All are welcomed to the annual Monaca Hometown Christmas for a good ole fashioned community Christmas celebration. It’s a gem of a festival, sure to chase away any hum-buggery and get everyone in the Christmas spirit. From the local fire hall to the town plaza, Hometown Christmas is brimming with tons of children’s activities, local bands, and a town parade. Take note: this festival is a quick event, lasting only the afternoon into the early evening.
The Christmas Parade starts late in the afternoon and goes through town and features the Snow Prince & Princess, Santa’s Elves, and on a decorated train engine comes Santa himself. The fun day concludes at the George Washington Plaza where the Monaca High School Band and Chorus plays for the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas Tree. The festivities are sure to get all in the holiday spirit, be them aged 1 or 92.
The fun at Hometown Christmas starts in the early afternoon with the arrival of Santa at the local fire house. Everyone lines up to take pictures with ole’ Claus while gift bags with treats go to all the children. Day-long activities at the firehouse include fun activities such as face painting and cookie decorating while clowns make balloon sculptures. Also too are carriage rides, and a small craft show. Later day activities include a children’s sing-along and later a low performance troupe puts on a show. Guests are advised to arrive in time for Santa because at four o’clock he has to depart before the big Christmas Parade.
Admission is free and Parking is free