September 30, 2013
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Tunkhannock welcomes Christmas in Our Hometown, Friday and Saturday, December 6 & 7, opening ceremonies start at 5 p.m. by People's Neighborhood bank. A cherished annual tradition of giving back to the community, organized by the Tunkhannock Business and Professional Association, the event offers many free activities for all ages. Festivities begin Friday evening with a tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. at People’s Neighborhood Bank on Tioga Street. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in a horse drawn wagon. Throughout the evening visitors will be treated to “Living Window” entertainment, along with an ice carving, trolley rides, Living Nativity, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Horse and Wagon Rides, wood carvings, a free Christmas movie at the Dietrich, model train display, gingerbread house and candy craft display, along with strolling carolers and music provided by students at Tunkhannock Area High School. Saturday events start with a workshop at the Dietrich and a cookie walk. Visitors can also view the model train display, gingerbread house and candy craft display and participate in Tunkhannock’s “Wreaths Around Tunkhannock”; a wreath hunt that encourages people to visit participating stores and enter to win a chance at hundreds of dollars of gift card prizes. The evening activities begin at 5 p.m. with a tree lighting at People’s Neighborhood Bank and also include the Living Windows, ice carving, Horse and Wagon ride, Living Nativity, wood carving, and catch a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The evening activities conclude at 9 p.m.