On Friday night, downtown Youngsville was turned into Christmas Town.
The event, which was sponsored and organized by Youngsville Borough, brought several hundred people downtown.
Santa Claus on a horse-drawn wagon was the highlight of the parade, which kick started events. Local Cub Scouts, the Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department and a unique "sleigh," with deer mounts rigged in front a four-wheeler, also took part in the parade. Santa was escorted by a Youngsville Department of Public Works truck that carried Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as well as Frosty the Snowman.
Times Observer photo by Josh Cotton
Rudolph and Frosty escorted Santa into town during the annual Christmas parade held Friday night in Youngsville.
A host of events and activities filled out the remainder of the evening from kids meeting Santa at the Library to the lighting of the town Christmas tree as well as a passport program where people could go through stations throughout downtown that highlighted Christmas traditions across the world.
People who went to all the "countries," could then bring their "passport" back to the Youngsville Recreation Commission table and be entered into prize drawings.
Mayor Jim Farr said events like the Christmas Walk are important to the community "because it just brings our town together." He said that the town is close and tight-knit "like a family."
For the Christmas walk specifically, Farr said that the event helps bring people out and get people together in a time of the year when there isn't typically much going on.