CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Revitalization Corp.’s (CRC) Main Street Program has organized a holiday kick-off event.
The event will be held from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 in downtown Clearfield. It will offer Christmas caroling, the Shaw Park Santa House, a local artist tour, a Taste of the Town Spirit Tour and the musical, “Gypsy.”
Main Street Manager Kellie Truman-Swales said, “The goal of this event is for downtown Clearfield to become ‘The Night’ to ‘Discover Clearfield’ with shopping, dining and entertainment for everyone. Being that DiscoverClearfield.com is our Web site, we have incorporated it as a tagline to our organization and focus our events so one can truly ‘discover Clearfield’ and create their own special memory in downtown.”
Truman-Swales said she hears so much about how Clearfield used to be around the holidays – the gathering of friends, the hustle and bustle of shoppers. She said as this event continues to grow, the CRC hopes it encourages the community to create their own ‘remember when’ memories.”
To kick-off the evening, Santa will be at his house in Shaw Park from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The Santa House is located on the corner of Market and Front streets in downtown Clearfield. Kids can tell Santa what they want for Christmas, write a letter for Santa to reply or pick up a schedule.
The Santa House will remain open the entire event from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; however, Santa will only be present until 7 p.m. The house will be open to pick up a Santa schedule and for event information the rest of the evening.
The CRC welcomes the Christmas carols of the Clearfield Area High School’s Show Choir under the direction of Andy Rothrock. The choir will start at the Santa House at 5 p.m. and will make their way around town. The CRC has partnered with the Susquehanna River Arts Center (SRAC) to offer a local artist tour within downtown businesses this evening. The community is also welcome to shop these businesses for holiday savings, as most are open late. You do not need to register to participate. Artist tour maps are available at the Santa House from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The CRC’s Main Street Programs will host its third annual Taste of the Town Spirit Tour from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Friday Dec. 7. They have partnered with local wineries Starr Hill Winery & Bee Kind Winery, as each participating business location offers a different sample. Upon registration, one will receive a 10-ounce souvenir glass. Each location along this tour will offer complimentary food and wine samples; plus, you’ll have opportunities to shop at each of these locations for holiday savings. To participate in this event, you must register.
Early registration prices for tickets are $15 each through Friday, Nov. 30 and include an ID check/wristband, souvenir glass and a walking map. Tickets from Dec. 3 -7 are $20 each and also include an ID check/wristband, souvenir glass and a walking map.
Tickets are sold at the CRC office from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 125 E. Market St. (Chamber Building).
The CRC and Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre (CAST) are offering a ticket package for $25 each, including one ticket to the Taste of the Town Spirit Tour and one ticket to see Gypsy. Gypsy tickets are also on sale at the CAST located at 112 E. Locust St. Gypsy starts at 7 p.m., Friday Dec. 7.
The CRC thanks our sponsors for making this night possible: CNB Bank, Ogden Legacy Insurance, Little Pine Resources & the accounting offices of Catalano, Case, Catalano, & Fannin. If you would like to make a contribution to the CRC or for more information about our events, please call 814-765-6000.