| Neighborhoods

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Heidelberg set for holiday event

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, 8:51 p.m.

It's First Night for the third time in Heidelberg this weekend.

Ellsworth Avenue Playground will be the site of the borough's third annual First Night of Lights tree-lighting and holiday event from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

And the small community expects a good turnout.

“Last year, we had about 250 people there, rolling in and rolling out,” Heidelberg Manager Joe Kauer said.

The event features ice-carving presentations, hay rides to view the lights around the neighborhood, funnel cakes, kettle corn, and free hot chocolate and cookies.

Of course, Santa Claus is expected to visit, as well, around 6:45 p.m.

“We're also doing a toy drive for Toys for Tots, so we encourage residents to bring a new unwrapped toy,” Kauer said.

Craft shows

Hours before the Night of Lights celebrations, Three Hierarchs Eastern Orthodox School on Ellsworth Avenue is hosting its Christmas Shopping Extravaganza Vendor Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

More than 20 vendors will be on hand, and there also will be a bake sale featuring Greek desserts. Proceeds benefit the school.

On Dec. 8, the Heidelberg Volunteer Fire Department will hold a craft show at the borough VFD from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dan Stefano is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at or 412-388-5816.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Carlynton

  1. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton carries on ‘blessing of the pets’
  2. Green Tree Rotary, church group collecting for food bank
  3. Motorists navigate through construction in South Fayette
  4. No holding back the bacon at Carnegie restaurant
  5. Haunted trail creeps into Carnegie
  6. Document provides insight into geologic history of the Chartiers Valley
  7. Carnegie parking lots going ‘green’
  8. Collier police ready to patrol the streets on motorcycles
  9. South Fayette boy, 8, plans veterans ball for all to enjoy
  10. Food festival helps with costs of new Bridgeville church building