Christmas on Main Street
Enjoy the wonders of a small-town Christmas amidst the gaslit Main Street and surrounding hills of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, by experiencing Christmas on Main Street on the second weekend in December. Stay at the Penn Wells Hotel & Lodge and enjoy our Sunday Santa Brunch included with your stay. Make it a package by adding dinner in our Lounge warmed by our wood-burning fireplace or a discounted gift card to Dunham’s Department Store. Dunham’s is one of the only remaining independent department stores in the United States and holiday shoppers are often heard to say, “I remember when we had a store like this in our town.” But in Wellsboro, you can still experience the traditional Christmas season of your childhood.
Our Christmas on Main Street weekend features hot chocolate and coffee tastings at Café 1905 where we proudly serve Starbucks® coffee; a $1 movie event (“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” starring Jim Carrey at 11 a.m. Saturday) at the Arcadia Theatre, the Art Deco theatre that neighbors the Historic Penn Wells; and other events and specials at the independent shops located up and down Wellsboro’s Main Street. The Deane Center for the Performing Arts welcomes children to meet and have photos taken with Santa Claus on Friday (4 p.m. – 7 p.m.), hosted by the Fifth Season. CS Sports will be holding drawings Friday and Saturday for a free bike tune-up and a free snowboard or ski tune-up. Please check our Facebook page for our latest announcements of retailer events and specials.
On Sunday, Santa Claus comes to the Penn Wells to greet children young and old, checks to see who has been naughty or nice, and poses for photographs to capture the treasured moment. Our Santa Brunch is accompanied by our pianist playing all the Christmas classics, but the highlight for many is brunch itself. Enjoy a freshly-made omelette or Belgian waffle, eggs Benedict, pancakes, French toast, and a dessert buffet that will wow kids and grownups alike.