The 2010 Wayne Hotel’s Christmas Celebration got off to an early start with neighbors in South Wayne engaging in a friendly competition to decorate their homes in anticipation of the hundreds of people that would enjoy Friday night’s free carriage rides around their neighborhood.
On Friday, The Toy Soldier came out to spread some cheer. He stopped at the Radnor Firehouse where kids were busy decorating ornaments and getting their faces painted. Then, he made is way up North Wayne Avenue towards the Christmas tree, which has been strung with brand new lights. The Valley Forge Military Academy choir led the carol singing and Cathy Gondolfo was again on hand to for the countdown to the tree-lighting. With unprecedented crowds in town, there was a thunderous roar of 5-4-3-2-1 and the brilliant lights lit up the night. The tree has never looked so magnificent. After the tree lighting, lots of people stayed in town for the free holiday movies at the Anthony Wayne.
On Saturday, a parade featuring Radnor High School’s band and Valley Forge Military Academy’s band headed toward the Wayne Hotel, leading the fire truck with Santa on Board down Lancaster Avenue. Santa made his way to the front porch of the Wayne Hotel where he met all the boys and girls. Joodles was busy making balloon animals and with candy canes, hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies on hand, everyone enjoyed the morning. After visiting Santa, the Anthony Wayne Theater was once again screening a free holiday matinee.