PRESS PHOTOS BY DON WENNERChildren listen intently as Stephanie Burke, manager of the Liberty Bell Museum, and Pip the Mouse get ready to ring a replica of the Liberty Bell during a holiday performance Dec. 8, 2018, at Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, Hamilton Street, Allentown.
Above: Olivia Weiss, of Allentown, shares a hug with Pip the Mouse.
Pip the Mouse and Santa’s “elves” are ready to assist children in making purchases in the Little Shoppers’ Village, located in the museum.
Pip the Mouse performs his show, “Pip: The Mouse Before Christmas,” for children and their families. Created by Dr. George Creegan, Pip premiered at Hess’s department store, Allentown, in 1962.
Left: Tom Lipko, left, formerly of Allentown, brought his friends Lucas Wooten, front, and Nathan Van Wooten, of Upper Darby, to the show. They are pictured in front of a Pennsylvania German Christmas tree, circa 1850.