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December 8th

Christmas Trees for a Cause

Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.; Penn Eben Park

Celebrate this festive time of year while giving back to the community! Christmas trees will be for sale for $30 in Penn Eben Park. All proceeds will benefit the Ebensburg Saint Vincent De Paul. A book collection for Toys for Tots will also be held, so make sure to bring your favorite Christmas Classic!


Ice Sculptures 

Sunday, all day; Penn Eben Park

An outstanding display of carved ice sculptures will be located in Penn Eben Park. Enjoy the ice block throne for a memorable photo op. During Dickens of a Christmas, ice is just the tip if the iceberg.




Holiday Home Tour

Sunday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm;   Downtown Ebensburg

Tour four of Ebensburg's most   beautiful and historic homes, as well as the Askew-Houser Funeral Home and The Noon-Collins Inn, all beautifully decorated for the holidays. Your hosts will open their doors and share their charm, holiday cheer and Victorian interiors to show you why Christmas in Ebensburg is truly a special time.

Those participating in home tours are also invited to tour the Cambria County Courthouse. The Courthouse row offices are all extensively decorated for the holiday season. It is a stop the whole family will enjoy.

Tickets for this self-guided tour are $15 and can be ordered by calling 814-472-8780. Tickets can be picked up at the Young Peoples Community Center, 300 Prave Street, the day of the event.


Dickens Drop-N-Shop

Sunday, 1:00 p.m-4:00 p.m.; Young People's Community Center


Here’s the problem: You want to go shopping to score bargains with society's masses,  but the kids don't have any interest in sharing this "fun event" with you.  The little urchins need something to do while you help Santa prepare for Christmas.

What if you could drop the kids - aged 5 years to 10 years old - off at a fun, entertaining place like the Young Peoples Community Center for three hours, while you enjoy shopping, whine-free?  During The Dickens’s Drop-N-Shop event, kids are invited to participate in activities including Christmas games, arts and crafts, a pizza party, and a movie.  Everyone's happy!

The YPCC will be available Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the Dickens’s Drop-N-Shop event.

Puppen Meister Country Kids Holiday Jamboree "Country Christmas"

Sunday, 1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.; YPCC

Here's something new for the kids to enjoy! The sound of the "Down Home Country Christmas" music and the antics of Gus and Elmer are sure to bring many laughs. Gus and the gang will delight kids of all ages with country humor, great music and lots of fun.


Gingerbread Contest for Kids

Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Cambria County Historical Society - Display throughout the Holiday Season

The entire community is invited to participate in our gingerbread contest, sponsored by the Cambria County Historical Society.  While the contest is for entrants age 18 and under, everyone is welcome to display their own gingerbread masterpiece!

The structure of the entry must be made of non-edible materials  but all visible surfaces must be edible. Prizes will be awarded for most VICTORIAN, most representative of the HOLIDAYS, most ARTISTIC, most representative of CAMBRIA COUNTY HISTORY, and Best of Show.

Entries must be dropped off at the Historical Society between 10am and 4pm on Tuesday, December 3rd through Thursday, December 5th. NO ENTRIES will be accepted on Friday. Call 472-6674 if you have any questions about the dates and times for drop-off.

Join the fun and start your own Christmas tradition! Visit the gingerbread display during regular hours over the weekend.





"...and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge.  May that be truly said of us!  And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless Us, Every One!"

                                            Charles Dickens


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