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Make Plans for These Somerset, PA Events

There are a number of Somerset, PA events that take place each year that you won't want to miss. From a fascinating up-close look at folk history to the sweet sights and smells of sugaring time, you'll get plenty of chances for hands-on happenings during your visit to Somerset. Here are some of our staff favorites.

Overly's Country Christmas

Celebrate the season at Overly’s Country Christmas®, a nonprofit committed to creating holiday memories with a Christmas Village that’s filled with an array of old-fashioned traditions and treats. Sing carols ‘round the bonfire, revel in the model train display, have your picture taken with Santa (in the days before Christmas), take a horse drawn wagon/sleigh ride or shop for gifts in the C. Edgar & Sons General Store plus much, much more as you experience the beauty of this traditional winter wonderland!

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. weather permitting. For your best holiday experience in Christmas Village, arrive early or at least 1 hour before the scheduled closing time. Inclement weather such as high wind, ice and rain may result in an early closing or complete closing. Closed Mondays: 11-21 & 29; 12-5 & 1

Christmas Train Display

Beginning November 25th the public is welcome to visit Arbutus Park Retirement Community in Richland for a spectacular holiday train display featuring “G” or large-scale Garden trains on a 16 by 24 foot platform.

The detailed display features a North Pole village with new Observatory and Reindeer Amusement Ride, an amusement park, an old German village with brewery, and a 1940’s and 50’s village.  New this year, the display will include a Native American Village with tepees, stage coach and trading post.  There will also be a new-style nativity on display.

This year, visitors can enjoy playing “Christmas Town I Spy,” a game highlighting a few of the numerous scenes in the train display located in the Community Room of Arbutus Park Manor at 207 Ottawa Street. The exhibit is free and open to the public. 

Children of all ages can experience the hands-on Christmas Town Touch Table and have the opportunity to earn an “Engineer’s Certificate” signed by Arbutus’ Chief Engineer.

Model train enthusiasts Ron Reinbold and Win Garland have shared their love of trains by building the Christmas Town Railroad display featuring over 150 miniature people, 15 vehicles, two point to point inner city street car lines and five trains operating simultaneously. 2016 marks the 9th year for the Arbutus Christmas Town Train Display.  Johnstown, PA

Holiday Traditions of Somerset County

December 4th, the HGSSC celebrates the Christmas traditions of Somerset County with the descendants of families that have preserved their practices for generations. The program will feature Christmas traditions of the Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes, Slovak Holy Supper, Polish Wigilia Feast, and German practices. The HGSSC will invite persons from each culture to share their stories, recipes, music, and Christmas rituals. The meaning and symbolism behind the traditions and ceremonies will be explained and participants will have the opportunity to sample food from each tradition. Join us for a unique experience during this Holiday season.

Family Snow Tubing New Year's Eve Party

Join Seven Springs and bring the whole family up for downhill thrills at our snow tubing park! Celebrate New Year’s Eve, from 10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., with friends and family by tucking yourself into a tube, grabbing onto the handles and feel the fresh mountain air on your cheeks as gravity sends you plunging down one of our multiple chutes. Between runs, gather by the bonfire to warm up and enjoy pizza, hot dogs, fountain drinks and hot chocolate.

Seven Springs Foggy Goggle New Year's Eve

For a casual evening and a rockin’ good time, Seven Springs will make it a night to remember with one of our great New Year’s Eve Parties!  Come celebrate the New Year at the legendary Foggy Goggle at Seven Springs Mountain Resort! Mike Ley will be spinning today’s biggest hits to keep you dancing the night away. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the party will go from 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

22nd Annual Fire & Ice Festival 

"There's no place like home."  January 13-15 join Somerset in celebrating the 22nd Annual Fire and Ice Festival.  This year it will be Wizard of Oz themed.  Enjoy ice sculptures, winter artisans, food, more!







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