Get Ready for Sewickley Light Up Night 2012

The annual Light Up Night in Sewickley marks the beginning of the holiday festivities, as Yuletide in Sewickley continues Wednesdays and Saturdays through Dec. 22.

Sewickley will kick off the holiday season from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 with the annual Light Up Night celebration.

Jennifer Markus of Village Green Partners said there are more highlights to this year’s festivities than in years past.

Attendees can again look forward to a street filled with vendors, but this year Markus said there will be even more vendors plus seating for those wishing to eat or rest. 

Highlights include the traditional ice carving, horse-drawn carriage rides, sponsored by First National Bank, food and fireworks. In addition, expect a line up of entertainment on two stages placed at Broad and Thorn streets and at Beaver and Chestnut streets. Pyrotecnico fireworks, courtesy of Esmark, take place between 6:30 and 7 p.m. 

Yuletide in Sewickley continues throughout the month starting on Saturday, Dec. 1 and will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday and from 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday through Dec. 22. Stores are also open later until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.  

While visitors can again look forward to free carriage rides and music, there is something new to look forward to this year: the "Find The Elves” contest.

Borough Manager Kevin Flannery will be dressed as a jolly elf along with his sidekick in green, Alex DeLoia of Village Green. As the two walk around the village on Wednesdays and Saturdays, anyone who finds the elves and can give the secret password will get a prize.

DeLoia said the special password will be available at the Twitter handle @FindtheElves

Live musical performances at Wolcott Park will add a festive feel for anyone shopping or dining in the village.

“Whatever is playing in Wolcott Park, you’ll be able to hear it throughout town,” Markus said.


Friday's Schedule of Events

  • 5–6:30 p.m. Music by Dancing Queen
  • 6:30–7 p.m. The Lighting of the Village with Mayor Brian Jeffe, John Tucci, followed by fireworks.
  • 7–9 p.m. Music by No Bad JuJu


Check back with Patch for more information and be sure to visit YuletideinSewickley.com and Facebook for details. Tell us what you like most about Yuletide in Sewickley. 

Eileen Hencher November 27, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Be sure to look for the Troop 243 table at light up night. Scouts will be selling tickets to the Saturday morning Pancakes and More Breakfast at the Methodist Church. Parents supporting Troop 243 will be selling raffle tickets for a giant panda bear; this will make a very special gift! All proceeds will be used to upgrade equipment used by the Scouts.
Larissa Dudkiewicz November 27, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Thanks for the info Eileen! I'll definitely stop by.


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