The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


December 12, 2013

Russell House in Moxham is all decked out for Christmas


Biblical theme

Christmas at Russell House 2013 will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Moxham Renaissance Community Center, 538 Park Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

This year’s theme, “In the Beginning,” will depict significant events of the Old Testament leading up to the birth of Jesus Christ.

There also will be visits with Santa, a train display, sleigh rides through Moxham, children’s crafts, live music and a marketplace featuring handcrafted items.

Live nativities

Two area churches are presenting live nativities to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

A drive-through Nativity will be held from 6 to 8 tonight and Saturday at Windber Calvary United Methodist Church, 1800 Stockholm Ave., Windber.

Visitors are advised to enter through the Stockholm Avenue entrance of the parking lot, drive past the Nativity, park in the rear lot, come inside for cookies and punch, then exit by the Veil Avenue exit.

The fourth annual drive-through live Nativity will be presented  from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Westmont United Methodist Church, 1428 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

Carolers will give out free cookies, and visitors are welcome to come back to walk through the displays or sing with the carolers after cars exit the church parking lot.

A light supper will be provided for participants at 5.

Yuletide party

“Joyful Holiday Celebration” will be presented by Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, its chorus and Le Dance Academie of Salix at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Tickets are $42 and $37.

Information: 269-7200, 535-6738 or

Nativity display

The annual Christmas Nativity Display will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Holy Name Roman Catholic Church hall, 500 N. Julian St., Ebensburg.

More than 100 nativities will be on display.

Light refreshments will be provided, and a children’s play area will be available.

There will be a door-prize raffle for a Nativity.

Admission is free.

Brassy holiday

“Christmas Brasstacular” will be presented by River City Brass Band at 3 p.m. Sunday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Tickets are $26, $24 and $22.

Information: 269-7200 or

Welcome, Christmas

A Yuletide Festival will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Richland High School, One Academic Ave., Richland Township.

The festival will feature members of the high school’s performing arts, music, English and drama departments presenting a medieval and renaissance festival in the grand hall and theater.

A concert at 3 in the performing arts center will spotlight the high school’s concert choir, orchestra and band.

Refreshments will be available.

Admission is $9.

Information: 269-0300 or

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