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Winter Wonderland at Asbury Woods

Posted on November 2nd, 2020 at 10:16 AM
Winter Wonderland at Asbury Woods

Erie, PA (November 2, 2020) - Asbury Woods presents a modified Winter Wonderland starting December 4 through December 31 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Andrew J. Conner Nature Center at Asbury Woods. 

In light of the pandemic, the event will look differently this year. The boardwalk adjacent to the Nature Center at Asbury Woods will be lit up each night, starting December 4 through 31 (except December 24 and 25). The lights will be displayed from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. for the community to enjoy a peaceful evening stroll on the boardwalk through the woods. 

“The typical Winter Wonderland activities won’t be available this year, but we still want to provide a way for people to connect to nature and to show our appreciation. We are incredibly thankful for the community’s support and participation during this time and this modified version of Winter Wonderland is one way to show our gratitude,” said Jennifer Farrar, Executive Director.

The holiday lights will twinkle in the woods and wetlands along the boardwalk which covers 1/3 of a mile. Access to the lighted boardwalk will be free and open to the public as a way to thank the community for continuing to visit Asbury Woods, attend our programs, and make donations as we have weathered the pandemic and shifted our ways of operating.

Winter Wonderland at Asbury Woods
December 4 – 31 (no program December 24 and 25)
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Donations will be accepted on-site but are not required.

 Winter Wonderland is presented by Bartlett Signs, FirstEnergy Foundation, J. Thomas Tree Service, and Weiss Earley Landscape Design & Contracting, LLC.


The mission of Asbury Woods is to provide all members of the community with meaningful environmental, educational and recreational experiences that inspire a greater sense of environmental awareness, sustainability and stewardship.

Asbury Woods achieves this mission through a diverse array of educational, environmental and recreational programming for schools, community groups, families and individuals of all ages.  In addition, they manage and maintain 205 acres of preserved property which includes native species, old-growth forests, landscaped gardens, wetlands, boardwalk trails and dirt trails.

The Andrew J. Conner Nature Center at Asbury Woods is the cornerstone of the educational programming, providing animal exhibits, a touch-and-learn Discovery Classroom and free public access.  The Brown’s Farm Barn located on Sterrettania Road provides additional programming space for summer camps, school visits and community programs.  The Greenway Trail at Asbury Woods consists of adjacent tracts of land which provides a network of trails connecting Browns Farm and the Nature Center.  The Greenway Trail provides ample recreational opportunities for hiking, running, biking, skiing, snowshoeing and wading in Walnut Creek.  Trail users will find peaceful spots to rest and relax to take in the serene vistas.

Asbury Woods is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is made possible by funding from program and service fees, grants, special events and generous donations from members and patrons. Annually, Asbury Woods positively impacts more than 87,000 people who use the trails, attend festivals or participate education and community outreach programs.