Poet Maya Angelou once said “You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights.”

I confess, I'm nobody's role model when it comes to sorting out the Christmas lights.  I need a strong beverage and a Hallmark Christmas movie playing in the background to keep from spiraling into a very dark place ;)

But the talented team at Delco's Department of Parks and Recreation has no trouble stringing more than 100,000 lights each Christmas, giving residents and winter visitors a beautiful postcard setting every December!  Set on 120 acres of rolling meadows, woodlands, and majestic trees, Rose Tree's holiday decorations also include many beloved characters from Santa Claus to  Charlie Brown and Frosty the Snowman. In the Courtyard there are also Victorian Carolers, part of a large mural on wood created by students at Media's Williamson Trade School.  

We all look forward to December, when this 4-decade long tradition arrives:  Our Festival of Lights!
There are picnic tables, a courtyard and park benches to sit on and take in the beauty of the lights which are turned on from 5:30 to 9:30pm every night through January 1st.

The Festival of Lights began in 1976 as part of festivities planned to celebrate the nation’s Bicentennial. The festival has since grown from 50 lighted trees (one for each municipality and one large one to represent the county) to 75 decorated trees strung with 100,000 holiday lights, and dozens of hand-painted wooden figures, including toy soldiers, a snowman family and a replica of the Delaware County Courthouse.

There is no admission fee, and the parking is free and plentiful. For more information call 610-891-4455 or visit Delaware County Parks and Recreation

1501 N. Providence Road, Media, PA