Christ­mas in Kutztown kicks off hol­i­days

High­lights in­clude Santa, train rides, car­ol­ing, tree light­ing

The Community Connection - - ENTERTAINMENT -

The 7th An­nual Christ­mas in Kutztown is com­ing up Satur­day, Dec. 1. This small town event brings the com­mu­nity to­gether to cel­e­brate the hol­i­day sea­son.

The event will kick off with Break­fast with Santa at Kutztown Uni­ver­sity from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tick­ets can be pur­chased in ad­vance through the Kutztown Uni­ver­sity Foun­da­tion’s web­site, www.kutz­townu­foun­da­tion.org.

From 12 to 5 p.m., there will be a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties in town in­clud­ing Jin­gle Jam En­ter­tain­ment: a fun street show great for all ages, up to 60 ven­dors in the 200 block of Main Street, Wine Train Rides with the Al­len­town and Auburn Rail­road (pur­chase tick­ets at al­len­tow­nan­dauburnrr.com), Pho­tos with Santa (no ap­point­ment nec­es­sary), and free horse drawn wagon rides.

Shops and Eater­ies through­out town will be of­fer­ing spe­cials and guests are en­cour­aged warm up and sup­port your fa­vorite small town shops dur­ing the event.

New this year! There will be a North Pole in front of Santa, which will of­fer nu­mer­ous free ac­tiv­i­ties for kids in­clud­ing an or­na­ment mak­ing sta­tion, let­ters to Santa, let­ters to lo­cal el­derly homes, and free gift wrap­ping for gifts pur­chased at ven­dors and lo­cal shops. A Chi­nese Auc­tion will also be lo­cated here with tick­ets avail­able to win Christ­mas gifts from shops and ven­dors.

The event will wrap up at the train sta­tion with a com­mu­nity tree light­ing cer­e­mony at 5:30 p.m.

Car­ol­ers will be singing your fa­vorite Christ­mas tunes and Santa will also make an ap­pear­ance!

The Al­len­town and Auburn Rail­road will have tick­ets avail­able for pur­chase for a spe­cial Doodle­bug train ride af­ter the tree light­ing.

The 7th An­nual Christ­mas in Kutztown on Dec. 1 fea­tures Jin­gle Jam En­ter­tain­ment, up to 60 ven­dors in the 200 block of Main Street and free horse drawn wagon rides.

SUB­MIT­TED PHO­TOS

Christ­mas in Kutztown on Dec. 1 will of­fer nu­mer­ous free ac­tiv­i­ties for kids in­clud­ing an or­na­ment mak­ing sta­tion and let­ters to Santa.

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