Dec. 4th – Shop Clearfield for the Holidays – Light up Kickoff

Shop Clearfield for the Holidays

The Clearfield Revitalization Corp. (CRC) has announced its holiday promotion series: Shop Clearfield for the Holidays.

The CRC encourages everyone to come downtown on Nov. 27th for Small Business Saturday. Understanding the important contributions small businesses make to their communities, CRC is pleased to announce its participation in Small Business Saturday. Shoppers can stop by to support local businesses and receive Shop Small® giveaways. Downtown businesses will be running specials for Small Business Saturday.

Clearfield Borough Police and the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging are teaming up again this year to bring holiday cheer to senior citizens. During your day of local shopping you can pick a tag from the giving tree on Small Business Saturday.

CRC also invites you on Saturday, December 4th to celebrate the official light up kickoff of the holiday season from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.. This will be your chance to watch our downtown come alive for the holiday season with the lighting of the community Christmas tree at Lower Witmer Park. The Clearfield Volunteer Fire Department will be available to place the ornaments on the tree for this event. There will be caroling for the event. St Francis School will provide holiday caroling. TCC Church will provide Hot Chocolate for the event. Individuals, families, organizations, churches and other groups are invited to create ornaments for the tree. Ornaments must be durable and weatherproof for use outdoors for at least six weeks in wet and wintry conditions. They should be decorated with colorful materials that, if possible, are reflective. To minimize environmental impact, ornament makers are encouraged to use wood or recycled materials. Ornaments should be eight to ten inches in size, light weight and light in color, relatively simple in design so they can be enjoyed from a distance. They must be ready for hanging with a heavy wire attached to the top corners. Ornament makers are encouraged to add their name, organization and the year on the backs of the ornaments they create. Those made of glass or other breakable materials cannot be accepted and those contributed will not be returned. We will light the towering community Christmas tree, glowing with lights and shimmering ornaments at approximately 4:45 pm to commence the holiday season. We will also have some special visitors for the children. As part of the holiday season CRC will also light up the rest of Lower Witmer Park for the holidays. You will want to visit Santa and Mrs. Clause in the Santa House located downtown Clearfield, PA in Shaw Park. Schedule available on our Facebook page.

We will also be hosting a Holiday Lighting Contest throughout our community. All entries should include a photo, address of the residence or business being submitted to Discovercleafield@gmail.com

Main Street Manager Loretta Wagner stated, “Supporting local business is beneficial to our local economy. Not only does more money stay local, but also shopping small local businesses has advantages for shoppers. “Throughout our downtown stores, the staff is more familiar with their merchandise and offer personalized assistance in a low-stress atmosphere. This is something you cannot find online or at a large chain store. If everyone committed to purchasing at least one gift locally this holiday season, Clearfield would see a great impact.”

The CRC wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season. If you would like to make a contribution to the CRC or for more information about our events, please call 814-765-6000 or visit our website at www.discoverclearfield.com.