31 FREE Nights of Christmas at Rose Tree Park

Like many families throughout Philly and the Brandywine, you are probably not the first generation to make an annual holiday pilgrimage to Rose Tree Park's Festival of Lights.

Many of us came with our parents...who came with their parents...as far back as 1976 when it was planned as part of our county-wide festivities honoring the nation's Bicentennial.

On December 4th at 7pm Delaware County Council will officially open the 39th Festival of Lights, with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Residents and visitors alike are invited join the celebration, then stroll the park which will be aglow with 75 decorated trees and more than 100,000 holiday lights.  

If you have kids, it never gets old to watch their faces light up as they drag you from the gingerbread house, to the giant snowman family to the sturdy toy soldiers watching guard over the festival.

Live carolers often appear, but a handsome group of hand-crafted carolers (created years ago by students at the Williamson College of the Trades) are always part of the display.

Your Festival hosts are twinkling characters from holiday lore: Rudolph, Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Santa.

And if you don't have kids, its just as nice taking a quiet walk through memories of Christmas past... 

Lights are on 5:30-9:30 p.m. nightly through Jan. 3
Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road., Upper Providence, 19063.
Admission is free. Leashed pets are welcome.
The Tree Lighting Ceremony is weather permitting with no rain date.

Delaware County Web Site