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October 26, 2016

Winter Entertainment: What To Do When Cold Weather Hits Beaver Falls

The prospect of cold weather strikes fear in the hearts of Beaver Falls residents, but like it or not, winter is on its way. Snowdrifts and low temperatures need not prompt hibernation, however, especially as Beaver Falls is full of exciting activities. Whether you favor winter sports or winter foods, you will find something to keep you warm and entertained through the season's coldest and shortest days.

Festival of Trees

Every holiday season, Beaver Falls residents flock to the Festival of Trees. The annual festivities begin on Thanksgiving and continue through the first few days of December. Open to the public, the event is held at The Lodge at Bradys Run and features model trains, reindeer, and breakfast with Santa. A variety of musical acts are featured as well, including Holly Mathias, Dena Allegra, and the Beaver Area High School Orchestra.

Beaver Light-Up Festival

After you've checked out the Festival of Trees, head over to a second, even more impressive festival. The Beaver Light-Up Festival includes an exciting holiday parade, a lighting ceremony, and a variety of musical acts. Get in the spirit of the season with free carriage, sleigh, and wagon rides.

Cross-Country Skiing

It's easy to slack on physical activity during the winter, but after all those Christmas cookies, you'll want to get back in shape. Get the ultimate workout on the cross-country skiing trails at Raccoon Creek State Park. Other outdoor adventures at Raccoon Creek include ice fishing and ice skating.

Day Trip to Pittsburgh

Sometimes, all that you need to get out of bed on a cold winter day is the prospect of an exciting trip to the big city. A short drive from Beaver Falls, Pittsburgh is definitely worth visiting. Art lovers feel right at home at the Andy Warhol Museum, which houses thousands of photographs, prints, and paintings. Before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season begins, be sure to stop by the Pitt campus in early November for the 46th Annual Pitt Jazz Concert.

Chilling in the Residence Halls

Sometimes, you just can't stand the thought of heading outside. Fortunately, there's plenty to do right from the comfort of your dorm. Join your roommate and fellow residents in the kitchen for a baking extravaganza, and when you're done, eat your finest cookies while catching the hottest new film on Netflix. Board games are also a wonderful option for cold days when you don't want to face the negative windchill.

There's always something exciting to do or see in the Beaver Falls area. To learn more about the lovely town of Beaver Falls and how you can feel at home at Geneva College, contact us at 855-979-5563 or