Jim Thorpe’s Olde Time Christmas – on 10 Most Christmassy Things to Do in PA list

It's Olde Time Christmas sans snow this weekend as the Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce celebrates Christmas in July and Charles Dickens' 200th birthday
It’s Olde Time Christmas time in Jim Thorpe.

Come see for yourself!

Just named one of the 10 Most Christmassy Things to Do in Pennsylvania, by Uncovering PA, this weekend’s installment of Jim Thorpe’s 33rd Annual Olde Time Christmas offers lots of holiday fun in a magical Victorian setting.

Mistletoe strategically placed, train rides with Santa, carolers, strolling musicians, a Christmas scavenger hunt and shopping for that perfect gift in the more than 35 unique stores and galleries, Jim Thorpe is well worth the trip for a day trip or a holiday getaway.

The Gilded Cupid Fantasy Tree will be open to the public for a donation on Saturday, Dec. 6 and 13 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 40 W. Broadway.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is holding its St. Mark’s Mart, Christmas bazaar, on Friday, Dec. 12 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wear an Ugly Sweater and bring a nice one to donate for some good karma fun.
Wear an Ugly Sweater and bring a nice one to donate for some good karma fun.Tonight’s Ugly Sweater Dance Party at Strange Brew is sure to be fun. Open to all ages, you can BYOB as well.

There are many opportunities to give back this year, including the annual Toy Drive sponsored by the Treasure Shop, 44 Broadway, and Mitten Tree collections sponsored by the Jim Thorpe Lioness Club, as well as others with a fun twist including Strange Brew’s Dec. 12 Ugly Sweater Party that has goers wear their most outrageous holiday sweaters and bring pretty sweaters to donate to charity (79 Broadway). Likewise, Stone Row Pub and Eatery, 45-47 Race St., is celebrating the season with a Steampunk High Tea offering that benefits St. Mark Episcopal Church’s bell restoration fund and hosting a Steampunk Costume Party Saturday night, which will also benefit the bell fund.

The Mauch Chunk Opera House has another great weekend lineup of holiday fun – both naughty and nice. Friday night the popular Peek-a-Boo Holiday Revue takes the stage. Tickets: $25. Showtime: 8 p.m.

Saturday night, Craig Thatcher and Friends Rockin’ Christmas Show will surely get you in the holiday spirit. (Saw the show last year and loved it.) Tickets: $26. Showtime: 8 p.m. 

Last night but not least, a production of Joe Hiatt’s annual favorite play- A Coal Country Christmas will be performed onstage at the Mauch Chunk Opera House on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $5, $10 and $15.

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