Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities Sunday Evening In New Hope

For those who need a little Christmas right this very minute, Sunday evening offers a double shot of tannebaum action.

The festivities will begin at 4 p.m. at the corner of Bridge and South Union streets in Lambertville, where performances by the Downtown Players and the Lambertville Brass Band will warm up the crowd for the lighting of the tree, followed by a “burst” of fireworks at 5 p.m., and a visit with Santa at the Phillip L. Pittore Justice Center (25 S. Union St.).

A free screening of the holiday film “The Polar Express” will immediately follow at 6 p.m.

Fireworks over Lambertville event. (Photo: Steve:Chernoski)

Fireworks over Lambertville event. (Photo: Steve Chernoski)

New Hope’s Christmas Tree event will be held, as always, next to the Logan Inn beginning at 5:30 p.m., with Mr. and Mrs. Claus arriving around 6 p.m. Listen to your favorite choral classics, race to grab cocoa and cookies, and take in an early taste of the sights and sounds of the holiday season, followed by another few rounds of fireworks over the Delaware River.

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.; phone (215) 862-2300.