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New Hope kicks off holiday season next Sunday with parade and tree lighting

Everyone knows New Hope is a great place to spend the holidays.

In fact, New Hope came in at #1 on a list of 50 Best Christmas Towns in this month’s Country Living magazine.

The borough’s holiday season celebrations kick off next Sunday with two popular events. And Lambertville joins in the fun the following week.

New Hope Holiday Parade

The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce will hold its Third Annual New Hope Holiday Parade at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1. The parade is a free event for residents and visitors alike. From floats to fire trucks, dance troops and more, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

​The parade route begins at New Hope-Solebury High School on West Bridge Street and ends on South Main Street.

New Hope Tree Lighting

New Hope’s annual Christmas Tree event will also be held Dec. 1 next to the Logan Inn beginning at 5:30 p.m., with Mr. and Mrs. Claus arriving at around 6 p.m.

Listen to your favorite choral classics, grab some free cocoa and cookies, and take in an early taste of the sights and sounds of the holiday season.

If you can, bring along an extra toy to donate to Toys for Tots. ‘Tis the season. The Logan Inn is located at 10 W. Ferry St. in New Hope.

Lambertville Tree Lighting

Not to be left out, Lambertville will hold its annual tree lighting on the following Sunday, Dec. 7, at Kline’s Court just off Bridge Street.

There will be live music and refreshments beginning at 4 p.m., with Santa arriving at 4:45 p.m. The tree will be lit at 5 p.m., followed by a screening of “Muppet Christmas Carol” at ACME at 5:30. A toy drive will be held for Fisherman’s Mark.

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Charlie Sahner

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