HAWLEY - Do you feel that chill in the air in the mornings? The Hawley Winterfest Committee does—and is already thinking of snowflakes, holiday carols, and twinkling lights.
The committee has announced that planning is underway for the 19th annual Hawley Winterfest: Friday, December 8th through Sunday, December 10th. Comprised of downtown merchants, area business owners, and local residents, the committee is looking forward to bringing this lively holiday festival to downtown Hawley, and currently has sponsorship and event hosting opportunities available for those who wish to get involved.

"The goal of Hawley Winterfest is for our residents and visitors alike to enjoy happy, holiday celebrations in this charming town," stated co-chair Kate Hayes.  "There are events scheduled during the entire weekend for children and even adults of all ages.”

The town of Hawley is nestled in the Pocono Mountains lake region and is home to vibrant local shops, lodgings, restaurants, and entertainment. During Hawley Winterfest, visitors enjoy the complete winter wonderland experience with live musical entertainment, art shows, a children’s play, delicious food and drink, holiday historic house tours, ice carvings, carriage rides, shopping, a beer tour, a cookie walk, exhibits, contests, demonstrations, giveaways, and much more for the entire family.

Hawley Winterfest is presented by the Downtown Hawley Partnership and is made possible by the efforts of local volunteers, sponsors and donors. Businesses, non-profits, or individuals interested in sponsoring this popular festival or hosting an event are invited to visit www.hawleywinterfest.com or call 570-226-2141 for more information.

All levels of sponsorship are welcome and appreciated, and the success of previous Winterfest celebrations has largely been dependent upon the generosity of sponsors.

Proceeds were also used to purchase new holiday decorations for Hawley’s business district and to support ongoing community revitalization projects.

"It is the support of community that makes this event so special. Come Home to Hawley for the holidays—we look forward to welcoming you," concluded Ms. Hayes.

To make a financial contribution of any size, please make checks payable to Hawley Winterfest 2017, and mail to: The Downtown Hawley Partnership, PO Box 584, Hawley, PA 18428.

Visit Hawley Winterfest’s Facebook page for updates. https://www.facebook.com/HawleyWinterfest .