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Sewickley Light Up Night planned Friday: Events, detours, parking, more

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Road closings

Broad Street between Thorn Street and Beaver Street will close at 12 p.m. Friday.

Beaver Street between Walnut Street and Chestnut Street will close at 3 p.m.

Additionally, Broad Street from Beaver Street to Centennial Avenue will close at 3 p.m. Portions of Walnut Street and Locust Street in the business district also will close at 3 p.m.

On-street parking will not be available on roads that are closed.


Free parking is available in the Green Street and Division Street municipal lots. In addition, free parking is available in the Sewickley Valley YMCA lots, Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital garage and St. James Catholic Church lot. On-street parking also is available in many residential areas around the business district.

Port Authority detours

Port Authority bus routes 14 and 21 will be detoured around Sewickley’s business district.

Detours are expected to begin at 1 p.m. and conclude around 10:30 p.m.

On the Route 21 after 1 p.m., there will be no service to Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital during the event.

On the 14 route, discontinued inbound stops include: Beaver at Broad, Beaver at Division (farside). Beaver at Logan (farside), Beaver at Beaver Court, Beaver at Boundary, Beaver at McKown and Beaver at Osborne.

Established inbound stops include: Beaver at Walnut (existing), Walnut opposite Bank (transfer to/from 21) and Chestnut at Beaver.

Discontinued outbound stops include: Beaver at Boundary (farside), Beaver at Nevin, Beaver at St. Andrew’s Church, Beaver at Straight, Beaver at Broad and Beaver at Blackburn (farside). Established outbound stops include: Beaver at Chestnut (existing), Walnut at Bank (transfer to/from 21) and Walnut at Beaver.

On the 21 route, there are no changes to inbound stops.

Outbound discontinued stops include: Broad at Thorn, Broad at Hill, Hill at Locust, Locust at Centennial and Broad at Beaver. Established outbound stops include: Walnut at Bank, Broad at Frederick and Bank at Walnut.


Follow associate editor Bobby Cherry, photographer/reporter Kristina Serafini and the Sewickley Herald for updates during Light Up Night. Post photos and video to Twitter, Vine and Instagram using #SewLUN and #iloveSEW.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, 3:51 p.m.

Based on preliminary weather forecasts, it might actually look a little bit like Christmas on Friday as Sewickley celebrates its annual Light Up Night event. Or it could look a little bit like the snowstorm that forced Santa to use Rudolph in “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

Either way, Light Up Night is set for 6 to 10 p.m. Friday in and around the Sewickley business district, organizer Jennifer Markus said.

“The show will go on as planned,” she said in an e-mail to the Herald around 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Here's a look at events happening during the event, including road closures and Port Authority detours.

Main stage

Broad Street, between Thorn and School streets

• 6 to 7:30 p.m. — music by Dancing Queen

• 7:30 to 8 p.m. — Lighting of the Village with Mayor Brian Jeffe; fireworks following

• 8 to 10 p.m. — music by No Bad JuJu

Orr's Rocks stage

Orr's parking lot, 532 Beaver St.

• 6 to 6:30 p.m. — PA Academy of Dance

• 6:30 to 7 p.m. — Montessori Children's

• 7 to 7:30 p.m. — Arena's Performing Arts Center

• 8 to 8:30 p.m. — Sewickley Academy Jazz Ensemble

• 8:30 to 9 p.m. — St. James Choir

• 9 to 9:30 p.m. — Montour High School band

• 9:30 to 10 p.m. — Seth Dubin's First Band Experience

Free horse-drawn carriage rides

• 5:30 to 9 p.m. — Beaver Street at Chestnut Street

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

616 Washington St.

• 4:30 to 7 p.m. — Arnie Fleig Soup & Sandwich Dinner

• 5 to 8 p.m. — St. Nicholas Shoppe

Sweetwater Center for the Arts

200 Broad St.

• 5 to 9 p.m. — Let the Men Cook! ( Click here to read more in the Sewickley Herald )

• 5 to 10 p.m. — Holiday mART shopping

St. Stephen's Church

405 Frederick Ave.

• 6:30 to 8 p.m. — Live music and cookie walk

• 6 to 9 p.m. — Cocoa, crafts and live music (Henning House)

Sewickley Public Library

500 Thorn St.

• 6 to 9 p.m. — Chris Burg's children's ensemble; crafts

Village Theater Co.

Locust Street parking lot

• 6 to 10 p.m. — Yuletide Film Festival

Clearview Federal Credit Union

Beaver Street at Division Street

• 6 to 8 p.m. — Visit with Mrs. Claus

Sewickley Valley YMCA

720 Blackburn Road

• 6 to 9 p.m. — Free roller skating, ping pong, video games, pizza and drinks for middle school and high school children

Sewickley United Methodist Church

337 Broad St.

• 5 to 9 p.m. — Santa hotline; carolers; live nativity; clock tower tours

Bobby Cherry is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-324-1408 or

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