From the November / December issue of The Quarter Roll
1. Ebensburg Dickens Of A Christmas
Wondering what you can do with your family during the holiday season that is
both unique and highly memorable, without cleaning your stocking out? Here are 5
ideas that will bring joy to your world and leave your little angels singing.
This year Ebensburg, Pennsylvania will celebrate the 5th anniversary of its
family-oriented Christmas celebration "Dickens of a Christmas".
This unique holiday celebration features characters dressed in Dickens style
clothing interacting with you throughout Ebensburg. There are many events
located at different points throughout Ebensburg, all within a short walking
distance. Events include the Christmas parade, a tour of an authentic old
English prison, sleigh rides, model railroad train display, a visit with
Scrooge, free photos with Santa, and Mrs. Buck's Sweet Shoppe inside the
Ebensburg Historical society building.
West High Street, Ebensburg, PA 15931
December 2-4, 2011
Some events are free. Mrs. Buck's Sweet Shoppe, sleigh rides, and some other
events will have a fee.
2. Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
While the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is open year round, Christmas
time is special at the President's home and museum! You can you still tour both
the President's home, as well as, the museum, of course. However, during
Christmas time the museum also hosts a giant model train display. This
interactive display uses trains in the style President Hayes would have been
familiar with. Additionally, horse drawn sleigh rides are offered to visitors
during the holidays. Enjoy a scenic sleigh ride around the President's estate!
President Hayes was a general during the Civil War, and 2011 marks the 150th
anniversary of the start of the war. In order to commemorate the war's
anniversary, as well as President Hayes’ service, the center will be host an
exhibit that interprets the war through letters of Northern residents.
Spiegel Grove, Fremont, OH 43420-2796
Tuesday - Saturday: 9am to 5pm, Sundays & holidays: Noon-5 p.m.
(There are separate charges for the home and the museum)
Adults: $7.50 / Seniors 60+: $6.50
Children 7-12: $3.00 Children 0-5: Free
Sleigh rides are an additional $3.00 per person.
Holiday Lights On The Lake
Holiday Lights on the Lake is a fifty-one acre dazzling display of lights and
animation at historic Lakemont Park, in Altoona, PA. Delight your family this
holiday season at Lakemont Park's unique Holiday Festival "Holiday Lights On The
Lake". It's a unique Pennsylvania Holiday tradition!
Visitor's drive through a wonderland of bright Holiday Lights and incredible
animated displays! Enjoy listening to holiday music on your car radio as it is
broadcast live on Lakemont Park's Radio Network. You'll find it hard to believe
this unique holiday PA Festival is inside a Pennsylvania Amusement Park.
Lakemont Park & Island Water Park, 700 Park Avenue, Altoona PA 16602
Open Every Night 6pm - 10pm
November 24, 2011 -January 8, 2012
$10.00 Per Car / $20.00 Per Commercial Van
$30.00 Per School Bus / $75.00 Per Motorcoach
A Christmas Story House & Museum
This is the actual house that much of the film A Christmas Story was filmed in.
For fans of the movie it is an incredible adventure. Admission includes a tour
of the entire house and another house down the street that contains the museum.
A third house on the street holds a gift shop loaded with unique gifts based on
the movie. Looking for a leg lamp or a pink bunny pajama set? This is the place
3159 W 11th Street, Cleveland, OH 44109
A Christmas Story House and Museum is open year round.
Hours are Thursday-Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sundays: 12pm-5pm, and closed
Adults: $10.00 / Children 7 to 12: $6.00
Children 6 & under: FREE / Seniors: $8.00
Altoona Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert
The annual Christmas Concert given by the Altoona Symphony Orchestra is an
excellent family oriented evening. There were typically several bonuses during
the evening. There is a youth symphony and a children's choir as well. The
Altoona Symphony plays many Christmas favorites and gives a tremendous
performance. Don't be surprised if the Grinch himself shows up at the concert.
Don't worry though, even the mean Grinch is sure to be won over with Christmas
spirit after hearing this magnificent orchestra!
Hollidaysburg Area High School
1510 North Montgomery Street, Hollidaysburg, PA
Saturday, December 3, 2011, 7:30pm
Adults: $33.00 each / Children: $13.00 each