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By Hilde Kate Lysiak
November 13, 2017
The Rockefeller Center in New York City might be considered one of the best places to visit to get in the Christmas spirit, but one street in Selinsgrove is giving the famous holiday hot spot a run for its money.
A beautifully decorated four block stretch on Eighth Street in Selinsgrove from Sugar Maple Lane to West Penn Street has enough Christmas spirit to make even the Grinchiest heart grow two sizes too large.
The festivities begin at 916 Eight Street, where dozens of handmade wooden decorations are set up on the lawn including the Grinch, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Snoopy.
Karen and Jim Eisenhauer told the OSN that this was their first year putting them up in Selinsgrove, and that it was a team effort getting each wooden decoration cut out and painted.
“I cut them and she paints them,” Jim told the OSN.
People have been stopping by and taking notice, added Jim.
A few houses down at 620 Eight Street, residents will find a life-sized snowman, handmade decades ago by Ray Conrad.
“The snow man has been around for 50 years,” Owner Doraine and Ray Conrad told the Orange Street News.
Twenty years ago Conrad and his wife Doraine added a Santa, his sled, and a raindeer to complete the Christmas scene.
Will Ferrell even makes on an appearence on Selinsgrove’s Christmas Boulevard!
Residents passing by 530 Eight Street will discover a lighted decoration of Will Ferrell as ‘Buddy’ in the movie “Elf.” The Buddy decoration is also joined by serval characters from the movie “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer,” including the “Abominable Snowman.”
A few doors down, at 635 Eight St a large Santa, and two raindeer wave happily at people passing by.
“We like to show appreciation, to light up the neighborhood,” resident Jeff Snyder, told the Orange Street News.