Festival of Lights Kicks off the Weekend at Rose Tree Park

Delaware County Festival of Lights for Peace
Shines Brighter in 2008 in Rose Tree Park

Rudolph the Reindeer’s nose won’t be the only thing shining brightly in Delaware County skies this holiday season. The annual Delaware County Festival of Lights for Peace runs Dec. 5 through Jan. 11, with all new lights, decorated trees and displays in Rose Tree Park.
Thanks to the generosity of local sponsors and cooperative efforts of the Parks and Recreation Department and the Brandywine Conference and Visitors Bureau, the Festival of Lights for Peace has been revitalized.
To celebrate the sparkling new Victorian Village display, there will be three evenings of special music and events on opening weekend, Dec. 5-7, including a visit from Santa Claus.
Delaware County Council invites all residents to enjoy the Festival, which runs through Jan. 11. Visitors are encouraged to remember American troops serving overseas by dropping off a greeting or gift card in a special mailbox at the Festival.
A highlight of the new ornamentation is a Victorian Village display constructed by students at the Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades in Middletown. The Victorian facades were designed by local artist Rosalie Morrall and made with wood and paint donated by Home Depot.
The Festival of Lights display is on view nightly from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. People can drive or walk through the display.

Friday, December 5th
5:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony
Pledge of Allegiance
Marine Corps League Honor Guard: Smedley Butler Detachment 741
Charity Drawing: Corporate sponsors have a chance to win $1,000 or
$500 for the charity of their choosing.
Sun Valley Honors Choir,
Lighting of the Trees
Arrival of Santa Claus
Saturday, December 6th
5:00 – 9:00 Santa visits
6:00 – 7:00 Michael D’Annunzio, a classically trained tenor
7:00 – 8:00 Victorian Carolers costumed quartet, featuring
Dorothy Cardella and James Longacre, sing seasonal favorites.
Sunday, December 7th
5:00 – 9:00 Santa visits
7:00 – 8:00 Media Theatre’s “State Street Miracles” and members
from the cast of “Oliver,”
8:00 Susquehanna Bank Raffle Drawing: Kids
have a chance to win a $250 gift certificate to Toys R Us

For more information: http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/spotlight/spotlight.html
Location: Rose Tree Park-252 N (Providence Rd.) Media PA
This event is appropriate for all ages
Cost: free