Delaware County’s annual Festival of Lights at Rose Tree Park will delight residents every evening from Dec. 1 through Jan. 1.
Festival Of Lights
Friday, November 30, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
There are many holiday traditions and getting out and about in Media should be a part of your family’s Christmas celebration.
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 …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Another Christmas tradition in Media brought hundreds together to celebrate the holiday season.
The 2011 Festival of Lights for Peace was kicked off by the musical talents of the Springton Lake Middle School Choir. This is the 35th year Rose Tree Park is decorated with sparkling trees and colorful displays including toy soldiers, a miniature courthouse, Santa and his sleigh, Frosty the Snowman, and Snoopy and the Peanuts. Santa Claus arrived and children young and old all had a chance to sit with him and tell Santa what they want for Christmas. Families strolled together through the park as they enjoyed hot chocolate and the beautiful displays. Children ran around the park with excitement and wonder as they explored each display and reveled in the beauty of the lights. It's a must-see this holiday season. The Festival of Lights for …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Rose Tree Park will begin to have its holiday sparkle on Dec. 3.
The hills of Rose Tree Park will sparkle with hundreds of colorful holiday lights, starting Saturday, Dec. 3 when the annual Festival of Lights for Peace opens. The illuminated display dates back to the late 1970s and has become a holiday tradition in Delaware County. This year, holiday lights will also adorn the historic Rose Tree Tavern, now the headquarters of the Brandywine Conference and Visitors Bureau, located in Rose Tree Park. The public is invited to the festival’s opening ceremony at 5 p.m. on Saturday. The program will feature remarks by Delaware County Council, holiday music performed by the Springton Lake Middle School Chorus, hot cocoa, a visit from Santa Claus and the traditional lighting of the trees. The Rose Tree Tavern …
December is filled with locally hosted celebrations of the season from caroling and carriage rides to visits with Santa himself.
The high expectations and stress of the holiday season make getting out with family and friends more vital than ever. Fortunately, activities like an afternoon of Wassailing and stringing popcorn and cranberries or a cozy evening carriage ride through festively decorated streets are just minutes away. See Patch's top picks for getting into the spirit of the holidays. Patch's Best Bets for the Holidays FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Where/When: Rose Tree Park at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. Why Go: Experience the spectacle of dozens of decorated lit trees and festive displays. Stroll the glimmering walkways and grounds, linger in the festive atmosphere and pay a visit to childhood figures such as Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang and Santa and his …
Monday, November 28, 2011
The holiday season kicked off with Santa's arrival on State Street.
Black Friday evening brought crisp air and excitement to State Street in Media with Santa's Arrival and the Festival of Lights, a family event hosted by the Media Business Authority and WSFS Bank. Live entertainment by Makin' Music put the crowd of a couple hundred people in the holiday spirit with Christmas songs and kid-favorite sing-a-longs. As State Street filled with kids young and old, the Philly Phanatic revved up the crowd with his dancing and hijinks. Once the sun had fully set you could hear the sirens from the Media Fire Company truck as it drove down State Street. Santa arrived with a fanfare of flashing lights and cheers. As the crowd counted down, Santa turned on the Christmas lights on State Street, signaling the beginning …