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Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

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WinterFest 2019

If it’s President’s weekend, it must be WinterFest in Jim Thorpe, recently named by Architectural Digest as one of the “Most Beautiful Small Towns in America.”

On Saturday and Sunday, February 16 and 17, the 27th annual celebration will feature winter train rides, wood and ice carving, free family fun, shopping the town’s 50 unique shops, live entertainment at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, the cool ice sculpture bar (no pun intended) at the Marion Hose Bar, the famous Jim Thorpe Mug Walk and much more! 

Take your official Jim Thorpe mug to participating shops and businesses for them to fill with hot chocolate, soup, goodies, discount coupons and other treats. You can pre-purchase your mugs at jimthorpe.org/mug for $15 and pick them up at the Mauch Chunk Ballroom, 41 West Broadway, where there will be kids activities going on. This year, the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is the official and exclusive sponsor of the Mug Walk.

Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway WinterFest weekend train rides offer a special view this time of year. Without foliage on the trees, you can take in the terraced landscape and riverbanks hidden in other seasons. 

Sponsors

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Mollie Maguires Pub • Inn at Jim Thorpe • Mauch Chunk 5 & 10 • Naturally Yours

Parsonage Bed & Breakfast • Dreisbach House

Antiques on Broadway • High Street Guesthouse

Highlighted Events

Train rides

On the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway (11:00, 1:00 & 3:00 Saturday & Sunday). The round trip last 70 minutes. Tickets are $14 (adults) and $9 (children) and can be purchased in advance by calling 570-325-8485 or at the ticket booth during Winterfest.

Mug Walk

Take your official mug to participating businesses and get it filled with goodies (11-5:00 Saturday & Sunday). Click here for more information on the Mug Walk. Special thanks to the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau for being the official and exclusive sponsor of the 2019 Mug Walk.

Outdoor Ice Bars

Visit the Broadway Pub & Grille (24 Broadway) and the Marion Hose Bar (16 W Broadway, next to the Opera House) where there will be outdoor bars carved out of ice. It will feature a drink luge, specialty cocktails plus soup and appetizer pairings. 

 

FREE Winterfest Kids Club

Located inside the Mauch Chunk Ballroom (41 W Broadway).

Sponsored by St. Luke’s University Health Network and media sponsor Times News

There will be face painting, crafts, snack shack and even an indoor bounce house! Pennsylvania’s busiest magician, Eddy Ray will perform free live shows each day starting at 2:00pm. There is also a rumor that a famous snow princess and snowman will be roaming around town.

Eddy Ray - FREE Kids Magician Show

Located inside the Mauch Chunk Ballroom (41 W Broadway).

Sponsored by St. Luke’s University Health Network and media sponsor Times News

Shows will begin at 2:00 on both Saturday and Sunday

Faculty Brass

Strolling brass quartet (1:00 - 4:00 Saturday & Sunday)

Black Ties & Pearls

Strolling Victorian carolers (12:30 - 2:30 Saturday; 1:30 - 3:30 Sunday)

Ice Sculptures

See "Sculpted Ice Works" use their many tools to carve works of art at the Mauch Chunk Opera House (14 W Broadway). 11:00am-3:00pm on Saturday only. There will be an "Ice Throne" inside the gazebo at Josiah White Park (1 Susquehanna Street/Train Station), which always presents a fantastic photo opportunity!

Wood Carving Demonstrations

Demonstrations by Masters of the Chainsaw at Josiah White Park (1 Susquehanna Street/Train Station). Carvings will be available for purchase.

Free Range Folk Concert & Tasting Event

Saturday, February 16  |  6:30pm-10:30pm

Come out to support Historic Saint Marks & Saint Johns Church (21 Race Street). This Winterfest Fundraiser will feature music by Free Range Folk. Wine, Beer and Cheese Tasting. Tickets are Limited
$20.00 in advance; $25.00 @ door; $10.00 Designated Drivers
*Must Be 21*
Advance tickets are available at the church office (9:30-12:30 M-F)
570-325-2241

 

Horse & Carriage Rides

Take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through town, brought to you by Crystal View Carriages. Rides will be offered from noon until 5:00 on Saturday & Sunday. Cost is $30/carriage and it leaves from/returns to Josiah White Park (Train Station)

Shop in 50+ unique stores, galleries and tasting rooms.

 

Over a dozen great restaurants and eateries

LOT PARKING - $6.00/car

METER/KIOSK PARKING - $1.00/hr

Parking will be available at the County Parking Lot, which is located behind the Train Station at 1 Susquehanna Street. Cost to park is ​$6.00/car in this lot. There is also LIMITED meter and kiosk parking throughout town ($1/hr with a 2 hour limit). Please plan accordingly.