You may have seen the beauty of the Doylestown Christmas tree lighting, but did you know the years of care that precede the tree’s shining moment? The magnificent town square holiday staple that you see today has had a long and adventurous life. Let’s look at the journey of the Doylestown Christmas Tree:
- Before growing at Bountiful Acres, the Nordman Fir started as a single, tiny seed in the mid-west.
- The seed was then sent to a grower where it germinated and grew for 5 years.
- After 5 years, it was dug up and put on a truck headed to Bucks County
- We planted it in our fields in April of 2005 and the Bountiful Acres team diligently watched over it for the past 17 years.
- Over the years, it was fertilized with over 80 pounds of fertilizer and was pruned every year from 2006 through 2016 to encourage the nice pyramidal shape.
- The tree as it stands today is 24 feet tall and weighs over 700 pounds.
- It gets cut on the 17th of November, brought into town, and raised the Saturday before Thanksgiving. It then gets turned on Black Friday.
- Finally, on November 24th the tree will be lit up with over 4000 LED bulbs and stand in the Doylestown Square shining brightly through the holidays.
The 109th annual tree lighting is on Friday, November 24th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. We hope to see you there to join in celebrating our community and witness the culmination of a lifetime of care for this year’s star tree!