Going up

The community Christmas tree was put in place last week just in time for the annual Light Up Brookville night which will take place Friday. Silverado Tree Service used their equipment to raise the tree on the lawn of the Jefferson County Courthouse. The tree will be lit during the festivities Friday.

By Randy Bartley J-D Editor

BROOKVILLE — Santa Claus will be arriving in Brookville on Friday, Nov. 24 as part of the 11th annual Light Up Brookville.

The event features family friendly, fun activities along with vendors serving hot, delicious food and holiday crafts and games beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday.

Pre-parade activities include automated train rides around downtown, a caricature artist, a face painter, Jefferson County History Center Bowdish miniature train display, children’s crafts under the big tents sponsored by community organizations, the Brookville Community Band playing holiday tunes and group caroling via the Special K Quartet.

A returning favorite event features a huge ice sculpture carved by DiMartino Ice Company of Jeannette on Main Street.

Most events are free to the public.

Holiday street decorations and the Community Christmas tree in the Courthouse yard are officially lighted during the event. The culminating activity is the parade filled with live music, floats, marching units, fire trucks and the arrival of Santa atop a Brookville Volunteer Fire Company truck. Any organization wishing to participate can enter a float, a walking group, band or any type of unit. Line up for the parade starts at the Presbyterian Church at 6:30 p.m.. Monetary prizes of $250 will be awarded for best float, best fire truck and judge’s choice award.

Santa will meet and listen to each child’s gift list and then receive a box of sweets from Mrs. Claus. Santa continues to have hours in his cottage in front of the Courthouse until Christmas weekend. Please check times posted on the cottage.

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