Downtown Stroudsburg Tree Lighting Celebration on Friday, November 23, 2012


Stroudsburg, PA –  The holiday season arrives in Downtown Stroudsburg and begins at our Annual Tree Lighting Celebration in Courthouse Square on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM. Organizers of the event—the Jacob Stroud Corporation, a non-profit dedicated to a vibrant Downtown Stroudsburg have arranged for the delivery of this year’s donated Christmas Tree from Phil Guarrasi and his family in Chestnut Hill Township, which could not be done without the maintenance provided by Dunkelberger Tree Service and the Borough of Stroudsburg Maintenance Group. Start your holiday shopping early, enjoy live performances, a chance to win free tickets to Radio City Music Hall donated by WSBG and hop on a horse and carriage. We are making spirits bright in Downtown Stroudsburg. On hand that evening will be the staff of Grandpa Pete’s Bagels who will be serving up delicious hot cocoa and other warm treats. To top off the evening, Santa and his elves will be arriving in Courthouse Square to listen to children’s holiday wishes and pose for photos.

Following the tree lighting by Mayor Baughman and his family, take a ride on a horse and carriage with Sugar Mountain Horse & Carriages through Downtown Stroudsburg and look at the Christmas decorations.  Many downtown shops will be open and happy to assist you in finding that perfect gift for your loved ones.

This year we are holding a food drive to support our local food pantries which are in GREAT need of stocking due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy.  Please take the time to donate non-perishable, (no glass) foods items and sign up for a chance to win two tickets to Radio City Music Hall.

Sponsors of The Jacob Stroud Corporation include Adams Outdoor Advertising, A Sound Strategy, Inc., ESSA Bank and Trust, Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce, Hospitality Alliances, 93.5 SBG, Local Flair Magazine, Orobo Design, Pocono Record, Sherman Theater and WNEP-TV.

Downtown Stroudsburg Tree Lighting Celebration is sponsored by the Jacob Stroud Corporation, an organization dedicated to a vibrant Downtown Stroudsburg. Its mission is to improve the downtown image by enhancing its physical appearance…building consensus among organizations and the community…promoting downtown’s unique characteristics…and restructuring and diversifying our economic base.