February 13 2022 06:30 pm

Ebensburg’s 16th annual ‘Dickens of a Christmas’ around the corner

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The pandemic has led to limitations in manufacturing and transportation, as well as the mining and growing of materials commonly used in a wide array of products.

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Ebensburg’s family-oriented Christmas celebration based on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” will take place next weekend.

The 16th annual “Dickens of a Christmas” is an old-fashioned Christmas weekend taking place Dec. 3 to 5 with each day filled with a wide variety of events.

Vendors and other participants will be dressed according to Victorian-era themed styles. Food and drinks will reflect the time period, as well.

According to the Ebensburg Borough & Community, the weekend schedule includes:

Friday, December 3rd – A Night of Lights

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Gingerbread House Decorating Contest Display
Cambria County Historical Society
615 N. Center Street

4:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Ornament Crafting with Treats & Carols
Follow Your Art, 226 W. High Street

6:00 p.m. – Ebensburg Light-Up Night
Kimball Park

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Holiday Ceramics – Paint N’ Take
All Ages – Prices Vary
Seating Reservation Suggested
Walk-ins Welcome by Availability

The Porch Peddler’s Workshop
133 S. Center Street

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Gingerbread House Decorating Contest Display
Cambria County Historical Society
615 N. Center Street

6:30 p.m. – Outdoor Movie Night w/ Hot Chocolate Around the Fire
Weather Permitting
Ebensburg VFW

7:30 p.m. – Cresson Lake Playhouse Christmas Show
Cambria County Courthouse

8:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. – Indoor Ice Skating
$5 entry/$4 rental
North Central Recreation Center
186 Schoolhouse Road, Ebensburg

Evening – Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Display
Throughout Ebensburg

Saturday, December 4th – Dickens of a Downtown

8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.- Breakfast with Santa
Young Peoples Community Center
300 Prave Street

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Indoor Craft Show
Holy Name Church Hall
500 N. Julian Street

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Indoor Craft Shows
Dauntless Fire Hall
Ebensburg VFW

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Gingerbread House Decorating Contest Display
Cambria County Historical Society
615 N. Center Street

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Department 56 Dickens Village Display
Donated in Loving Memory of Elaine Catalfamo 
Ebensburg Municipal Bldg
Community Room
300 W. High Street

9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Free Hot Chocolate Compliments of Ebensburg Rotary Club
Penn Eben Park Gazebo

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Ornament Crafting with Treats & Carols
Follow Your Art,
226 W. High Street

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Ladies Day Specials & Prizes
Gold Rush Diamonds & Boutique
Ebensburg Mini Mall
3133 New Germany Road, Ste 38

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Visit with the Lilly Mountain Alpacas
Penn Eben Park

11:00 a.m. – Fat Bike Beer Day
BBQ, Beer & Bikes
Pour on Center
102 S. Center St.

11:00 a.m. – Christmas Parade
Downtown Ebensburg

After Parade – Children’s Treats & Free Photos with Santa
Penn Eben Park Gazebo
KMN Photography
Claire Terese Photography
Central Cambria Lions Club

Noon to 2:00 p.m. – Christmas Tree Toss
Penn Eben Park – Hosted by Cresson Lake Playhouse

Noon to 3:00 p.m. – Live Nativity Drive-Thru
Ebensburg United Methodist Church, 100 E. Highland Ave.

Noon to 4:00 p.m. – Horse & Carriage Rides
Penn Eben Park – Corner of Sample & Julian Streets

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Gold Rush Diamonds & Boutique
Ebensburg Mini Mall
3133 New Germany Road, Suite 38

1:00 to 2:00 p.m. registration, 2:00 p.m. start time – Santa Pub Crawl
Penn Eben Park Gazebo – Hosted by Cresson Lake Playhouse

2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Whittler’s Workshop DIY Miniature Holiday Display
(Ages 4+ Suggested)
$10.00 – REGISTRATION REQUIRED

The Porch Peddler’s Workshop
133 S. Center Street

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Brass & Organ Recital
Ebensburg Presbyterian Church

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Fezziwig Party
Lloyd Street Brewing Company

8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Indoor Ice Skating
$5 entry/$4 rental
North Central Recreation Center
186 Schoolhouse Road, Ebensburg

All Evening – Winter Wonderland Light Display
Downtown Ebensburg

Sunday, December 5th

12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – DIY Stacked Tree & Snowman Tabletop Displays
$25.00 – REGISTRATION REQUIRED
The Porch Peddler’s Workshop
133 S. Center Street

2:00 p.m. – Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet Holiday-Themed Concert
Hosted in Collaboration with Mount Aloysius College
Cost: $25.00 – REGISTER HERE
Chapel at Mount Aloysius College

All evening – Winter Wonderland Light Display
Downtown Ebensburg

For more information, head to the Borough of Ebensburg Borough’s website or their Facebook page.

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