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

Bobby Cherry
| 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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