Holiday events lined up for Pittsburgh suburbs
Suburban communities are planning tree-lighting and other holiday celebrations in the coming weeks. Here's a list of some events; check community and local organization websites for more.
Ambridge: Christmas on Merchant noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, P.J. Caul Park, 11th and Merchant streets. Food and craft vendors, local bands and choirs, carriage rides; parade starts at 6 p.m. Details: ambridgechamberofcommerce.com.
Baldwin Borough: Christmas Festival 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at municipal complex, Churchview Avenue. Christmas carols by Baldwinaires, tree lighting, visit with Santa. Bring nonperishable food items or donations for Baldwin Food Pantry.
Baldwin Township: Christmas Celebration 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 7, upper floor, municipal building.
Beaver: Light-Up Festival 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 29. Horse-drawn carriage rides, entertainment, visit from Santa. Details, www.beaverpa.us.
Bethel Park: Dec. 4 tree lighting, community center, 5151 Park Ave. Santa visit, refreshments. Events run 6:45 to 7:30 p.m.
Blawnox: Night of the Lights 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 along Freeport Road.
Brentwood: Light-Up Night 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7; lighting of tree at 5 p.m. followed by Christmas parade in the 4100 block of Brownsville Road. Santa and Mrs. Claus, music, food, train rides.
Bridgeville: Winter Blast 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Triangle Park.
Carnegie: Light Up Night 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6, municipal tree at PNC parking lot.
Coraopolis: Celebrate Coraopolis 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 7 in Fifth Avenue area. Tree lighting 6:30 p.m. on Mill Street. Activities, carolers, pictures with Santa. Proceeds benefit Coraopolis Community Development Foundation programs.
Cranberry: Santa and Mrs. Claus visit 7 p.m. Friday, municipal center, Santa lights tree. Family activities start 6 p.m.; details, www.cranberrytownship.org/programs.
Etna: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 parade on Butler Street. Santa, live reindeer, children's games, train rides, other activities. Fireworks about 8:30 p.m.
Franklin Park: 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13 Light Up Celebration, Franklin Park Volunteer Fire Company. Bring unwrapped toy for drive; tree lighting, bonfire, Santa.
Green Tree: Light up event 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7, municipal center.
Hampton: Christmas Tree Light Up 7 p.m. Dec. 5, 3101 McCully Road, Allison Park. Ice carving, free cookies and hot chocolate, bonfire, live music, and free pictures with Santa; details, hampton-pa.org.
Heidelberg: First Night of Lights 6 to 8 p.m., Nov. 30, Ellsworth Playground.
Jefferson Hills: No holiday celebration due to construction; holiday toy drive (bring unwrapped) for local families through Dec. 15 at municipal center. Forms for families in need are at the center, community library, West Jefferson Hills schools.
McCandless: Festival of Lights starts 3 p.m. Dec. 6 at adjoining campuses of La Roche College and Sisters of Divine Providence. Tree lighting, live nativity, many other activities. Cans for Cocoa food drive 6 to 8 p.m. at Bold Hall II, La Roche. Schedule, www.laroche.edu.
Millvale: Santa celebration 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7, community center. Register at www.millvalepa.com.
Monroeville: Tree lighting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Old Stone Church, Stroschein Road, hosted by Monroeville Historical Society. Children may hang handmade decorations on tree; Monroeville Chorus to perform. Arrive by 6:45 p.m.; park in Target or Petco lots.
Mt. Lebanon: Beverly Bright Night, 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 on Beverly Road. Santa, kids' activities. Also, South Hills Lights Menorah Lighting, 5 p.m. Dec. 1, Galleria of Mt. Lebanon, second level; activities and crafts starting at 3 p.m. Chabad of the South Hills is sponsor.
North Fayette: Christmas tree lighting 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Food, music, rides, ice skating and pictures with Santa.
Oakdale: 7 p.m. Nov. 30 Christmas tree lighting at gazebo, Noblestown Road and Clinton Avenue.
Ohio Township: 7 p.m. Dec. 3 holiday kickoff, Santa arrives by police car at municipal building off Roosevelt Road. Carols, refreshments.
Penn Hills: Holiday Light Up 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5, municipal building. Caroling with Penn Hills High School choral ensemble, NJROTC Color Guard, tree lighting, Santa, elves and Rudolph.
Plum: Sugar Plum Days from Dec. 11 to 15 at various locales. Sleigh rides, bonfires, train displays, living nativity at Presbyterian Church of Plum Creek.
Scott: Christmas tree lighting 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Scott Park Lodge.
Sewickley: Light Up Night 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 6, main stage on Broad Street in the Village, other events at Orr's Rocks Stage, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Santa Parade 10:30 a.m. Dec. 7 to welcome Santa to Village. Details, www.sewickleyyuletide.com.
Shaler: Holiday Lite Up Night 7 p.m. Saturday, Shaler North Hills Library and Shaler Area Middle School. Mt. Royal Boulevard. Tree lighting, fireworks, activities, Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Whitehall: Caste Village Celebration of Lights starts 5 p.m. Nov. 30 with Santa's arrival via sleigh. Sleigh rides through 6:45 p.m., entertainment.
Zelienople: Annual Holiday Parade 11 a.m. Nov. 30 on High Street, sponsored by Business Association of the Zelienople-Harmony Area chamber of Commerce.
To add events for later publications of this list, contact Kim Leonard at email@example.com.
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