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25th Annual Stroudsmoor Tree Lighting Celebrations – Sunday, December 8, 2013

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Stroudsmoor Country inn invites guests from throughout the community and across the nation to join them for the holidays as they celebrate the lighting of the Stroudsmoor Mountain on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

The Tree Lighting Celebration was started with the lighting of a modest 15’ tree for the Innkeeper’s Christmas Celebration and has grown to include an art show, holiday craft boutique, elaborate gingerbread village, a lighting display created with over 150,000 lights highlighted by a 70’ decorated tree. Carriage rides, petting zoo, live nativity and fabulous fireworks are all free for guests to enjoy during the celebration. Each year Stroudsmoor adds something new to the festivities like – “Toyland at Terraview” sponsoring the US Marines “Toys for Tots” Program. Toyland is complete with Santa’s elves collecting and distributing toys to every child bringing a donation for “Toys for Tots”, characters from classic stories and popular books, and a visit from Mrs. Claus herself, who reads holiday favorites to children of all ages.

Rounding out the day’s festivities are performances by talented musicians and vocalists – of all ages – from the Pocono Community, who spread the holiday spirit, friendship and Peace on Earth as they sing, bell ring and dance their way into the hearts all who visit. The lighting day itinerary will be available in September 2013. Visitor, editors or writers seeking more information on the lighting day events or photographs of previous celebrations can contact:

Linda Forte, 570-421-6431, Ext. 424,
Jacki Miller, Ext. 443,

Come home to the Inn for the holidays!

Lighting Day Itinerary

Performance and Activities:

9:00 to 5:00
Stroudsmoor Inn Towne – Offers samples of holiday baked goods available for gift
giving.  Enter to win your Christmas Desserts when you visit our bakery
10:00 to 7:00     
Stroudsmoor Country Inn Christmas Boutique at Auradell – offers unique Holiday
  Visit the Gingerbread Village at the Main Inn created by the elves at Stroudsmoor
Inn Towne Bakery Café
10:00 to 1:30 Tree Lighting Brunch at The Main Inn – For reservations call 570-421-6431, Ext.
12:00 to 2:00 Toyland at Terraview sponsoring the US Marine Corps “Toys for Tots”
Program. Visit with Mrs. Santa Claus and Santa’s Elves – Children who bring a
new unwrapped toy for “Toys for Tots” receive a gift. Professional family photos
available at Terraview
12:00 to 3:00
 Lunch and Readings with Mrs. Santa Claus presented by the Eastern Monroe
Public Library at Terraview
Readings at 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00 PM with holiday music. Call 570-421-6431
for our Mrs. Claus’ Luncheon Menu Details—Reservations Suggested
12:00 to 4:00 Wagon Rides—wagon stop at Woodsgate
12:00 to 5:00
 Pony Rides—at Terraview
12:00 to 5:00
 Petting Zoo—for children of all ages at Terraview
12:00 to 5:00
 Face Painting – at the Spa
12:00 to 5:00 Food Pavilion at Lawnhaven—near the Grand Tree
      • Hot Chocolate and Apples compliments of the Innkeepers
    • Hot Dogs, Soft Pretzels, Cider and Donuts, Popcorn, Peanuts, and SIT Cookies
       are available for purchase under the Lawnhaven Pavilion
    • Stroudsmoor Inn Towne Holiday Baked Goods are available for purchase
1:00 to 4:00
 Art Reception at Auradell Gallery—Artists Susan Bernadette and B. Lebel – featuring
Music for the Moment
3:00 to 8:00
 Tree Lighting Grand Buffet at The Main Inn Reservations Required
3:30 to 4:30
 Mountain Winds Woodland Quintet – Directed by Jenny Galunic performing at the
Main Inn
7:00 to 8:00
 Pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and holiday characters at Terraview

Entertainment and Activity Schedule may vary slightly to accommodate changes in the entertainers and weather conditions.

Lighting Day Itinerary

12:00 to 5:00
Organization, Craft and Gift Exhibits
      • Smokey Bear and DCNR – photos with Smokey
    • Stroud Township Fire Company— presents fire safety for children of all ages and
       Holiday Trees for Sale
    • Pennsylvania Game Commission – Animal Exhibit
    • Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation – Rescue Bird Exhibit
    • Stroud Regional Police Department – youth fingerprinting
    • Characters by ESU Musical Theater Organization
    • Pocono Mountain Chapter of Embroiders Guild – Embroidery Display
    • Big Brother – Big Sister – Kid’s Activity
    • Camp Papillion – Kid’s Activity
    • Monroe County Historical Society – Free Children’s Craft
    • Queen’s Treasures – American Girl Accessories
    • Angel’s Closet – Basket Raffle
    • Pause for Bears – Bears for Sale
    • Penguin Alley – Penguin Ornaments
    • Pocono Harley Davidson – Motorcycle Display
    • Horns Outdoor – Winter Recreational Vehicle Display

Special Performance on December 7th at Terraview . . .
Audra McDonald

Five time Tony – Two time Grammy Award winning Actress Singer
For ticket information contact –

Lighting Day Itinerary

Lawnhaven Performances:

TAG DJ – MC Gary Smith starts the holiday season with festive music – refreshments under the Lawnhaven Pavilion
Pocono Flute Society – Director Dorothy Mohr
Christ Episcopal Church Bell Ringers – Director Sue Stillo
Pocono Youth Orchestra – Directors Audrey & Tony Simons
Pocono Highland Dancers – Director Lynn Bustos
East Stroudsburg High School North Chorale – Keith Labar
Penn Strings Youth Violin Studio – Director Chris Souza
Gather on the Grand Lawn at Lawnhaven for the lighting festivities – ESU Musical Theater Organization perform holiday favorites for all to sing along!
The Christmas Story – Director Pastor Amy Banka Presented by Faith United Methodist Church of Stroudsburg
All Sing – Here Comes Santa Claus for Santa’s arrival
Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus arrives to light the Stroudsmoor Mountain escorted by Slatebelt Chevy Buick and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department
Fireworks light up the mountain!!!
We follow Santa to Terraview for photos and more entertainment and holiday FUN!

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We would like to extend a special thank you the following families:

The Farley Family
The Fredericks Family

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