Eighth Annual Tyrone Yuletyme Christmas announced

Everyone is invited to participate in the Eighth Annual Tyrone Yuletyme Christmas Celebration sponsored by the Tyrone Yuletyme Christmas Committee and the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Annual Tyrone Yuletyme Christmas Parade is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1. A tree lighting is scheduled just before the parade at 6 p.m. The parade will commence at 6:15 p.m.
Immediately following the parade, join Santa for hot chocolate and cookies. The visit with Santa will be held at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory.
The bad weather date is Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. The events will also be moved to Saturday, Dec. 2 if there is a conflict with Tyrone Area Football on the evening of Dec. 1.
The Eighth Annual Tyrone Yuletyme Christmas Craft Show (formerly Tyrone Victorian Christmas Celebration) is scheduled for Saturday, December 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors will enjoy holiday shopping through the craft show and the shops in Tyrone. Fun-filled activities begin Thursday and Friday evening which lead up to Saturday’s events, including: carriage rides, a tree decorating contest, children’s crafts and activities, food vendors and entertainment.
For the craft show, the fee is $20 for one space approximately 10’ x 6’; the fee for two spaces is $35. Crafters must provide their own tables.
The show will be held at 22 W. 10th Street. Set up begins at 7 a.m. Crafters must remain until the end of the show at 4 p.m.
Electricity is available but will be limited.
Exhibitors must dress in Victorian costume.
For further information about the craft show, contact Jennifer Liddick at 684-4742 or The deadline is November 10.
Also, the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Fourth Annual “Breakfast” with Santa at Tyrone Colonial Courtyard on Saturday, Dec. 2. Santa will have goodies for each child. The cost is $5. The event is free for children ages 2 and under.
Tickets can be purchased at the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce office, 1004 Logan Ave., Tyrone, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information about “Breakfast With Santa” contact the Chamber at 684-0736.
The Colonel Crowther Foundation will present a living history program at Wesley United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 2, as part of Tyrone Yuletyme Christmas. The program will be presented using two of the basement rooms of the church between noon and 5 p.m. Entry will be through the door on the 12th Street side of the church.
Christmas in 1862 as might have been experienced by the James and Sarah Crowther family will be the focus of the program. Colonel Crowther was not home for that Christmas. He was on duty at Falmouth, Virginia. He did write to his wife telling her how Christmas was celebrated in camp.
A civilian Christmas is the first part of the program. Living historians will present various aspects of Christmas as experienced by civilian members of the Tyrone community in 1862. A tabletop Christmas tree decorated with trimmings used at the time, original Christmas issues of Harper’s Weekly newspaper, and other interesting items will be on display.
The second part of the program presents Christmas in the Union Army camp at Falmouth, Virginia. Visitors will be able to sample the Christmas meal Colonel Crowther described to his wife. Living historians will read passages from actual letters written by soldiers describing their Christmas experience.
Attendance is free to the general public. A donation to The Colonel Crowther Foundation will be appreciated.
Watch for more information about Tyrone’s Yuletyme Christmas to appear in The Daily Herald as it gets closer to the weekend of events.