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A toast to winning Christmas tree

Nearly 5,000 people attended the 6th Annual Bucks County Holiday Treefest, with many voting for their favorite of the 25 decorated trees.

A toast to winning Christmas tree

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The winning Christmas tree, decorated with the theme, “Trim the Pine and Drink Some Wine.” (Visit Bucks County)

The results are in for the most popular Christmas tree at the 6th Annual Bucks County Holiday Treefest, and the winner is:  “Trim the Pine and Drink Some Wine,” sponsored and decorated by 263 Marketplace.

The festival at the county Visitors Center on Street Road in Bensalem featured 25 themed trees during the holiday season, with the nearly 5,000 people who attended able to vote for their favorite. The winning tree was decked out in big, red bows; white flowers; flowing ribbons; and wine bottles.

Each of the trees were sponsored by a member of the county’s visitors agency or on behalf of a charity or non-profit organization. The winner, 263 Marketplace, is an indoor shopping village in Warminster, that has more than 70 booths offering antiques, jewelry, cookware, local wine and  collectibles. It is open Friday through Sunday.

The rest of the Top 10 vote-getters are:

2nd Place    “Peace On Earth To All Of Good Will,” sponsored and decorated by St. Katharine Drexel Mission Center and National Shrine

3rd Place   “The Commitment Tree,” sponsored and decorated by Carson Valley Children’s Aid

4th Place   “Giving Shoes,” sponsored by Shady Brook Farm, decorated by ReUse Your Shoes

5th Place   “A Critter Christmas,” sponsored by Pearl S. Buck House, decorated by Manor College

6th Place   “Very Merry Doughnuts,” sponsored and decorated by Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

7th Place   “Handmade in Bucks County,” sponsored by James River Cabinetry, decorated by St. Andrew School Father's Committee

8th Place  “Have a Harley Holiday,” sponsored and decorated by Sam's Motorcycles

9th Place   “Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouts,” sponsored by Conifer's Image, decorated by Girl Scout Troup 2359

10th Place  “Along the Trail in Bucks,”sSponsored and decorated by Bucks County Wine Trail

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Chris Palmer covers Bucks County for the Philadelphia Inquirer. His previous work has appeared in the New York Times and on several Times blogs, including City Room, the Local East Village and SchoolBook (which has since been taken over by WNYC). Contact him at cpalmer@phillynews.com, 610 313 8212 or on Twitter, @cs_palmer.

Ben Finley covers Bucks County for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He previously worked for The Associated Press, FactCheck.org and the Bucks County Courier Times, where he won more than a dozen journalism awards from organizations including the Education Writers Association, the Society for Features Journalism and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Contact him at bfinley@phillynews.com, 610-313-8118 or on Twitter, @Ben_Finley.

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