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America’s oldest tree lighting ceremony held in Perkasie

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Perkasie Borough hosted the nation’s oldest community tree-lighting ceremony on Dec. 4.
The event opened with Perkasie Mayor John Hollenbach and his annual reading of “T’was the Night Before Christmas.” The evening featured carols and holiday music, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, who arrived on a Perkasie Electric truck, aerial acrobatic performances and routines from the Pennridge Cheer Team, wandering carolers, food vendors, horse and carriage rides, giveaways from event sponsors, shopping and dining specials, and more.


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