The holiday season is almost here, and all across the Laurel Highlands things are lighting up with holiday cheer. Looking to start a new tradition with your family this Thanksgiving? Let these culinary experts prepare the feast for you, and gather the family for a meal without the stress. Be sure to check out all of the other holiday happenings and events. 

Light Up Nights

Overly's Country ChristmasCelebrate the season at Overly’s Country Christmas, a light display village full of holiday tradition. Sing carols around the bonfire, and enjoy an array of seasonal treats. Overly’s lights up for the season November 18 and continues until January 1.

Light Up Night Parade in Irwin: Gather in downtown Irwin for an exciting holiday tradition. Norwin Show Choir will perform at The Lamp Theatre before the parade. After the parade, take the kids to see Santa at S&T Bank at the corner of 3rd Street and Main Street. 

Seven Springs Mountain ResortThings are lighting up on the mountain; Seven Springs has adorned the resort with more than 1 million twinkling lights for the Holiday in the Highlands. The Holiday Village will feature more than 30 of the region’s best artisans and crafters. Take a nighttime ride through the four-mile display of winter-wonderland lights. The festivities start November 25 and continues Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through December 23. 

Santa’s Arrival and Diamond Lighting in Ligonier: Countdown to light up the Diamond, visit with Santa, and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the charming town of Ligonier on November 25 at 6:30 p.m. 

The annual Light Up Nemacolin festivities mark the beginning of the Holiday season at the resort. With a choral performance, visits with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves, and the countdown for the lighting ceremony, you’ll catch the holiday spirit at Nemacolin. This year, executive pastry chef at the resort has brought a new level of cheer, with a bakery made from real gingerbread in the lobby of the Chateau Lafayette. In this walk-through gingerbread structure, you'll find an actual baker decorating gingerbread cookies and offering guests samples. 


Thanksgiving at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort November 23-29: Celebrate with family and friends at Nemacolin, and give thanks for the blessings in your life. Nemacolin has events lined up for the entire weekend, like Paint and sip art classes, breakfast and visits with Santa, wine cellar tours, and more. Spend some quality time with the family. Have the Five Star, Five-Diamond Thanksgiving Dinner experience at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort’s Lautrec. The culinary team has crafted an incredible Thanksgiving feast that is sure to blow your taste buds away. 

Thanksgiving Seven SpringsSeven Springs Thanksgiving Buffet: Celebrate at Seven Springs Mountain Resort with an expansive traditional buffet. Also at Seven Springs, Helen’s is serving up a three-course traditional Thanksgiving menu, with excellent wine parings. 

A Stone House Thanksgiving: Dine in or carry out your feast from Stone House Restaurant & Country Inn. The chef has whipped up a hearty menu of butternut squash soup, roasted turkey, home-style gravy, bread stuffing, country ham, pecan crusted rainbow trout, candied yams, and more delicious holiday fare.