Eldersville is small. So small it is hard to find on a map – very hard. But it is a town with the strong moral fiber that comes from a long heritage steeped in coal and oil. It is like many quintessential working towns so prevalent in western Pennsylvania. It is simply not in the character of the people to worry that Eldersville is too tiny to find on a map. They throw their annual Christmas in the Village all the same: with great pride and strong character.
Christmas in the Village is a town-wide event. And while Eldersville might be small, this festival is vast. Festival sponsors suggest stopping by the welcome booth first to get a directory of all the happenings. Hand-painted nutcracker signs help with directions and add a quaint hometown touch to the event. There is a serious Home Decoration Contest too, so be sure to take note as you walk through the town. The fire hall hosts a kid’s center and come back on Saturday morning to have breakfast with Santa. A Saturday parade down main street is a must. Be sure to stop by the military encampment and give the guys some morale boosters!
Vendors pack into churches and town buildings throughout Eldersville. There is a surprisingly vast selection. Jewelry, purses, pillows, embroideries, alpaca wool sweaters, holiday décor, and dolls are just some of the selections you can expect to find. Take home some gourmet goodies like homemade fudge and candies. The same churches and town buildings full of craft vendors also serve food including soups, hot sausage, barbeque ham and fresh fries and popcorn. Make room for the chili cook-off at the United Methodist Church.
Parking is free.