Oil City’s 21st Annual Christmas Past Kicks Off Tomorrow

| December 2, 2021

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – Oil City’s 21st Annual Christmas Past event is set to kick off tomorrow in downtown Oil City.

(Pictured: The Jingle Bell Run in 2019)

Oil City is preparing for a weekend full of holiday festivities including tree lighting ceremony, children’s activities, Santa, craft and vendor shows, a 5K, holiday displays, live entertainment, & much more.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, December 3

  • 7 am-8 pm Shop Downtown Oil City & play Small Business Bingo! (*Individual merchant hours vary)
  • 8:30 am-5 pm Children’s Art Show, Oil City Library, 2 Central Avenue
  • 10 am-4 pm Christmas Tree Display, Venango Museum of Art, Science, & Industry, 270 Seneca St.
  • 12-8 pm Art & Gift Extravaganza, Transit Arts Gallery & Gifts, 206 Seneca St. (cookies available)
  • 5-7:30 pm Oil City Rotary Club’s 10th Annual Chili Cook-off, Double Play (Sycamore St. entrance)
  • 5-7:30 pm Refreshment concession, BPO Elks #344, 111 Sycamore St.
  • 5-7:30 pm Hot Cocoa by Oil City Salvation Army, Sycamore St.
  • 5-7:30 pm Fill the Fire Truck – Oil City Fire Department Toys for Tots Collection, Sycamore St.
  • 5-7:30 pm Letters to Santa – Write letters to Santa and place them in his giant mailbox, Town Square – Sponsored by PPC Violence Free Network (while supplies last)
  • 5-7:30 pm Santa’s Grab-N-Go Goodie Bag, Town Square – Sponsored by PPC Violence Free Network (while supplies last)
  • 5:30-7 pm Live music: HOLeY JEANS, Venango Catholic Bell Choir, and Venango Youth Choir/Venango Chorus, Town Square
  • 5:30-7:30 pm Holiday Characters by Oil City Party House, Town Square
  • 6:30 pm Christmas Tree Lighting, Town Square Hosted by Oil City Rotary
  • 6:30-7:30 pm Meet and Greet with Santa, Town Square

Saturday, December 4

  • 7 am-8 pm Shop Downtown Oil City & play Small Business Bingo! (*Individual merchant hours vary)
  • 7 and 10:30 am 45-minute Yoga Stretch to Christmas music, Trailasana Yoga Studio, 211 Seneca St.
  • 8-10 am Victorian Breakfast, Grace United Methodist Church, 100 Central Ave. * Cost $5.00- French toast, cheese & egg casserole, sweet breads, fruit, coffee/tea
  • 9-10 am Jingle Bell Run Starting at Town Square Hosted by Oil City Main Street Program
  • 9 am-3 pm Children’s Art Show, Oil City Library, 2 Central Avenue
  • 9 am-3 pm Holiday Happenings craft/vendor show, Belle Lettres Club, 405 W First St. *Victorian Tea at 12 pm with musical entertainment, $20 advance tickets required
  • 9 am-3 pm Sweet Treats Cookie Sale & Craft Show, YWCA 109 Central Ave. *Takeout Soup & Sandwich concession 11am -1pm
  • 9 am-4 pm Victorian Christmas Bazaar craft & vendor show, Knights of Columbus, 111 Petroleum St. *Music throughout the day, concession stand, auction to benefit Relay for Life
  • 10 am-4 pm Victorian Christmas Bazaar Too craft/vendor show, Grace United Methodist Church, 100 Central Ave.
  • 10 am-4 pm Christmas Tree Display, Venango Museum of Art, Science, & Industry, 270 Seneca St.
  • 10 am-6 pm Art & Gift Extravaganza, Transit Arts Gallery & Gifts, 206 Seneca St. (cookies available)
  • 10 am-6 pm Holiday Bazaar, Graffiti Gallery, 210 Seneca St.
  • llam-12 pm “The Hub of Oildom, Mural Reception, State Street Furniture, 14 East Front St.
  • 12-2 pm Paws 4 A Cause Therapy Dogs, Oil City Library, 2 Central Ave.
  • 12-2 pm Do You Wanna Build A Snowman? Fun crafts for kids, Oil City Library, 2 Central Ave.
  • 12-3 pm Bloody Mary Bar (for grow-ups!), Oil City VFW, 2 Relief St. *Bloody Marys $5.00 each, non-members welcome!
  • 12-4 pm Ceramic Ornament Decorating (free for kids!), pottery show and sale, live and online demonstrations, treats and Project Box pickup, Oil Creek Earthworks Pottery Studio, 206 Seneca Street (Transit Annex) – Call 814-671-3443 or message on Facebook for Project Box details
  • 3 and 6 pm “Christmas Time is Here” Dance Recital, Oil City High School Auditorium, 10 Lynch Blvd. by students of The Performing Arts Academy with Darin *Admission $10 adults, free for kids. Advance tickets required, contact TPAA Studio 814-758-6256

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5TH

  • 7am-8 pm Shop Downtown Oil City & play Small Business Bingo! (*Individual merchant hours vary)
  • 10 am-6 pm Holiday Bazaar, Graffiti Gallery, 210 Seneca St.
  • 12-4 pm Art & Gift Extravaganza, Transit Arts Gallery & Gifts, 206 Seneca St. (cookies available)

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