6th Annual Bucks County Holiday TreeFest Winners Announced
Visitor Center Reports Record Numbers in Attendance

(Bucks County, PA) Visit Bucks County (VBC) has been spreading holiday cheer since the kick-off of the 6th Annual Bucks County Holiday TreeFest on November 22nd. Twenty-five uniquely-themed trees were beautifully showcased at the Bucks County Visitor Center, each sponsored by a VBC member or on behalf of a charity or non-profit organization. Winners were announced at a January 5th award ceremony.

Nearly 5,000 people attended this season-long event at the Visitor Center in Bensalem, which was beautifully transformed into a joyous winter wonderland. Local musical talent including school choirs, orchestras and harpists joined in the festivities as they filled the 25-foot cathedral ceilings with holiday music for a sweet melodic treat. Santa made an appearance on select Sundays to take pictures with all family members—including your favorite family pet.

As in previous years, visitors had the opportunity to vote for their favorite tree.

The numbers are in and the top ten winners are:

1st Place      “Trim the Pine and Drink Some Wine” Sponsored, Decorated by 263 Marketplace

2nd Place     “Peace On Earth To All Of Good Will” Sponsored, Decorated by St. Katharine Drexel Mission Center and National Shrine

3rd Place     “The Commitment Tree” Sponsored, Decorated by Carson Valley Children’s Aid

4th Place     “Giving Shoes” Sponsored by Shady Brook Farm, Decorated by ReUse Your Shoes

5th Place    “A Critter Christmas” Sponsored by Pearl S. Buck House, Decorated by Manor College

6th Place    “Very Merry Doughnuts” Sponsored, Decorated by Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

7th Place     “Handmade in Bucks County” Sponsored by James River Cabinetry, Decorated by St. Andrew School Father's Committee

8th Place    “Have a Harley Holiday” Sponsored & Decorated by Sam's Motorcycles

9th Place     “Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouts” Sponsored by Conifer's Image, Decorated by Girl Scout Troup 2359

10th Place     “Along the Trail in Bucks” Sponsored, Decorated by Bucks County Wine Trail

Visit Bucks County encourages spreading cheer with us at the 7th Annual Bucks County Holiday TreeFest beginning November 2012! If your organization is interested in participating, please contact Visit Bucks County at 215 639 0300. Opportunities are available for hosting a tree, advertising and sponsoring food and refreshments.


About Visit Bucks County
Visit Bucks County (VBC) is the official tourist promotion agency for Bucks County. The mission of the VBC is to increase visitation in Bucks County by effectively marketing its heritage and its diverse sites and attractions.  . For more information on VBC activities call 1-800-836-BUCKS, visit www.VisitBucksCounty.com or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to the PARX Casino). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.

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Michelle Greco Falcone
Communications Manager
Visit Bucks County
215 639 0300 x 231