2023 Holiday Events Near Bloomsburg PA

Updated October 2023

Some people love the hustle and bustle of the big city, but we love the quiet joys of the small town. With the world returning to more normal activities, we revel in each and every one of the holiday events near Bloomsburg, PA. Truly, It’s a Wonderful Life filled with twinkling lights, parades, crafts, and all of the fun of the season. Join us at the Inn at Turkey Hill for a special holiday getaway!

Here are some of this year’s events to enjoy close to us:


Dates and Times: November 24-25 from 10am-8pm
Location: Bloomsburg Fairgrounds

The weekend after Thanksgiving, the four main buildings at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds host Winterfest, a celebration of arts, crafts, wine, beer and live music. On Friday night downtown Bloomsburg becomes awash with lights and a parade courses through the town. Early Saturday morning, the season begins with the FA LA LA 5K, then start your holiday shopping with 200 vendors!

Knoebel’s Amusement Park Joy Through The Grove

Dates and Times: November 24-December 31 from 5:30pm-9pm 
Location: 391 Knoebel’s Blvd, Rt 487, Elysburg, PA
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Knoebels Amusement Park brings back this spectacular drive-through experience. With more than 15 miles of string lights and 500 light-up pieces, Joy Through the Grove is the perfect way to start a holiday experience. The entire display is two miles long, and you can tune into the special radio station for this holiday music during your ride.

Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble’s A Christmas Story

Dates: November 24-December 28
Location: Alvina Krause Theater, 266 Center St, Bloomsburg, PA

Come to the theater for the return of a holiday favorite, “A Christmas Carol,” presented by the Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble. Everyone loves the story of young Ralphie’s quest for a Red Ryder BB gun. Return to the simpler times of Indiana in the 1930’s for a heartwarming family saga.

Tree Fest

Dates & Times: November 24-December 3, 4pm-8pm
Location: Caldwell Consistory, 150 North Market St, Bloomsburg PA

This year is Bloomsburg’s 35th Tree Fest, a fundraiser for the Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble. Come and view dozens of trees decorated by local businesses and individuals. The themes range from traditional to fun to inspiring, with trees donated by local growers. At the end of the festival, all of the trees are donated to local families in need.

Danville Hometown Holiday Market

Dates & Times: December 2, 11am-4pm
Location: Mill St, Downtown Danville PA

Take a short ride to Danville for the second annual Danville Hometown Holiday Market. This fun street fair features crafters and special offers from local businesses. There will be live music and holiday-themed activities.

Berwick Christmas Boulevard

Dates & Times: December 4-31, 6pm
Location: N Market St, Berwick, PA

On December 4, Market St. in nearby Berwick, PA is lit with thousands of lights to welcome the season. The celebration really starts in mid-November with a community tree-cutting. The downtown transforms into Christmas Boulevard with lights all aglow.

 Mifflinburg’s Christkindl Market

Dates & Times: December 14-16, Thu 4:30pm–9pm, Fri 10am–9pm, Sat 10am–8pm 
Location: Entrances at 4th & Market St, 6th & Market St, 5th & Green St, 5th & Chestnut St, Mifflinburg, PA  (Shuttle service available.)

Inspired by a 700-year-old German tradition, Mifflinburg’s Christkindl Market is the oldest authentic outdoor German market in the United States. Over the course of three days visit over 100 craft vendors in outdoor huts displaying their unique gifts. Taste a variety of traditional foods like Apfel Streudel, Schnitzel, German sausages, Hungarian Goulash, Polish Haluski, soups, cookies, and candy. Watch the Lantern Parade, and enjoy live musical entertainment and the marionette shows.

These 2023 holiday events near Bloomsburg, PA, will leave you inspired, relaxed, and truly ready to celebrate the season! Small-town Christmas is the way it was always meant to be! Make sure you plan to stay overnight at the Inn at Turkey Hill. We have two restaurants onsite for you to choose from; a casual brewpub at the Turkey Hill Brewing Company and fine dining at The Farmhouse.  


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