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December 13

Paula Campbell
Posted 12/13/22

December 12 – It seems that the Town of Highland has gone Christmas crazy this year with magical holiday events springing up all over town.

Although everyone mourns the demise of the …

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December 13


December 13 – It seems that the Town of Highland has gone Christmas crazy this year with magical holiday events springing up all over town.

Although everyone mourns the demise of the Monteleone family’s annual Santa Express that graced the wintery nights for decades
bringing the Christmas spirit to so many towns, the family has put on their creative thinking caps and have produced an amazing new Christmas Event!

And as usual the Monteleone’s’ outdid themselves once again. On December 4th, every child and adult within a 50-mile radius was in Eldred ready to rock and join in the celebration. Santa arrived with many of his North Pole friends and kicked off a very raucous dance party fuelled by our favorite Christmas music at the closed Pizza Piazza in Eldred.

The Piazza is now the temporary site of Santa’s Village of Giving open 24/7 where there are collection bins for food and clothing for local shelters, pet food, toys and supplies for no-kill pet shelters, and toys for tots.

There were dazzling Christmas lights everywhere and over thirty inflatables of Christmas characters, a North Pole Mailbox for those ever-important letters to Santa, hot chocolate, and cider and as many cookies as you wanted-this crowd knows how to party!

Everyone danced till they were about to drop, after a quick hot chocolate Santa himself lead the Christmas parade of merrymakers
across the road to the Monteleone Gardens Hydrofarm Plaza for a showstopping Las Vegas quality lightshow.

Featuring lights synched to holiday music, the show features decorations on the Hydro farm and a twentyfive-foot Christmas tree the flashes and pulses in a thirty-minute display of our favorite holiday tunes.

The display is stacked with over 10,000 LED lights and digital animations. The Christmas Light Show will happen every night from 6-10pm at the Hydrofarm. During this flu and COVID season you can park at the Hydro farm and tune in your radio at 90.7 for the  show’s music and become captivated and charmed by this free community light show.

If you are not in the Christmas spirit when you arrive you will definitely be when you leave.

Once again, the Monteleone’s have figured out what we all need to get into the holiday spirit. Check Lou Monteleone’s Facebook page for the schedule of events for Santa and his North Pole friends. And do not forget to drop off a donation in the bins at Santa’s Village for Giving for our local charities.

An exciting new Christmas event that has gotten a lot of interest is happening on Saturday, December 17th starting at 6 until 8pm.
A project of the members of St. Anthony’s Church its call Santa Pictures and it is a free event and opened to anyone who would like to have fun and take a great photo of their little ones-or the whole family with Santa.

The location is the St. Anthony’s Community Center across the road from the Church on Beaver Brook Road in Yulan. A dinner and dessert will be served and there will be hot chocolate and apple cider-all free of

The organizers ask that you phone in a reservation (570-832-1262) so they can make sure there are enough dinners for everyone. Also
starting at 5:15 at the Church there will be a Christmas candle lighting, caroling and concert of Christmas music.

Get your camera all charged up and ready to enjoy this family friendly event. For more information visit stanthonychurchyulan.org.


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