Devitt’s Annual Holiday Extravaganza Brings Children of All Ages
By James R. Formato
He¹s back! After being away for about a year the talkative Eggbert returned to
Devitt¹s Nursery in New Windsor, NY on Friday, (a.k.a. “Black Friday”) November 24th. As usual children of all ages waited in line to get their “moment” to talk to oversized egg. This year the owners added a new feature to those who wished to see Eggbert. As the line of excited shoppers weaved between the various stationary Christmas and seasonal displays, an adult size railway train awaits inside the final stages to see Eggbert.
The train ride is free and travels not only in the inside of the building but also outside in a covered tunnel that protects everyone from the elements. Fortunately for those attending on Friday the day was beautiful. Just after the train ride, shoppers are able to stop and talk with Santa Claus and tell him what they would like to see under their tree on Christmas morning.
Besides the novelty of the Christmas season, Devitt¹s offers their multi-stocked live Christmas trees, decorations, ornaments and lights. Refreshments are available for sale outside the Christmas Trail and a large tent located in front of the food trailers is provided to partake of these warm treats.
So, if you are looking for a return to the “good old days” and memories of Christmases gone by, stop in to see the display in the Main Building, talk to Santa or talk to Eggbert. You will be glad you did!