Downtown Canonsburg is dressed in its best for the holidays, ready for the annual old-fashioned Christmas celebration that starts at noon on Friday and ends at 7pm on Saturday.
Guests won’t want to miss the 5:30 p.m. Christmas tree lighting on Friday or the Christmas Parade on Saturday night.
âWe have a number of Christmas floats this year,â said Lisa Scarmazzi, director of economic development for the Borough of Canonsburg. “It’s going to be spectacular.” The parade begins at 7 p.m. and takes place along Pike Street through the city.
Visitors to the celebration can sip hot drinks and enjoy food from area food trucks while browsing merchandise from over 50 local vendors at the Holiday Market along Pike Street.
A sleek sleigh serves as the perfect backdrop for photos – don’t forget to tag Christmas in Canonsburg on Instagram! – and kids can meet the Grinch or send letters to Santa before slipping on ice skates and sliding around the Velma Jeffries Children’s Youth Trust synthetic ice rink at the intersection of Greenside and Pike streets.
âIt’s something we wanted to do,â Scarmazzi said. âEvery year, we say we want to build an ice rink. We are so excited.
Scarmazzi said the new decorations were provided by the event’s main sponsor, the Domachowski family.
âWe have added additional and larger decorations this yearâ¦ due to the generous donation from the Domachowski family,â she said.
Scarmazzi said other entertainment includes live music, the North Pole and face painting.
âTravelawaits.com ranked us as one of Pennsylvania’s Most Iconic Top Cities. We are trying, âsaid Scarmazzi. âWe worked for months on this. We are just delighted with the result and we believe everyone will be too. “