Even the Christmas snow forecast this year says that winter in Pennsylvania will be warmer than usual, it will still be quite snowy, so your white Christmas holiday won’t be in danger. Oh, and once you are there, don’t forget to try real Hershey’s chocolate – the factory of this tasty chocolate is in Pennsylvania and you can even have a holiday trip there with testing some chocolate samples! Other ideas for where to go in Pennsylvania, which is one of the states that snow in December, you can see below.
Laurel Highlands. If you don’t know how to ski but always wanted to try, your best trip destination is Laurel Highlands. A popular among USA citizens resort has experienced instructors that will teach you and your children on the basic skiing techniques, so you are never afraid of slopes anymore. Other activities on offer at the resort are dogsledding and snow tubing. During the holiday time, there is a Holiday Candlelight Tour available at the Compass Inn Museum. Tour a 19th-century stagecoach stop, decorated for the season. You can have a walk around the inn by candlelight, enjoy holiday refreshments and treats, like cider and special cookies. In the evening, there is Night Parade where you can see Santa and start your Christmas shopping.
Elk Viewing, if you want to be closer to nature during your holiday, make sure you go for an elk viewing tour to Benezette. If you are lucky with the weather, you can also have a Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride from which you can see elks walking around, otherwise, you’ll need to travel around using your own vehicle. Don’t forget to stop at the Elk County Elk Farm just south of Ridgway where you can try homemade elk jerky and an elk steak.
If it is your honeymoon destination or if you don’t have children coming with you for this winter holiday, Lake Erie Wine Country will be a great place to warm up after days of skiing somewhere. 23 wineries are open year-round for tasting and shopping, each of them is unique in some way. My favorite ones are Arrowhead Wine Cellars and Presque Isle Wine Cellars. In these two, you can try some local wines such as French-Hybrid Varietal Wines, European Vinifera Wines, and Native Lambrusco Wines. If you feel you are getting hungry, there is a Freeport Restaurant (there are more of them, this one is just my favorite one) that will welcome you its famous homemade sausage & smoked-on-premises ham & bacon. If you are not a big fan of it, other things available on the menu are different fish, prime rib, pasta, sandwiches, homemade soups, and a wide selection of desserts & daily specials. There is a bar to accompany your meal where many local wines are present.
Hopefully, now you have a rough idea of where to spend white Christmas in the USA in 2019. Of course, there are more places with snow like Ohio, Michigan, Vermont, Wyoming, and New Hampshire, but we are going to talk about these states later, so just be patient. If you know any more places to visit in the states above, just leave a comment under this article to help people gather more ideas on where does it snow in December in the USA so the can go to have some fun there during Christmas holidays.