Before Santa makes his way around the area in December, he’ll be checking in twice during a pair of upcoming events.
Santa’s First Stop is set for 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 17 at the Township Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Road.
Featuring crafts, games, food trucks, live reindeer, caroling, and more, the event is sponsored by Karski-Spokane Orthodontics, Renewal by Andersen of Pittsburgh, ARMSTRONG, UPMC Passavant, and General Rental.
Beginning at 6 p.m., crafts and games will be set up in the Municipal Center gym. Throughout the building, trees and wreaths will be on display as part of the Cranberry Township Community Chest’s Christmas Tree Gallery.
A holiday light display will be set up outside the building, where live reindeer will also be on hand. Food and drinks will be available from Nothing Bundt Cakes, Dairy Queen, Fun Fore All, The Flame BBQ, Revival Chili, Hot Shot Dog Co., and the Cranberry Lion's Club.
Cranberry Township EMS will be holding a “Stuff Our Ambulance” drive to benefit Toys for Tots located at the Municipal Center entrance. Attendees are asked to bring a new toy to make a child’s holiday a little brighter.
The Dutilh United Methodist Church Choir will perform from 6:15-6:50 p.m. inside, setting the stage for Santa Claus’ arrival at 7 p.m. on the Cranberry Volunteer Fire Company’s antique fire engine. Santa and Mrs. Claus will depart to continue their holiday preparations at 7:30 p.m.