00pm

Balcony of the Inn at Jim Thorpe (24 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Enjoy our talented local singers as they serenade you from the historic balcony of the Inn.

Creche Display - FREE

12:00 - 5:00pm

Lutheran Church of St. John (319 South Ave, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Over 500 Nativity displays to get you in the Christmas spirit!

FREE transportation to and from the church from Josiah White Park (1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

The Nutcracker Holiday Display at the Harry Packer Mansion - $

1:00 - 4:00pm

19 Packer Avenue.

Bring your family and your "Spirit of Wonder and Imagination" as you tour the historic Parlors of the Mansion in true holiday style Follow along to this beloved holiday classic as you visit a gorgeous display inspired by a different scene from "The Nutcracker Suite" in each room.

Adults: $5, Children under 8: free admission with adult

Twelve Twenty Four TSO Christmas Event - $28

Mauch Chunk Opera House (14 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Featuring the music of the Trans Siberian Orchestra (TSO), along with selections from their debut album, “Miracle on Rock Street,” and this year’s newest release, “Light in the Dark”, for a one-of-a-kind holiday experience! 

Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

Mitten Tree - Donation

Train Station (1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Place mittens, gloves and scarfs for the less fortunate on our Mitten Tree. This has been a tradition for 16 years since the Jim Thorpe Lioness has been in existence.

Christmas Tree Contest - FREE

11am-4:00pm

Mauch Chunk Ballroom (41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe PA 18229)

See Christmas trees all decked out in various themes at the Mauch Chunk Ballroom​. Vote for your favorite!

Train Rides with Santa - $

Train Station (1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Trains run 10:30, 1:00 & 3:30

Each adult $14. Children are $9 each. Children 2 and under receive a free ticket. Santa Claus will be on the train handing out small treats, talking to all the children, which makes for a great photo opportunity your family will remember for years to come!

Photos with Santa - FREE (donations accepted for local charity)

9:30-10:15, 12:00-12:45, 2:30-3:15, 4:45-5:15

Train Station (1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Take your own memorable photos with the one and only!

Christmas Kids Club - FREE

11am-4:00pm

Mauch Chunk Ballroom (41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe PA 18229)

​Join in the festivities at the Ballroom where you'll see holiday movies and the kids can even do crafts. Refreshments are available for purchase. Restrooms available. Click here for more information.

Gingerbread House Display & Contest​ - FREE

Dimmick Memorial Library (54 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

During normal library hours​

Asa Packer Mansion Tours

11:00am - 4:00pm

Packer Hill

$10/adult. Discounts for seniors, students and children​

Live Singing at the Inn - FREE

11:00am - 3:00pm

Balcony of the Inn at Jim Thorpe (24 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Enjoy our talented local singers as they serenade you from the historic balcony of the Inn. Special performance by the Gilbert Family.

Sing for America Productions - FREE

4:00pm-5:00pm

Balcony of the Inn at Jim Thorpe (24 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Performance group that sings traditional and wholesome Christmas songs.

Christkindlmarkt - FREE

11:00 - 5:30pm

St. Joseph's Church (526 North Street [East Side], Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Food & Christmas sales; Live Nativity (1:00pm & 5:00pm); Organ and Choir Concert (2:00pm); Guided tour of Church (2:45pm)

St. Mark's Church Tours - Donation

12:00 - 4:00pm

21 Race Street

The tour begins in the Mary Packer Cummings Memorial Chapel, highlighting the room’s marble altar, stained glass windows, and tile floor. After that, the tour proceeds up to the third floor of the church via an original Otis elevator, installed by Mary Packer. Following that is a trip to the Great Hall, which acts as a meeting place for parishioners. The Great Hall also has notable oil murals on its walls. Finally, the tour enters the main body of the church. The sanctuary is adorned with many priceless Tiffany windows, such as the Rose window (right). The church’s marble baptismal font, pipe organ, and tile floor further add to the experience.

$5 donation goes towards the restoration and preservation of the Church​

Christmas Tree Display - FREE

1:00 - 5:30pm

Gilded Cupid Bed & Breakfast (40 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Traditional Christmas display including authentic German ornaments on a live Christmas tree.

The Nutcracker Holiday Display at the Harry Packer Mansion - $

1:00 - 4:00pm

19 Packer Avenue.

Bring your family and your "Spirit of Wonder and Imagination" as you tour the historic Parlors of the Mansion in true holiday style Follow along to this beloved holiday classic as you visit a gorgeous display inspired by a different scene from "The Nutcracker Suite" in each room.

Adults: $5, Children under 8: free admission with adult

GhostWalks in Old Mauch Chunk - $

7:00 - 8:00pm

Join a costumed GhostGuide for a one-mile, one-hour walk on Broadway to hear intriguing stories of ghostly encounters. Gather in the basement of the Inn at Jim Thorpe (24 Broadway) at 6:45. $12, adults/$6 children. 484-629-3698.

Ugly Sweater Party - FREE

8:00 - 11:00pm

Stone Row Pub & Eatery (45 Race Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Come Get Ugly at our second annual Sweater Party! Wear your ugliest holiday sweater. Why listen to scratchy records or hissing cassette tapes when you can come hear Len Brunson live on guitar! We'll have the traditional Ugly Sweater Parade and Contest, with the worst of the worst winning a gift certificate. $1 from every drink will be donated to the Dimmick Memorial Library. Enjoy our winter beers and seasonal cocktails to help get you ugly!

Craig Thatcher & Friends Rockin' Christmas - $28

Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm

Mauch Chunk Opera House (14 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)​

Experience the holiday show that has become a popular and much-anticipated Christmas-season favorite.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9

Mitten Tree - Donation

Train Station (1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Place mittens, gloves and scarfs for the less fortunate on our Mitten Tree. This has been a tradition for 16 years since the Jim Thorpe Lioness has been in existence.

Christmas Tree Contest - FREE

11am-4:00pm

Mauch Chunk Ballroom (41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe PA 18229)

See Christmas trees all decked out in various themes at the Mauch Chunk Ballroom​. Vote for your favorite!

Breakfast with Santa - $

Dean Anthony's Banquet Hall

1122 North Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Seating times: 9am, 10am, 11am, and Noon

Breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, bacon, sausage, french toast sticks, coffee, tea, juices, and milk.

Must make reservations by calling 570-732-4220 and leaving a message with name, phone number, number of people attending, and seating time. OR text the information to 610-762-0877. Santa will talk to every child. A craft table will be set up to make Christmas cards for St. Luke's Miners and Blue Mountain Health Systems hospital patients. Basket Raffle.All proceeds benefit Turn To Us. Funds raised will be used for our client Christmas party (buffet meal, Santa, and presents for all the children), Spectrum of Support events, and Keegan's Kash financial allowance program. Keegan's Kash eases the financial strain for clients by assisting with medical bills, prescriptions, utilities, medical equipment, rent/mortgage, or car repairs.

Train Rides with Santa - $

Train Station (1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Trains run 10:30, 1:00 & 3:30

Each adult $14. Children are $9 each. Children 2 and under receive a free ticket. Santa Claus will be on the train handing out small treats, talking to all the children, which makes for a great photo opportunity your family will remember for years to come!

Photos with Santa - FREE (donations accepted for local charity)

9:30-10:15, 12:00-12:45, 2:30-3:15, 4:45-5:15

Christmas Kids Club - FREE

11am-4:00pm

Mauch Chunk Ballroom (41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe PA 18229)

​Join in the festivities at the Ballroom where you'll see holiday movies and the kids can even do crafts. Refreshments are available for purchase. Restrooms available. Click here for more information.

Live Singing at the Inn - FREE

11:00am - 3:00pm

Balcony of the Inn at Jim Thorpe (24 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Enjoy our talented local singers as they serenade you from the historic balcony of the Inn.

Asa Packer Mansion Tours - $

11:00am - 4:00pm

Packer Hill

$10/adult. Discounts for seniors, students and children​

St. Mark's Church Tours - Donation

12:00 - 4:00pm

21 Race Street

The tour begins in the Mary Packer Cummings Memorial Chapel, highlighting the room’s marble altar, stained glass windows, and tile floor. After that, the tour proceeds up to the third floor of the church via an original Otis elevator, installed by Mary Packer. Following that is a trip to the Great Hall, which acts as a meeting place for parishioners. The Great Hall also has notable oil murals on its walls. Finally, the tour enters the main body of the church. The sanctuary is adorned with many priceless Tiffany windows, such as the Rose window (right). The church’s marble baptismal font, pipe organ, and tile floor further add to the experience.

$5 donation goes towards the restoration and preservation of the Church​

Lessons & Carols - FREE

Immaculate Conception Church (180 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

1:00 - 2:00pm

Immaculate Conception Church will sponsor an hour-long Advent reflection entitled “Lessons & Carols” on Sunday, December 10th  beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the church (West Broadway).  The program will include scripture readings and Christmas carols recalling the birth of the Christ child.  We invite you to take some time out of your busy schedule and spend the afternoon preparing for the birth of our savior!

Faculty Brass - FREE

1:00 - 4:00pm

Strolling through town

Instrumental quartet brings you all of the holiday favorites.

The Nutcracker Holiday Display at the Harry Packer Mansion - $

1:00 - 4:00pm

19 Packer Avenue.

Bring your family and your "Spirit of Wonder and Imagination" as you tour the historic Parlours of the Mansion in true holiday style Follow along to this beloved holiday classic as you visit a gorgeous display inspired by a different scene from "The Nutcracker Suite" in each room.

Adults: $5, Children under 8: free admission with adult

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

Rubix Kube - An Eighties Christmas - $27

Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm

Mauch Chunk Opera House (14 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)​

Its one-of-a-kind “THE EIGHTIES STRIKE BACK Show” is performed in their NYC headquarters, across the planet, and to galaxies far . . far away. The KUBE is more than just a cover band – it’s a totally awesome, true ’80s experience.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15

Mitten Tree - Donation

Train Station (1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Place mittens, gloves and scarfs for the less fortunate on our Mitten Tree. This has been a tradition for 16 years since the Jim Thorpe Lioness has been in existence.

Christmas Tree Contest - FREE

11am-4:00pm

Mauch Chunk Ballroom (41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe PA 18229)

See Christmas trees all decked out in various themes at the Mauch Chunk Ballroom​. Vote for your favorite!

Train Rides with Santa - $

Train Station (1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Trains run 10:30, 1:00 & 3:30

Each adult $14. Children are $9 each. Children 2 and under receive a free ticket. Santa Claus will be on the train handing out small treats, talking to all the children, which makes for a great photo opportunity your family will remember for years to come!

Photos with Santa - FREE (donations accepted for local charity)

9:30-10:15, 12:00-12:45, 2:30-3:15, 4:45-5:15

Train Station (1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Take memorable photos with the one and only!

Gingerbread House Display & Contest​ - FREE

Dimmick Memorial Library (54 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

During normal library hours​

Christmas Kids Club - FREE

11am-4:00pm

Mauch Chunk Ballroom (41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe PA 18229)

​Join in the festivities at the Ballroom where you'll see holiday movies and the kids can even do crafts. Refreshments are available for purchase. Restrooms available. Click here for more information.

The Nutcracker Holiday Display at the Harry Packer Mansion - $

1:00 - 4:00pm

19 Packer Avenue.

Bring your family and your "Spirit of Wonder and Imagination" as you tour the historic Parlours of the Mansion in true holiday style Follow along to this beloved holiday classic as you visit a gorgeous display inspired by a different scene from "The Nutcracker Suite" in each room.

Adults: $5, Children under 8: free admission with adult

Cookies & Cocktails - $

3:00 - 6:00pm

Participating locations throughout town

It's the third annual event and back by popular demand! Visit two dozen participating locations throughout town to sample delicious Christmas cookies and holiday cocktails. Click here for more details and to buy tickets.

Official After Party for Cookies & Cocktails - $

7:00 - 11:00pm

Mauch Chunk Ballroom (41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe PA 18229)

Is Cookies and Cocktails not enough for you? Have extra holiday fun at the Ballroom featuring a DJ, appetizers and lots of fun!  Click here for more details and to buy tickets.

GhostWalks in Old Mauch Chunk - $

7:00 - 8:00pm

Join a costumed GhostGuide for a one-mile, one-hour walk on Broadway to hear intriguing stories of ghostly encounters. Gather in the basement of the Inn at Jim Thorpe (24 Broadway) at 6:45. $12, adults/$6 children. 484-629-3698.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16

Christmas Tree Contest - FREE

11am-4:00pm

Mauch Chunk Ballroom (41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe PA 18229)

See Christmas trees all decked out in various themes at the Mauch Chunk Ballroom​. Vote for your favorite!

Mitten Tree - Donation

Train Station (1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Place mittens, gloves and scarfs for the less fortunate on our Mitten Tree. This has been a tradition for 16 years since the Jim Thorpe Lioness has been in existence.

Train Rides with Santa - $

Train Station (1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Trains run 10:30, 1:00 & 3:30

Each adult $14. Children are $9 each. Children 2 and under receive a free ticket. Santa Claus will be on the train handing out small treats, talking to all the children, which makes for a great photo opportunity your family will remember for years to come!

Photos with Santa - FREE (donations accepted for local charity)

9:30-10:15, 12:00-12:45, 2:30-3:15, 4:45-5:15

Train Station (1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229)

Take memorable photos with the one and only!

Christmas Kids Club - FREE

11am-4:00pm

Mauch Chunk Ballroom (41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe PA 18229)

​Join in the festivities at the Ballroom where you'll see holiday movies and the kids can even do crafts. Refreshments are available for purchase. Restrooms available. Click here for more information.

Gregory the Great Academy - FREE

1:00 - 5:00pm

Mauch Chunk Museum performance at 1:00 followed by strolling performances in town.

Our annual tradition of the most talented group of young men around. Enjoy them as they sing, juggle and entertain. This group is not to be missed!

The Nutcracker Holiday Display at the Harry Packer Mansion - $

1:00 - 4:00pm

19 Packer Avenue.

Bring your family and your "Spirit of Wonder and Imagination" as you tour the historic Parlours of the Mansion in true holiday style Follow along to this beloved holiday classic as you visit a gorgeous display inspired by a different scene from "The Nutcracker Suite" in each room.

Adults: $5, Children under 8: free admission with adult