A group led by Savage Auto Group President Tim Profit rescued “Reading’s Christmas on the Mountain” in 2015 and has expanded it each year since assuming guardianship of the local tradition.
Reading, PA: Now in its 29th year the Hillside Playground (located on North 14th street in the city of Reading) has been transformed into a Christmas Wonderland each holiday season. It has become affectionately known as “Christmas on the Mountain”. This free to enter display, now with well over 1 million led lights, inflatables, vintage and modern decorations as well as a beautiful replica Santa’s workshop.
This local attraction has seen major upgrades for 2019 with an extended light show set to your Favorite classic and modern holiday music, an enhanced “Frozen on the Mountain Area”, an expanded Children’s Character Experience and a few more surprises. The many Berks county residents that consider “Christmas on the Mountain” an annual tradition will not be disappointed when the display opens for the Season, on Saturday November 23rd.
The Reading’s Christmas on the Mountain volunteers have significantly expanded the display now nearly covering every inch of the park in one fashion or another. “Each year we set out with a plan to add a few things. Then the ‘What If’s’ and ‘Can We’s’ start coming… Next thing you know the budgets blown and we have Christmas insanity taking place. But I would have it no other way!” 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 600 cadets. The cadets and the adult volunteers have been setting up for the 2019 Christmas Season since Early October and will continue until the opening on Saturday November 23rd. Reading’s Christmas on the Mountain exists today solely because of the support of local businesses.
While the Savage Auto Group and Axcess Industries have provided the majority of the startup and continuous funding. This project and the significant upgrades for 2019 would not be possible without the substantial investment in this Reading tradition from these businesses.
RAM Trucks- Auburn Hills, MI
Savage 61 Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram – Reading, PA
Savage Kia- Reading, PA
Savage L&B Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram – Robesonia, PA
Y102 – Reading, PA
Rumba- Reading, PA
News Radio 1340- Reading, PA
T102- Pottsville, PA
Loud 99.3- Reading, PA
Hoober Produce- Fairgrounds Farmers Market – Reading, PA
Forino Home Builder and Contractor – Sinking Spring, PA
Salute Ristorante Italiano – Sinking Spring, PA
Comfort Pro Heating and Air Conditioning – Reading, PA
Skyline Property Services- Reading, PA
The Pour House American Grill- Fleetwood, PA
Riggins Heading Aid Centers-Boyertown-Hamburg-Cleona, PA
Chrysler Capital- Dallas, TX
El Palo Magazine- Reading, PA
Smith Law Group- Fleetwood, PA
Pro Max Fence Systems – Reading, PA
Jackson Democratic Club- Reading, PA
Drain Masters – Reading, PA