Dear friends and neighbors,

As I write this, I am looking out onto State Street filled with an overwhelming sense of gratitude and holiday cheer. The streets of Kennett Square are bustling with activity as community members come together to deck the halls. People are pausing to take pictures with the decorations. It warms my heart to witness the collective effort that goes into transforming our beloved town into a festive and vibrant space during this special season.

I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the people who are working hard to create holiday magic in Kennett—I’m watching the dedicated members of the Spade and Trowel Garden Club turn our planters into exquisite green displays; the public works team have been out all week wrapping garlands around poles and installing the tree for Kennett Collaborative staff to decorate; merchants are decorating their windows; our volunteers are hanging stars in the walkway to the garage; Maria Navarrete-Olvera and her talented team at Zena Florist are building a captivating display for photographs on State Street. It takes a village to make a village shine, and boy is Kennett Square shining!

If you haven’t yet had the chance to get involved, it’s not too late! We still have volunteer spots open for Holiday Village Market and the Holiday Light Parade.

You won’t want to miss the Holiday Light Parade on Saturday, November 25. A round of applause is in order for Carol Ciliberti who put together an incredible parade lineup. Our gratitude also goes out to the borough, public works, police, fire & EMS services and all the folks who come to work during the holidays so that our families can celebrate together in town.

I hope you’ll join me at the Creamery of Kennett Square for our Holiday Village Market on December 2, 3, 9, or 10th. We’ve been working hard along with our partners at the Creamery and Square Roots Collective to create another unforgettable community event. This is not just another Christkindl market—there’s something uniquely special and “Kennett” about it.

We’d like to extend thanks to our holiday sponsors, which include Longwood Gardens and Chatham Financial. Their generosity includes support for the decorations on State Street and the complimentary parking at the garage during Small Business Saturday & the Parade, Holiday Village Market, and Longwood Garden’s Christmas in Kennett program in December.

As we celebrate the season of giving, I’m mindful that there are many wonderful causes to support. I invite you to consider making a donation to Kennett Collaborative. Your generosity will enable us to continue creating quality programs, events, and placemaking initiatives that enhance the beauty and vibrancy of Kennett Square.

Thank you for your unwavering support and commitment to making our community a truly magical place during the holidays.

Wishing you all a joyous, generous, and heartwarming season!

Daniel Embree
Executive Director
Kennett Collaborative