Family friendly holiday festivities abound

The fall and winter holiday season is the perfect time to take visiting friends and family to your favorite local sites and attractions. To help you plan your schedule and make sure that you don’t miss your favs, we’ve prepared a short list of upcoming family-friendly holiday activities.

Erie Art Museum’s Gallery Night
December 1st 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Come explore the city’s galleries at one of Erie’s most unique Friday-night events! The Erie Art Museum, along with other independent galleries, will open their doors after-hours for a chance to explore the city’s vibrant arts scene. Each gallery offers its own exhibitions, entertainment, refreshments and vibes.

Lake Shore Railway Museum’s Christmas at the Station
December 2nd and 3rd 12 pm – 4 pm
During this annual holiday weekend, visitors can see the museum and a model train display, ride the speeder car, and even eat lunch in a dining car.

Fort LeBoeuf Historical Society’s Colonial Christmas
December 2nd and 3rd
The annual Colonial Christmas in Waterford is a time when the entire community comes together to celebrate the holidays.

Fairview Area Historical Society’s Christmas Open House
December 2nd 10 am – 4 pm and December 3rd 12 noon – 4 pm
Old fashioned hospitality, wassail and cookies served to all who attend. On view, decorated-for-Christmas tables, seasonal music, fire glowing in the fireplace, bake sale. Admission is free.

Asbury Woods 27th Annual Schoolhouse Craft Festival
December 2nd 10 am – 5 pm & December 3rd 10 am – 4 pm
This annual tradition includes more than 130 juried crafters, live music and more!

Erie Maritime Museum’s Christmas Tree Ship
December 9th 5:30 – 8:30 pm
This family-friendly event is free and open to the public, and will feature holiday fun for all. Activities include holiday crafts, letters to Santa, a chance to hear the story of the “real” Christmas Tree Ship, carolers, and the opportunity to meet Santa and his (live) reindeer!

expERIEnce Children’s Museum’s Lunch with Santa
December 10th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Enjoy a delicious pizza lunch from Donatos followed by a very special show by magician Cliff Hopkins and Kelly as Santa magically appears to visit with children.

Asbury Woods Winter Wonderland
December 15th – 17th, 27th – 30th 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Winter Wonderland features a lit boardwalk trail, the musical light show in the Otto Behrend Celebration Garden, holiday music, children’s crafts and more.


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