Enjoy the Simple Pleasures Again This Holiday Season as Kitchen Kettle Village Celebrates a “Simply... Old Fashioned Christmas”

The largest "giving back" project of the year is underway at Kitchen Kettle Village in Lancaster County. The annual charity project gives back to our community by assisting local families in need during the holidays. The project is one of the many holiday offerings at Kitchen Kettle.

Intercourse, PA, November 06, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Holidays are for fun, family and lots of good food. Why not grab the gang and experience a “Simply...Old Fashioned Christmas” at Kitchen Kettle Village Friday nights November 23rd through December 21st from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays November 24th through December 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There is lots of fun for the entire family and, of course, good food. The best part is...Kitchen Kettle Village makes it simple.

Guests can sample a freshly made s’more. Guests can toast their own marshmallow over an open fire then put them onto graham crackers and chocolate for a gooey delight. Carolers and musicians will entertain guests while they shop and sip on some hot cider. So this season, guests can relive some memories and make some new ones by taking a break from the hustle and bustle and experiencing some simple, old-fashioned holiday cheer in the village of 39 shops and restaurants filled with gifts from the heart. Here are some of the seasonal delights waiting for guests:

Friday nights ‘til 9pm: Holiday cooking and entertaining tips in the Jam & Relish Kitchen; No Mess, No Fuss cookie baking (Kitchen Kettle makes the dough, guests scoop and decorate the cookies, and Kitchen Kettle bakes and packages them while guests shop); Dinner with Mrs. Claus and Yummie, the Village gingerbread boy, at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafe (by reservation), marshmallow toasting and s’more making, complimentary hot cocoa, and musical entertainment.

November 23rd is the “Celebration of Food” with the spotlight on seasonal entertaining recipes and tips, the lighting of an 18-foot high Tree of Lights at 5:00 p.m. with music provided by the Steve Weaver Brass Ensemble, and holiday tunes from 6-8:00 p.m. from Brass Ornaments.

November 30th celebrates the sounds of the season with the “Celebration of Music” featuring Herald Brass from 5:30-7:00 p.m., the Floyd Rawleigh Acappela Choir from 6:30-8:00 p.m., and a surprise musical performance from 7-8:30 p.m.

December 7th is the “Evening of Elegance” with butlered hor d’oeurves in the Jam & Relish Kitchen, simply elegant seasonal entertaining recipes, and music from the Children’s Choir Chimes from 6-8:00 p.m.

December 14th is the Village's special “Spirit of Giving” night, the culmination of an annual seasonal project to assist local needy families. Kitchen Kettle Village adopts 150 families from two local school districts and provides Christmas “Dinner in a Bag” along with stockings stuffed with toiletries and toys for every member of the family. It is a heart-warming project to assist those in need and spread some holiday cheer. Music for this special evening will be provided by the Lampeter-Strasburg High School Brass Quartet from 6-8:00 p.m.

On December 21st the Village is hosting a “Holiday Open House”
featuring last-minute entertaining tips and holiday music from Brass Ornaments from 6-8:00 p.m.

Saturdays - Holly Days Celebrations: Kid’s Craft Area featuring fun, free holiday crafts for children (Nov. 24, Dec. 1, and Dec. 8 only), hot mulled cider at the Hospitality Tent, candy making demonstrations at Pepper Lane Fudge & Sweets, wreath making demonstrations at the Flower Shop, and seasonal entertainment.

November 24th the entertainment includes the Bella-Deux Handbell Group from
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., strolling entertainer Jerry Brown from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., and Bravura Brass from 1-3:00 p.m.

December 1st features The Horn’s of Plenty from 11:00 a.m. from 1:00 p.m., strolling entertainer Jerry Brown from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., and the Lancaster Trombone Quartet from 1-3:00 p.m. This is also the Intercourse Merchant’s Association Holiday Open House weekend with special events and activities.

On December 8th listen to the Pequea Valley Chamber Singers from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and Holiday Brass from 1-3:00 p.m.

The December 15th entertainment includes a performance from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. by the popular Warwick Chamber Singers & Production Company and from 1-3:00 p.m. Winter Song, a celtic duo.

December 22nd features 3 Dads & a Lad Barber Shop Quartet from 12-2:00 p.m.

Other favorite events throughout the season include putting together a gift box of favorite Kitchen Kettle jams and relishes for that special someone, going for a horse-drawn carriage ride and hearing the sleigh bells jingle, savoring a Friday night dinner in the historic Kling House Restaurant, and taking in the magic of the Village decorated for Christmas while exploring all of the special treasures in the shops.

Kitchen Kettle Village is located on Rt. 340 in the Village of Intercourse, 10 miles east of Lancaster (PA). For more information contact Lisa Horn at (800) 732-3538, (717) 768-8261, or log onto www.kitchenkettle.com.

And for more information, visit www.kitchenkettle.com or contact Lisa Horn, Director of Fun, at lhorn@kitchenkettle.com

Kitchen Kettle Village
Lisa Horn