Christmas on Main Street

12/11/20 - 12/13/20

Repeats: Every Day

Wellsboro, PA
114 Main Street
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania 16901
Region: Pennsylvania Wilds

Wellsboro’s Christmas spirit shines during Christmas on Main Street weekend, which celebrates Wellsboro’s history of supplying Christmas ornaments to virtually all of the United States during World War II when imports of hand-blown ornaments from Germany was no longer possible. During the war, Wellsboro’s own Corning Glass plant’s ribbon machine, which was used to mass-produce light bulbs, was engineered to produce Christmas ornaments, called Shiny Brites, so that those in the United States could still purchase ornaments. The tradition of Shiny Brites continued in Wellsboro for several decades. During Christmas on Main Street, visitors and locals can enjoy holiday shopping in the quaint small town of Wellsboro where Shiny Brite ornament displays are featured in more than 20 local businesses, as well as live music, demonstrations and other Christmas events throughout the weekend.