Downtown Stroudsburg Tree Lighting Celebration on Friday, November 25


Stroudsburg, PA – The Jacob Stroud Corporation presents the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration in Courthouse Square.

The holiday season arrives in Downtown Stroudsburg and begins at our Annual Tree Lighting Celebration in Courthouse Square on Friday, November 25, 2011 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 Chestnut Hill Township. Start your holiday shopping early, enjoy live performances 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 along with Dutch Valley Confections Roasted Nuts and Hot Cider. The Kiwanis Club of the Poconos – Daybreak will have a variety of hand-crafted local landmark ornaments for sale to make the perfect holiday gift.  To top off the evening, Santa 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 also holding a toy drive to support our local Toys for Tots Organization which is in GREAT need of donations.  Some gift ideas include Footballs, Basketballs, Dolls/Barbie’s, Games, Early Reader Books, Gloves/Hats/Scarf or other age appropriate toys.

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.