The nation’s oldest Community Tree Lighting Ceremony returns to it’s traditional in-person format for 2021, after the global pandemic sent us virtual in 2020. Mark your calendars for 5pm-8pm on Saturday December 4th.
Perkasie’s ceremony began in 1909 and is now in its 112th year. It was officially recognized as the oldest in the US in 2015, when it was read into the Congressional Record by Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick.
Families can expect a traditional evening out, with Holiday music, food and fun. The event opens at 5pm with Perkasie Mayor, John Hollenbach and his annual reading of “T’was the Night Before Christmas”. Carols and Holiday music from local school choirs will be followed by rocking Holiday music from Mike Greer & Co.
Santa Claus and Mrs Claus arrive on a Perkasie Electric Truck to light the Christmas tree at 7pm then will be available for photographs in the RE/MAX440 building at 7th & Market St. One lucky child will be chosen to climb on the stage to help Santa light the tree; bring a non-perishable food item for Pennridge FISH to enter the drawing.
The video of 2020’s virtual Tree Lighting can be enjoyed here: special edition of “Perkasie LIVE” . The show was hosted by Todd Hurley and Joe Weichel and was produced by Perkasie’s PBR Productions.