Have a “Social” Experience Holiday Shopping in Bucks County, PA this Season

(Bucks County, PA) Looking for an alternative to traditional holiday shopping? Bucks County offers visitors and residents a true shopping “experience.” Shoppers with a flair for country style, antiques, and historic collectibles are in for a treat! While getting whisked away in a purchasing spectacle, get social this festive time of year: Tweet, Facebook, Check-in and text your way to exciting promotions and contests all season long.

Your one-stop shop for all things local begins at the Bucks County Visitor Center in Bensalem! During the holiday season, the Visitor Center is transformed into a wintry wonderland with the Bucks County Holiday Treefest! While mingling among 25 uniquely themed trees, stop by the gift shops to find items only available in Bucks County including apparel, art work, cook books, note cards, mugs, preserves, local food items and more! www.visitbuckscounty.com  

Get social this holiday season with a plethora of contests and promotions hosted by Visit Bucks County:

* Be sure to tweet your “check-in” via Foursquare at the Bensalem, Peddler’s Village and New Hope Visitor Centers to be entered to win an overnight at Crowne Plaza Bucks County, including breakfast and dinner for two! One random winner will be chosen on 1/11/11. www.foursquare.com/visitbuckspa

* Tell us your favorite tree or memory at Treefest on Twitter using #BucksTreefest or post it on Facebook! We will randomly take those tweets/posts and hang them on the Social Media Tree located in the main gallery of the Visitor Center. www.twitter.com/visitbuckspa

* How good are you at guessing? While visiting the Bensalem, Peddler’s Village and New Hope Visitor Centers, text your best guess of how many candycanes by viewing the Candycane Jar (provided by Skip’s Candy Corner) located at the front desks. Three separate winners will be chosen to each win a $25 Gift Certificate to Skip’s Candy Corner in Peddler’s Village! Winner chosen on 1/11/11.

* Can’t make it out to Bucks County Holiday Treefest? No worries! We have created a Flickr album for you to view from the setting up stages until the last day! Check them out here:  www.flickr.com/visitbuckspa

Be sure to check out these and other holiday shopping experiences happening throughout Bucks County:

Bucks County is home to Byers’ Choice, the makers of America’s beloved Caroler figurines. Stroll through Dickens’ London-esque environment with holiday displays and street-front shops. Personalize your trip with a customized design your own Caroler for that special someone in mind. www.byerschoice.com After walking the cobblestone streets at Byers’, bundle up and meander through the fields of Peace Valley Lavender Farm boasting more than 3,000 lavender plants and an extensive gift shop showcasing a variety of aromatic products including sachets, pillows, candles, shea butters, gift baskets and more! www.peacevalleylavender.com  

From small country barns to dramatic castles with sweeping views, the Bucks County Wine Trail offers wineries that are not only breathtaking but award winning too! In between tastings, create custom wine labels or purchase a rare vintage. www.buckscountywinetrail.com 

Feeling worldly? Discover the legacy of the first American woman to receive the Pulitzer and Nobel Prizes at the home of this author, activist and humanitarian at the Pearl S Buck House. Check out their newly renovated International Gift Shop offering unique and beautiful collections of Asian giftware and a selection of Pearl S. Buck books including “The Good Earth”. www.psbi.org  

To discover more shopping experiences in Bucks County including Peddler’s Village and New Hope, please check out: www.visitbuckscounty.com/shopping  

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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Contact: Michelle Greco, Public Relations Manager
Visit Bucks County
215 639 0300 x231