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Dickens of a Christmas Festival - Wellsboro, PA

Dickens of a Christmas Festival - Wellsboro, PA

Immerse yourself in the enchanting Dickens of a Christmas Festival in Wellsboro and Williamsport, PA, with Starr Tours. Experience A Victorian Christmas Marketplace, a wonderful play, Christmas shopping and Christmas dinner without the work!

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Dickens of a Christmas Festival - Wellsboro, PA

Trip Duration: 3 Days



Trip Inclusions:

  • Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners

  • Tour Director

  • Overnight accommodations

  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation

  • Baggage handling and related gratuities

  • Taxes



Trip Highlights:


Dickens of a Christmas Festival

Celebrate the 39th Annual "Dickens of a Christmas Festival" and take a step back in time as Wellsboro, PA's Main Street and the surrounding side streets become an early Victorian marketplace featuring all types of delectable wares for eating and drinking, as well as delightful gift items for wearing or enjoying.


Beginning in the morning, over 175 food and craft vendors, strolling musicians and singers, dancers, and street-corner thespians will spread up and down the holiday decked streets of downtown Wellsboro. Performers and vendors will be appropriately costumed and decorated to create a Victorian atmosphere that fits so well with the Wellsboro Gas Lights. With streets closed to traffic, visitors have the freedom to stroll and enjoy the festivities. It's not uncommon to stumble upon a little match girl, or even old Scrooge himself as Street Entertainers delight shoppers with their renditions of Christmas readings and carols. Many local churches will host indoor luncheons, concerts, tours or special services, and "A Christmas Carol" at the Arcadia Theater will perform several times during the day.


"A Christmas Carol" Performance

Historic Downtown Wellsboro is the venue for the annual Festival's performances of the traditional Holiday favorite, "A Christmas Carol". This Victorian-themed show tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man who revisits his past and ultimately transforms his future after rediscovering the meaning of the spirit of Christmas.


Purity Candy Company

Visit the Purity Candy Company Factory Store, started by Ford G. Birchard in 1907. Back then, Mr. Birchard used all natural ingredients, simple machines and carefully tested recipes. He believed that making small batches by hand contributed to Purity's outstanding reputation for quality. Today, that legacy continues to thrive at Purity under the ownership and guidance of the Burfeindt family.


From chocolate Christmas trees to candy canes as stocking stuffers, there's something for everyone on your list and the hard candy curls are a delight for all family members, young and old. They still make them from scratch using a time tested method used by master confectioners a century ago.


The Famous Street of Shops

Located in a historic woolen mill, this 375 shop mall creates an indoor old town streetscape complete wiht the recreated antique bank teller window, park benches, and vintage streetlights.



Meal Information:


Dinner at hotel on Day 1 offers the following choices:

Chicken Breast with celery sage stuffing & roasted chicken gravy

Roasted Salmon with caper beurre blanc

Broccoli Cavatappi (Veggie Pasta) with oven-roasted tomato & garlic alfredo sauce



Need to Know:




Starr has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

Day 1:

Travel to Lewisburg, PA
Lunch on own
Travel to Allenwood, PA
Visit Purity Candy Company Factory Store
Travel to Williamsport, PA
Check in for two overnights at Holiday Inn and/or Holiday Inn Express, Williamsport, PA
Wine & Cheese reception upon arrival
Dinner included at hotel

Day 2:

Breakfast at hotel
Travel to Wellsboro, PA
Annual "Dickens of a Christmas" Festival
Lunch on own at Festival
Performance of "A Christmas Carol"
Dinner included at Penn Wells Hotel
Return to hotel

Day 3:

Breakfast at hotel
Check out
Travel to Lewisburg, PA
Free Time and Shopping on own at The Famous Street of Shops
Lunch included at local restaurant
Travel home

Subject to Change

Itinerary subject to change

Holiday Inn, Williamsport, PA

This Williamsport, PA hotel is within walking distance of Williamsport's downtown business district, and only minutes away from trendy Williamsport restaurants and nightlife.


Hotel features an indoor heated pool, fitness center, restaurant and lounge.


Guest rooms feature coffee maker, hairdryer, and iron/board.




The Holiday Inn Express Williamsport, PA

The hotel features an Indoor/Outdoor Pool and Fitness Center.


Guestrooms include Coffeemaker, Iron/Board, Hairdryer, Mini Fridge


The hotel is Non-Smoking


Hotel Accommodations will be assigned before Trip Kits are sent.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available for this tour. Pick up points vary by departure date so to see which date(s) your preferred location(s) is available, click “view” below.

Note: Not all pick-up points are available for all tours or all departure dates. Also, with less than 3 people booked from a pick-up point, that pick-up point may be changed or eliminated. If so, we will alert you approximately 30 days prior to departure.

City, State Address
Bensalem, PA (MAIN/HUB) Best Western Plus Phila Bensalem (MAIN/HUB)
3499 Street Rd Bensalem, PA
Cherry Hill, NJ (MAIN) Cherry Hill Train Station Parking Lot (MAIN)
Next to ShopRite at 2240 W Marlton Pike
Chester, PA (SHUTTLE) Harrah's Philadelphia Casino, Chester PA (SHUTTLE)
777 Harrah's Blvd
Hamilton, NJ (MAIN/HUB) Hamilton Station Park & Ride Garage (MAIN/HUB)
800 Sloan Avenue
Iselin, NJ (SHUTTLE) APA Hotel Woodbridge (SHUTTLE)
120 S Wood Ave Iselin, NJ
Phila (NE), PA (SHUTTLE) Phila (NE) KleinLife (SHUTTLE)
10100 Jamison Ave (at Red Lion Rd) Philadelphia PA
Phila(South), PA (SHUTTLE Oregon Diner 302 W Oregon Ave (at 3rd St) (SHUTTLE
Philadelphia, PA
Toms River, NJ (SHUTTLE) Toms River Park & Ride (SHUTTLE)
400 Highland Parkway S. Toms River, NJ
Wall Twnship NJ (SHUTTLE) Judy Blume Service Area (SHUTTLE)
100 Garden State Parkway Wall, NJ

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