Holiday shoppers and tourists this Saturday (Nov. 29) can take advantage of a free shuttle service going up and down Main Street all day.


Holiday shoppers and tourists this Saturday (Nov. 29) can take advantage of a free shuttle service going up and down Main Street all day.
Courtesy of the Greater Honesdale Partnership (GHP) and Stepping Out Tours, the white van will be operated from 9 a.m. to about 4 p.m. Stops will be made at Stephen’s Pharmacy at 11th and Main; Town House Diner (900 block), Trackside Grill (near 8th and Main) and at the Hose Co. #1 Fire House (500 block).
Jim Ankin, owner of Stepping Out Tours, said that the purpose is to see what interest there is in the shuttle service. If successful, the hope is to eventually start a trolley-like bus service in Honesdale. He stressed that there is no charge for Saturday’s shuttle.
Honesdale for the Holidays
That day, residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the continuing celebration, “Honesdale for the Holidays.” Old fashion horse drawn carriage rides will depart from the corner of Main & 10th Streets (in front of the First National Community Bank), Honesdale, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Santa and Rudolph will be strolling Main Street, ready to greet good boys and girls. Top Hats & Lace dancers will add to the Victorian atmosphere. Holiday music will play from the Fred Miller Pavilion on Main Street.
The Stourbridge Model Railroad Club will  host an "Open House" on Saturday, in the Grace Episcopal Parish Hall at 827 Church Street from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Model Railroad Club has created a large HO gauge railroad display that depicts the mythical town of "Wayne."
The Wayne County Historical Society’s newly expanded museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Beginning at 4 p,m. they will have an open house, with a book signing by authors of newly written, local history books.
“Honesdale for the Holidays” actually begins on Friday, with a Santa parade at 6 p.m. followed by a candlelight ceremony in Central Park, where carols will be sung and the Christmas Star on the cliff, as well as the Christmas Tree in the fountain, will be lit.