BLOG: Finding Holiday Magic Close To Home

By: Megan Healey, Deputy Press Secretary

December 10, 2015

With the holidays in full swing, it’s easy to get bogged down by a long to-do list of gifts to buy, lights to hang, or cookies to bake. That’s why it can be so beneficial to hit “pause” from that hustle and bustle to take in the true spirit of the season, and all of the beautiful history Pennsylvania has to offer. Bonus: you don’t have to go far!


Pennsylvania’s Office of Marketing, Tourism, and Film just released a list of “must see” Pennsylvania holiday destinations this year. They include everything from the illuminated rides at Hersheypark, to the crafts and foods at Christmas Village in Philadelphia’s Love Park, to the Season of Lights in Downtown Pittsburgh, to the novelty market at Christmas City in Bethlehem (PA, of course).


Deputy Secretary Carrie Lepore outlines the top Pennsylvania holiday destinations, breaking them down into three categories: free, affordable, and luxurious.


If you’re just too busy to visit before Christmas, many attractions will continue well into the new year. For a full list, or to learn more about tourism in Pennsylvania, go to



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