The Perkasie Tree Lighting

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The Perkasie tree lighting is an American staple because it is the oldest in American history. This tree lighting started in 1909 and was official claimed America’s oldest in 2015.This year it took place on December 1st and the lighting ceremony took place from 5pm to 8pm. This year they celebrated their 109th year in a row of this event.

Every year they have exciting and new attractions. Horse rides begin as soon as the event begins and food vendor’s open. The food vendors in this area are some of the best because they are all small family owned business based on quality and there is nothing better than that. A heated entertainment was there with carols rocking holiday music. There was also an enormous snow globe to take family photos in front of and  they even had a 10ft elf on stilts walking during the event. Mayor Hollenbach recited “T’was the night before Christmas” and at 7pm santa arrived on his fire truck after he drove around the community giving candy canes out to all of the children in the area.

Santa came in on a fire truck to put the star on top of the tree. One lucky child had the opportunity to climb up the stage and flip the switch to turn the tree on. Every child who brings a non-perishable item for FISH is entered into the consent to flip the switch. Some things to note are that parking restrictions begin at 2pm and road closures begin at 3pm. The closed roads during the event are  7th St. from Chestnut St. to Arch St.,6th St. from Chestnut St. to market St.,Market St. from 8th St. to 6th St.,Chestnut St. from 7th St. to 6th St.,Market Alley is closed at 7th St. So you if you’re going next year, you need to make sure you are off those roads before 2pm or you may be towed. This event is great for families and the community and we are so fortunate to have it right in our backyard.