The Poconos are a popular destination for winter fun, offering a wide range of family-friendly activities and events. Just a short drive from many major northeast metro areas, they are a favorite place for many to enjoy during the holidays.  Here are some tips for making your days merry and bright in the Poconos this year!

Get right into the holiday spirit with a winter horseback ride or sleigh ride at Happy Trails Stables. Be sure to call for availability, though! This family-owned and operated stable is not to be missed. It’s fun for the whole family and open year-round.

If Outdoor adventure is what you’re seeking visit Alvin’s Off-Road Playground, which will be open December 16  –  January 1, 2023, from 9 am – 5 pm (but closed on Christmas Day). Located in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, and nestled among the beautiful Pocono Mountains, Alvin’s is an enjoyable ATV park with off-road trails for riders of all skill levels. 

One of the most popular activities in the Poconos during the winter months is skiing. Jack Frost & Big Boulder are two of the area’s premier ski resorts, offering a variety of slopes for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.  Tubing is back, too! JFBB will be celebrating its 50th and 75th Anniversaries this year!   Catch the Bubbles & Birthday Cake celebrations each Saturday in January, along with Big Boulder’s Birthday Bash on Jan 28, and Jack Frost’s on Feb 4.  JFBB has also put together a great Beginner’s Guide to skiing and snowboarding!  

Join us in January for an exciting day on the slopes, prizes and a worthwhile cause. Camelback Resort’s Boarding for Breast Cancer is taking place over MLK weekend on January 14, 2023 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, the Pocono Mountains offer plenty of opportunities to hit the slopes and enjoy the winter weather.

If you’re looking for New Year’s Eve family fun, PEEPSFEST® on December 30th – 31st is a hit.  Come celebrate Just Born Quality Confection’s 100th Anniversary! Enjoy a sneak peek of delicious new flavors coming in 2023, the PEEPSFEST® Scavenger Hunt, the Leaning Tower of PEEPS®, cornhole, Giant Jenga, and crafts by local groups from around the Lehigh Valley. 

In addition to outdoor activities, the Poconos also offer a variety of indoor events and attractions. This January, the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza is home to Disney on Ice, a popular ice skating show featuring beloved Disney characters. This is a great option for families with younger children, and is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages.  It runs Thursday, January 12 through Monday, January 16, 2023!

The Pocono Mountains offer something for everyone this holiday season. Whether you’re looking to hit the slopes or enjoy a relaxing sleigh ride through the snowy hills, there are plenty of ways to create new memories and have winter fun with your family. So why wait? Pack your bags and head to the Poconos for a winter vacation you’ll never forget! We’ve got the perfect accommodations for your crew at Pocono Mountain Rentals, too!