January Events and Festivals in Pennsylvania

It’s officially 2019 and time for Happy Travelers to start the new year right in true Keystone style. Leave the shivers at the door and come on out for some of the hottest events and festivals of the frostiest season.

To see a full list of the events and festivals happening this January, check out our Pennsylvania events webpage.

1. Somerset Fire & Ice Festival

person carving ice sculptures at somerset fire and ice festival

Attend 24th annual Fire & Ice Festival in Somerset and see the quaint town come alive with your winter favorites like handcrafted wares, ice sculptures, and live ice carving demonstrations. Don’t forget to spice things up at the chili cook-off.

When: Jan. 18-20

Where: Somerset

Cost: Free

2. Reading Fire + Ice Fest

girl sliding ice slide at Reading Fire Ice Fest

Shake off the mid-winter blues with a trip to Reading Fire + Ice Fest. Now in its fifth year, the Berks County flagship winter festival offers various indoor and outdoor activities. The family-friendly fun includes an ice slide, chili cook-off, Snowfall Ball, professional ice-carving competitions, and fire performances.

When: Jan. 18-19

Where: Reading

Cost: Free, pay as you go

3. Ligonier Ice Fest

ice sculptures at Ligonier Ice Fest

Warm up with a blizzard of activities at the 28th annual Ice Fest in Ligonier with two days of frosty family fun. Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride, catch a speed ice carving competition, and enjoy live music. Cap the outing off with a sweet treat of freshly popped kettle corn.

When: Jan. 26-27

Where: Ligonier

Cost: Free

4. Wally Ice Fest

people playing ice curling game at walley ice Fest

Held atop a frozen Lake Wallenpaupack, Wally Ice Fest features two main events: the Pocono Pond Hockey Tournament and Ice Tee Golf. Enhance your visit with a museum tour of Sculpted Ice Works at nearby Crystal Cabin Fever.

When: Jan. 26-27

Where: Lake Wallenpaupack

Cost: Free, pay as you go

5. Chambersburg IceFest

kid sliding Ice Slide at Chambersburg Ice Fest

Say “no” to cabin fever with IceFest in Chambersburg, the largest ice festival in the state. Claim your crown when you sit on the giant ice throne for the first time, catch a glimpse of carvers turning a plain block of ice into just about anything, and take a turn going down the ice slide.

When: Jan. 31- Feb. 3

Where: Chambersburg

Cost: Free, pay as you go

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