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Bensalem Township planning for holiday season

A socially-distant tree lighting ceremony is set for Dec. 12, and children are invited to start working on their letters to Santa

While summer camp programming and the signature end-of-summer event “Family Affairs Under the Stars” was canceled due to COVID-19, Bensalem Township Parks & Recreation is giving locals something to look forward to this holiday season.

The department is now gathering letters to Santa to send to the North Pole from all local children. Drop off your letter to the special mailbox, located in the front lobby of the Municipal Building, or mail to: Santa Claus, North Pole, C/O Bensalem Parks & Recreation Department, 2400 Byberry Road, Bensalem, PA 19020. Be sure to include your name, age and address, and send them by Dec. 12 so Santa has time to get back to you before his big trip around the world.

On Saturday, Dec. 12, at 5 p.m., join Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo and more for the annual community tree lighting. Admittance to the event is a non-perishable food item, which will be collected when you receive your gift bag.

To ensure safety, Santa will be waiting to wave to all children in front of the municipal complex beginning at 5 p.m., though there will be no sitting on Santa’s lap. Instead, all will remain in their cars, drive through to view the holiday display, say “hello” to Santa and pick up a small gift while supplies last.

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