Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Coal Region Canary
Coal Region CanaryCoal Region Canary

Local Community News

Mayor’s Granddaughter Lights Pottsville Christmas Tree

More than 600 lights adorn the 26-foot tree in Garfield Square.

lighting the pottsville christmas tree 2023

Pottsville Mayor Dave Clews gave his 3-year-old granddaughter Alora the honor of lighting the city’s Christmas tree for 2023.

Several dozen people gathered Saturday evening on a rather brisk Garfield Square to watch Pottsville’s Christmas tree get illuminated for the first time this season.

A brief firetruck parade brought Santa Claus into the Square while some Christmas tunes were blared out over a loudspeaker before the tree was lit.

Earlier in the day, Mayor Clews and the Pottsville Recreation Commission hosted a North Pole Carnival at Discovery Park nearby.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

With the push of a button – and a little help, maybe – Alora Clews powered up the more than 600 lights on the city’s 26-foot Christmas tree. This year’s tree was donated by Hexcel Corp.

The massive tree is now sparkling in white, red, and green lights with a big, bright star atop it on the west end of Garfield Square. You’d think it’d be impossible to miss but we all remember …

@newscanary Watch out for the Pottsville #Christmas tree. #googlemaps

You can watch the video of the lighting of the 2023 Pottsville Christmas tree here …

Subscribe to Coal Region Canary

Get email updates from Coal Region Canary by becoming a subscriber today. Just enter your email address below to get started!

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Concerned Resident

    November 30, 2023 at 7:44 am

    This proves the status quo of “it is determined to whom your related to” on what you can do in life… Glad no one else was considered in doing so, besides a family member. Way to go 12 Volt…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More From The Canary

Local Weather

If you missed the heat on Monday, you'll be happy for today.

Local Weather

One day of relief and then a return, albeit briefly, to the heat.

Local Weather

One more day of the heat before a little break ... a very little break.

Local Weather

A (little) break from the heat is in the 7-day.

Local Weather

Sizzling today and the rest of the weekend.

Local Weather

It's the first day of summer!

PA Lottery Numbers

Saturday's winning numbers

PA Lottery Numbers

Wednesday's winning numbers

PA Lottery Numbers

Sunday's winning numbers

PA Lottery Numbers

Thursday's winning numbers