Top Ten Things

1. Watch film on the BIG screen, the way it was intended to be viewed!

CampusTheatre2Catch the latest and most interesting films. The Campus Theatre is a authentically and beautifully restored Art Deco movie theatre that has been showing films since 1941!  The  combination of the latest film technology and an authentic, single screen theatre complete with murals and original lighting make for a movie-going experience second to none!  And did we mention fresh popcorn with real butter?  The Campus shows culturally relevant film, including new releases, plus art and independent films.  Bucknell University uses the theatre Monday and Tuesday for evening film screenings, to which the public is welcome.  The theatre is closed to the public on Wednesdays.

For information about  daily listings, visit here .

2.  Dining with food for every palate

Visit central Pennsylvania’s restaurant hub: fine dining, local organic offerings; Thai, hand-made burgers, Italian deli takeout-or eat in, tapas, and Thai…it’s all here, with many outdoor dining opportunities.  Visit Lewisburg’s newest hot spot!   Amami Kitchen and Expresso Bar, 512 Market Street

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Celtic3. Danu:  A Christmas Gathering (Celtic Holiday)

December 3 @ 7:30 pm, Weis Center

Danú’s Christmas Gathering thrills Celtic music lovers around the globe with their virtuoso players on fiddle, flutes, button accordion, percussion and the gorgeous voice of Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh along with top-notch guest dancers.More info:

Adults: $25
Seniors 62+ and Subscribers: $20
Youth 18 and Under: $15
Bucknell Employees and Retirees (limit 2): $15
Bucknell Students (limit 2): $10
Non-Bucknell Students (limit 2): $15

4. Lewisburg Holiday Shopping Pass


November 27-28, Downtown Lewisburg

Create your own downtown Lewisburg shopping spree.   Get 15% off a single item in more than 40 downtown locations with the Lewisburg Holiday Shopping Pass!  And use the pass on Saturday, November 28 to #ShopSmall and #ShopCentralPA.  Available for download under “Promos” or at any participating location.

lbrgxmas_065. Lewisburg Holiday Weekend

December 3-5, 2015 Downtown Lewisburg

December 3
7:00 PM, Holiday Tree Lighting,  Hufnagle Park, with carols and a dramatic reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

8:00 PM, Campus Theatre; 413 Market Street
Free movie – FROZEN (2013 – PG). This special holiday screening of the Disney favorite is presented by Bucknell BSG Class of 2017 for the Lewisburg-Bucknell community. Free and open to the public, with complimentary candy canes and hot chocolate for all guests!

December 4
Late Shoppers Night. “This is like something on a movie set, but it’s real!” Overheard during Late Shoppers Night. All stores open late, most until midnight.

3 PM to midnight, Rock N Read Athon to benefit The Donald Heiter Center, Barnes & Noble Cafe.

5 PM, Bella’s Beautiful Christmas, Bella Salon and Day Spa, 10 N Fifth Street. Come celebrate Late Night Shopper’s with us! All products 25% off! Special discounts on gift certificates! Free chair massages! Wine and desserts will be served!

6-8 PM, 13th Annual Art for the Holidays Opening Reception, Faustina’s, 229 Market
Invitational Art Show, original art (oil, pastel, watercolor) from 9 artists. Show opens at 10:00 AM on December 4th and runs through December 24th (Tues – Sat).

6-9 PM PopUp Store, CommUnity Zone
Jewelry designer and crafter, Kathy Loftus, will do a popup store with a portion of the proceeds benefitting CommUnity Zone, just in time for holiday gift shopping!

7:00 PM, Campus Theatre; 413 Market Street, Lewisburg
Free movie – ELF (2003 PG); Sponsored by Sweet Frog. Drop your kids off at the Theatre and do some late night shopping in Downtown Lewisburg!

7:30- 10 pm Strolling music by Cracked Walnuts, a nutty banjo and washboard duo of husband and wife team, Jeff and Jan Ausfahl. Performance made possible by a grant from PA Partners in the Arts.

December 5, 2015
1:00 PM William Cameron Engine Company Brings Santa Claus Comes to Town!!
Santa will be flying in from the North Pole and will be met at an undisclosed location by a historic fire truck that served the engine company many years ago.
1-3 PM Visit with Santa in the window at the Open Door Gallery, sponsored by the Gallery. Join local caroling groups throughout town for a festive spirit

5:00 PM Free Holiday Movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life (1946-NR), Campus Theatre
This holiday favorite is sponsored by the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership & Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village. Donation of winter clothing accepted to benefit Clothes Share Program, which provides clothing and bedding to families in The Union County.


Leo6. Listen to Live Music

Visit here to see a list of events and downtown venues featuring live music.

7. Immerse Yourself in Art

For More Information on…Current Samek Museum exhibits and events, including the Downtown Gallery, visit their blog here. All arts events posted on this web site, visit here. The Lewisburg Arts Council, the local arts organization that brings you Celebration of the Arts and Stroll through the Arts weekend, plus so much more, visit here Bucknell Arts and Performance, visit here.

8. Play, Play, Play!!

Would you expect anything less than phenomenal parks and play spaces from the home of Playworld Systems, Inc., an industry leader in commercial recreation and playground equipment manufacturing? The *Lewisburg Area Recreation Park, on St. Mary’s Street *just west of Route 15, features a state of the art skate park, Life Trail, rock climbing and play for all ages courtesy of Playworld Systems. Plus, swimming pools, a picnic pavilion, a meandering stream and families of ducks. Hufnagle Park, in the center of downtown Lewisburg, is the site of live music events at the gazebo, community activities, games on the lawn and a children’s playground. Soldier’s Park, at the east end of town, just before the bridge that leads out of downtown, is a shady, quiet, river-front park. The newly completed Buffalo Valley Rail Trail begins just west of Rt. 15 and continues 10 miles west to Mifflinburg through beautiful farmland.  Check the Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority (BVRA) website below for sports opportunities, like tennis, volleyball, and basketball, lessons and recreational trips. If you’d rather watch, catch a Bison basketball game in Sojka Pavilion or any other of the many sporting events on the Bucknell Campus.


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9. Re-Live History

Take a self-guided tours of Lewisburg’s National Register Historic District, preferably as the streetlights turn on at dusk on a warm spring evening. Make sure to read the copy—our map maker is quite clever! Visit Lewisburg’s museums and remember to check their websites for upcoming exhibits: *Willliam Cameron Fire Company Museum *documents the history of the company and showcases antique fire fighting equipment.Slifer House Museum is a beautifully preserved Victorian mansion designed and built for Eli Slifer that features an extensive collection of Victoriana. The Packwood House Museum an art and antiques collection from around the
The Dale/Engle Walker House is a preserved central Pennsylvania farm from 1787. Original limestone house was part of the Underground Railroad. Site includes three interpretative stations detailing the home’s rich history, nature trails and birding opportunities. Tours available Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. from June to October

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10. Stay over and repeat as desired. You know you want to….

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