Join recent transplant Joelle Shea as she discovers food in central Pennsylvania for the first time. Get information on the restaurants she tries, as well as recipes and cooking tips.
The Holiday Season presents a whole new set of questions for us as newcomers to the area. In DC, we could visit the National Mall to see the Christmas tree, frequented Mount Vernon by Candlelight and knew which of our favorite restaurants would have special Christmastime offerings on their menu.
But what should we do here in PA? We did stop by the lighting of the Christmas tree at the State Capitol this week (the picture above is from the snow machine) and friends have suggested the Candlelight House Tour in Harrisburg. Of course, we look forward to spending time with friends and family, with whom we have our own special traditions. My family shares the Feast of the 7 Fishes on Christmas Eve, and, as with most Italian families at this time of year, we will be baking many, many, many types of Christmas cookies.
But later this month we will have some out-of-town guests to entertain, and I want to show them around our new community, so what should we know about Christmas in Central PA?
What do you do to mark the Christmas season in Central PA? Is there is a shop, festival or event that we shouldn't miss? Is there a special treat at a local restaurant or bakery that you've made part of your holiday season?