Latrobe’s Holly Jolly event back in person with Santa visit, entertainment

Kids visiting downtown Latrobe on Dec. 4 will find Santa waiting to hear their Christmas wish lists, while people of all ages will be able to enjoy a variety of live music and entertainment.

The in-person attractions will begin at 10 a.m., capping three days of activities as the annual Holly Jolly Christmas in Latrobe event returns Dec. 2-4, a year after pandemic restrictions caused a shift to virtual programming.

“We’re happy to have things back in person,” said event committee member Emily Pasqualino. “We’re fortunate to be back with the same amount of entertainers as we had in 2019.”

“Although we are still mindful of the ongoing pandemic and taking necessary precautions, we could not be more excited to gather together for the holiday season and welcome visitors of all ages to enjoy our scheduled holiday activities,” said Michael Tusay, executive director of the Latrobe Art Center.

Santa will be at James H. Rogers Memorial Park, at Main and Jefferson streets, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first 300 children will receive a gift bag sponsored by LHTC Media and the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Other activities will continue until 3 p.m. Many will be at nearby sites along Main and Ligonier streets, while entertainment will either be outside or in large spaces with room for social distancing.


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