There's something about the buzzing energy of festivals that sparks your interest. From themed festivals to music bashes, you want to experience an atmosphere of creativity and authenticity through tent vendors, food and drinks, as well as special performances or events.
Today, our travels take us to the magnificent Mount Vernon Estate to mingle with dozens of colonial attired artisans demonstrating their 18th-century crafts and selling traditional wares such as baskets, wood carvings, tin and ironwork, as well as leather working, furniture and more. Food vendors will also have colonial-inspired fare to purchase for lunch on your own while you enjoy colonial music and family fun.
Celebrate the cultural and culinary traditions in Washington, D.C.'s diplomatic community at the Embassy Winternational Showcase. Experience the bustling global marketplace with each participating embassy promoting their country through food, art and handcrafts. In addition, enjoy the annual D.C. Downtown Holiday Market, the United States Botanic Garden indoor displays and D.C. Temple's Festival of Lights.
Rekindle that old fashioned Holiday spirit in Wellsboro at the Dickens of a Christmas Celebration. Dickens Festival features outdoor craft and food vendors, plus a variety of special displays and events at local downtown sites. The buildings will be decorated to create a Victorian atmosphere that fits so well with its famous gas lights.
See the city in a different light as we travel through the illuminated capital at night. Hear historical tales about the fascinating history of Washington, D.C. as you ride along the same streets the presidents have traveled. Along the way, we will make a stop at the National Christmas Tree including the "Pathway of Peace," decorated trees representing all 50 states and a stop at the D.C. Temple Festival of Lights display.
Each holiday season Mifflinburg offers its own version of an authentic Christmas Market, inspired by the 700-year-old traditional German Christkindl Market, or Christ Child Market. The town's market has nearly 100 festive outdoor huts featuring unique handmade crafts and traditional Christkindl treats. The air is filled with the enticing aroma of roasted almonds, hot chocolate, Hungarian goulash, savory sausages, gourmet coffees, German beer and more.