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Your guide to Sewickley Light Up Night

Bobby Cherry
| Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
Addilyn Fernandez, 2, of Kennedy looks at a stone in the holiday-decorated window of Elemental Magick metaphysical store during Light Up Night in Sewickley on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Addilyn Fernandez, 2, of Kennedy looks at a stone in the holiday-decorated window of Elemental Magick metaphysical store during Light Up Night in Sewickley on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

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.”

Arrive early

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.

Food, beer

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.

Entertainment, activities

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 and on Twitter at @bc_trib.

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