The Christmas Santa Parade at 6 p.m. Friday (on Pennsylvania Ave. W.) will be lots of fun again this year with entries from Blue Ribbon Rental, Warren County Victim Impact Panel, Wild Rose Renaissance Faire, Gold Wing Road Riders Association, WAHS cheerleaders, WAHS Marching Band, Warren County Dairy Princess, Relay For Life of Warren County, Warren County Historical Society trolley, and Atlantic Broadband and others. And if you watch closely you may even catch sight of Bigfoot and Elvis in downtown Warren! And don't forget Santa. He'll be coming into Warren in style courtesy of John Anderson Construction, Rich Perry and Amelia O'Carroll. After the parade Santa will flip the switch on the tree in the front yard of the Warren Municipal Building and Christmas in Warren will "officially" begin. Santa will then be in the Santa House on Liberty Street between Cady's Hallmark and McKissock to hear the Christmas wishes of anyone who wants to stop and visit. There will also be some wonderful lights and decorations provided by Volt Vision to admire while you wait to see Santa. Satna House hours will continue in December (sponsored by Tybout House Dec. 3-4 and by Northwest Savings Bank Dec. 17-18).
John Shaughnesy and Jeff Ewing will be Town Criers with information about all the goings on.
The Blair Store has often been the final destination for a lot of folks, especially with Mrs. Santa Claus reading to the children from about 7 until 8 in the evening, typically in the center of the store.
In a former year, carolers Dave Kasper and Dr. Paul Ignatius
This year, Mrs. Santa will move into the theater area of the museum and tell her stories next to a crackling (digital) fireplace. We are working on a little extra entertainment to precede Mrs. Claus.
One act that has already agreed to show up is local retired teacher, Bob Carlson, who does a wonderful Yogi Jorgansen imitation, singing a couple of hilarious Christmas songs with a Swedish accent.
In addition, the large catalog cover "face-in-the-hole-look-in-the-mirror" display will be featuring Santa Claus on the front. Refreshments are also being looked into. Remember, it's this Friday night beginning about 7, ending about 8.
Riverside Stitchin' Quilt - will host Sue Hausmann of public television series America Sews, this is an all day event.
Authors Books and Music - On the evening of Friday, Dec. 3, after the Christmas Parade, Authors books & music, 227 Liberty St., will have music performed by a string quartet. The Legendary Bigfoot will be walking in the parade and will arrive at the book store immediately after for photos and the sale of Bigfoot cookies to benefit the local business group The Bigfoot Traders. This event will take place outside in front of the book store.
The Lion's Club's sausage wagon will be set up on Friday for lunch and dinner at the corner of Third and Liberty.
Mardi Gras - live entertainment w/ Mike Hampsey
Verizon/Unwired Inc. - will do a 25 percent discount on any accessory purchased (excludes Bluetooth) and will have coffee and cookies.
American Red Cross will be selling glo-stick necklaces and bracelets as a fund raiser
Other groups will be selling hot chocolate, cookies, roasted chestnuts and other seasonal goodies as fundraisers. Some of these groups include Relay For Life of Warren Co. teams, WAHS History Club, Boy Scouts and more.
Allegheny Regional Arts & Culture Center, GRO-Warren and Warren Main Street will have an open house to show the wonderful Christmas Village display from the personal collection of Renata Nemcovsky. Parts of this display will also be in the windows of the former Murphy's building. Music will be provided by Gary Widell and his antique Victorian music box.
Stone Consulting don't miss Godzilla and the trains in the big front window and the Elks Club band will also perform.
Virgann Floral and Gifts Open House with window display
Struthers Library Theatre the windows of the Friends Room will be decorated and don't miss the wonderful production of 'Alice' after the walk.
Clipper's Hair Shop for Men "elves" decorating the Christmas tree
Allegheny Cyclery - Tell one tell all, Allegheny Cyclery will have an awesome window display to unveil the night of Warren's "Old Fashioned Christmas Walk and Santa Parade". Wander our way for a cup of hot chocolate, coffee, cookies and more. Check out our window display, and hang in our store.
WAHS Madrigals will perform at the Sill House at 7:00pm and the A Cappella Choir at 7:30pm
New York Style Deli and Pizza by Mansi Grand Opening and Elvis will be in the building performing for all..
WASU on Hickory Street will have its Annual Christmas Cookie Walk
Warren County Historical Society will have its Annual Victorian Christmas Open house, live music by Youngsville high school string orchestra and horse drawn trolley tours.
Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry will have its Annual Open house with treats from Hog Wild BBQ Co.
Ring Around A Rosy will have an open house and live music with Dan Olberg
Tybout House of Handcrafts Santa House sponsor, will have hot chocolate
The Crossing madrigals from Grace United Methodist Church
The Woman's Club of Warren, 310 Market Street, will be open for the Annual Christmas Walk on December 3 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Mulled cider and cookies will be served. The Sweet Adelines Chorus will entertain with Christmas songs from 7 until 8. We will be selling tickets for the fabulous basket raffle to be drawn on December 13. Plan to drop in and see the Club all decorated for the Holidays.
Kim's Cafe will be open for dinner.
American Cancer Society will sell wreaths in the Liberty Street Market Place.