Town events kick off holiday season
Several towns will be holding community holiday celebrations over the weekend, featuring visits by Santa, refreshments and more. Here is a brief sampling of what's scheduled.• To find events listed for your own hometown, go to the newspaper that covers it.
"Holiday Light Celebration" is scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the shopping center at Weyman, Grove and Baptists roads.
The event will include sleigh rides, pictures with Santa, lighting of a Christmas tree, food vendors, face-painting, children's activities, performances by students from Dance Workshop by Shari and fireworks.
A long-standing holiday tradition returns with the lighting of the Christmas tree, giveaways and an appearance by Mr. Saint Nick at 6 p.m. Sunday. "Christmas Tree Night" will be held in the parking lot at McNeilly Road and Sussex Avenue, hosted by the Baldwin Township Business and Professional Association.
The 10th annual Jefferson Hills Public Library holiday celebration will be from 6 to 8 p.m Monday at the municipal building, 925 Old Clairton Road. The event includes Christmas trees decorated in themes, such as black and gold, and patriotism.
Earlier this fall, council approved giving $1,000 toward the decorations.
The event includes visits and photos with Santa, storytime with Mrs. Claus, crafts, and desserts and refreshments. Each family gets one free photo with Santa, but families also may bring their own cameras at no charge, Karen Green said.
The borough police department begins its annual toy drive on Monday. It continues until Dec. 14. Donations can be dropped off at the municipal building during that time, Michael Green said.