Middletown open house opens doors to holiday spirit

Middletown open house opens doors to holiday spirit

Lindsay Binder, Editor-In-Chief

On Thursday, December 8, 2022, Middletown citizens and community members gathered at the Middletown Township Municipal Center for their annual Christmas celebration. 

Food trucks filled the parking lot with lines of hungry people waiting to taste the delicious food that smelled fragrant in the air.

All around were sounds of happy children waiting for their ride on the horse and carriage or waiting to see Santa.

At 6 p.m., sirens were heard, and red and blue flashing lights could be seen across the event and from the neighborhood across the street. A Middletown police cruiser entered the cheerful scene with Santa in tow on a decorated red wagon. 

The children lined the sidewalk, patiently waiting for their turn to share their Christmas wishes with the bearded man. They then waited to receive a candy cane from the local Boy Scout troop after their meet and greet. 

In the heated tent at the center of the event, families sat doing crafts sponsored by the Girl Scouts troop and sipped on hot drinks provided by the food trucks. 

A few local businesses and organizations lined the sides of the large white tent, meeting locals and selling their beautiful and, often, handmade products. 

In the background, the voices of the Bucks County Youth Choir singing family favorite holiday tunes were followed shortly after by the sounds of the Neshaminy High School holiday band, directed by Michael Lipton. 

The event concluded at 8:30 p.m., as families walked back to their cars with memories of the holiday cheer.