Santa to visit Tunkhannock for ‘Christmas in Our Hometown’

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Watch the tree lighting live at 5:30 on WBRE

TUNKHANNOCK, WYOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — During the two-day-long festival, ‘Christmas in Our Hometown’ folks can have the chance to explore a Christmas wonderland in Tunkhannock.

At the festival, you can expect to see carolers strolling through the streets, horse-drawn wagon tours, a tree lighting ceremony and even jolly old Saint Nick himself.

Mayor of Tunkhannock Stacy Huber said this event marks the start of the blessed Christmas season and the renewal of a great tradition in Tunkhannock.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus were there as well and many people may be wondering how the busiest man makes time for Tunkhannock.

“By far Tunkhannock is my favorite. The people are warm and inviting and they have an abundance of Christmas spirit,” said St. Nick.

Mrs. Claus did also confirm to Eyewitness News that Santa does in fact eat a lot of cookies.

Also available will be homemade treats, hot cocoa and much more.

The Santa Parade will kick off Friday evening at 5:00 followed by the ceremonial tree lighting at 5:30, which we will bring to you live on Eyewitness News at 5:00 p.m. You can even stop by to see ice carving and the 12 Movies of Christmas Festival. The living nativity scene will also take place at 7:30 at the Assembly of God Church.

Events taking place on Saturday will be a Detrich Holiday Workshop at 11:00 a.m., visits with Santa at the Gazebo from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., A Christmas Story book reading at 2:30 and 3:30 and horse and wagon rides from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

If you’re looking for an escape to a magical winter village, look no further and head to Tunkhannock’s ‘Christmas in Our Hometown’ on December 3rd and 4th.

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