Saturday, November 26, 2022

Santa Lights Mahanoy City Christmas Tree

Santa Claus was in Mahanoy City Saturday evening for the lighting of the borough's Christmas Tree at Centre and Catawissa Street.

Saturday's Tree Lighting Ceremony began with a choral program that included performances by the Mahanoy City Elementary Band, Emily Frye, Shannon Tiboni, Anne McCabe, Liam Borden, Saint Theresa's CCD Class, and the Mahanoy City Cheerleaders.

Promptly at 6:00pm, Santa traveled down Centre Street on a horse drawn carriage led by the Mahanoy Area Marching Band. 

Once he arrived, before a crowd of over 100 people, Santa officially lit the borough's Christmas Tree.

After snapping a few photos in front of the tree, Santa moved over to the Humane Fire Company where a long line of children waiting to see him along with the Grinch which was hosted by the Lambda Nu Sorority.

Food and vendors were also available at the Citizen's Fire Company and free Leiby's Carriage rides were sponsored by the Mahanoy City borough.

The event was organized by the Mahanoy City Events Committee with the tree and lights being provided by the Mahanoy City Social Club.

Business windows were also decorated by borough organizations throughout the town:

  • Morris Drug - St. Teresa of Calcutta
  • M&T Bank - Lambda Nu Sorority
  • Jeff Markosky Attorney - Mahanoy Area Shine Program
  • Jeff Markosky Attorney - Mahanoy Area Elementary PTO
  • Mahanoy Historical Society
  • Visitor Center - Mahanoy Area Interact I
  • Visitor Center - Mahanoy Area Interact II
  • Senior Center - Senior Participants
  • Carini's - Humane Fire Company
  • 123 Cafe - Mahanoy Area Life Skills
  • Elks - Mahanoy City Elks Auxiliary
  • Mahanoy City Sewer Authority - Mahanoy Area Athletics
  • Mahanoy Family Dental - Bowers Home Improvement