Feeney's A Holiday Tradition for Over Three Generations
Oct 01, 2018 07:52AM
Feeney’s in Feasterville, has been a Bucks County family business and treasured institution for almost seven decades. Originally this roadside garden center resided on farmland where their own nursery stock was grown to the 35,000 sq. ft. garden, gift, patio and Christmas destination that it is today. Thousands of people will go through Feeney’s this holiday season making it a holiday tradition for over three generations.
In 1976, Feeney’s expanded and renovated their small mom and pop building into a spacious new facility. To fill their new larger structure they created a small English style village with buildings and brick walkways. Visitors could walk through and peek in the windows to watch animated elves baking holiday cookies or hammering new toys while little girls were skating outside. It was a popular destination for class trips. Yellow school buses lined their parking lot - and eventually families came together and the little garden center at Feeney’s became the big garden center that was Bucks County’s holiday destination.
As the elves got weary and the skaters grew tired Feeney’s decided to expand again and change their displays to encompass the entire store and offer more holiday decorating ideas, gifts, ornaments, textiles and all things holiday.
Every November (this year November 9th), they offer a holiday decorating seminar night, full of creative ideas to give your home a burst of holiday magic. This highly attended evening is a favorite tradition for many who make it a fun and educational night out. Past classes have included inspirational tree decorating ideas, the art of artificial tree fluffing, holiday lighting to enhance your home, decorating and flower arranging. Be sure to attend- always a fun night.
During the month of November they also offer various events, featuring guided tours of their store given by their in-house decorators, free ice cream, crafts, live animals and of course Santa. Check their website at www.feeneys.com for this years exact dates and times.
Two years ago, they saw a charitable opportunity to work together as a community and give back to those in need and so the “Santa Cause Campaign” began. In the last two years through $5.00 donations they raised over $25,000,00 for the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Now that is what the holiday is about! This season be sure to bring your own camera and be a part of this exciting cause!
Every year, families young and old come to feel the excitement of the season. Parents who brought their own children, now are enjoying their grandchildren’s eyes brighten with all the glistening lights, whimsical and elegant displays.Come visit displays galore- from ceiling to floor.
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A visit to Feeney’s can be summed up by the visitors themselves who say, “It isn’t Christmas until we’ve been to Feeney’s”.