Winter Festivals & Holiday Events Winter Festivals & Holiday Events


There’s no such thing as winter hibernation here! Activity in the Laurel Highlands never stops. We embrace all that each season has to offer, and winter is no exception. We’re full of Holiday cheer, too. Our winter events and festivals run all season long. Discover a winter festival or Holiday event to make your trip even more special. Like Ligonier’s Ice Festival, an honored tradition held on the diamond, or Winterfest at Seven Springs, a hub of winter excitement that lasts all weekend long. 

Winter Events

Holiday Candlelight Tours at the Compass Inn Museum
Tour a 19th-century stagecoach stop, decorated for the season. Stroll through the inn by candlelight, enjoy holiday refreshments and treats, like cider and cookies. 

A Theatrical Christmas Tradition at the Palace Theatre
Experience the magical and musical trip to the land of the Sugarplum Fairy, waltzing snowflakes and enchanted toys with the Westmoreland Symphony and the Laurel Ballet Company. The performance will warm your Christmas spirit and melt any Scrooge’s heart. 

Santa’s Arrival and Christmas Show at Rockwood Mill Shoppes & Opera House
Bring the kids to enjoy a Christmas show and a visit from Santa.

Holiday Light Shows 

Experience an Old Fashioned Christmas Tradition  
Overly's Country ChristmasOperating Thanksgiving through the New Year, Overly’s Country Christmas creates holiday memories for the whole family with its Christmas Village that’s filled with an array of old-fashioned traditions and treats. Sing carols ‘round the bonfire, revel in the model train display and the light displays, have your picture taken with Santa (in the days before Christmas), or take a horse drawn wagon/sleigh ride plus much, much more as you experience the beauty of this traditional winter wonderland!

Light Up Night Parade
Celebrate the season as Irwin lights up for the holidays. Visit Santa himself and get started on your Christmas Shopping. 

Santa’s Arrival & Diamond Lighting
Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, countdown to the light up of the Diamond, and see Santa come to town.

Light Up Nemacolin
Catch the holiday spirit with a Choral performance, visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and the elves, and countdown to the lighting ceremony. With ice carving demonstrations, pictures with Santa and shopping on Heritage Court, there’s plenty of Holiday celebrations for the whole family to enjoy. 

Explore the events below for specific dates, fees, and times, and discover even more holiday fun.  


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