MONT CLARE PA – Flickering flames of hundreds of candles will be reflected Dec. 10 (2011; Saturday) along the waterway of the Schuylkill Canal, as the Schuylkill Canal Association observes the season with its annual holiday luminaria from 6-9 p.m. The luminaria stretches from Route 29 to Lock 60 and its locktender’s house in Mont Clare PA, just across the river from Phoenixville.
- This event has been added to The Post calendar.
“This magnificent holiday light show … is one of the most beautiful sights of the season,” association spokeswoman Betsy Daley said. “Beginning at dusk, the candles are lit (along the Towpath Road) for a spectacular display. If there is a mist or light snowfall, the scene is even more beautiful,” she said.
The event is free and open to the public.
The Locktender’s House, built in 1836, is decorated for the holidays with natural greens and ribbons under soft light. Meadowlark, a husband and wife duo playing fiddle and mandolin, strum soft holiday music inside for all to enjoy. The season’s special guest, Santa Claus, will visit at 6:30 p.m., arriving on a Mont Clare fire truck to visit with children and hand out goodie bags.
Only a steady downpour of rain cancels the event, Daley said. Ample parking is available at Lock 60, and two handicapped spaces are available at the house. Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information, call 610-917-0021.
Photo from the Schuylkill Canal Association