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Christmas through out Altoona

December 15, 2011 - Emily Dimov-Gottshall
There are a lot of things happening around Altoona. I'll list a few here:

"STARRY, STARRY NIGHT" 12/17 & 18/2011 Baker Mansion is transformed into sparkling splendor as we celebrate the season the first three week-ends in December. Price is $6.00 for adults; $4.50 for seniors (60+)/students (13-18); $3.00 for children (5-12). Saturday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Musical entertainment and refreshments will be provided. Saturday, Dec. 17 -- Mountain City Grass entertaining from 7 - 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 -- Harmony Safari from 2 - 3 p.m. Holiday Harmonizers from 3 - 4 p.m.


CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS TEA WITH PAMELA JEAN WERTMAN 12/18/2011 Pamela's first tea at Royer Mansion was such a success we asked her to do a Christmas tea! Make your reservations early because her last tea was SOLD OUT! Mark Sunday, December 18, 5 p.m. on your calendar to join us for another fabulous tea and entertainment by Pamela. Cost is $20/person. DEADLINE FOR PAID RESERVATIONS IS DECEMBER 5TH. To make a reservation: mail your check made payable to "BCHS" in the proper amount to Patty Hatch, 5545 Piney Creek Road, Williamsburg, PA 16693. For more information, call 814-832-2379.

SANTA at the Mall!

Logan Valley Mall Monday-Thursday 11am-8pm; break: 1-1:45pm & 4:30-5:15pm

Friday-Saturday 10am-9pm; break: 1-1:45pm & 4:30-5:15pm

Sunday (November) Noon-6pm; break: 2:15-2:45pm

Sunday (December) 11am-7pm; break: 1-1:45pm & 4:30-5:15pm

December 24 9am-5pm; break: 1-1:45pm

Dates: 11/15/2011 - 12/24/2011 Start Time: 11:00 am Location: Logan Valley Mall Address: Altoona, PA (map) Website:

Holiday Lights on the Lake is a fifty-one acre dazzling display of lights and animation at historic Lakemont Park, in Altoona, PA. Delight your family in this holiday season at Lakemont Park's unique holiday festival "Holiday Lights on the Lake." It's a unique Pennsylvania holiday tradition!

Open Every Night November 24, 2011 - January 8, 2012 | 6 pm - 10 pm

Dates: 11/24/2011 - 01/08/2012 Start Time: 6:00 pm Location: Lakemont Park Address: Altoona, PA (map) Website:

The nuns are back and are ready to get festive! It’s a show that’s filled with more carols and comedy than you can handle. It’s the perfect way to ensure your holiday season is merry and bright.

And in the spirit of "It's better to give than to receive" audience members are encouraged to bring a canned food item to donate to the local food bank.

Wednesday, December 14 at 8pm Thursday, December 15 at 8pm Friday December 16 at 8pm Saturday, December 17 at 2 & 8pm Sunday, December 18 at 3pm

More info and tickets available at

Dates: 12/14/2011 - 12/17/2011 Start Time: 8:00 pm Location: The State Theatre Address: 130 W. College Ave, State College, PA, 16801 (map) Website:

Featuring NYC Ballet Principal Dancers Janie Taylor and Sebastien Marcovici.

Dec 16 7:30pm December 18 1:00pm

Special Gala Performance with Reception December 17-7:30pm

Dates: 12/16/2011 - 12/18/2011 Start Time: 7:30 pm Location: Mishler Theatre Address: Altoona, PA (map) Website:

"Candlelight Christmas Tea” At Royer Mansion 3909 Piney Creek Road Williamsburg, PA 16693

On Sunday, December 18, 2011, at 5 p.m., the Friends of Royer will be presenting a Candlelight Christmas Tea with your hostess Ms. Pamela Jean Wertman. You will be served a five-course tea, and learn its history and etiquette. After the festivities, Pamela will perform a Christmas/Holiday Concert, including a sing-a-long to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. (

DEADLINE FOR PAID RESERVATIONS IS DECEMBER 5TH. (Call after Dec. 5th to see if seating is still available.) Admission: $20/person

For more information, call 814-832-2379. To make a reservation, send your check made payable to "BCHS", include names of those attending, and mail to: Patty Hatch, 5545 Piney Creek Road, Williamsburg, PA 16693.

Start Time: 5:00 pm Location: Royer Mansion Address: 3909 Piney Creek Road, Williamsburg, PA, 16693 (map) Website:

The Children’s Department of Juniata United Methodist Church invites the community to this year’s Christmas program, “The Plane Truth About Christmas” on Sunday, December 18th at 10:45am. Juniata United Methodist Church is located at 808 North 4th Street, in the Juniata section of Altoona. For more information contact the Juniata United Methodist Church office at 814-942-6065 or visit the website at

Start Time: 10:45 am Location: Juniata United Methodist Church Address: 808 N. 4th Street, Altoona, PA, 16601 (map) Website:

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