“Winter in the Woods” Tasting at Gateway Lodge  |  December 9th & 16th,2017
Celebrate the holiday season with a five-course tasting at Gateway Lodge. Live music accompanies dinner. Wine pairings from our award-winning list will be offered to complement your experience. Seatings at 5:30pm and 8pm. $99 per couple. Wine pairings are an additional $25 per person and to be paid for at time of dinner. Call ahead to reserve at (814) 744-8017.

Winter in the Woods Carriage Rides  |  December 9th & 16th, 2017
Let yourself be carried away this winter at the Gateway Lodge. Take a ride on a beautiful horse-drawn carriage in the heart of Cook Forest on each Saturday of the Winter in the Woods Weekends. As you go dashing through the snow along River Road, snuggle close to that someone special and take in the breathtaking scenery. Space is very limited and is open to lodging or dinner guests only, so reserve your spot today. $60 per couple. Contact us for available times.

New Year’s Eve Holiday Tasting  |  December 31st, 2017
Ring in the New Year with a special New Year’s Eve Holiday Tasting Dinner at Gateway Lodge. Indulge in five courses of fine foods with optional wine pairings. Cost is $150 per couple. Wine pairings are an additional $25 per person and to be paid for at time of dinner. Taking outside public reservations beginning December 1st, 2016. Seatings at 5:30pm and 8pm. Call ahead to reserve at (814) 744-8017.

Valentine Dinner Tasting & Music  |  February 3rd & 10th, 2017  |  5:30 & 8pm
Enjoy a five-course tasting for two themed to the Valentine season at Gateway Lodge Restaurant. Live musical entertainment accompanies this romantic dinner. Cost is $99 per couple. Wine pairings are an additional $25 per person and to be paid for at time of dinner. Seatings at 5:30pm and 8pm. Call ahead to reserve at (814) 744-8017.

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Brookville Victorian Christmas Celebration  |  1st Weekend of December
In the nearby town of Brookville, enjoy  their “living” windows tour, buggy rides, house tours, nativity procession, craft shows, reenactments, music, and of course Santa. Contact Brookville Chamber of Commerce for more information.

Quiet Creek Evergreen Making Workshop  |  Most Saturdays in December
Learn how to trim and bend evergreen into a perfect wreath for the holidays!  You will go home with the knowledge to decorate your home with fresh evergreen aroma and beauty. For more information contact Quiet Creek at 814-849-9662.

Groundhog’s Day Celebration  |  February 2nd
Come to Punxsutawney to celebrate Groundhog Day beginning the Saturday before with activities for kids, sleigh rides, games and music in the town square and more. Then on Tuesday, come to Gobblers Knob beginning at 3 a.m. to join in the anticipated prognostication by the world-famous Punxsutawney Phil.
Location: Punxsutawney

Snowmen in the Forest  |  February 21st
Snowman building contest with Chili Cook-Off and Reindeer Sleigh Rides in Cook Forest. Contact Cook Forest Vacation Bureau for details.

Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendevous  |  Last weekend in February
Each year, 25,000 people flock to this town in the gorgeous highlands known as the Pennsylvania Wilds to witness this event, a showcase that allows more than 200 chainsaw carvers from all over the world to display their talents, mingle with their peers, share and learn new techniques, and teach the craft to others. World Champions create one-hour “quick carve” sculptures and work on larger, more complex pieces of exceptional beauty and complexity throughout the week. There is also plenty of music, an auction of chainsaw art, the chance to buy large and small pieces from the assembled artists, communal meals, live music, and much more.