Stroudsburg, Monroe County - The Stroudsmoor Country Inn is hosting its annual Christmas tree lighting celebration Sunday.
Bakers are putting the final touches on a giant gingerbread village. More than 150,000 lights are ready to sparkle. And the Stroudsmoor staff is setting the scene for a live Nativity.
Employees at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn have spent months preparing for the celebration. Landscape Manager Jason Witcraft said, "We actually begin in the end of October and we just finish the day before the event."
The tradition started nearly 30 years ago. Inn Keeper Linda Forte told Eyewitness News it was originally just a family gathering. She said, "It started with a very small tree for our very young children who are now all off in college."
Twenty-four years ago her family eventually started inviting the community. All are welcome to enjoy a day full of festivities.
The staff has invented some cheery holiday drinks to help you celebrate. There are Gingerbread Martinis for the adults. And kids will enjoy s'mores concoctions or chocolate caramel milk.
Enjoy sipping a sweet treat and sharing family moments this Sunday.
While the event is free, Stroudsmoor asks that you bring a toy for the Toys for Tots program.
There will also be opportunities to donate to the Salvation Army.
For more information visit www.stroudsmoor.com or call 570-421-6431.