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Holiday Light Shows That You Must Check Out!

1.  Shady Brook Farm Holiday Light Show

Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at the Shady Brook Farm 2014 Holiday Light Show!

931 Stony Hill Road, Morrisville, PA 19067
2.  The Macy’s Christmas Light Show at Macy’s Center City

A perfect family outing, the Christmas Light Show and Wanamaker Organ Concert at Macy’s is a Philadelphia tradition that dates back more than half a century.

1300 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
3.  Franklin Square Holiday Festival & Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show

A Holiday Light Show at Franklin Square, a free holiday nighttime light show that runs every 30 minutes between 4:30 and 8:00 p.m., weather permitting.

6th and Race Streets Philadelphia, PA 19103
4.  Holiday Lights at Boathouse Row

One of Philadelphia’s most memorable nighttime vistas is that of Boathouse Row, made up of a dozen sculling clubs that line the Schuylkill River behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

1 Boathouse Row Philadelphia, PA 19130
5.  Longwood Gardens Christmas

Gaze sparkling lights throughout the gardens before warming up in heated conservatory with twenty “rooms” featuring festive displays.  Timed advance tickets are required and sell out quickly.

1001 Longwood Road Kennett Square, PA 19348
6.  A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place

The park is transformed into a one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderland with millions of twinkling lights, festive decorations and whirling rides including the new Cookie’s Monster Land featuring five rides, a three-story net climb and a soft toddler play area.

100 Sesame Road Langhorne, PA 19047
7.  Holiday Laser Lights

If you are looking for a fun activity to do with the family, make plans to see the Holiday Laser Lights at the New Jersey State Museum.

205 West State Street, Trenton, NJ
8.  Martel’s Winter Wonderland

Another year has passed and it is time once again for Martel’s Winter Wonderland. An annual tradition for 28 years, this holiday display is presented by the Martel family at their Hamilton residence.

21 Phillips Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08610
9.  Schaffer Farm Holiday Lights

The Schaefer family proudly presents Holiday Lights on the Farm. Bring your family for our drive through light display. View thousands of colorful farm and holiday themed lights from the comfort of your own vehicle.

1051 County Road 523, Flemington, NJ 08822

10.   Burlington Lights

Over 30,000 Christmas Bulbs all in sync with Christmas Music playing every night through the holiday season that you can listen to on your car radio by tuning in to 96.1 FM.

Steeplechase Blvd and Tack Way in Burlington Twp NJ just off of Columbus Road (Route 543)
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This week’s mortgage interest rates in NJ and PA!

Conv 30y fixed, 3.750% – 0 pts
Conv 10y ARM, 3.500% – 0.25 pts
Conv 15y fixed, 2.990% – 0.25 pts 
Jumbo 30y fixed, 3.750% – 0.25 pts
Jumbo 5/1 ARM, 2.875% – gives lender credit
FHA 30y fixed, 3.375% – 0 pts
VA 30y fixed, 3.375% – gives lender credit

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Wonderful events in Bucks County, PA and Mercer County, NJ happening this weekend December 19th, 20th, and 21st!  Time to make plans!
Bucks County, Pennsylvania:
1.      Elderberry Lights
Have you checked out the lights during this holiday season?  The display at 257 Elderberry Drive includes holiday music and treats of all kinds.  The 100,000 lights synched to music is fun for the whole family.  More information
Mon – Thu: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Fri – Sat: 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm, Sun: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
2.      Peddler’s Village Gingerbread Competition Display
Go see the amazing Gingerbread Competition Display at Peddlers Village this weekend and until January 3rd 2015!  More information
Routes 202 & 263 Lahaska, PA 189317 Elderberry Dr. Levittown, PA
3.      Bucks County Children’s Museum
Dig for buried treasure, ride in a hot air balloon, design and build your own race car, work in a factory, buy items at the market, climb a mountain, and much more! The Bucks County Children’s Museum offers fun, interactive, and educationally based exhibits for children and families.  More information
Open Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM; Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM; Sunday, 12 PM – 5 PM;
Closed Monday (Except for some school holidays—see Calendar for details.)
500 Union Sq. New Hope, PA 18938
4.      Holiday Light Show
Experience the magic of millions of lights illuminating acres of farmland, whimsical light displays and familiar characters from 5 to 10 p.m. every day until January 4, 2015. Drive through the Holiday Light Show in the comfort of your own car or enjoy the show on a horse-drawn hayride.  More information
931 Stony Hill Rd, Yardley, PA 19067
5.      Holiday Tree Fest
Every day until January 6th, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bucks County visitors and residents are invited to come in and take in the spirit of the holidays! Come in and vote for your favorite tree!  More information
3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020
Mercer County, New Jersey:
1.      North Pole Express, New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
This Friday December 19th at 11 a.m. ride the rails with Santa, Mrs. Claus and a host of holiday revelers!  Children and adults of all ages are invited to ride, sip hot cocoa and enjoy cookies while Santa visits with each child and presents them with a special gift.  Trains depart every hour and a half until 8:15pm.  Adults: $45.95; Children (2 to 11): $43.95; Toddler (under 2): $12.95.  More information
32 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938            215.862.2332
2.      Multimedia Light Show, Cranbury Christmas Lights
This Friday December 19th from 6 to 9 p.m. more than 120,000 lights controlled by 640 channels featuring new additions of falling lights on the house and additional lights on the mega tree now number 30,000.  More information
128 North Main Street, Cranbury
3.      Screening of ‘Polar Express’, Garden Theater
This Saturday December 20th at 10:30 a.m. enjoy the family movie “Polar Express”.  Admission is $4.   More information
Family Events, Garden Theater, Nassau Street, Princeton
4.      Candle Making, Stony Brook Millstone Watershed
This Saturday December 20th from 1 to 3 p.m. create hand dipped candles, sand candles, and molded candles.  Admission is $15.  More information
31 Titus Mill Road, Hopewell, 609-737-7592
5.      Walking Tour, Historical Society of Princeton
Sunday December 21st at 2 p.m. take a two-hour walking tour around downtown Princeton and Princeton University campus.  $7 for the tour.  More information

 Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-6748

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This week’s mortgage interest rates in PA and NJ!

Conv 30y fixed, 3.750% – gives lender credit 
Conv 10y ARM, 3.500% – 0 pts 
Conv 15y fixed, 2.990% – 0 pts 

Jumbo 30y fixed, 3.750% – 0 pts
Jumbo 5/1 ARM, 2.750% – 0 pts

FHA 30y fixed, 3.375% – gives lender credit
VA 30y fixed, 3.250% – 0 pts

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Wonderful events in Bucks County, PA and Mercer County, NJ happening this weekend December 12th, 13th, and 14th!  Time to make plans!

Bucks County, Pennsylvania:

1.                  A Very Furry Christmas
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until December 14th, 2014 Sesame Place celebrates the holiday season with three special Christmas shows, dry rides, awesome music and twinkling lights all around!  More information
100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne, PA 19047

2.                  Elderberry Lights
Have you checked out the lights during this holiday season?  The display at 257 Elderberry Drive includes holiday music and treats of all kinds.  The 100,000 lights synched to music is fun for the whole family.  More information
Mon – Thu: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Fri – Sat: 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm, Sun: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
257 Elderberry Dr. Levittown, PA

3.                  Annual Holiday Music
This Friday December 12th enjoy music, shopping, & fun for the whole family. Participating merchants will remain open until at least 10pm. Some shops will remain open as late as midnight. Free parking is available at County Parking Garage on Broad & Union Street. Free Dart shuttle loop will be available as well.  More information
Downtown Doylestown    215-340-9988

4.                  Holiday Winemaker’s Dinner
This Saturday December 13th at 7 p.m. enjoy a festive holiday celebration featuring a five-course gourmet meal and more.  Reservations are required. Purchase tickets by calling or going on out website. Tickets are $89.  More information   
Crossing Vineyards and Winery 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977

5.                  Peddler’s Village Gingerbread Competition Display
Go see the amazing Gingerbread Competition Display at Peddlers Village this weekend and until January 3rd 2015!  More information
 Routes 202 & 263 Lahaska, PA 18931

Mercer County, New Jersey:
1.      North Pole Express, New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
This Friday December 12th at 11 a.m. ride the rails with Santa, Mrs. Claus and a host of holiday revelers!  Children and adults of all ages are invited to ride, sip hot cocoa and enjoy cookies while Santa visits with each child and presents them with a special gift.  Trains depart every hour and a half until 8:15pm.  Adults: $45.95; Children (2 to 11): $43.95; Toddler (under 2): $12.95.  More information
32 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938            215.862.2332

2.      The Elf on a Shelf: A Christmas Tradition Story time, Barnes & Noble
This Friday December 12th at 7 p.m. enjoy a special holiday story time featuring “The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition.” All ages welcome. Free.  More information
Market Fair 3535 Route 1 Princeton, NJ 08540         609.897.9250  

3.      Winter Farmers Market, Slow Food Central New Jersey
Saturday December 13th at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Locally grown cheeses, breads, baked goods, produce, jams, wine, mushrooms, and more are available. Three dollar admission is required.  More information
Winter Farmers Market, Slow Food Central New Jersey, D&R Greenway, Princeton, NJ
 609-577-5113

4.      Gingerbread House Class, Fedora Café
This Sunday December 14th at 3 p.m. accompany your child as you enjoy holiday fun by decorating a gingerbread house while snacking on cookies and hot cocoa. Admission is $25 for one child with a parent.  Registration required via 609-895-0844.  More information
2633 Main Street Lawrenceville, NJ  08648       609.895.0844

5.      Holiday Wreath Making
Saturday December 13th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. participants will construct wreaths from evergreen clippings collected in the park. Register. Free.  More information
Holiday Wreath Making, Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center

355 Washington Crossing Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ         609-737-0609

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This week’s mortgage interest rates for PA and NJ:

Conv 30y fixed, 3.875% – 0 pts 
Conv 10y ARM, 3.500% – 0 pts 
Conv 15y fixed, 3.125% – 0 pts 

Jumbo 30y fixed, 3.875% – 0 pts
Jumbo 5/1 ARM, 2.875% – gives lender credit

FHA 30y fixed, 3.500% – gives lender credit
VA 30y fixed, 3.375% – 0 pts

Contact us if you have any questions!


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Wonderful events in Bucks County, PA and Mercer County, NJ happening this weekend December 5th, 6th, and 7th!  Time to make plans!
Bucks County, Pennsylvania:
1.      A Very Furry Christmas
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until December 14th, 2014 Sesame Place celebrates the holiday season with three special Christmas shows, dry rides, awesome music and twinkling lights all around!  More information
100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne, PA 19047
2.      Peddlers Village Christmas Festival
Celebrate this weekend at the Peddler’s Village Christmas Festival this Saturday December 6th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday December 7th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival is featuring the Santa Parade on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Free Admission and Parking. Schedule of festivities: More information
Routes 202 & 263 Lahaska, PA 18931
3.      Elderberry Lights
Have you checked out the lights yet?  The display at 257 Elderberry Drive includes holiday music, treats and lots of seasonal.  The 100,000 lights synched to music is fun for the whole family.  More information
Mon – Thu: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Fri – Sat: 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm, Sun: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
257 Elderberry Dr, Levittown, Pennsylvania
4.      Christmas Celebration at Adventure Aquarium
This Friday December 5th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adventure Aquarium is featuring Scuba Santa through January 1st as well as live shows, Rudolph the Red- Nosed Reindeer and Bumble the Abominable Snowman.  Cost: $25.95 for adults; $18.95 for children ages 2-12.  More information
5.      Ladies Night Out
This Saturday December 6th from 7 to 10 p.m. at Central Bucks South direct-sales vendors, crafters, silent auction items, raffle baskets are available during Ladies Night Out. Refreshments will be served. Only $5 admission.  More information
1100 Folly Rd, Warrington, PA 18976
Mercer County, New Jersey:
 1.      Greens and Christmas Tree Sale, William Trent House
This Friday December 5th from 12:30 to 5 p.m., The Garden Club of Trenton sells greens (holly, ivy, yew, juniper, winterberry, pine, and boxwood), holiday baskets, Christmas trees, and wreaths. Seasonal gifts and items in the museum shop. More information
Greens and Christmas Tree Sale, William Trent House, 15 Market Street, Trenton, 609-989-0087
2.      North Pole Express, New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
This Friday December 5th at 11 a.m. ride the rails with Santa, Mrs. Claus and a host of holiday revelers!  Children and adults of all ages are invited to ride, sip hot cocoa and enjoy cookies while Santa visits with each child and presents them with a special gift.  Trains depart every 1.5 hour until 8:15pm.  Adults: $45.95; Children (2 to 11): $43.95; Toddler (under 2): $12.95.  More information
32 West Bridge Street, New Hope, Pennsylvania 18938 215.862.2332
3.      Dance Lesson Events
·         Friday Night Dance Party, American Ballroom, 1523 Parkway Avenue, Ewing, 609-931-0149
      7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., $15. More information
·         Folk Dance, Princeton Folk Dance, Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street, Princeton, 609-912-           1272 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Beginners welcome. Lesson followed by dance. No partner needed. Free.
       More information
·         Dance Jam, Dance Improv Live, Princeton Center for Yoga Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, 609-             924-7294 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., lightly guided dance improvisation with live music and refreshments. $18.           More information
·         Central Jersey Milonga, Joy2Dance Studio, 178 Route 206, Hillsborough, 908-431-5146
      8:30 p.m., With Anton Gazenbeek. Lesson at 8:30 p.m. Milonga at 9:15 p.m., More information
4.      Christmas on the Farm
This Saturday December 6th starting at 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Nick’s sleigh will appear at 12:00 p.m. A children’s craft program, ‘Beaded Wire Ornament,’ will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafts cost $3 each. Groups of 8 or more must pre-register. More information 
Christmas on the Farm, Howell Living History Farm, 70 Wooden’s Lane, Lambertville, 609-737-3299
5.      Wreath Making with Farmer Q, Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center
This Saturday December 6th from 1 to 4 p.m. take friends and family to Fernbrook Farms to learn wreath making. After a demonstration from Farmer Q, take a wagon ride (weather permitting) to clip an assortment of greenery from around the farm which will be used to craft your very own beautiful door or mantle decorations.  $30/wreath, add $5 per person helping with the same wreath.  8 years old and up.  Pre-registration is REQUIRED, thank you!  More information
Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center, 142 Bordentown-Georgetown Road, Chesterfield, NJ

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