The Inn at Pocono Manor’s Annual
Magical Fireside Christmas

By: Jamie Bowman

Deck the halls, because it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! In case you haven’t been singing Christmas carols since October (like me!), it’s time to get into the spirit. What better way to do so than with a visit to the Magical Fireside Christmas at Pocono Manor Resort & Spa?

Now through December 24th, Pocono Manor hosts a Christmas event like no other. It’s so magical, even Santa himself comes to the Poconos to experience the festivities! Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until Christmas Eve, you can delight in the excitement of the holiday season without traveling to the North Pole. Complete with holiday light displays, a life-sized gingerbread house, cookie decorating, and more, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

Last year, my usually cautious nephew took an immediate liking to Santa. The big guy even walked around with us while Jack talked his ear off about all-things trains. For kids, like Jack, who aren’t totally sold on jolly old St. Nick, the Magical Fireside Christmas is an ideal setting to get acquainted with Santa. Your child can take the time to get comfortable with his or her surroundings and do other activities until he or she feels ready to sit with Santa.

Now let’s talk about those activities. In Santa’s Workshop, children can complete a variety of crafts, like ornament making, and write letters to Santa. The best part is, Santa even takes the time to ensure that every child receives a letter in return! After you’ve gotten your fill of cookies and hot cocoa, step outside to meet a few very special members of Santa’s team. You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen? That’s right, Santa’s trusty crew will be there patiently waiting for a snack. Each activity requires tickets. At just $10 for 8 tickets or $5 for 3 tickets, this event will keep your kids entertained without breaking the bank.

All are invited to Pocono Manor’s Magical Fireside Christmas; you do not need to be a guest of the resort to attend. But if you’re feeling extra festive, book a room and delight in even more holiday fun, like Christmas stories by the fireplace with milk and cookies. When you’ve finished making your list and checking it twice, mark your calendar; you won’t want to miss this event.