Waynesboro Christmas tree-lighting ceremony Nov. 16

November 07, 2012
  • Borough of Waynesboro (Pa.) employee Chris Eyler hangs garland on a street lamp Wednesday on East Main Street. The borough is gearing up for a string of holiday activities later this month, including a tree lighting on Nov. 16 and the Christmas parade on Nov. 17.
Photo by Jennifer Fitch

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Waynesboro’s tree-lighting ceremony will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in Center Square.

Hosted by Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc., the event is family oriented with musical entertainment and other activities scheduled.

This year, the tree will be illuminated early in the evening, so guests can see the lights and ornaments during the remaining activities.

DJ Tiny Michaels from 104.7FM will be on hand, as will OC Shift praise band, Waynesboro Area Senior High School jazz band and the Wayneaires.

Keystone Classic Carriages returns with horse-drawn sleigh rides along Waynesboro’s Main Street. New activities include storytelling for kids at Alexander Hamilton Free Library.

John Shindledecker will distribute holiday treats from LL Trolley Express. The Lions Club will be providing free hot chocolate, and “Santa’s elves” will be on hand to help with the ceremonial breaking of a six-foot candy cane from Zoe’s Chocolate Co.

The program will include remarks from state Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, and Waynesboro Mayor Richard Starliper. Waynesboro resident Joanne Gaver, who donated the blue spruce, will pull the switch to illuminate the tree.

For more information, call 717-762-0397.

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