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Out & About: The Christmas Season Arrives in Middletown


You know the Christmas season has arrived in Middletown when you see snow on the ground and volunteers decorating the square and celebratory holiday tree.


A light snow announced its arrival on Wednesday, Nov. 26, covering Middletown in a thin blanket of white. A little more than 2 inches fell on the area, according to the National Weather Service.


A small band of volunteers, including two members of Middletown Borough Council and members of the Middletown Area Historical Society, braved cold temperatures on Saturday, Nov. 29 to deck the halls with Christmas decorations. They hung bulbs on the newly-planted Douglas fir at the Swatara Ferry House Landing and dressed holiday trees in the square.


Two members of Middletown’s Lutheran congregation decorated the town’s historic St. Peter’s Kierch in garlands and wreaths.


See how Christmas came to Middletown – and who helped bring it to town!


Photos by Dan Miller and Jim Lewis