The Christmas wonderland and annual tradition known as Reading’s “Christmas on the Mountain” will open Friday December 3, 2021 for its 30th season at the Hillside Playground has been transformed, located North 14th and Green Streets.
The free to enter and free to park display, hosts over 2 million led lights, inflatables, vintage and modern decorations.
Guests can enjoy an extended light show set to classic and modern holiday music, a “Frozen on the Mountain Area”, a beautiful replica Santa’s workshop, and many real life characters in costumes.
After being forced to sit out 2020 and nearly having to do the same in 2021 the return of the display will have residents smiling ear to ear when the display opens for the Season Friday Dec 3rd, 2021.
Tim Profit’s Team and Reading’s Christmas on the Mountain volunteers have found a way to pull it off for 2021. “I am honestly in awe that we are standing here discussing Christmas on the Mountain for 2021. We had to overcome some significant challenges to make this happen this year. Although we had to push the opening a week later than normal, I am very proud of our Volunteer Team and the RHS JROTC for making it happen for the community. On top of just pulling it off.. to be able to actually refresh and improve it to this level, is something sort of a miracle” said Profit, a 1999 RHS graduate.
The Reading High School Marine Corps JROTC continue to be committed to the setup and ongoing operational manpower of their hundreds of cadets.
Reading’s Christmas on the Mountain exists today solely because of the support of local businesses. While The Savage Auto Group and Axcess Industries has provided the majority of the startup and continuous funding. This display would not be possible without the substantial investment from several local businesses.