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Peddler's Village welcomes holidays with ‘Grand Illumination'

By Matthew Reichl, The Community Connection

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Peddler’s Village welcomes the holiday season with the Grand Illumination Celebration, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, 6 to 9 p.m. The Annual Gingerbread House Competition and Display also opens the same day.
At 6:15 p.m, Santa Claus “switches on” the holiday light display throughout Peddler’s Village. In one breathtaking instant, the Village is transformed into a holiday wonderland with one million jewel-colored lights and glistening reindeer. Savor a cup of complimentary apple cider, heated in an old fashioned kettle, with marshmallows toasted over an open fire and listen to musicians and local choirs perform holiday favorites throughout the evening. Linger at the Annual Gingerbread House Competition and Display in the Village Gazebo as the sweet smells and whimsical creations return you to childhood. Admission is free and the display will be open during shopping hours through January 5, 2013. After the ceremony, bring the children to Giggleberry Fair to share secret wish lists with Santa. Santa continues to entertain children at his indoor workshop at Giggleberry Fair, from Nov. 16 through Dec. 23, each Friday through Sunday.
Kick off your holiday shopping at the Merchants’ Open House Weekend with refreshments in each shop and something for everyone on your gift list, Nov. 16 to 18. The Village’s extended holiday shopping hours are Nov. 16 through Dec. 30, Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
About Peddler’s Village: In 2012, Peddler’s Village celebrates its 50th anniversary as the premier shopping and dining destination in Bucks County, Pa. Follow the winding brick pathways of the colonial style village throughout 42 acres of award-winning gardens for a unique shopping and dining experience. Peddler’s Village has something for everyone, from 65 quality specialty shops and six restaurants to the 70-room Golden Plough Inn and Giggleberry Fair family entertainment center. Enjoy free seasonal festivals and year-round family events. For more information, please visit or call 215-794-4000.