Christmas comes early in Fox Chase with three events Dec. 3

Christmas is coming early to Fox Chase. Three celebrations on Dec. 3 will keep the family busy for the day. Events at Ryerss Museum and Library and The Fox Chase Farm run during the day, capped off by the annual Christmas tree lighting at Lions Park in the heart of Fox Chase.

Fox Chase Farm at 8500 Pine Rd. will hold its annual Holiday Green Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wreaths, swags, bows, candle centerpieces, white pine roping and baked goodies will be available to purchase.

Ryerss Museum and Library at 7370 Central Ave. will hold a Victorian Open House/Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by The Friends of Ryerss, the event will include the sale of greens, baked goods, a raffle, dining in the Victorian Tea Room, a black smith demonstration and sales of used books.

George Wylesol, president of The Friends of Ryerss said, “This year’s event offers something for everyone. We expect quite an assortment of vendors with a variety of wares including home-made candy, jewelry and fine holiday craft items, to name a few. The Philadelphia Blacksmith Guild will be stationed outside and will display the fine art of metal working. And, word has it that St. Nick, himself, will make a personal appearance at 10:30 that morning.”

Following the event at Ryerss, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting will take place in Lions Park at 7900 Oxford Ave. from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by the local business association.

Ted Killin of The Fox Chase Deli said, “The Christmas Tree Lighting is the biggest event of the year for the business association. It is a fun time for children and adults and hopefully this year’s event will be the largest ever.”

The event will feature music by Leslie and the Celtic Connection, hot cocoa, cookies and activities for kids of all ages. Santa will arrive around 5 p.m. for the annual Christmas tree lighting. Stop by any of the local participating businesses and enter the house decorating contest prior to the event.

G.E. Reutter resides in the Fox Chase. You can visit him at his website. You can read his Fox Chase articles for NEast Philly here.


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