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Christmas In Ephrata Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival Event

Christmas In Ephrata Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival Event

Hosted by Mainspring of Ephrata
Mainspring of Ephrata will again host the annual Downtown in Ephrata Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa's Arrival on Friday, November 27 from 6 pm- 7 pm on Blue Ridge 11. RSVP to let us know you are watching!
November 27th, 2020
6pm-7pm
Ephrata, PA

Christmas in Ephrata’s Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival Event

Some may wonder why the Whistle Stop Train Station and Plaza are beginning to look a lot like Christmas. As with everything this year, there is no normal, which is so for Ephrata’s Christmas. To prepare for an exciting new Ephrata Christmas event, we have to decorate early to prepare for Santa’s arrival.

Mainspring of Ephrata will again host the annual Downtown in Ephrata Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival on Friday, November 27 from 6 pm- 7 pm on Blue Ridge 11. This time-honored community tradition will look different as it will be a virtual event, and there will be no public gatherings this year.

We will continue to provide a magical night full of fun and excitement for the entire family, right in the comfort of your own home.   The night will feature Santa and his pals’ appearances, along with musical performances by Ephrata Performing Arts Center and Ephrata High School students to kick off the holiday season. Be sure to tune in at 6 pm on Black Friday as WIOV’s Rich and Casey host the evening’s festivities right from Santa’s House at the train station. You can watch the program live on Blue Ridge 11 or by following Mainspring of Ephrata on Facebook and YouTube.

Again, tune in on Friday, November 27, from 6 pm – 7 pm.  Who knows, there may be a surprise at the end of the program, so do not miss a minute of it!

Be sure to look for SANTA’S PARADE driving through your neighborhood after the event.  (see below for details)

 

 

 

 

Santa’s Parade Route

 

Click here to enlarge ~ Santa’s parade route map

Click here to enlarge ~ Santa’s parade route directions

Visit with Santa @ Santa’s House

Santa arrives during our live online event on Friday, November 27, 2020.

Santa’s House Hours**
​​December 4-19
Fridays  |  5:30-7:30 PM
Saturdays  |  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
16 E. Main St
Ephrata, PA 17522

Santa leaves on December 19 for the North Pole to pack his sleigh and to care for the reindeer!

​Visit with Santa free of charge.  Drop your letter in our North Pole Mail Express mailbox when you visit Santa or in the mail slot any time when Santa is not in. (Located on the parking lot side door of the Train Station. Look for the sign!)

**Social distancing and masks will be required when entering. One family at a time in Santa’s House. There will be no sitting on Santa’s Lap but children will be able to talk to Santa while he is sitting at his desk behind a plexiglass barrier. Photos may be taken in front of our mantle if desired but not with Santa himself.

 

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS

COMMUNITY PARTNER AND PREMIER EVENT SPONSOR

PREMIER EVENT SPONSORS

SANTA’S PARADE

SANTA’S HOUSE

GOLD STAR SPONSOR

SILVER BELL SPONSOR

Eagle Rental Center

 

SANTAS  HELPER SPONSORS

Hampton Inn & Suites Ephrata
Marian Rutt Team, RE/MAX Pinnacle
Key-Aid Ace Hardware
D. Scott & Jan Eaby
Heather Larrimore Family Dentistry PC