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Get Out: Live Nativity or Lunch with Santa

We have five great ideas for your weekend.

It’s Friday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.

Sewickley Patch is coming to the rescue. Check out our ideas and tell us about yours.


1. Pet Photos with Santa

When/Where: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 in Wolcott Park. 

Why Go: Bring your four-legged friend to have its photo taken with Santa while enjoying carriage rides and the tunes of the Allegheny Brass Band in the village.

Admission: Free. 

 

2. Lunch with Santa

When/Where: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Big Sewickley Creek Fire Hall in Bell Acres. 

Why Go: Meet Santa for lunch and have your picture taken with him, or on a fire truck. Be sure to bring a camera. 

Admission: $5 for adults; $3 for 16 and under; free for 2 and under, with paying adult. 

 

3. Live Nativity Presentation

When/Where: Begins at 4:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and repeats every 20 minutes until the last presentation at 7 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 1320 Church St., Ambridge. 

Why Go: St. John's Lutheran Church will present a live outdoor Nativity followed by a service of carols and lessons at 7:30 p.m. in the church. Tours of the church and the dining room, serving authentic German food and baked goods, will be open from 2 to 7:30 p.m. St. John’s is the historic Harmonist church across from Old Economy Village.

Admission: Free.

 

4. Pennsylvania's Amazing Owls

When/Where: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Fern Hollow Nature Center, Sewickley Heights.

Why Go: Bob Van NewKirk, a volunteer with the Audubon Society of Western PA, will present this 90-minute interactive program using props and posters. Meet some live owls visiting from WildBird Recovery (Valencia, PA). For children 6 and up. Registration required. 

Admission: $7 members/$10 non-members

 

5. Miracle on Beaver Street

When/Where: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Osborne Elementary School, 1414 Beaver Road. 

Why Go: Experience a family-oriented evening of entertainment and activities hosted by Northway Sewickley including drama, family photos, giant inflatables, and lots of holiday activities.

Admission: Free.

 

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