Jolly Saint Nick will travel to Somerset to kick off the Christmas season and light the tree at the Somerset County Courthouse on Saturday.
Light Up Somerset and the Holiday Parade will feature numerous events throughout the day in hopes of bringing visitors to Uptown.
All day Saturday, businesses will participate in Small Business Saturday with special offers and activities.
Here is the full schedule of events:
Noon to 9 p.m.: POP UP Wine From Matrix Winery — 130 N. Center Ave.
2-9 p.m.: Forbes Trail Brewing Co., Curious Creations Pottery and more — 110 Rosina Ave.
All Day: History Walk: “The Sneaky Snowman” – from Mary S. Biesecker Library
2 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Christkindl Market with 16 craft vendors — Uptown Diamond
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Makeup @ One Free Spirit Boutique
5:00 p.m.: Hot Chocolate and Cookies by Soroptimist Club — Somerset County Courthouse Steps
5:00 p.m.: Barbershop Quartet Performance — Somerset County Courthouse Steps
5-8 p.m.: Laurel Highlands Miniature Railroad Exhibit—216 W. Main St.
5:45 p.m.: Holiday Parade — starts at Rosina Ave and continues to W. Main St. then N. Center Ave.
5:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.:
Photos with Santa — Trinity Park
Santa’s Wagon Rides – line begins at N. Center Avenue and Union Street
Holiday Express Rides – line starts at Cascio Fruit Market
Crafts for Kids by Laurel Arts & Tableland – Historic Schenck Building, 127 W. Main St.
Station S’mores with the Rotary Club — Fraternal Order of Eagles
Living Nativity Scene by Somerset Alliance Church & Somerset Anglican Fellowship – Union Street
5:30 p.m.: Community Band Brass Ensemble – Somerset Trust Co. along N. Center Avenue
6-8 p.m.: Rockin’ Rosina Stage—Rosina Avenue and Main Street: Lucas Waggle at 6 p.m.; JD & Cindy at 6:30 p.m.; Bryanna Polakoski at 7:10 p.m.; Denise Baldwin at 7:20 p.m.
6:15 p.m.: Performance by Laurel Arts dancers — Uptown Diamond
6:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.: story time with Mrs. Claus — Parc de la Trinité
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Lot of Lights — First Christian Church
7 p.m.: Flow N’At Fire Troupe — One Free Spirit Boutique