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JINGLE ALL THE WAY

It is all about the holidays, and our recent snow storms certainly add to the magic of the season. Take your chances and enter a contest to win gifts for The Shops at Valley Square and submit photos of holiday light displays for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card. If you have some free time, check out local attractions that will help you celebrate the holidays. If you need some culinary inspiration, we have links to holiday recipes that will tantilize your tastebuds. Holiday fun is all around, so plan your activities with a little help from our event calendar. Since the weather outside is frightful, we have some winter advisory information to help you through the deep freeze. Finally, we throw a spotlight on the Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in New Britain, PA - a non-profit that helps injured animals.

This newsletter is sponsored by The Shops at Valley Square in Warrington, PA. More than a shopping center, it is a shopping destination! With landscaped walkways and many of your favorite stores, boutiques, fine dining, and casual restaurants to choose from, plus entertainment and community events, The Shops at Valley Square invite you to enjoy open-air shopping and fun in all seasons. Conveniently located at the corner of Route 611 and Street Road in Warrington PA...so get outside and shop!

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ENTER TO WIN HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR THE SHOPS AT VALLEY SQUARE
Shops at Valley Square Facebook Contest

Win wonderful holiday gifts plus gift cards from your favorite Shops at Valley Square stores and restaurants, including: DSW, Eastern Mountain Sports, Loft, Banana Republic, Jos. A. Bank, J. Jill, Victoria's Secret, Aveda Essentials, Chico's, Yankee Candle, Massage Envy, Bath & Body Works, Head Over Heels, White House|Black Market, Country Curtains, Olly Shoes, PF Changs, Panera, Chipotle, Ted’s Montana Grill, Sand Castle Winery, and Yogurtland. To be eligible to win, just LIKE The Shops at Valley Square on Facebook through December 17th. The winners will be drawn on December 18th. Good Luck to ALL!

HOLIDAY LIGHTS PHOTO CONTEST
Holiday Light Photo Contest from BucksCountyAlive.com

Enter your photo of holiday lights for a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card! Show us some sparkle! Show us some shine! We're ready to see your most beautiful photo of our area's holiday lights. So get your camera ready and focus your artistic eye. The best photo will win!

HOLIDAY TREASURES TO RING IN THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

Local holiday attractions,Byers' Choice

Local holiday attractions, Longwood Gardens

Local holiday attractions, Morris Arboretum

Local holiday attractions, Peddler's Vilage

Byers' Choice Christmas Museum in Chalfont, PA is a journey to Dickensian England with its life-sized London street scenes and shop windows dressed for the holidays. Hundreds of Carolers and Kindles are on display in heartwarming vignettes. You can take a trip to the North Pole, where the vision of Santa's workshop is just what every child imagines, complete with gingerbread houses and lots of snow.

Lights on the Lehigh Parkway in Allentown, PA where a spectacular drive-through light display transforms more than a mile of one of Allentown’s most beautiful parks into a winter wonderland. Visitors will experience tunnels, animated holiday scenes, and more.

At Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA see extravagant, holiday decorations in the Conservatory, Exhibition Hall, and Music Room. The outdoor gardens feature a floating tree display, hundreds of sparkling snowflakes, twinkling trees, a 12-foot fountain of lights, and so much more.

Holiday Garden Railway at the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia, PA features thousands of sparkling lights adorning a miniature village surrounded by a quarter mile track with model trains zipping in and out of tunnels, over bridges, and through the woods... all outdoors in the winter garden. The display and buildings are all made of natural materials to form a perfectly proportioned miniature landscape complete with miniature rivers.

Historic Downtown Bethlehem, PA is where you can experience the magic of Chirstmas with more than 50 holiday events and attractions.

Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA is where you can discover dozens of rare antique dolls dressed in beautiful period clothing, one of the largest O-gauge model train displays in the country, and thousands of whimsical Critters, ornaments and decorations displayed on towering trees in the museum's three-story rotunda.

Peddler's Village in Lahaska, PA has an awe-inspiring display of holiday lights. Wander through the pathways and be sure to see the gingerbread house display in the Village Gazebo.

HOLIDAY EVENTS
Holiday events, Hanukkah events, Christmas events, New Year's events

Want to embrace the spirit of the holidays? Check out our Holiday Events list - so many fun things to do! Visit often because events are added all the time.

HOLIDAY RECIPES & ENTERTAINMENT IDEAS
Holiday Recipes

Create a memorable holiday feast. With the links in our Food and Wine Guide, you will have access to hundreds of recipes (from the healthy to the decadent), as well as entertainment ideas, how-to-videos, and more. Have a delicious holiday with family and friends.

OH THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL...
Winter weather woes

This winter is starting to look like it might be a white one. To help you navigate through the season, here are some links that can make your life just a little bit easier:

School Closings

Traffic Reports & Road Conditions

Weather

Ski Reports

FEATURED NONPROFIT: AARK WILDLIFE REHABILITATION & EDUCATION CENTER
Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in New Britain, PA

Aark, located in New Britain, PA provides temporary sanctuary for thousands of injured and orphaned birds and mammals annually. 2013 was the "Year of the Fox" where Aark treated more than 25 babies and adults. Read the story and view a video of one baby fox that was nursed back to health from the brink of death and was eventually released back into the wild in July 2013; it will warm your heart this holiday season.

SPIN TO WIN GREAT PRIZES WITH SPIN STREAK
Spin to Win with Spin Streak

Spin Streak is a fun and fast-paced way to win prizes from your smartphone and rack up loyalty points at your favorite business locations. Just scan and play the game for your chance to win great prizes!

LIVE THEATER - BROADWAY IN THE BURBS
Live Theater in the Bucks County  area

You don't need to go to New York City to enjoy live theater. We have an impressive selection right here in the burbs.

LIVE MUSIC IN YOUR BACKYARD
Live Music Events in the Bucks County Area

Looking for live music events in the area? Check our comprehensive list - everything from rock, classical, folk, and more. Our Calendar contains links to the events at some of the best music venues in the area.

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