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)