Collegeville’s Third Annual Jingle Jog and Holiday Happenings

Dec. 1, 2012 Jingle Jog and Holiday Tree Lighting 3 p.m. Holiday Bazaar, 3:30 p.m. 5-K race, 4 p.m. singing & musical talent, games, 5:30 p.m. tree lighting and visit from Santa.

Collegeville’s Third Annual Jingle Jog and Oh! Christmas Tree Event

To Mark the Opening of the 2012 Holiday Season


This year’s Jingle Jog and Oh! Christmas Tree Holiday event on Saturday, Dec. 1 offers even more fun this year for Collegeville-area families!

At 3 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! 

This event is organized for the community by the non-profit Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC); for information, visit www.collegevilledevelopment.org or contact Rachael Morrison at manager@collegevilledevelopment.org or telephone 610 454 1050. 

The title sponsors who made this event possible are 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

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