Though he is not bound by the laws of physics, Santa Claus is duty bound to eat every cookie, brisket, and pile of thumbtacks you leave out for him. Explore other Yuletide traditions with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Scrooge Dollars
To help celebrate Charles Dickens’s 200th birthday, Groupon holders can stroll through the Yuletide wonderland, spending Scrooge Dollars at any of the vendors participating in the 2012 Jim Thorpe Olde Time Christmas Celebration, taking place the first three weekends in December. Participating vendors include Grammy Bea's Country Store, Mollie Maguire's Pub, Moya Food & Spirits, and the Harry Packer Mansion Inn, among others. The celebration also includes extra Victorian touches and encourages attendees to come dressed in costume.
Jim Thorpe Olde Time Christmas
Every year, as the snow starts falling, the town of Jim Thorpe dusts off a charming sense of nostalgia and channels the holiday spirit for their Olde Time Christmas celebration. A parade at the end of November heralds the tree lighting, which in turn kicks off weekends of lights, stage plays, and Victorian touches that evoke A Christmas Carol without all of the blood-thirsty aliens Dickens was so fond of. Historic mansions combine with small-town elegance to create an ideal tableau for the festival, which hosts events that include a gingerbread house contest, historic ghost walks, and a live nativity. Kids hop on a train with Santa while others settle in for a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, sending the staccato of clipping and clopping through the streets. Dulcet notes from a choir glide through the air at local churches while patrons walk to and fro amongst local businesses and a stand of handmade wreaths.