Culture

Experience the holidays with a German-Amish influence

November 19, 2017

The Christmas tree isn’t the only German holiday tradition to make its way into the American celebration. The Berks County area around Reading marks the season with tours, lights, and even two “Christkindlmarkets.” For the […]

Destinations

Small-town Maryland holidays mean big fun across the state

November 2, 2017

Ready for some holiday spirit? Communities from Hagerstown to National Harbor have scheduled all kinds of fun.  In Washington County, the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum brings Christmas past to life with model railroad layouts. O-scale trains […]

Culture

Head to southern Pennsylvania for small-town holiday fun

November 2, 2017

Looking for a way to fill the holidays with the sweet nostalgia of small-town celebrations? Head to some of nearby southern Pennsylvania’s picturesque Main Streets, where twinkling lights, roaming carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, and decorated […]

Culture

Celebrate Christmas in Indiana County

November 1, 2017

There’s something magical about celebrating Christmas in a small town, especially if it’s one that’s known for its holiday spirit. What better place to welcome the season than in Indiana, Pa., which is not only […]

Adventures in Taste

‘Tis the seasoning: Savor the tastes of the holidays

December 22, 2016

Winter holiday cuisine has evolved its own distinct palette of spices and seasonings. “Cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg — that evokes the holidays,” said Meg Whitlock, vice president of sales for Baltimore-based Vanns Spices. “And all […]

Culture

A top-10 Santa Claus arrival and 500,000 lights await you

December 8, 2016

The Chester County, Pa., portion of the Brandywine Valley celebrates the holidays with parades, art, railroad excursions, and beautiful floral and light displays. It’s an old-fashioned family experience sure to put you into the holiday […]

Culture

Home Tours offer look into historic gems

November 30, 2016

Among the holiday treats in the Mid-Atlantic are the many tours of homes, churches, and other locations decorated for the season. Visitors get to go inside historic homes, modern architectural gems, and many locations not […]