The 2019 Jim Thorpe Tree Lighting Ceremony would not be possible without the support of the local business owners and community members. Our town becomes magical this time of year through the lights in the trees, wreaths on the lamp posts, and Josiah White Park beautifully decorated.

All proceeds are benefiting the Turn To Us "Spectrum Sensory Gym."


Join Turn To Us for the Jim Thorpe Tree Lighting ceremony!

The ceremony is Friday, December 6th from 5-8pm at Josiah White Park in downtown Jim Thorpe. Santa arrives at 6pm.

Christmas music. Entertainment. Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Holiday Scavenger Hunt. Selfie Scavenger Hunt. Toy and Present Drive for Turn To Us. Hot chocolate and cookies for sale.


Event Sponsor:

St. Luke's Physical Therapy

Masters of Ceremony:
John Thorpe, Jim Thorpe's grandson
Dominic Barone from BRC Channel 13

Greenery Sponsor:
Yenzer's Tree Farm

Photos with Santa Sponsor:
Heather Lynne Portraits

Josiah White Park Lamp Post Sponsors:

In Memory of Tara Boyle Mirabella from Maria McGinley

In Memory of Damian Mele from the Bokan Family

In Memory of Edward R. Bubick from Angela, Steven, Deanna, Christine and their families

In Memory of Tyler Kowatch from Melissa Kowatch

In Honor of Caleb Gottschall

FrontLine Graphix

S & O Computers

Dreisbach House


Broadway Lamp Post Sponsors:

Somersault Letterpress

Naturally Yours

Mauch Chunk Museum

Carbon United

Bayada Home Health Care

Nolan Ritchie Foundation

Five Star Sealcoating, LLC

Gunner's Gang

In Honor of John and Sandra Sitarchyk from Cheryl and Mark

In Memory of Sam and Louise Marra from Nicole and Isabella Sully

Jim Thorpe Tourism Agency and Mauch Chunk Events

Jim Thorpe High School Band and Drum Line
Jim Thorpe High School Cheerleaders
Bach and Handel Chorale
Buddy the Elf and the Sugar Plum Fairy
Scavenger Hunt Participating Businesses

Special thanks to JTHS Senior, Tyler Hartman for his second annual Gift Drive for our clients and their families!

And of course, thank you to Santa and Mrs. Claus for making a special trip down from the North Pole to help us light the tree!