In light of the pandemic, the annual Winter Wonderland event will look differently this year. The boardwalk adjacent to the Andrew J. Conner 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 event is free, with donations accepted on-site but not required.
“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.
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.
Jason Earley from Weiss Earley Landscape Design & Contracting, LLC met with Carissa Snarski, Director of Development and Marketing and staff at Asbury Woods this fall to begin planning the lighted features along the boardwalk. Jason has fresh ideas planned for this year, including a twinkling archway path that is sure to be a delight for visitors of all ages.
Kent and Christi Bartlett, of Bartlett Signs, are proud to be new presenting sponsors to the event this year. “We are honored to support Winter Wonderland this year. This event is the perfect way for families to get outside and enjoy nature. We’re happy that Asbury Woods has been able to offer programming in a safe way for everyone to enjoy,” says Kent and Christi Bartlett.
As longtime supporters of Winter Wonderland, Jake Thomas of J. Thomas Tree Service and Brian Paganie of Penelec, a FirstEnergy Company are thrilled that Asbury Woods is able to adapt to the changing dynamic of this pandemic to continue to offer the community an experience in the Woods this holiday season.