Bucks County Visitors Center Brings in Holiday Cheer with the 6th Annual Holiday TreeFest

(Bucks County, PA) Visit Bucks County spreads holiday spirit with the 6th Annual Bucks County Holiday TreeFest opening to the public on Tuesday, November 22nd at the Bucks County Visitors Center in Bensalem. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Twenty-five uniquely themed trees will be on display through January 7th, 2012 as the main gallery of the Bucks County Visitor Center is transformed into a wintry wonderland. Each tree is decorated by a local business or organization. Sundays with Santa, musical talent, and a special day dedicated to Pet Photos with Santa are a few of the events in the packed schedule of events.

TreeFest kicks-off on Tuesday, November 22nd from 5:30-7:00pm. Children are invited to attend and cheer on Santa as he arrives on a fire truck with Mrs. Claus at 6pm to magically turn on the Christmas lights!

2011 Holiday TreeFest participants:

Snipes Farm and Education Center: “Incredible Edibles”
Nottingham Fire Company: “Bensalem’s Bravest”
Anthony Sinagoga Photography: “Say Cheese!”
Monster Mini-Golf: “Monstrous Tree”
Keeping Up! LLC: “Treefest Cancer Fight”
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: “Very Merry Doughnuts”
Bucks County Wine Trail: “Along the Trail in Bucks”
BounceU: “Have Yourself a Bouncy Little Christmas”
Sam’s Motorcycles: “Have a Harley Holiday”
James River Cabinetry: “Handmade in Bucks County” (Decorated by St. Andrew Father’s Committee)
Courtyard by Marriott Bensalem: “Home Away from Home”
Shady Brook Farm: “Giving Shoes” (Decorated by Re-use Your Shoes)
New Hope Chamber of Commerce: “New Hope for the Holidays”
Brunswick Zone XL: “Helping the Homeless”
Bucks County Courier Times/The Intelligencer: “Being Gentle to the Earth”
Applebee’s Bensalem: “Eating Good in the Neighborhood”
Carson Valley Children’s Aid: “The Commitment Tree”
AVON: “Home for the Holidays”
St. Katharine Drexel Mission Center & Shrine: “Peace on Earth to All of Good Will”
263 Marketplace: “Trim the Pine and Drink Some Wine”
Conifer’s Image: “Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouts”
The Sportsplex: “Irish Eyes Are Upon You”
Pearl S Buck House: “A Critter Christmas” (Decorated by Manor College)
Rotary Club of Bensalem: “Reach Within to Embrace Humanity”
Twining Village Retirement Community: “Twining Village Building the Future”

On Sundays: November 27th, December 4th and December 11th, Santa will take photos with children from 1-3pm. On December 11th, Santa will stay for an extra hour until 4pm to take pictures with pets. Be sure to bring your own camera! The Bucks County Visitor Center is also a drop-off location for Re-Use Your Shoes. Visitors are encouraged to bring gently worn shoes to the Visitor Center to help our local community in need.

The Bucks County Visitor Center will also host a drop box for the Holiday Mail for Heroes program. The public is invited to bring unsealed holiday cards containing messages of cheer and appreciation to our troops. No postage necessary. Get social with the Bucks County Holiday Treefest! Be sure to tweet your “Check-In” using Foursquare to be entered into a raffle for a $100 gift certificate to the gift shop. Visit Bucks County has teamed up with Shady Brook Farm to provide a discounted admission price to the Holiday Light Show once visitors have voted for their favorite tree at Treefest.

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Contact: Michelle Greco Falcone, Communications Manager Visit Bucks County 215 639 0300 x. 231 MGreco@visitbuckscounty.com