Holiday Walk and Festival of Trees set for Warren Friday eve

Jarrod Hahn, of Keystone, checks over the cornstalk Christmas Tree made by employees of Nutrien Ag Solutions of Warren at the Holiday Walk & Festival of Trees in downtown Warren last year. A record 41 trees will be on display at this year’s event on Friday night, Nov. 22, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Jarrod Hahn, of Keystone, checks over the cornstalk Christmas Tree made by employees of Nutrien Ag Solutions of Warren at the Holiday Walk & Festival of Trees in downtown Warren last year. A record 41 trees will be on display at this year’s event on Friday night, Nov. 22, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. TAB file photo.

The town of Warren will be getting in the Christmas spirit with its annual Holiday Walk and Festival of Trees, set for Friday, Nov. 22, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Forty-one decorated Christmas trees and 17 gingerbread houses will be located throughout town at businesses and churches. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite trees and houses in three categories: adult organization/business, youth organization and individual/family. Tree maps and ballots will be available.

Special votes will be cast by Warren’s reigning royalty champions. Miss Warren Jade Stuber will vote on her favorite tree while Junior Miss Warren Kendal Zavattaro and Little Miss Warren Holly Pearson will vote on their favorite gingerbread house. Winners will receive Warren Chamber Bucks.

Attendees will have more to look forward to than just the trees and gingerbread houses, as several businesses and churches – 29 in all – will be offering special deals and holiday goodies to folks as they stroll around town.

Dinner will be served at the Knight Bergman Center, 132 N. Nancy St., from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The dinner, a fund-raiser for Warren Creative Arts Outreach titled “Soup for the Arts,” will consist of unlimited soup, breadsticks and dessert, for a freewill donation. For a larger donation, diners will get to take home a handmade pottery bowl crafted by JH Pottery Works, sponsored by Bippus State Bank. A dinner show will be put on by The Stevens Puppets at 6 p.m.

The Salamonie Valley Museum, located inside the Knight Bergman Center, will be open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Horse-drawn wagon rides will be given throughout the event. Rides will depart from Second Street and are sponsored by Warren United Church of Christ. The Church of Christ, located at 302 N. Wayne St., will also host a make-it, take-it craft session and feature a photo booth.

Attendees will have the opportunity to pet reindeer downtown. Sponsored by Citizens Telephone, this event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Live music will fill the town from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tab Beechler will perform at Riverside Park in a concert sponsored by Warren Pharmacy.

The Rosen family will be holding an open house during the event. To see the restored Good family home, visit 226 N. Main St.