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Saxonburg to host annual holiday parade Nov. 24

Children watch as a Saxonburg firetruck goes down Main Street during the Saxonburg Holiday Parade
Children watch as a Saxonburg firetruck goes down Main Street during the Saxonburg Holiday Parade in 2022. Butler Eagle File Photo

Just over a month before he begins his annual journey to spread holiday joy around the world, Santa Claus is making an early stop in Saxonburg for its annual holiday parade, which takes place Friday night, Nov. 24, on the borough’s Main Street.

According to Saxonburg borough secretary Steven May, the route of the parade will take it straight down Main Street, from the borough’s municipal building to the Saxonburg Memorial Presbyterian Church.

May said the organizer, the Saxonburg Area Business Association, is expecting between 50 and 100 floats and vehicles to participate in the parade, which will start at 7 p.m.

All of Main Street will be closed to regular traffic for the parade. May advises those who are coming to town for the parade to park at either the Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company grounds or near Roebling Park.

The parade will be preceded at 5 p.m. by a holiday market at the South Butler Community Library on West Main Street, which is along the parade route. According to library director Michelle Lesniak, seven vendors will set up on the library patio to offer their wares. The holiday market will run until 9 p.m.

“They’ll sell a variety of things from food items to craft items to holiday decorations,” Lesniak said. “It’s a real mix of items.”

Santa Claus will pop into the library after the parade for “Cookies with Santa.” Visitors to the library can have their picture taken with Kriss Kringle and leave with a free book.

The Presbyterian church will have free hot chocolate and will host a Christmas tree decorating contest in the basement.

“It’s a pretty big room down in the basement there,” May said. “I believe these are full-sized trees … 6-footers.”

Children wave to Santa during the Saxonburg Holiday Parade
Children wave to Santa during the Saxonburg Holiday Parade in 2022. Butler Eagle File Photo
Eerie Acres Farm’s haunted house float passes the crowd
Eerie Acres Farm’s haunted house float passes the crowd during the Saxonburg Holiday Parade in 2022. Butler Eagle File Photo

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