Downtown D’Lights is just the beginning of festivities that weekend. On Saturday, December 8th, the Erie Sports Commission will host the first-ever Santa Hustle 5k.
The race will begin and end at Perry Square. There will be candies, cookies, and Christmas music along the course.
Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission, Mark Jeanneret, says, “Hosting the event the morning after Downtown D’Lights made perfect sense for us, adding to a great lineup of family-friendly holiday events hosted in downtown Erie.”
Also that Saturday, the Flagship Niagara League is hosting its annual Christmas Tree Ship. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be aboard the US Brig Niagara for a night of holiday activities. The event is free and open to the public.