Jingle Jog and Tree Lighting Holiday event on Saturday, Dec. 1 offers even more fun this year for Collegeville-area families! Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) partners with various local businesses to bring special events to Collegeville.
The title sponsors of the Jingle Jog and Tree Lighting Holiday Event who made this event possible are PNC Bank at Providence Town Center; the Office of Justin Bartolomucci of Edward Jones financial services, the Law Firm of Miller Turetsky Rule & McLennan; PNC Bank at Providence Town Center; The Valley Forge Running Company located in the Redner’s Shopping Center; and Sol Angel, specializing in energy therapies.
At 3:30 p.m. The Jingle Jog 5K Race speeds off the starting line at Collegeville Station on W. Third Ave., then meanders through the streets of Collegeville and the Perkiomen Trail. Registration for the race begins at 2 p.m. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers and to males and females in the following age groups: Under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over (overall winners not eligible for age group awards). Tee-shirts will be given to all participants who register while supplies last. Details and registration are available at www.u2canrun.org .
Meanwhile in the trail parking lot on E. Third Ave. next to DaVinci’s Pub, the Holiday Bazaar opens. Non-racers can enjoy searching for unique gifts and partake of the hot mid-afternoon barbeque and hot and cold refreshments served up by the volunteers of the Collegeville Economic Development Corporation.
From 4 to 6 p.m. those attending can enjoy carol singing and the gifted performers of The Community Music School and The Dance Depot, along with other local musical talent. Those attending can also show off their wild and wacky pitching skills in the fun Snowball Throw Contest in the trail parking lot, and take part in a holiday-themed competition for a $100 gift certificate from PNC Bank. And for those who were gifted undesirable outerwear, we have the perfect contest for you--The Ugly Sweater Contest! Contestants can register at the event, and winners will be selected by the crowd and a prize will be awarded.
From 5 to 5:15 p.m. magically, Santa Arrives down Main Street in his sleigh from the North Pole!
At 5:30 p.m. Santa lights the Collegeville Tree!