Santa arrives on a fire truck on 11/25 at the Bucks County Visitor Center in Bensalem

 

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(Bucks County, PA) Visit Bucks County, the official tourism promotion agency, welcomes the holiday season with the opening of the 9th Annual Bucks County Holiday TreeFest on Tuesday, November 25 at the Bucks County Visitor Center in Bensalem. This event is FREE and open to the public. PECO is proud to sponsor the 9th Annual Bucks County Holiday TreeFest.

Twenty-five uniquely-themed trees will be on display through January 6, 2015 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 highlights in the packed schedule of events and entertainment, which can be viewed at VisitBucksCounty.com/TreeFest.

TreeFest kicks-off on Tuesday, November 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Families are invited to attend and cheer on Santa as he arrives on a Nottingham Fire Department fire truck with Mrs. Claus at 6 p.m. to magically turn on the holiday lights! There will also be light refreshments, photos with Santa and musical entertainment from local legend Bob Egan.

After the grand kickoff event, TreeFest will be on display seven days a week at the Bucks County Visitor Center in Bensalem from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Visitor Center will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

On Sundays, November 30, December 7 and 14, Santa will take photos with children from 1-3 p.m. On December 14, Santa will stay until 4 p.m. to take pictures with pets. Be sure to bring your own camera!

Visitors are encouraged to share their favorite tree photos and comments on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #BucksTreeFest.

The 2014 Holiday TreeFest participants include:

Tea Can Company - Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
Phoenix Sport Club - Phoenix Sport Club- Bucks County's Best Kept Secret
Eddington Presbyterian Church - Jesus- The Sweetest Name I Know
St. Andrew's Fathers' Committee, sponsored by Cramer's Bakery - Sweet Angels
Weidel Realtors Newtown Yardley Office, sponsored by Weidel Realtors Anne M. Costello - Home for the Holidays- Weidel Realtors Celebrates 100 Years!
Skip's Candy Corner -Olde Tyme Candy Christmas
Artists of Bristol on the Delaware - Art Around the World
Bucks County Playhouse - Plaid Tidings: The Bucks County Playhouse at 75!
The Plant Lady of Bucks County - A Celebration of Flowers
Adventure Aquarium - Christmas Celebration Under the Sea
Newtown Arts Company - A Dickens of a Christmas Tree
Bryn Athyn Historic District - A Historic Celebration: Christmas in Bryn Athyn
Chick-fil-A - 'Twas the Night before Christmas
Bedside Harp - My FavoriteThings
Sesame Place - A Very Furry Christmas
Pennsbury Manor - William Penn's Home.... for the Holidays
Bucks County Community College Alumni Association, sponsored by Bucks County Community College - We're Golden!
Warwick Township Historical Society, sponsored by Moland House - Lafayette's Legacy
Craven Hall Historical Society, sponsored by Historic Craven Hall - History Comes Alive at Craven Hall
BounceU of Langhorne & Horsham - Making Memories
Bolton Mansion - A Step Back in Time
Volunteer Craft Women for Saint Katharine Drexel, sponsored by National Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel - Hope for the Children of the World
Lenox Warehouse Store - Lenox Holiday Tree
Without a Cue Productions - The Holidays Can Be Murder
Senator "Tommy" Tomlinson's Staff - State of Pennsylvania

All TreeFest events are FREE and open to the public. For a complete schedule of TreeFest entertainment and events, check out VisitBucksCounty.com/Treefest.

Contact: Jessica Lawlor
Communications Manager, Visit Bucks County
215 639 0300 ext. 227
JessicaL@visitbuckscounty.com

About Visit Bucks County

Visit Bucks County (VBC) is the official tourism promotion agency for Bucks County. The tourism office, with more than 450 tourism/hospitality partners throughout Bucks County, promotes all there is to see and do to potential visitors and residents. In addition to consumer travel, Visit Bucks County targets sports tournaments, motorcoach groups, meetings, special events and weddings. For more information on VBC activities call 1-800-836-BUCKS, visit VisitBucksCounty.com or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to 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.