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Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau, raystown.org

"I have had a holiday and I'd like to
take it up professionally.
"
-- Kylie Minogue
Happy holidays from the Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania. We are all decked out in lights, glitter and boughs...it is a nice time to visit, shop and relax.

See below for December and early January events that you might enjoy during a visit. Maybe I will see you at Santa in the Cave at Lincoln Caverns, The Polar Express Trolley at Rockhill Trolley Museum or the Art Walk Huntingdon? All the events are listed and linked below.

Remember that you can visit www.Raystown.org/events at any time to see what is happening in the Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania.

Best wishes for a joyous season for you and your family from the Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania! Be safe and have fun!
 
Ed Stoddard
Marketing Director
Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau
 
 
Raystown Lake Region events
in the holiday season and into the New Year
Raystown Lake Region Visitor Center
Stop in at the Raystown Lake Region Visitor Center...
The Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau would like to remind you that we are here all year long! The Raystown Lake Visitor Center is open: Mondays 8a-2p, Tuesday-Friday 8a-4p.

You can reach us at (888) 729-7869 toll free. We look forward to answering your questions and providing directions. You can also tour the exhibit hall in the visitor center and enjoy the view of Raystown Lake from our deck. We hope to see you soon!

For a live look at Raystown Lake:  Raystown.org/Raystown-Lake-live-cam-by-WTAJ

Link to the PDF event list through the holiday season 2016
Festival of Trees and Wreaths
12/9/2016 10:00 AM
PO Box 255 Mount Union (814) 542-2974
Come to the Festival of Trees and Wreaths on December 9-11, 2016! Enjoy the decorations and music of the Christmas holiday theme at the Presbyterian Church in Mount Union. Hours are Friday 10am-6:30pm, Saturday 9am-3pm, Sunday 12:30pm-3pm. This event is sponsored by the Mount Union Historical Society. For more information call the Mount Union Historical Society at (814) 542-2974 or visit http://www.huntingdonhistory.org/mtUnion.htm
 
Polar Bear Express at Rockhill Trolley Museum
12/9/2016 6:30 PM
430 Meadow Street, PO Box 203 Rockhill Furnace (814) 447-9576
Come to the Rockhill Trolley Museum for the Polar Bear Express on Fridays and Saturdays, November 25-26, December 2-3, 9-10, 2016 from 6:30pm-9:00pm! Ride an antique electric trolley through the holiday decorations and lights along the tracks. Sing carols! Enjoy the campfire! Hot chocolate and cookies included in your fare. Cost is adults $8, children $6. For more information call the Rockhill Trolley Museum at (814) 447-9576.
 
Festival of Trees and Wreaths
12/10/2016 9:00 AM
PO Box 255 Mount Union (814) 542-2974
Come to the Festival of Trees and Wreaths on December 9-11, 2016! Enjoy the decorations and music of the Christmas holiday theme at the Presbyterian Church in Mount Union. Hours are Friday 10am-6:30pm, Saturday 9am-3pm, Sunday 12:30pm-3pm. This event is sponsored by the Mount Union Historical Society. For more information call the Mount Union Historical Society at (814) 542-2974 or visit http://www.huntingdonhistory.org/mtUnion.htm
 
Studio One Fifteen Discount Paint Day
12/10/2016 10:00 AM
Route 22 Mapleton 814-599-7025
Studio One Fifteen Discount Paint Day Saturday December 10th 2016 10am-1pm. Cost is $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for kids. The Studio is located at 417 Penn Street in Huntingdon. If you have any questions call Kelly at 814-599-7025.
 
Santa in the Cave at Lincoln Caverns
12/10/2016 1:00 PM
7703 William Penn Highway Huntingdon (814) 643-0268
Come to Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks to see Santa Claus on Saturday and Sunday, December 10-11, 2016 from 1pm-4pm! Have your picture taken with Santa by MJEMS Photography with just a $5.00 donation to Toys for Tots. Also, shop Santas Little Helpers BOGO Holiday sale! We invite all ages to shop for unique gifts at affordable prices! All holiday, family, and clearance items are buy one get one free. Let our caring staff help the kids shop for family members in their own separate gift shop! For more information, contact Lincoln Caverns at (814) 643-0268 or visit http://lincolncaverns.com
 
Candlelit Christmas at Old Bedford Village
12/10/2016 5:00 PM
220 Sawblade Road Bedford (814) 623-1156
Come to Old Beford Village for a Candlelit Christmas on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 5pm. Stroll through the Village and enjoy live seasonal music. Hot cider served in the tavern. Come and celebrate! Cost is $10/adults, $8/children, children 5 and under are free. For more information contact Old Bedord Village at (814) 623-1156.
 
Polar Bear Express at Rockhill Trolley Museum
12/10/2016 6:30 PM
430 Meadow Street, PO Box 203 Rockhill Furnace (814) 447-9576
Come to the Rockhill Trolley Museum for the Polar Bear Express on Fridays and Saturdays, November 25-26, December 2-3, 9-10, 2016 from 6:30pm-9:00pm! Ride an antique electric trolley through the holiday decorations and lights along the tracks. Sing carols! Enjoy the campfire! Hot chocolate and cookies included in your fare. Cost is adults $8, children $6. For more information call the Rockhill Trolley Museum at (814) 447-9576.
 
Festival of Trees and Wreaths
12/11/2016 12:30 PM
PO Box 255 Mount Union (814) 542-2974
Come to the Festival of Trees and Wreaths on December 9-11, 2016! Enjoy the decorations and music of the Christmas holiday theme at the Presbyterian Church in Mount Union. Hours are Friday 10am-6:30pm, Saturday 9am-3pm, Sunday 12:30pm-3pm. This event is sponsored by the Mount Union Historical Society. For more information call the Mount Union Historical Society at (814) 542-2974 or visit http://www.huntingdonhistory.org/mtUnion.htm
 
Santa in the Cave at Lincoln Caverns
12/11/2016 1:00 PM
7703 William Penn Highway Huntingdon (814) 643-0268
Come to Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks to see Santa Claus on Saturday and Sunday, December 10-11, 2016 from 1pm-4pm! Have your picture taken with Santa by MJEMS Photography with just a $5.00 donation to Toys for Tots. Also, shop Santas Little Helpers BOGO Holiday sale! We invite all ages to shop for unique gifts at affordable prices! All holiday, family, and clearance items are buy one get one free. Let our caring staff help the kids shop for family members in their own separate gift shop! Enjoy an added treat of milk and cookies on Sunday with Pennsylvanias Alternate Dairy Princess Katie Anderson! For more information, contact Lincoln Caverns at (814) 643-0268 or visit http://lincolncaverns.com
 
Rothrock Outfitters-Group Bike Ride
12/14/2016 4:00 PM
418 Penn Street Huntingdon (814) 643-7226
Get out your mountain bike and ride with us! Enjoy a group bike ride every Wednesday at various locations throughout Huntingdon County. Every Wednesday meet at Rothrock Outfitters at 4pm to join others for a fabulous ride! For more information contact Rothrock Outfitters at (814) 643-7226.
 
Art Walk Huntingdon
12/15/2016 5:00 PM
Huntingdon
Come to Art Walk Huntingdon on the third Thursday of every month from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Enjoy a tour of the Huntingdon borough arts scene. Art Walk Huntingdon will take place rain or shine. Be sure to bring your wallet to shop at great galleries and local restaurants! For more information contact the Huntingdon Landmarks Inc at http://www.huntingdonlandmarks.org
 
Rothrock Outfitters-Group Bike Ride
12/21/2016 4:00 PM
418 Penn Street Huntingdon (814) 643-7226
Get out your mountain bike and ride with us! Enjoy a group bike ride every Wednesday at various locations throughout Huntingdon County. Every Wednesday meet at Rothrock Outfitters at 4pm to join others for a fabulous ride! For more information contact Rothrock Outfitters at (814) 643-7226.
The December 2016 edition of Art Walk Huntingdon has a decidedly festive holiday theme! Art Walk Huntingdon is a monthly business open house in downtown and uptown Huntingdon, PA. Each participating business hosts an arts-related special event open to the public from 5-8pm. No ticket is required to attend, but individual businesses and events may have charges for their featured activities. #ArtWalkHdon

Art Walk Huntingdon takes place on the third Thursday of every month with the next one on December 15, 2016 during the hours of 5:00-8:00 PM.

The December 15th Art Walk includes:
* Card making at Juniata College Museum of Art
* Open studio at Juniata College Ceramics Studio
* Live music by 14 year-old Adam Bucynski at Standing Stone Coffee Co.
* Decorate a cupcake or gingerbread cookie at Sweethearts Confectionery
* Spin Art at Parks Design & Ink
* Learn to slip knot a simple infinity scarf for a doll or bear. Ages 5 and up. Led by Joanne Laabs who makes amazing doll clothes at Stone Town Café, Wine Bar and Gallery
* Craft ornament make and take and quick bite dinner at American Legion Post 24
* Ornament decorating at Studio One Fifteen
* Meet the Holiday Shop artists at Huntingdon County Arts Council's Art Space
* Make and take a snowflake at Huntingdon County Library
* Grand opening of new Thompson Candle Company Outlet at Gage Mansion Bed & Breakfast Carriage House (Washington Street entrance)
* Live music at Mimi's Restaurant & Martini Bar

Don't worry if you can't make it everywhere...there is always next month!

Art Walk Huntingdon events will be open to the public thanks to the sponsorship of participating businesses and the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau.

www.HuntingdonLandmarks.org
Juniata College students on the Thousand Steps section of the Standing Stone Trail
Congratulations to the Standing Stone Trail!
The Pennsylvania Trail of the Year!

Pennsylvania Trail of the Year announcement

Standing Stone Trail
(Great Eastern Trail network)
Greenwood Furnace State Park to Cowans Gap State Park
www.standingstonetrail.org
Standing Stone Trail (SST) is a 80 mile long footpath connecting the Mid State Trail and Tuscarora Trail. Features include Thousand Steps, expansive vistas and the Rocky Ridge Natural Area.
2016 Huntingdon County Visitors Guide
The 2016 Huntingdon County Visitors Guide is available now
The 2016 Huntingdon County Visitors Guide has articles on Raystown Lake fishing, history and a fun bucket list to consider. Maps of the region and Raystown Lake are inside! You can use the "Things To Do" listings to plan your leisure time and find a place to stay in the Lodging section. Call (888) 729-7869 toll free or send your request online HERE to receive your copy of the 2016 Huntingdon County Visitors Guide. The digital version of the 2016 guide is linked HERE.
Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau, raystown.org

Contact the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau (HCVB) and learn about all that the Raystown Lake Region has to offer. With many outdoor public spaces, the Raystown Lake Region has opportunities aplenty to breathe in the fresh air, walk through the forest or enjoy the unspoiled shoreline scenery of Raystown Lake. So bring your boots, kayak and mountain bike to really get the most out of your time in Huntingdon County. You will find many spots to relax and unwind that are free to access like Trough Creek, Greenwood Furnace and Whipple Dam State Parks, the Juniata College Peace Chapel and the Seven Points Recreation Area. Other options include kicking back on a Raystown Lake boat tour, delving into the natural wonders of Huntingdon County underground on a cave tour or discovering one of our local museums filled with living history and local lore. You can always contact the HCVB office either prior to or during a "Raycation" for more information: (888) 729-7869, info@raystown.org or online at www.Raystown.org