Some long-running and traditional events highlight the holiday activities schedule in Berwick, which kicks off with the 109th Run for the Diamonds on Thanksgiving.
The following day, Black Friday, Nov. 23, will mark Santa’s first appearance of the year in our area as the Santa Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at Crispin Field and runs down Mulberry, West Front, Market & 11th Streets. Later in the day, Santa will also make an appearance at WHLM’s Parade of Lights in Bloomsburg, and then in Danville the following weekend on Nov. 30 in Danville’s Welcome Santa Parade, sponsored by First Columbia Bank & Trust. Berwick will also have a Small Business Saturday event on Nov. 24 to promote patronage of small businesses in town.
Berwick’s WinterFest will be on Saturday, Dec. 1, and will feature numerous activities in the downtown including free cookie decorating, horse & carriage rides, a gingerbread house contest, crafts, face painting, marshmallow roasting stations and more. Enjoy live music from The Bennett Brothers Band and ice sculpting while walking the streets. Santa will make another appearance at 5 p.m. before heading to the opening of the Christmas Boulevard at 6 p.m., which the tree will be lit up in St. Charles Park. Sponsors and vendors are still being accepted for WinterFest. Contact the Berwick United Way or visit the Experience Berwick website for more information.
McBride Memorial Library will also host a Holiday Party on Monday, Dec. 17, from 6-7:30 p.m., that will feature holiday crafts, do-it-yourself presents and carol singing. There will also be an opportunity to make homemade ornaments and cards for members of the community. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information on events in Berwick, visit ExperienceBerwick.com.