Downingtown Christmas tree lighting scheduled for Nov. 25

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Downingtown will hold its tree lighting ceremony Nov. 25

DOWNINGTOWN – Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas, Inc. is hosting the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony this Saturday, November 25, at 6pm.  The event takes place in Kerr Park at the Log House field below the Christmas Tree.

There will be holiday music provided at the concert gazebo, a face painter, small craft and games for the kids, letter writing to Santa, along with cookies and hot chocolate.  Of course, the evening would not be complete without Santa arriving by firetruck at 6:45pm to light the Christmas Tree with help from our friends at Aardvark Animal Hospital, our Double Diamond Christmas Tree Sponsor.

“Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas, Inc. is proud to display our 20-foot artificial lighted Giant Everest Christmas Tree with a three-foot lighted star on top.  The tree, which is professionally decorated sits next to the Log House on Lancaster Avenue and at the entrance to Kerr Park, providing our community a beautiful sight for the holidays”, said Dianne Plaugher, co-Chair of Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas.

“Next up after the tree lighting is our Christmas Parade to be held on Saturday, December 9th at 3 p.m.  We have outstanding bands, floats, walking and marching groups, and much more.  And of course, the arrival of Santa to end the parade, said Plaugher.

If that’s not enough, Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas is sponsoring a “Business Storefront Decorating Contest”, with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  Registration is not required, just decorate.  The contest is limited to Borough businesses.

“Fundraising is an important part of our Christmas celebration which would not be possible without support from our community.  We are grateful and proud of our businesses and individuals who helped us raise a near record $25,000 so far this year!”, said Plaugher.

Donations are still being accepted.  Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and donations are tax deductible.  Donations may be made online at and click on the sponsor tab or by check in any amount made payable to “Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas, Inc.” and mail to 11 Court Drive, Downingtown, PA  19335.

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