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Bus Tour – Mifflinburg Christkindl Market, Wellsboro, Christmas on Main Street, and Corning Glass Museum
December 13 – 15, 2024
Bus Departs Willow Street 6:15, Lancaster 7:15, and Harrisburg 8:00, PA
Sit back and relax, let the planning and driving to Bucket List Tours.
This Christmas, celebrate "The Town That Saved Christmas". Learn the story of how World War II, creative engineering, and fast-thinking business leaders helped Wellsboro, Pennsylvania become known as "The Town That Saved Christmas" and Corning Glass to become America's leading glass Christmas ornament supplier. This is a weekend meant to celebrate Christmas. To start your day, we will welcome you with a cup of hot cocoa and holiday dessert at the historic Penn Wells, where you will see their famous flag that was designed and constructed by the Wellsboro Division of Corning Glass Works in 1946 to honor its returning World War II veterans. While in town, you will paint your own Christmas bulb ornament to take home with you, learn how to decorate your own Christmas bulb sugar cookies, enjoy a tasting of Tioga County products, kick up your heels in a private line dance class - all before finishing your evening with a barbecue dinner hosted by Rookie Cooks Academy. And we won't let you leave until we give you your own Christmas gift with heartfelt wishes for a Very Merry Christmas!
Departing Lancaster we travel to Mifflinburg, PA to visit the oldest Christmas Market in the United States, the Mifflinburg Christkindl Market has been bringing the tradition of the German Market to Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania every December for more than 30 years https://www.oldchristkindl.com. Lunch is on your own. Before arriving at our hotel, we have a guided tour at Highland Chocolates Factory, where a goodie bag of chocolate is included https://www.highlandchocolates.org. Checking into our hotel for the next two nights at the Penn Wells Lodge, located on Main Street in Wellsboro, all attractions are walkable from this prime location. The hotel does not have an elevator, the lodge has two floors if you need a first floor, please note when signing up https://www.pennwells.com/accommodations/lodge-accommodations. A gift bag will be waiting for you in your room. You will have time to freshen up before dinner in the Mary Wells Dining room at the Penn Wells Hotel. This includes a plated dinner and a Shiny Bright Christmas Bulb Presentation. Learn how Wellsboro saved Christmas. After dinner, we will see a show at a local theater.
Accommodations: Penn Wells Lodge, 4 Main St, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Phone number 570-724-2111
Enjoy a hot buffet breakfast before we begin our day. If you choose you may join the group for a 1-hour guided walking tour of Wellsboro. Learn the history of this stunning Northern, Pennsylvania town. A must for our groups in Wellsboro,
Ole Covered Wagon Tours provides our own private Horse Drawn Wagon Ride traveling through the heart of the historic downtown of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. We will travel up and down Historic Main Street. Wellsboro is well known for its beautiful gas lights, and beautiful buildings. Your guides will tell the tales and history of Wellsboro as we travel along. Enjoy seeing the big beautiful
horses in all their glory https://olecoveredwagon.com. Next, we stop at Rookie Cooks Academy for a presentation on how Wellsboro saved Christmas during World War II. Upon arrival, you will enjoy Charcuterie trays individually, prepared by Chef Jamie, a taste of Wellsboro including the wonder local food and beverages they have. You will paint your own Christmas ball and the chance to decorate your own Christmas Bulb cookie https://www.rookiecooksacademy.com The afternoon is for you to spend your day, your way. Stroll along our gas-lit Main Street, shop local, and enjoy our picturesque town! Visit 34 displays of historic ornaments made locally early 1940s and learn how Wellsboro saved Christmas during World War II. It’s a weekend of activities to warm your heart and fill you with the Christmas Spirit! https://www.visitpottertioga.com/event/christmas-on-main-street-2-2.
Before dinner, we will have a 1-hour Line Dancing Class, bring your boots & hat if you desire. Dinner will be served at Rookie Cooks Academy.
Accommodations: Penn Wells Lodge, 4 Main St, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Phone number 570-724-2111.
Meals: B, L, D
Enjoy a hot buffet breakfast as we begin our day. Departing Wellsboro, we will make a brief visit to the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. Hopefully, you will see the beauty of the Canyon with some snow-covered trees. There is no better way to end this Christmas tour in Wellsboro. Now that you know the connection between Wellsboro, Shiny Bright Christmas Bulbs, and Corning Glass a self-guided tour of Corning Glass Museum, is a must before departing for home. Lunch is on your own in the café’ before departing for home https://home.cmog.org
Bucket List Tours is not responsible for schedule changes due to weather or any other reason out of our control.
Full terms and conditions may be found at https://bucketlisttoursbybarb.com/terms-and-conditions
Sign up online at https://bucketlisttoursbybarb.com/book-now/ols/products/christmas-on-main-street OR mail payment along with this form to Bucket List Tours by Barb, 497 Meadowlark Lane, Manheim, PA 17545.
Roundtrip Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation, Mifflinburg Christkindl Market, Highlands Chocolates Factory Tour & Goodie Bag, 2 Nights Lodging at the Penn Wells Lodge, Wellsboro Welcome Gift Bag, 2 Plated Dinners, 2 Buffet Breakfasts, 1 Show, 1 Guided Walking Tour of Wellsboro, 1 Horse Drawn Carriage Ride, 1 Taste of Wellsboro, Paint your own Christmas Ball, Decorate your own Christmas Bulb Cookie, Shiny Bright Christmas Ball Presentation, 1 Hour Line Dancing Class, Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, Corning Glass, Water & Snacks on the Motorcoach, Experienced and Knowledgeable Tour Representative, All Taxes.
Cost Per Person:
1 person per room $1,299.00
2 people per room $1,099.00
3 people per room $1050.00
4 people per room $1,015.00.
Accepting – Checks, Credit Card, Money Order, Venmo, PayPal, Or ACH Transfer. A $200.00 deposit per person will reserve your seat. The balance is due October 10, 2024.
Deposits are refundable prior to 60 days before the tour, minus any monies already paid by BLT. Cancellations 45-60 days are subject to a $75.00 per person per day fee, plus any fees already paid by BLT. A $20.00 per transaction refund fee will be applied. No refunds within 45 days of the tour.
You may purchase travel insurance through Travel Guard https://www.travelguard.com/ 800-826-5248
or Allianz Travel https://www.allianztravelinsurance.com/ 866-884-3556.
Additional Tour Information:
Final Itinerary including departure location will be emailed one week prior to the tour.
Bucket List Tours by Barb would love to have you on one of our motorcoach tours. Tours originate from Lancaster, PA. with additional pick-up locations in route. Feel free to contact us about additional departure locations.