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Ohiopyle to offer Light Up festivities

| Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, 8:58 p.m.

Ohiopyle State Park and the little village of Ohiopyle itself are picturesque and quaint, and what better atmosphere is there to ring in the holidays with a special evening of fun.

The Ohiopyle Borough Light Up event will begin at dusk Dec. 9, and all are welcome to join in for some festive fun and entertainment.

The event will be held at the Stewart Place on the Green Park and will include the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree.

“They actually planted a tree as part of the park construction that is to be the annual Christmas tree for the Light Up,” event coordinator Dana Michael said of the park that was dedicated two years ago. “It's not a very big tree right now, but it hopefully one day it will be.”

The event will also include a special visit by “Frosty the Snowman,” who will visit with the children and give one a special gift.

Outdoor musical entertainment will be provided by a DJ who will play Christmas and holiday music. There will also be free hot chocolate and cookies for everyone,.

“There is no cost at all for anything,” Michael said.

As a very special touch, the wonderful majestic waterfalls will be lit for the occasion, adding a wonderful touch to the evening.

“Our park ranger (James Juran) will light the falls for the event,” Michael said.

The event will be held rain or snow or shine, and everyone is welcome.

“We are hoping for a nice, gentle snow,” Michael said, adding that the little town is a great place to be to ring in the Christmas season. “Ohiopyle is a beautiful place to be to kick off the holiday.”

Stewart Place on the Green is in the heart of Ohiopyle borough along Sherwood Street.

Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.

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