Holiday Happenings 2022

First Commonwealth Bank’s “It’s A Wonderful Life” Festival  LIVE TREE CAM

Christmas lights

Community Light Up Nights:
Downtown Indiana – Friday, November 18, 2022
Clymer – Friday, November 25, 2022
Brush Valley – Saturday, November 26, 2022
Homer City – Friday, December 2, 2022
Blairsville – Saturday, December 3, 2022
Saltsburg – Sunday, December 4, 2022


Wood Turners Ornaments 2022Silent Auction
The Indiana County Woodturners Association will display their handmade ornaments at Luxenberg’s Jewelry stores throughout the holiday season. There will be a silent auction to bid on and possibly win your favorite ornament. All proceeds will benefit the Teddy Bear Fund Drive.  Please contact Luxenberg’s for store hours:  717 Philadelphia Street Location: (724) 465-2122.  Indiana Mall location: (724) 465-5888.


IAWL Logo 2022First Commonwealth Bank’s “It’s A Wonderful Life” Festival
Dates:
  Weekends through December 18, 2022
Location:  IRMC Park (7th Street/Philadelphia Street) in Indiana, PA
Time:  Visits with Santa & marshmallow roasting (12 PM – 5 PM on Saturdays; 12 PM – 3 PM on Sundays)
Information: Feel as though you’ve stepped into Bedford Falls!  The celebration includes a 30-foot LIVE Christmas tree and vintage Christmas light displays situated throughout the downtown area, lovely Christmas tree decorations adorning the lamp posts and twinkling lights dotting the buildings.  Experience a shopping and dining adventure as you stroll the streets in downtown Indiana surrounded by specialty boutiques and locally owned restaurants.  Additional activities include:  Visits with Santa, marshmallow roasting, vintage holiday light displays, selfie locations and more!  Proudly supported by the Indiana County Center for Economic Operations.
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Holiday Wheels and Thrills Miniature Train DisplayHoliday Wheels and Thrills Community Model Train Display
Dates: Select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning Friday, November 18 through Sunday, December 18, 2022.  Find dates HERE.
Location:  Indiana Mall (Former American Eagle Store),  2334 Oakland Ave., Indiana, PA 15701
Time: Find hours HERE.
Information: Indiana Area Train Collectors & The Indiana Mall present:  New and Expanded Holiday Wheels and Thrills Community Model Train Display.  Admission is free (donations will be accepted with proceeds going to the Teddy Bear Fund Drive).  The Indiana PA Quilter’s Club will also display a selection of holiday quilts.  (Plans are in place for the normal operation and public access for the 2022 Holiday Season exhibits.  In support of continuing COVID-19 concerns, at the time the exhibits are open, appropriate safeguards may be put in place as required by CDC, State and local guidelines.
Contact:  724-349-6110     
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Marble“Toys of Christmas Past” Exhibit
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 through Friday, January 6, 2023
Time: Tuesdays through Fridays 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Saturdays 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County 621 Wayne Ave., Indiana, PA  15701
Information: Tour our toy exhibit featuring toys from the 1950’s – 1960’s.  Free and open to the public.  
Contact: 724-463-9600
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Family Fun Weekend at Mytrysak Family Christmas Tree Farm
Date: Multiple Weekends: Friday, November 25 through Sunday, November 27; Saturday, December 3 through Sunday, December 4, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Mytrysak Family Christmas Tree Farm; 1803 Fleming Rd., Indiana, PA 15701
Information: Come out to find a tree and get pictures with Santa!
Contact: 724-463-0570
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Annual Tinsel Time
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Ramada by Wyndham, 1395 Wayne Ave., Indiana, PA 15701
Information:
Evergreen Garden Club will be hosting the annual Tinsel Time luncheon. The theme of this year’s event will be Peace on Earth. A fun day of boutique shopping with vendors and Evergreen GC Tables of baked goods, fresh greens, Santa Surprise, Raffle – lunch, entertainment, holiday design program and door prizes. Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased from The Book Nook and Historical Society in Downtown Indiana, The Indiana County Tourist Bureau in the Indiana Mall. Flo’s Floral in Homer City or by calling 724 357-9479. Proceeds benefit Scholarship and community projects
Contact: 724-357-9479
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Mytrysak Tree Farm 2Trees for Troops Day
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Mytrysak Family Tree Farm, 1803 Fleming Rd., Indiana, PA 15701
Information: Come and join us as we say “Thank you” to all our active duty men and women serving our country. Join us on Saturday when you will be able to purchase a tree individually or contribute towards the purchase of a tree. Come and enjoy many activities including a concession stand, tractor wagon rides, kids activities, Santa (from 10 AM – 2 PM) picture opportunities, and face painting. If you are unable to attend that day, you can still contribute to this great cause by contacting Mytrysak’s Family Tree Farm at 724.463.0570.
Contact: 724-463-0570
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The Indi-Anna Chorus Christmas Tea & More
Date:
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Freedom Church, 905 McKnight Road, Indiana, PA 15701
Information: 
Finger Sandwiches, Petit Fours, Cookies & Christmas Teas. Performance by the Indi-Anna Chorus. Basket & 50/50 Raffles. Tickets $10 – Price includes 5 basket raffle tickets. Extra tickets may be purchased.
Contact: To purchase tickets: Call or Text 724-717-3350. Email: info@indi-annachorus.com
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Lone Oak Farm ChristmasChristmas Shopping Event at Lone Oak Farm
Date:  Multiple Dates: Saturday, December 3 & Saturday, December 10, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Lone Oak Farm, 1606 Georgeville Rd., Marion Center, PA 15759
Information: Holiday shopping for everyone on your list!
Contact: 724-397-0101
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Smicksburg Cookie TourSmicksburg Annual Cookie Tour
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Time:  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Smicksburg Community
Information: We love to share our favorite home made holiday cookies with you. Stop by local businesses and sample treats made with love just for you.
Contact: Smicksburg Specialty Shops 814-257-8696
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Christmas Open House at 119 Antique Trading Post
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Time:  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: 12665 Route 119, Rochester Mills, PA 15771
Information: Celebrate the holidays with us!  Let us help you with your shopping list!
Contact: 724-397-9394
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Indiana County Historical and Genealogical Society Clark HouseAnnual Christmas Open House at Historical Society
Date: Friday, December 9, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County, 621 Wayne Ave., Indiana, PA  15701
Information: Enjoy a special holiday performance based on Charles Dickon’s canal trip while touring the United Sates in the 1840’s.  Free and open to the public.  RSVP requested.
Contact: 724-463-9600
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The Indiana PlayersIndiana Players Present “A Dash of Dickens for Christmas: A Christmas Tale in Western Pennsylvania”
Date: Friday, December 9, 2022 – Sunday, December 11, 2022; Friday, December 16, 2022 – Sunday, December 18, 2022
Location: Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA 15701
Information: A Charles Dickens themed Christmas show.
Contact: 724-464-0725


Decorative Christmas wreathWreaths for Indiana County Veterans
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Time:  12:00 PM
Location: Indiana County Court  House, 825 Philadelphia St., Indiana, PA 15701
Information: Formal wreath dedication ceremony will be held at the Indiana County Courthouse Veteran’s Wall.  As this memorial wreath is placed, volunteers from all over Indiana county will lay a similar wreath at the entrance of every cemetery in Indiana County.  Please consider donating to cover the cost of the wreaths.  Send your tax deductible contribution, payable to ALA Unit #141, to: Wreaths for Indiana County Veterans, PO Box 45, Kent, PA 15752-0045
Contact: Wesley Wertz 814-599-2191 or Elaine Maudie 724-479-2938
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Country Faire Christmas
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Time:  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: S&T Bank Arena, 497 East Pike Road, Indiana, PA 15701
Information: The 3rd Annual Country Faire Christmas offers a multitude of various types of vendors to purchase from! It’s your one stop shopping before Christmas!
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Cirque Dreams HolidazeCirque Dreams Holidaze
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, 711 Pratt Dr., Indiana, PA 15701
Information: Imaginative and fun for the whole family!  Holidaze features a world-renowned cast of performers accompanied by an original music score including new twists on seasonal favorites such as “Deck the Halls”, “Winter Wonderland” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”.  Singers, dancers, penguins, soldiers, and reindeer invoke the dreams behind a children’s eye on the most magical of nights.  Amidst a backdrop of new sets, scenery, and storylines, this family-friendly production is sure to put a twinkle in your eye.
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Mytrysak Tree FarmHave a “real tree” Christmas. 
Find your perfect tree in “The Christmas Tree Capital of the World”!
Mytrysak Family Christmas Tree Farm


Jimmy Stewart Museum for Christmas 1Jimmy Stewart Museum
Get in the holiday spirit at The Jimmy Stewart Museum! During the holidays we will be showing “The Making of It’s A Wonderful Life” documentary at 10:30am and GE Theater’s “A Trail to Christmas” at 11:30am. Our afternoon matinee through December is“It’s A Wonderful Life” at 1pm. In our rotating gallery we are featuring our “It’s A Wonderful Life” exhibit that is filled with pictures, memorabilia, posters and behind-the-scenes facts. We also have a festival of themed Christmas trees throughout the museum that are decorated based on Stewart’s life and movies. You can take your picture lassoing the moon, in front of our big mural or earning your own wings! Our Shop Around the Corner gift shop is stocked with lots of unique items…ornaments, clothing, books, mugs, posters, DVD’s, puzzles and SO much more! There is never a fee to stop and shop!

Location: 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana, PA 15701.
Phone: 724-349-6112. 
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GC Country Store LLC ChristmasChristmas Open House – GC Country Store
Dates: Thursday, November 3 through Saturday, November 5, 2022
Location: GC Country Store, LLC, 815 Rock Run Rd., Glen Campbell, PA 15742
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Information:  Step into our Winter Wonderland!  Our store will be filled with Christmas themed country and primitive decor.  Stop in for Christmas garlands, Santa’s, handmade snowmen and more!
Contact: 814-845-7390   
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Wine GlassWine & Spirit Walk in Downtown Indiana, PA
Date: Friday, November 4, 2022
Time: 
Registration from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at The Coney (Upstairs), Wine Walk from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Final Reception from 8:00 – 9:00 pm at The Coney (Upstairs).
Location: Various Businesses in Downtown Indiana, PA
Information: 
Cost: $30. Tickets include beverages, food, and raffle entry. Proceeds benefit Downtown Indiana. Vendors include: Twisted Vine, Woody Lodge, Disobedient Spirits, Allegheny Cellars Winery, Salem Spirits, Excise Distillery, Starr Hill Winery, Tall Pines Distillery, Brother Monk Ciderworks, Groundhog Winery, Edgewood Winery, La Vigneta Winery, Rusty Musket Distillery and Kingview Mead.
Contact: 724-463-6110
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Rustique Log Cabin Christmas 1Christmas Open House at The Rustique Log Cabin & Black Dog Wine Co.
Date: Friday, November 4 through Sunday, 6, 2022
Time: Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: The Rustique Log Cabin & Black Dog Wine Company, 115 Sandy Flat Rd., Kittanning, PA 16201
Information: Lots of beautiful Christmas décor, wine and more!
Contact: 724-545-7549 
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Smicksburg Furniture Christmas 2Smicksburg Old Fashioned Country Christmas Open House 
Dates: 2 Weekends – Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, 6, and Saturday, November 12 through Sunday, 13, 2022
Location: Downtown Smicksburg
Time:  Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Sunday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Information: Kick off the holiday season with a trip to the Amish community of Smicksburg, PA!   Visit Specialty Shops all decorated for the Christmas Season. Enjoy Christmas themed refreshments  and food samples at select shops. Let them help with your Christmas list & decorations – the stores are brimming with Christmas merchandise
Contact: 814-257-8696
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Happy young woman holding shopping bagsDowntown Indiana’s: Ladies Day Out
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Downtown Indiana, PA
Information: Join Downtown Indiana Businesses as we kick off the Holiday Season! Enjoy a great day with your girlfriends! 
Contact: 724-463-6110 
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The Artists Hand Gallery & Espresso Bar“It’s A Wonderful Life” Exhibit at the Artists Hand
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022 through Friday, December 23, 2022
Time: Monday through Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Closed Sundays)
Location: The Artists Hand Gallery and Espresso Bar 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, PA  15701
Information: Holiday exhibition of art from around the area.
Contact: 724-463-8710
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IUP Common GoodsIUP 3D Art Students Continuing Common Goods Pop-Up Store at Indiana Mall
Dates & Times:
Grand opening celebration is Nov. 17 from 6 to 7 p.m.; it also will be open Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Indiana Mall (near J.C. Penney’s), 2334 Oakland Ave., Indiana, PA  15701
Information: 
Students in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s 3D design classes will be continuing the tradition of the “Common Goods” pop-up store, featuring laser-cut paper packages of items, “things we need but cannot buy, such as kindness, health, and rainbows.”  The packages are designed by students in 3D classes taught by art faculty Sharon Massey and Sean Derry. This year’s packages will be laser cut in brown craft paper and a few of the ideas they are designed to hold include relaxation, imagination, and a sense of humor.
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It's a wonderful life parade pic
Lucy Donnelly Memorial Fund Light Up Night, Holiday Parade & First Commonwealth Bank’s “It’s A Wonderful Life” Festival
Dates:
  Light Up Night/Parade on November 18, 2022; Festival on November 19 and 20, 2022
Location:  IRMC Park (7th Street/Philadelphia Street) in Indiana, PA
Time:  Light Up Night:  11/18 at 6 PM; Parade: 11/18 at 7 PM.
Information: Feel as though you’ve stepped into Bedford Falls!  On Friday night, there will be kettle corn, FREE hayrides (5 PM on South 7th Street), free hot chocolate, marshmallow roasting and cookies.  Kick off the holidays with the impressive parade down Philadelphia Street.  On Saturday (11/19) and Sunday (11/20), there will be a large selection of exclusive “It’s A Wonderful Life” activities, discounts and promotions.  
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Dillweed Bed and Breakfast Christmas Open HouseDillweed Bed & Breakfast Christmas Open House
Date: Saturday, November 19 & Sunday, November 20, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday; 11:00 AM to 5 PM Sunday.
Location: Dillweed Bed & Breakfast, 7453 Route 403 Hwy. S., Dilltown, PA 15929
Information: Enjoy the Christmas themed decorations, sample Christmas dips and soups, shop for specialty items.  Free admission.
Contact: 814-446-6465
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Founders Christmas Open House 2022Founders’ Christmas Open House
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Founders Gallery & Gifts 157 West Campbell St., Blairsville, PA 15717
Information: Join us for our annual Christmas Open house celebration! Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies next to one of our fireplaces while shopping our selection of hand crafted art & gifts.
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Winter BazaarWinter Bazaar at KCAC
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, 711 Pratt Dr., Indiana, PA 15701
Information: Vendors, crafters, bakers and flea market will be available for any and all holiday shopping needs!
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Turkey Trot at MytrysakYMCA Turkey Trot
Date: Thursday, November 24, 2022
Time: 7:30 AM
Location: Mytrysak Family Christmas Tree Farm; 1803 Fleming Rd., Indiana, PA 15701
Information: Join us for our Annual Turkey Trot as we run through the Christmas trees. All age groups are welcome. Run or walk the 5k course or take a stroll on the 1.55-mile course.
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The Salvation Army Annual Community Thanksgiving
Date: Thursday, November 24, 2022
Time: 7:30 AM
Location: Fraternal Order of the Eagles; 420 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA 15701
Information: Annual community Thanksgiving Dinner (This is a FREE Event for Everyone) 2022 will be a Dine-In or Carry-Out Location.  Meal includes:  Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans or Corn, Dinner Roll, Butter, Dessert & Beverage.  Reservations call:  724-465-2530 x 10.
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CH Fields Thanksgiving Buffet
Date: Thursday, November 24, 2022
Time: 12 PM – 3 PM
Location: CH Fields Craft Kitchen at Hilton Garden Inn, 714 Pratt Drive, Indiana, PA 15705
Information: Buffet featured carved roasted turkey, honey glazed ham, Boursin cheese mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes with brown sugar and walnuts, traditional stuffing, cornbread sausage stuffing, green beans with mushroom cream, seasonal Craft Kitchen pasta, mixed garden and composed salads, butternut squash bisque and corn chowder, chef’s selection of autumn desserts.  Cost: $35/adult; $16/children (ages 4 – 12).  Prices subject to 6% sales tax and 20% gratuity.  For reservations, call: 724-349-2222 ext. 0
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Indiana County Recovery Center Presents 2nd Annual “Gooble ’til you wobble” Thanksgiving Dinner
Date: Thursday, November 24, 2022
Time: 3 PM
Location: ICRC, 574 Philadelphia Street, Suite 201,Indiana, PA 15701
Information: Please feel free to bring anyone who may spend Thanksgiving alone.  This is a free event.  We will have a safe, sober environment.  Doors will open at 2:30 PM.  Dinner served at 3 PM.  Desserts and football to follow.
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Holiday Shopping at The Artists Hand
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Time: 9 AM – 5 PM
Location: The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia Street, Suite 201,Indiana, PA 15701
Information:  Find that special item you’re looking for!  Popcorn and hot spiced cider!
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Black Friday Weekend Extravaganze at GC Country Store, LLC
Date: Friday, November 25 – Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time: 10 AM – 4 PM
Location: 815 Rock Run Road, Glen Campbell, PA 15742
Information: Shop small this Black Friday!  We will have amazing Doorbuster sales Friday & Saturday!
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Hominy Ridge Cabins & Gift Shop Black Friday Sales Event
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Time: 10 AM – 9 PM
Location: 13964 Route 36, Clarington, PA 15828
Information: The entire store is 10% to 25% off.  Some exclusions may apply.  Camping 15% off, toys 10% off, Christmas decor 15% off, fall decor 25% off, zippo lights 10% off.  Door prizes drawings.  Free refreshments.  Purchase a gift card for $50 – get $10 free = $60 value.
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Smicksburg Small Business SaturdaySmall Business Saturday – Smicksburg
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time:  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Location:
Smicksburg Community
Information: A special “Thank You” to our customers for shopping locally! Find the perfect holiday gifts!
Contact: 814-257-8696
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Lucy Rae Gifts & MoreSmall Business Saturday – Downtown Indiana
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2020
Location: Downtown Indiana, PA 15701
Information: Today is the day when many shoppers focus on the “mom and pop” stores with “Small Business Saturday” and Downtown Indiana is ready to help promote local businesses.
Contact: Downtown Indiana 724-463-6110
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Fill a Hotel Room with Toys for Children in Indiana County
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Hampton Inn Indiana, 1275 Indian Springs Road, Indiana, PA 15701
Information: Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Salvation Army Angel tree program. Enjoy: hot dogs, hot chocolate, popcorn, face painting, decorating sugar cookies and a visit from Santa Claus. Christmas movies playing in Meeting Room. Toys will be accepted until December 15.
Contact: 724-349-7700
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Small Business Saturday at the Artists Hand Gallery
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time: 9 AM – 5 PM
Location: The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia Street, Suite 201,Indiana, PA 15701
Information: 
Hot spiced cider & live performances:Lily Carone 10AM-11AM; Carl Rahkonen & Terry Sabo 11AM-1PM
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Hominy Ridge Cabins & Gift Shop – Shop Small Saturday
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time: 9 AM – 9 PM
Location: 13964 Rt. 36, Clarington, PA 15828
Information: The entire store is 10% to 25% off . Some exclusions may apply. Camping 15% off, Toys 10% off, Christmas Decor 15% off, Fall Decor 25% off, Zippo Lighters 10% off, Rada Cutlery 10% off, Door Prize Drawings. Free refreshments. Purchase a Gift Card for $50 – Get $10 Free = $60 value.
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YMCA Small Business Saturday Vendor Event
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time: 10 AM – 3 PM
Location: 60 Ben Franklin Rd., Indiana, PA 15701
Information:  Wrap up your holiday shopping at the YMCA!
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Frye’s Antique Mall Christmas Open House
Date:
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time: 10 AM – 5 PM
Location: 860 Rt. 110 Hwy., Indiana, PA 15701
Information:  Please join us for our store-wide sales. Drawings for gift certificates.
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