Wellsboro Winter Celebration
Wellsboro residents combat winter fatigue by coming out to play in a big way during its Winter Celebration, held annually on the third weekend in February.
At the Penn Wells Hotel, we celebrate by hosting the Endless Mountain Music Festival’s Winter Jazz Fest, which again in 2019 features the uber-talented Bram Wijnands. The 2019 Festival centers on a Saturay night dinner concert featuring Bram. That concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Dinner reservations for the special prix-fixe menu are available from 5:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Dinner reservations are required for this annually sold out event, so call ahead and reserve your time. Better yet, call to get special package pricing on your lodging package, which includes your room, Saturday night dinner, the concert, and Sunday Brunch. Brunch at the Hotel is served Sunday morning from 9:00 to 1:00, with musical accompaniment from 9:30-12:30 like every non-holiday Sunday — and we always enjoy it when Bram semi-annually sits down at the piano to take his turn as our Brunch musician. You don’t want to miss it whether you are on a lodging package or just stopping in to enjoy Brunch!
Beyond Jazz Fest, the festival features a variety of activities held early Saturday afternoon in Wellsboro’s downtown Main Street shopping district. On Saturday, visitors can join locals in enjoying ice and wood carving demonstrations, a chili cook-off and a variety of other activities. Throw in the STPR Winter RallySprint, the Mt. Tom Challenge climb, You Can’t Take it With You, presented by Hamilton Gibson, and Driftwood in Concert at the Deane Center, there is no reason not to come to Wellsboro for Winter Celebration.
Lodging packages for this weekend include one or two nights of lodging, Friday night dinner featuring our famous fish fry (for packages starting on Friday night), Saturday night dinner and concert at Jazz Fest, and Sunday Jazz Brunch. It’s a great weekend for couples and for families.