Bring the family to enjoy a traditional Holiday evening out when Santa Claus arrives to light the Perkasie Borough town center Christmas tree. The 2018 Tree Lighting Ceremony is from 5pm-8pm on Saturday, December 1.
Now in its 108th year, the traditional ceremony began in 1909 and is officially the oldest community tree lighting ceremony in the United States.
5:00pm: Event attractions open: Elsa & Olaf; Winter Wonderland inflatable snow globe; Horse & Carriage Rides; Food Vendors
5:15pm: Mayor Hollenbach recites “T’was the Night Before Christmas”.
5:30pm: Central Middle School A Capella group
5:45pm: South Middle School Choir
6:00pm – 6:45pm: Fire dancing
6:15pm: Mike Greer & Co
7:00pm: SANTA ARRIVES!
7:20pm: Mike Greer & Co
7:30pm: Photos with Santa in the RE/MAX440 building
8:00pm: Event closes
One lucky child will climb the stage and flip the switch to light the tree: every child who brings a non-perishable food item for Pennridge FISH is entered into a drawing to win the honor.
“Frozen” characters, Elsa and Olaf are available to say hello and for photos. An enormous, inflatable “Winter Wonderland” themed snow globe is also available for family photo fun! A heated entertainment tent, free carriage rides, live window displays, shopping and food specials round out this charming family event.
Be sure to visit the Perkasie Electric Department at 120 N. 7th St to see Doug Kramer’s Nostalgic Holiday Train Display from 12pm -8pm on December 1st and 2nd, and remember that local churches open with seasonal displays and events, hot cocoa, cookies and more.
The Perkasie Historical Society is open on W. Walnut St with a “Polar Express” themed story time (4:30pm), costumed characters and display.
Everyone rides FREE at the Perkasie Carousel at Menlo Park from noon – 5pm on Dec 2. Santa and Mrs Claus will be there.
PARKING RESTRICTIONS AND ROAD CLOSURES: Parking restrictions begin at 2:00pm and road closures are in effect from 4:00pm until 8:30pm. The following roads will be closed to traffic and must be cleared of all vehicles:
- 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.
ADA Parking for this event is in the Borough Hall parking lot at 7th & Chestnut. Please access from 7th St.
Thank you to everyone who makes the annual tree lighting ceremony such a wonderful event, including the 2017 event sponsors. Perkasie Borough acknowledges these local businesses for their continuing support of Perkasie’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony:
MAIN EVENT SPONSORS: American Heritage Federal Credit Union; Dunkin’ Donuts
CARRIAGE SPONSORS: A&T Chevrolet-Subaru; Gilmore & Associates; Grandview Service Centre; Grim, Biehn & Thatcher; Laurel Abstract; Metropolitan Development Group; Orthodontic Specialists of Indian Valley
ENTERTAINMENT SPONSORS: Black Cat Collective; CalAtlantic Homes/ Hidden Meadows; McDonalds of Perkasie; Penn Community Bank; ServPro; Shelly’s Supply; Styles Salon; Three Tower Audio
GENERAL SPONSORS: C&C Café; Daniel L. Soliday, CPA, CVA; Edward G. Browning Real Estate LLC; JC Steinly; Miss Cindy’s School of Dance; Ragtops & Roadsters; Moving Targets; Perkasie Historical Society; QNB Bank.