Christmas is Media! Get out and make it the most wonderful time of the year for you and your family. Here are just a few local traditions to kick off your holiday season.
Santa’s Arrival & Festival of Lights—Friday, Nov. 23 at 5 p.m.
There’s no better way to kick-off the holiday season than with Santa’s Arrival & Festival of Lights, presented by the Media Business Authority. Don’t miss the family fun in Media. Take note, this year the event is taking place on Front Street in front of the Delaware County Courthouse, not on State Street as in previous years. Children of all ages can dance, sing and be entertained with performances by Makin’ Music, the Media Theatre, and an appearance by a special guest before Santa’s grand entrance on a Media Fire Company's Fire Truck. This event turns Black Friday into a fun-filled evening of shopping, dining, and fun for the whole family in downtown Media.
Festival of Lights—Saturday, Dec. 1 at Rose Tree Park
The holiday fun continues with the Festival of Lights at Rose Tree Park. The festive display kicks off with a special tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 1. The opening program includes holiday music performed by the Springton Lake Middle School Chorus and the arrival of Santa Claus as the trees are illuminated. This is a Media tradition that began more than three decades ago and now includes dozens of hand-painted wooden figures and more than 10,000 holiday lights. Some of the displays include a miniature Courthouse, Santa’s Sleigh, and Snoopy & the Peanuts gang. The Festival of Lights, a free holiday exhibit, is there for your enjoyment all December long and will be open till 9:30 p.m. each night.
Carriage Rides—December 5, 12, and 19 from 6 to 9 p.m.
There’s nothing like slowing down and cuddling up to your loved ones to enjoy the season. You can do so while enjoying an old-fashioned carriage ride through Media. Carriage rides leave from the Delaware County Courthouse on Front Street and travel through the borough. There are three evenings you can hop aboard and take in the magical Christmas sights Media has to offer. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. For more information, call 610.566.5039.
Candlelight Holiday House Tour—Dec. 8 from 2 to 7 p.m.
This delightful house tour, presented by Media Historical Preservation, will feature a tour of Media and surrounding area homes. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Earth & State, Media Florist or Quincy’s on State Street. Tickets include a 10 percent lunch or dinner discount at participating restaurants.