Your guide to Sewickley Light Up Night
It's time to ring in the holidays in Sewickley.
Light Up Night in Sewickley is planned from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1 in the business district — on Beaver and Broad streets.
The Lighting of the Village is set for 5:30 p.m. at the Broad Street stage, according to Explore Sewickley, the nonprofit marketing group organizing the event. Fireworks are planned for about 8:45 p.m.
This year's event doesn't include regional headliner music as in year's past. In an e-newsletter this week, Explore Sewickley said this year's Light Up Night “is about community [and] celebrating the season with friends [and] family.”
If you can, get to Sewickley early. Traffic on the Sewickley Bridge heading into Sewickley on Light Up Night typically backs up on the Moon side of the bridge heading into Sewickley, as well as in both directions on Route 65.
Quaker Valley football
Quaker Valley's historic football run could mean a lighter than usual crowd at Light Up Night. The Quakers take on Sharon at 7 p.m. at Martorelli Stadium in West View in the PIAA 3A semifinal game. The winner heads to Hersheypark Stadium for a chance at the state title on Dec. 9.
Parking will be available for free at the Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital garage at 720 Blackburn Road. Parking also is available along borough streets.
Bus detours, road closures
Port Authority's 14 and 21 bus routes will be detoured beginning in the afternoon through the end of the event.
At 2 p.m., Broad Street will close.
At 4 p.m., Beaver Street, from Walnut to Chestnut streets; Locust Place, from Beaver Street to Centennial Avenue; Division Street, from Broad Street to Locust Place.
Among the food trucks and vendors available are: The Coop Chicken and Waffles, Sinkers & Suds Food Truck, Little Athens Greek Restaurant, Evil Swine BBQ, Las Chicas, The Bluegrass Kitchen, Olivia's Sweet Delights, Old World Catering, Wings & Things, and China Palace.
A “beer wagon” will serve season beers. Cost for a required wristband for alcohol is $2. Domestic beers will cost $4 and seasonal and craft beers will be $6.
Broad Street stage
5-5:30: Quaker Valley vocal performers
5:30: Lighting of the Village
5:45: Carol Leone dance and gymnastics of Moon
6:30-8: PA Academy of Dance
8-8:45: Allegheny Brass Band
Beaver Street at Chestnut Street stage
5-5:30: St. James Choir
5:45: Pittsburgh Musical Theater
6:15: Sewickley Academy jazz ensemble
7: Montessori Children's Community
7:30: Arena's Dance Centre
8-8:45: Seth Dubin music students
Tull Family Theater
418 Walnut St.
West Point Ballet performance, popcorn and movies
St. James Catholic Church
200 Walnut St.
• 5 to 9 p.m. — Pasta feast
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
616 Washington St.
• 4 to 7:30 p.m. — Soup and sandwich dinner, St. Nicholas Shoppe ($5 for kids 12 and under)
• 7:30 p.m. — Organ and piano performance, Agosten Solczi and Bryan Sable
St. Stephen's Church
405 Frederick Ave.
• 6 to 8 p.m. — Outdoor movie, hot chocolate and s'mores
Sewickley United Methodist Church
337 Broad St.
• 5 to 9 p.m. — Santa hotline; performances by handbells, choirs
Sewickley Public Library
500 Thorn St.
• 5 to 9 p.m. — Quaker Valley youth ensemble by Chris Burgh, trim-a-tree party; refreshments
Sweetwater Center for the Arts
200 Broad St.
• 5 to 9 p.m. — Let the Men Cook, Holiday mART shopping
Clearview Federal Credit Union
510 Beaver St.
6 to 9 p.m. — Visit with Mrs. Claus
Looking for more holiday events? Visit our Sewickley Valley list here .
Bobby Cherry is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter at @bc_trib.