Home for the Holidays 2022

Arbutus Park Retirement Community is excited to announce the return of a beloved tradition with ‘Home for the Holidays’ taking place on campus December 2 and 3. A resident and staff favorite, the event features horse drawn carriage rides, pictures and cookies with Santa, the famous Christmastown train display, vendors, food, musical performances, and the cottage decorating contest. We look forward to sharing the holiday spirit with our team, residents, family, and friends! More specifics will be announced in the coming weeks, but save the date: Friday December 2 from 10am-3pm and Saturday December 3 from 10am-2pm.
In order for the event to take place, any ill or symptomatic manor residents will be unable to participate in the 1st floor activities, but are welcome to have friends and family visit with them in their room.

Letter to Family/Friends from Melinda Frye, Activities Director

Santa’s Helper Sponsors:
The Zitnay Family

PepsiCo Johnstown

All Events are Located on the 1st Floor of the Manor.
Mrs. Clause’s Café:
Beverages, Pizza, Subs, and Snacks- hosted by the Arbutus Park Auxiliary and located in the Private Dining Room/Personal Care Dining Room.

North Pole Shopping: A wide variety of vendors: everything from jewelry, crafts, antiques, and more! Located in the Community Room.

  1. Clay Earrings – Erica Farabaugh
  2. SEEDS – Plants
  3. Various Handmade Items – Lori Tomak
  4. Candles & Scents – Pink Zebra
  5. Christmas Stars – Marge Mathias
  6. Cookies – Hey Sugar
  7. Wreaths & Door Hangers – Karen Spence 
  8. C & C Crafters
  9. Baked Goods – Custom Cakes & Cookies of Bedford St
  10. Auxiliary
  11. Martella’s Pharmacy

Christmas Town Train Display: 1:00-3:00pm December 4, 6, 9, 11, 14, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, and January 1. Masks are required, temperatures checked upon entry. Public enters via the double doors to the Community Room from the parking lot. Trains located in the Community Room.

Carriage Rides: Saturday Only, from 11am-2pm on the Personal Care Portico along the front of the Manor.

Hot Chocolate Bar: Located on the Manor sunporch, purchase and customize your hot cocoa!

Pictures and Cookies with Santa: Stop by the Arts & Crafts room for a printed photo with Santa, and cookies! Pictures will also be shared in an album on our Facebook page afterwards. Friday from 10-12 & 12:45-3pm and  Saturday from 10-12 & 12:45-2pm

Elf’s Workshop: Children’s Crafts located in the Personal Care ‘Blue Room.’

          Manor Bell Choir:
Friday 1:30pm in the Manor lobby.
          Jackie Kopco:
Friday 10am-12pm in the Manor lobby.
          Mount Calvary Choir:
Saturday 11am in the Manor lobby.

Light-Up Night: Join us at 6:30 pm Friday the 2nd on the Mound as we count down and flip the switch on the campus holiday lights!

Deck the Doors Competition: Our cottage community goes all out in a competition for prizes, striving for the most votes on our Facebook page album. Located on Wesley Drive, Otterbein Lane, Canterbury Way, Nadona Ave, Jacob Albright Drive, and Kissell Lane.

Last Updated 11.18.22