Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Community Christmas Events are Sure to Delight

Laura Nagg

Staff Writer

As Christmas is quickly approaching, many holiday events and attractions are opening up to be enjoyed with friends and family. Luckily, the Bucks County and Philly areas have plenty of holiday themed activities.
 Peddler’s Village is located in Lahaska, and its  Season of Lights display is one of the most popular shopping and holiday attractions in Bucks County. With millions of colored Christmas lights covering the buildings and landscape, visits with Santa, hot cocoa, shopping for Christmas gifts, the gingerbread house display and so much more can be enjoyed!
 Only a ten minute drive away from Peddlers, is The North Pole Express on the New Hope Ivyland train, which is another  attraction that can be enjoyed by young and old. Take a train ride through the wintery Solebury woods while enjoying cookies, hot chocolate, and Christmas caroling with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
 At the Shady Brook Farm Holiday Light Show, there’s no need to stand out in the cold, with 3 million lights in designs of familiar characters and winter displays, all visible through the window of a car. The Light Show is designed in a 20-minute loop around the farm with Santa, warm fires, cocoa, and treats at the end! Even take home a Christmas tree!
 Longwood Gardens is also a premier holiday attraction, with beautiful greenery, flowers and fountains and half-million lights. It is the prime spot to enjoy the day inside and outdoors. The buildings are filled with over 6,000 flourishing seasonal plants, caroling and a twinkling 18-foot Christmas trees. The outdoor exhibits are just as extraordinary, with Christmas light lit paths, colorfully illuminated fountains, and relaxing train rides.
 Looking for a fun place to ice skate? Enjoy either Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park in the heart of the old city looking over the Philadelphia Museum and illuminated trees and modern sculptures. Or Blue Cross RiverRink enjoying twinkling river lights and hot chocolate at wintery transformed Penn’s Landing.
 Whatever chosen to enjoy the winter season and holiday festivities, cherish the time spent with family and friends and treasure our wonderful and beautiful community!

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