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Dublin Holiday Gathering Set for December 13
The Dublin Holiday Gathering will feature many fun family activities -- including the arrival of Santa, hot chocolate, Gingerbread display and contest, horse drawn carriage rides, and model trains.
If the event has to be postponed because of weather, it will be held on December 14 from 4:30pm to 8pm.
“It should be another memorable evening,” said Eugene Miller, event organizer. “Our volunteers have put a lot of work into making this a special event for children and adults alike.”
While Santa is expected to arrive at 6pm to light the tree, the big mystery is how he will get there. There’s no telling how the Jolly Old Elf will make his appearance this year. It could be by helicopter and or it could be by a horse-drawn carriage. Either way, the elves will be there to accompany Santa and help him light the tree.
A new feature this year will see Dublin Agway sponsoring "train rides" from the event to and from a special holiday display on their property next door. And back by popular demand is the Gingerbread Display and Contest sponsored by Pearl S. Buck International.
In addition to Santa’s arrival to light the tree, the evening will feature:
FREE Horse and Carriage Rides
FREE Hot Chocolate and Cookies
Live Nativity with Petting Zoo
Pictures with Santa, Rudolph and Frosty (bring your own camera)
Railroad Train Display (1 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
Live music by local performers
Fire engines carrying Santa’s elves, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will visit Dublin neighborhoods from 4:30pm to 5:30pm, and end up back at the firehouse in time for Santa’s arrival.
Visitors are encouraged to show their holiday spirit and bring a toy or non-perishable food item to help the less fortunate. Donations will go to the Dublin Food Pantry.
For more information, call 215.249.1133 or visit www.DiscoverDublin.org.