Local Holiday Events This Weekend! – Ellwood City, PA news

Several vacation associated occasions are schedule to happen this weekend to kick-off December and the vacation season.

First, and on Friday, December third starting at 5:30 p.m., Ellwood City will likely be holding its annual Light Up Night in downtown Ellwood City.  The official lighting of the Christmas tree will happen at 6:00 p.m. with fireworks afterward. There will even be varied actions for households and distributors arrange on Lawrence Avenue. A horse-drawn sleigh, a neighborhood singer, a DJ and a brass quintet taking part in Christmas carols will even welcome guests.

Frank Yoho, pictured on left


On Saturday, December 4th starting at 1:00 p.m., the 49th Annual Wampum Christmas Parade will likely be held. With greater than 50 items, together with automobiles, floats, bands and marching teams the parade is the largest Christmas parade in Lawrence County.  The parade is devoted this yr to Frank Yoho of Wayne Township, who portrayed Santa Claus within the parade for 28 years. Yoho handed away on June 26 on the age of 81 and is significantly missed by the Wampum group.

In addition to portraying Santa, Frank lent his appreciable handyman abilities to the Wampum Christmas Parade Committee on tasks together with creating the show which homes Santa and Mrs.Clause as they greet kids within the gymnasium following the Parade. Frank’s kids, Lisa, Kimberly, and Frank will journey within the Parade this yr.

Also on Saturday, Ellwood City will host its 2nd Annual Reindeer Route. The drive-thru occasion kicks off at 5:30 p.m with a line up beginning at Spring & Glen Avenues. Pack your automobile with your loved ones, get in line, and comply with the procession by means of city observing all of the lit up storefront home windows and end in Ewing Park to see the the beautiful Christmas Tree show.  Participants are requested to line up early because the occasion noticed over 400 automobiles participated final yr.

The Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce can also be internet hosting its annual Ugly Sweater 5K on Saturday, December 4th starting at 9:00 a.m. The race/stroll begins at Joffre Street close to Helling Stadium with an entry payment of $20.00.  All individuals are inspired to put on an “ugly sweater” through the race. For “out-of-town” supporters, the 5K can also be supplied as a Virtual Race [like last year]. Feel free to run, stroll, treadmill, or bike from any location you select. Record your end time on-line – be at liberty to ship us pictures on our Facebook feed! For extra race data, go to


It goes to be a busy weekend with numerous alternatives to make our communities a particular place for everybody and welcome in guests from across the areas.






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