Schedule of Events

All Day | 11AM – 4PM

Toys for Tots Drop Off
Under the Tannenbaum in the Market Place

Strolling Art Gallery & Silent Auction
Throughout the entire park

Find the Fairy Homes
Throughout the entire park

Find the Fairy Tale Characters
Snow White, The Evil Queen, The Hunstman, Little Red Riding Hood, The Big Bad Wolf, Hansel, & Gretel are all roaming about the park. Post your photo with them under #blackforestkrampusnacht

Kids’ Crafts – Pinecone Bird Feeders
(while supplies last) in the Carriage House

Beer/Wine Garden
(must be 21 to enter) Tennis Court

Kemmerer Carriage House
The (heated) carriage house museum is a small room on the 1st floor in the left side of the building, with a maximum of 9 visitors at a time. Historical talks, historical videos and merch for sale (cash only). 

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Scheduled Events

11:30AM – 12:30PM
Selfies with Saint Nicholas
in the Market Place

12:30PM – 1PM
Storytime at the Fairytale Grove
located behind the Market Place

1:30PM – 3:30PM
Entertainment by the Pennsylvania Villagers under the bandstand 

2PM – 2:30PM
Storytime at the Fairytale Grove
located behind the Market Place

Meet at the main park entrance directly across from the Harry Packer Mansion

Krampuslauf through the park

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After Hours Events

These are events being held by local businesses and are not an official part of the festival.

Krampus Jazz at Big Creek Vineyard
6PM – 9PM

Live music by Sawtooth. $10 cover charge.
See event on Facebook | Buy a ticket in advance | Directions

Lights at the Lake
6PM – 10PM

Lights at the Lake is a drive-through light show featuring brilliant holiday displays throughout picturesque Mauch Chunk Lake Park, located right outside historic Jim Thorpe. Stay warm and cozy inside your car while the whole family enjoys a dazzling collection of holiday lights. This is sure to become a holiday tradition for the whole family!

Tickets must be purchased in advance and spots are limited so don’t wait to secure your spot at the Poconos’ newest holiday tradition.

Buy Tickets | Facebook Event | Website | Directions

Ghost Walks in Old Mauch Chunk

Enjoy intriguing tales of lore of reported ghoulish encounters and stories of historic properties and people along Broadway.

The one mile round trip walks start at the Inn at Jim Thorpe, 24 Broadway.  Led by a costumed storyteller with lantern, the walks, all outside, last about an hour, unless the spirits have other ideas!

Walks are planned according to the schedule found below but are subject to change if the spirits call for rain.

Although walk-ins are always welcome, space on each walk is limited, so call our new number, 570 732-8699 or click here for more information.  Private walks may also be available on certain dates and times for groups of 10 or more with advance notice.  Call for more information.

To purchase tickets, look for your GhostHost in the basement conference room at the Inn at Jim Thorpe 15 minutes before walk time.  Enter through the door below the front porch.  First come, first served without reservations.  We will also be observing all the Covid precautions de jure, so be prepared.

Adults: $12.  Children: 7-12; $6.  Cash or checks only, please.  While not scary, the GhostWalk is not recommended for children under 7 because they get distracted with some of the longer stories.  Attentive children are certainly welcome, however.

Proceeds from the GhostWalk help support the many community and international service projects of the Rotary Club of Jim Thorpe.

The GhostWalks entertained over 850 men, women, and children on 45 walks in 2019.  Don’t miss your chance in 2021!    

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