The festival kicks off Friday, November 16th with a slew of Events: 

FRIDAY 11/16

  •  4:30 PM:  | “It’s A Wonderful Life” MovieIndiana Theater, 637 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA
    Free admission to the movie!


  • 5:00 PM — 7:00 PM: | The Jimmy Stewart Museum 835 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA
    Under the museum canopy, their staff will distribute free BOGO passes for the museum and the Alliance Church will once again have their delicious free goodies. The museum will be closed so that everyone can enjoy all of the outdoor activities.


  • 5:00 PM — 7:00 PM:  |  Holiday Family ActivitiesIRMC Park, located at North 7th Street & Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA
    Roasting Marshmallows – Hot Chocolate – Kettle Corn – Crafts – Music – Hayrides – Eat’n Park
    Smiley giving out cookies – Indiana Junior High School Spirit Band at 6:00 PM.


  • 7:00 PM:  |  Lucy Donnelly Holiday ParadeStarts at 11th Street and ends at 5th Street, Indiana, PA
    Holiday parade featuring area groups, bands, and organizations.


  • After the parade  |  Tree LightingIRMC Park, located at North 7th Street & Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA
    After the parade, watch with excitement the lighting of a 30-foot LIVE tree, donated by local tree grower Ron
  • After the parade  |  Visit with SantaThroughout IRMC Park, located at North 7th Street & Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA
    Santa will mingle with guests after the parade.


Additional Activities Happening Throughout the Night:

S&T Bank will be serving fresh popcorn and distributing glow necklaces.

Diamond Drug will be giving away free hotdogs.


2:00 PM — 8:00 PM   |  Holiday Wheels and Thrills: A Model Train Display: University Museum • Sutton Hall Room 111, IUP, 1011 South Drive, Indiana, PA 15705

This creative exhibit will include a variety of model train displays, a holiday quilt display, antique toys, decorated trees and more. Donations accepted for Teddy Bear Fund Drive.

SUNDAY 11/18 – Merry Matinees

All movies begin at 2 PM.   |   Indiana Theater 637 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA.
Free Admission. Concessions available.

11/18 Disney’s “Prep & Landing” and “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice”

Merry Matinees are courtesy of Downtown Indiana
and in partnership with Indiana County YMCA