The chilly evening air was no match for the warm glow of the holiday spirit in Franklin Saturday. The city held its annual LIght-Up Night celebration complete with an electric light parade, giant tree lighting and a fireworks display coordinated to Christmas music. See more pictures of the event on the Eight & 322 tab.
Holiday events scheduled throughout the region
Franklin is one of the first communities in the area to mark the start of the holiday season with their annual light up extravaganza, it is not the only opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit.
Titusville – November 25. Santa will come to town at 6 p.m. and will ride down North Perry, Spring and Franklin streets, and Central Avenue ending at Scheide Park where Santa will visit with children at the gazebo. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available. Also that night, the Take Pride in Titusville’s Holiday at Burgess drive-thru display will also open at 6 p.m.
Oil City – December 2. Oil City will light its tree in Town Square during an event from 5 to 7:30 p.m. HOLeY Jeans will perform. Santa is also expected to make an appearance. See the entire schedule in the calendar section.
Meadville – December 2. The downtown event features a tree lighting in Diamond Park, ice sculptures, Santa, live music, and local shopping.
Cooperstown – December 10. The day will include Breakfast with Santa, tiny Christmas tree display, lighting up the island at 6 p.m., Santa and a bake sale.
Make sure to check out our Calendar tab for more holiday events scheduled in the coming weeks.
Look for the Helpers
The holiday season sees an uptick in our awareness of the plight of the folks who get by on minimal comforts, such as food and shelter. We, who are blessed, suddenly open our eyes to the needs of those less blessed and we make ourselves feel better by offering little bits of hope. This past week, we got to see this giving in action at Associated Charities, the Titusville Area Food Bank and Friends for Food. Full story here.
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Christmas workshop gives kids a chance to make gifts
Two Mile Run County Park will be turned into the North Pole as it hosts a Christmas Workshop for children. Christmas craft stations will be set up from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the park office. Children will be able to create gifts for their family and friends and well as enjoy cookies and hot chocolate.
The event is open to ages 5 to 12 and costs $10 per child. Pre-registration for a time slot is required and can be done online. Check out more in the News From You section.