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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Holiday trolley rolls into town

  • Historic Honesdale offers up its famous holiday hospitality during the annual Honesdale for the Holidays event on Friday and Saturday, November 29 and 30.
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  • Historic Honesdale offers up its famous holiday hospitality during the annual Honesdale for the Holidays event on Friday and Saturday, November 29 and 30. Honesdale's fine stores and businesses will host open houses with seasonal warmth for their shoppers, clients and visitors. Patrons can browse through the great variety of shops, learn about the wonderful local services, and dine at one of the many area restaurants and cafes. Honesdale's shops offer a large variety of great products including beautiful gifts, clothing and footwear for young and old, electronics and appliances, health care shops and products, jewelry and bridal fashions, and more. The merchants are famous for their knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful service. The Fred Miller Pavilion on Honesdale's historic Main Street will be alive with holiday music on both days. Plan to stop and enjoy DJ Tom Emanski on Friday from Noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our holiday music is sponsored by GHP member RE/MAX Wayne. Take advantage of our free holiday trolley while you do your holiday shopping! With eight convenient stops, it's the best way to get around town while you shop and dine. The trolley will operate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days of Honesdale for the Holidays. Friday, November 29 will also feature Honesdale's Annual Santa Parade. The parade, which kicks off at 6 p.m., starts at Main and Fourth Streets, proceeds up Main Street, turns right on 10th Street, and proceeds to Honesdale's Central Park. Activities in Central Park immediately after the parade and co-sponsored by our friends at 95.3 DNH and Classic Hits 105.3, will include the lighting of the star on Irving Cliff, the lighting of the Christmas tree in the park and Christmas carols, all under Santa's twinkling eyes. There will be inviting refreshments courtesy of Ellen Memorial Health Care Center and time for the children to visit with Santa after the festivities. On Saturday, Nov. 30, craft vendors will dot Main Street near the pavilion. Make sure to look for Santa and his buddies Rudolph and Frosty as you stroll the streets or pass by on the trolley. They may have a special treat for that good little boy or girl. Beautifully clad Victorian strollers will promenade the historic streets while the joyful voices of the Honesdale High School Chorus offer carols as they stroll down on Main Street. The Stourbridge Model Railroad Club will also host an open house on Saturday, Nov. 29 in the Grace Episcopal Parish Hall located 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. Talk about stepping back in time! The newly renovated and expanded Wayne County Historical Society Museum, located at 810 Main Street, right in the center of town, features a full-scale replica of the famous Stourbridge Lion – the first locomotive to run on a track in America. The museum also contains many interesting photographs from days gone by, and is open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Join them for their annual open house on Saturday, Nov. 30, beginning at 4 p.m. Be sure to pick up this year's collectible holiday ornament, or one of many other holiday gifts available in their gift shop. This Thanksgiving day weekend, we all have many things to be thankful for. The Greater Honesdale Partnership invites you to Tour Historic Honesdale and give thanks for the rich history that makes Honesdale and Wayne County the special place that it is. There will be many continuing events throughout December. Be sure to check out the special events listings at VisitHonesdalePA.com often for updates. Eat, Shop, Play and Stay, in Honesdale, PA!
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