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Community House of Moorestown is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit that proudly serves the civic, social and recreational needs of Moorestown without any financial assistance from local, state or federal government.

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Tree Lighting Celebration

This much-loved holiday tradition began in 2013 and is held every year on the first Monday in December at 5:30pm. The entire town gathers on the front lawn of the Community House, listens to music, savors cookies and cocoa, donates food and toys for those in need, and enjoys the company of friends and family as they watch the seasonal lighting of the 25’+ Norway Spruce tree and menorah. This event is FREE, and everyone is welcome.

The Tree Lighting Celebration embodies all that the Community House stands for in that it creates memories and further bonds people and families to each other and to our town. This kind of unity is what Moorestown, and the Community House, is all about and the reason that this event was created.

It takes many volunteers and supporters to make this event one of our community’s highlights. Moorestown’s own, Kathy Orr, emcees and broadcasts the event live on Fox29 news. Historically, festivities have included:

  • Musical entertainment by the Philly Pops and the Moorestown High School Madrigals
  • Cookies donated by Wegmans and hot cocoa donated by Brandywine Senior Living
  • Toy collections by Kennedy’s Cause and non-perishable food collections by MooreKids
  • Special guest appearance by Santa

Besides these generous supporters, we’d also like to thank the following groups for their support of this wonderful event:

  • Moorestown Hardware
  • GEM Lighting
  • Hyperion Tree Service
  • Upstage Right
  • MoorArts
  • DJs Available
  • Mr. Chuck Gill
  • Live Civilly
  • Moorestown Garden Club
  • Moorestown Historical Society for the Town Crier (Bill Archer)
  • Moorestown Jewish Association for their many volunteers
  • Moorestown Relief Engine Company
  • Community House Board members for set up and clean up

The event culminates with the lighting of the tree, which was generously donated in 2013 by the Palko family in honor of their mother, Patricia Palio, who absolutely loved the holiday season. The Moorestown Jewish Association also donated a beautiful Menorah, located on the front part of the lawn, which is also lit as part of this event. The lightings typically occur around 6:15 and are followed by a drive by visit from Santa on the fire truck!

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