Santa Claus is coming to Town! (and by town we mean the Laurel Highlands). Join in on some holiday cheer with notable restaurants and festivals in the Laurel Highlands to brighten your spirits. Traveling to the Laurel Highlands to enjoy a whimsical meal or fun-filled festival with Santa? Don't worry, we have many lodging options to lay your head after a holiday feast.

Greenhouse Winery, Dec. 2

Breakfast with Santa at Greenhouse Winery

Come celebrate Christmas early with Greenhouse Winery and everyone’s favorite jolly old elf. Enjoy a fun filled morning complete with a breakfast buffet, children's crafts, children's cookie decorating stations, and a special visit from Old St Nick. 
Seating will begin at 10 a.m.
Brunch will be served at 10:30 a.m.

Need a place to stay? Check out Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New Stanton

Jeannette, PA, Dec. 2

Jeannette Business Association Sparkle of Christmas 

Gather for the Sparkle of Christmas festival with music, food trucks, tasty sweets, and a parade starting at 2! Stop into the Legion in Jeannette to tell Santa what you want for Christmas, right after the parade. 

Need a place to stay? Check out Hampton Inn by Hilton

Foggy Mountain Lodge & Pub, Dec. 3 

Brunch with Santa

Santa is stopping at Foggy Mountain for brunch! Make a weekend out of it, this event is perfect to schedule around Laurel Highlands sightseeing or other holiday obligations. Call 1-877-FoggyMt for cozy cabin and lodging reservations. Doors for brunch open at 10:30 a.m. and Santa arrives at noon! Tickets include brunch, cookie decorating crafts, nonalcoholic drinks, and a visit with the big guy himself! Enjoy a delectable meal including: 

  • Waffles and pancakes
  • Bacon and Sausage links
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Oven roasted potatoes
  • Vegetable medley
  • Sausage gravy and biscuits
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Cranberry walnut chicken
  • Carved ham
  • Assorted desserts

Yinzer Valley Farms, Dec. 3

Brunch with santa

 Yinzer Valley Farms is holding a delicious Sunday brunch from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Be sure to bring your camera and capture a precious memory with the big guy at 11:30 a.m.

Adults $25.95
Ages 4-12 $13
3 & under free

Need a place to stay? Check out Holiday Inn Express, Mount Pleasant.

Festival of Lights, Dec. 2-5 

Festival of Lights

It's the most magical time of year! Festival of Lights is the festive holiday tradition being held for its 40th year! Community members from the Ligonier Valley gather to celebrate the spirit of the holidays for four days. Beautifully decorated wreaths, trees, garlands, or other holiday decorations and lots of twinkly, magical Christmas lights adorn Town Hall for this festival.
Santa will be visiting Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m.-noon.

Need a place to stay? Check out SpringHill Suites by Marriott

Central Westmoreland CTC, Dec. 9

Breakfast with Santa

The Laurel Highlands knows how to make spirits bright! Join CWCTC in New Stanton from 8 a.m.-noon to enjoy a delicious breakfast with Santa. Get your tickets today!!

Need a place to stay? Check out Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

Jaffre's Stone Bar & Kitchen, Dec. 16

Santa Claus

We're getting closer to Christmas! You won't want to miss out on a luncheon with the man in the red suit. Join the crew at Jaffre's in Latrobe to welcome Santa with a delicious lunch feast! Text or call for reservation 724-396-4781

Need a place to stay? Check out Hampton inn Latrobe. 

Morelands At Waterworks, Dec. 17

Lunch With Santa Morelands at Waterworks

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making an appearance at Moreland's at Waterworks! Get together for cookie decorating, gifts, and a meet and greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Reservations and purchase of a meal are required. Call 724-420-5889 to secure your spot!

Need a place to stay? Check out Courtyard by Marriott, Greensburg

Overly's Country Christmas, Nov. 30-Dec. 31 

Overly's Country Christmas

Celebrate the season at Overly’s Country Christmas®, a nonprofit organization operated mainly by volunteers who are committed to creating holiday memories with a walk-around Christmas Village that’s filled with an array of old-fashioned traditions and treats. Sing carols ’round the bonfire, revel in the model train display, have your picture taken with Santa (in the days before Christmas), take a horse-drawn wagon/sleigh ride, or shop for gifts, plus much, much more as you experience the warmth of this traditional Christmas Village! Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Need a place to stay? Check out Hampton Inn Greensburg.