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Top 10 Hotels in PA to Visit During the Holidays

by Staff

Twinkling lights, towering trees, and even life-size gingerbread houses! Booking a stay at one of these iconic Pennsylvania hotels is sure to put you in the holiday spirit!

1. The Hotel Hershey


The Hotel Hershey’s décor is always stunning, but especially during the holiday season. Beautifully decorated trees and white poinsettias guide you to check-in, ensuring you’re in full holiday spirit even before you step into the beautifully decorated Fountain Lobby, perfect for your family’s perfect holiday photo with its gorgeous Christmas tree and dozens of red poinsettias. Weekends in December, the Cocoa Clubhouse and Santa’s Workshop are buzzing with fun-filled family activities including designing your own Santa hat, stocking, or ornament and winter games. As a special treat, indulge yourself and maybe that special someone to a little pampering at The Spa.

2. Nemacolin


A holiday stay at Nemacolin is nothing short of spectacular with glittering decorations and special treats offered just during the holiday season. Your family will delight in the wonderland known as Hardy’s Holiday Village “where the magic of the holiday season meets the magic of Nemacolin” at a life-size village filled with whimsy, wonder, and happy helpful elves! No worries if you still have a little holiday shopping left to do. The village’s quaint shops offer a selection of beautiful gifts and festive treats sure to delight. The magic continues on select evenings when one of Santa’s elves will journey from the North Pole with a book, a stocking, and a heaping dose of Christmas cheer that will leave your kiddos with visions of sugar plums dancing in their dreams during a Bedtime Elf Visit!

3. Historic Hotel Bethlehem


What better place to experience the magic, charm, and wonder of the holiday season than with a stay in the middle of downtown Christmas City at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem — once again capturing the top spot as the Best Historic Hotel in the 2023 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards! Decked to the nines with more than 35,000 twinkling lights, 7-foot toy soldiers, life-size Nutcrackers, a model of the hotel created completely out of gingerbread, and uniquely decorated Christmas trees and wreaths galore, the hotel is brimming with holiday joy. While there, you just might find the perfect gift for that special someone on your list at The Shoppe.

4. Skytop Lodge


With beautifully decorated trees and glittering garland lining the halls, fun-filled scavenger hunts, and special holiday events each day of the season, a stay at Skytop Lodge is sure to put you in the holiday spirit! Their special tree lighting ceremony happens every Saturday and is brimming with holiday cheer and family-friendly fun, including an afternoon tea with delicious holiday cookies, carolers, and a special visit with Santa! Share the joy and bring a new unwrapped toy or two for the local Toys For Tots program.

5. Great Wolf Lodge


As the temperature drops, escape to the warmth of Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge. Snowland’s winter wonderland is filled with seasonal festivities, games, crafts, and special events, including visits with Santa. Reserve one of their Snow Globes to provide your family its own magical winter wonderland experience. It comes with your very own hot cocoa bar with all the fixings, a cookie decorating kit, festive holiday games, and a just-for-you, glittering 30-minute holiday light show featuring dancing lights choreographed to music of the season.

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