By Edie Weinstein

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Oh, the weather outside is …. here in Bucks County, it could range from crystal clear and chilly, to snow globe, winter wonderland in the upcoming months. Either way, this is the perfect time of year to celebrate with family and friends.

There are events galore to choose; most are family friendly.

Finding the Perfect Tree 

hillisYour 2016 Holiday Guide Tree Farm & Lighting Guide is presented by Hillis Public Adjusters. Hillis Public Adjusters are property damage experts. Hillis advises and assists commercial and residential insurance policyholders through the overwhelming task of submitting an insurance claim. They specialize in exposing the damages that often get overlooked by insurance companies while interpreting ambiguous insurance policies, helping clients get the money they need to rebuild their lives. Hillis has successfully settled over 50,000 property damage claims, including wind damage, frozen pipe damage and other types of property damage , for over 30 years. Contact Hillis at 1-800-HILLIS-1.

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UPPER BUCKS

A.G.A. Farms
www.agafarms.com
1333 Elephant Road, Perkasie, PA 18944
Many locally made craft and gift items for sale in the store.
Hours: Daily 10:00 AM -5:00 PM starting Friday after Thanksgiving

Browning Green Tree Farm
www.facebook.com/pages/Browning-Green-Tree-Farm/145217718835161
424 Route 152, Perkasie, PA 18944
Hours: Weekends 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

LOWER BUCKS

Active Acres Farm
www.activeacresfarm.com
881 Highland Road, Newtown PA
Hours: Weekdays 10:30 AM – 8:00 AM • Weekends 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Bryan’s Farm
2032 Second Street Pike, Richboro PA 18954
Hours: Saturdays – Sundays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Carousel Village Tree Farm
www.carouselvillagepa.com/trees.html
Route 413, Wrightstown, PA 18940
Hours: Weekdays: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM • Weekends 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Charlann Farms
586 Stonyhill Road, Yardley, PA 19067
Hours: December Weekdays: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM • Weekends: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Colavita Christmas Tree Farm
www.home.comcast.net/~colavitatreefarm/
1761 Dolington Road, Yardley, PA 19067
Hours: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Fairless Hills Garden Center
www.fhgardencenter.com/blog/
636 Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills, PA 19030
Hours: December Daily 7:30 AM – 7:30 PM

Jug Hill Tree Farm
www.jughillpa.com/
Taylorsville Road, Yardley, PA 19067
Hours: Weekdays: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM • Weekends: 8:00 AM-8:00 PM

King’s Indian Head Farm
http://www.kingsindianheadfarm.com/
1050 Eagle Rd, Newtown, PA 18940
Hours: Daily 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Shady Brook Farm
www.shadybrookfarm.com
931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM • Friday – Saturday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM • Sunday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Snowballs Christmas Tree Farm
Route 413 & Route 13, West Bristol, PA 19007
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM • Friday – Saturday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM • Sunday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Solly’s Farm Market
www.sollyfarm.com
707 Almshouse Road, Ivyland 18974
Hours:  Daily 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thorpe Farm Stand
371 Stoneybrook Road, Newtown, PA 18940
Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM • Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuckamony Christmas Tree Farm
www.tuckamonyfarm.com
6320 Upper York Road, New Hope, PA 18938
Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM • Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM • Closed Mondays

CENTRAL BUCKS

The Market at DelVal
www.themarketatdelval.com
2100 Lower State Rd., Doylestown, PA 18901
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9:00 AM -6:00 PM • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Maximuck’s Farm Market
www.maximucks.com/
5793 Long Lane Road, Doylestown 18902
Hours: Call for hours

McArdle’s Holiday Tree Farm
www.holidayfarmbuckscounty.com/
4316 Mechanicsville Road, Mechanicsville, PA 18934
Hours: Sundays, Mondays, and Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM • Fridays: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM • Closed Tuesday – Thursday

Pine Run Christmas Tree Farm
www.pinerunpa.com/
Route 313, Fountainville, PA 18923
Hours: Weekdays 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM • Weekends: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

NEARBY

Christmasland at Linvilla Orchards
November 19th through December 23rd
137 W Knowlton Rd, Media, PA 19063

The North Pole can be as close as your back yard, as Linvilla Orchards transforms — farm style. Bring home your own self cut Christmas tree and gifts from the market. On Saturday evenings in December, make a joyful noise during Caroling Hayrides, complete with live music and apple cider.

Christmas Tree Lighting & Parades

shops at valley squareSanta Arrival and Tree Lighting at Valley Square
November 18, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Shops at Valley Square  PA-611 & W Street Rd. Warrington, PA 18976

Next Stop… Christmas! Show will be in DSW parking lot, followed by tree lighting at Center Court. The North Pole train needs Christmas Spirit to get to the North Pole! A collection of holiday friends will help the train get back on track with a merry mixture of magic, music, circus skill, and audience participation.  Next Stop…CHRISTMAS! welcomes Santa for the holidays!

Historic Bristol Borough’s 62nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
November 25, 2016

A Bucks County tradition, Santa Claus has flipped the switch during Bristol’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting every year since 1952. After this year’s ceremony on November 25, enjoy caroling along the waterfront and browse the stores in the Historic Bristol Shopping District — many businesses will have extended hours.

Holiday House & Tree Lighting Ceremony at Bolton Mansion in Bucks County
December 2, 2016 through December 4, 2016

Celebrate the season at Levittown’s Bolton Mansion. The mansion will be open for tours, and will also offer hearth- & candle-making demonstrations, warm cider, hot chocolate and freshly made gingerbread cookies. Best of all, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance.

Santa’s Coming to Town Parade and 101st Annual Tree Lighting in Doylestown
November 27th

Stand with neighbors, friends and visitors as Santa Claus comes town to flip the switch at the town’s 101st annual tree lighting ceremony. Afterward, children are welcomed to meet Santa at his Christmas Cottage at the corner of State and Hamilton streets, which will remain open until Christmas Eve.

Historic Bristol Borough Old Fashioned Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, November 25, 2016 6:30pm
Waterfront Park

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Historic Bristol Borough Christmas Parade
November 26, 2016 at 1pm

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December 2, 2016

Light up your life!  There will be vendors, caroling, special treats from downtown merchants, the QCHS Varsity Singers, the alpacas from Harley Hill Farm, an ice sculptor, gingerbread house contest, live Nativity, and more fun than you can stuff down the chimney. We ho-ho-hope that you will join us for this very merry festival.

107th Annual Perkasie Tree Lighting Celebration
December 3, 2016, 5pm – 8pm.

Be part of Bucks County history. Perkasie is home to the nation’s oldest outdoor community tree lighting, and this year the town will celebrate its 106th annual tree lighting with an appearance from Santa, live music in a heated tent, food and drinks and free old-fashioned horse and carriage rides.

Sights to See

shoprite-yardley-300x300-email-3Your 2016 Holiday Guide Sights to See are presented by ShopRite of Yardley in Oxford Oaks Shopping Center, the state-of-the-art grocery store that is here to fulfill all of your holiday shopping needs. Three hundred well prepared associates are ready to serve you as you shop aisles filled with the freshest varieties of produce, meat and seafood. In addition to offering the convenience of online shopping options, the 57,000-square-foot ShopRite of Yardley was designed with convenience in mind, even offering on-site childcare for children ages 3 to 8 for up to 90 minutes! Check out your Holiday Grocery Guide.

Shows & Events

The Nutcracker
November 18th through 20th
Town and Country Players, 4158 York Rd, Buckingham, PA,
8pm Friday and Saturday, 2pm Saturday and Sunday

This magical seasonal event comes to life as the Town Country Players share the stage with the Dance Arts Collaborative of Plumsteadville. Since it debuted in the 1940’s, it has charmed audiences. The tale of “The Nutcracker” as seen through the eyes of a young girl named Clara will warm your heart. This production will feature the dance talent of Reina Faith’s students along with T&C’s performers in the adult roles $25 Adults, $15 Children 12 and under.

Sesame Place’s A Very Furry Christmas
November 19th through January 1st

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? It  will be easier to find while alight  in holiday splendor during A Very Furry Christmas on select dates from at Sesame Place! Debuting this year is a holiday sing-along adventure on the Furry Express! The park will also have special Christmas shows, dry rides, the illuminated Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade, visits with Santa in his Furry Workshop, Christmas treats and shopping!

Shady Brook Farm Holiday Happenings
November 19th through January 8th

Shady Brook Farm is the perfect place to create long lasting family holiday memories.

Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show. Encounter whimsical displays and familiar characters as you wind your way through the 2 mile trail in the comfort of your own car, or enjoy the show on an open air wagon ride (select dates and weather permitting, check website). After the show, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and roast up s’mores at a toasty bonfire (cocoa, s’mores kits, and more treats available for purchase in the Farm Market). And don’t miss the Tree of Hope light display set to Christmas music.

While you’re there, visit and have your photo taken with Santa, find the perfect Christmas tree, and choose from oodles of ornaments and holiday decor.

The Holiday Light Show is open nightly from 5 to 10 pm (‘til 11pm Fri. & Sat.) through Jan. 8, 2017. $25/carload, wagon rides are $12/person. The Farm Market is open Sun. 9am to 9pm, Mon. – Thurs. 7am to 9pm, Fri. & Sat. from 7am to 11pm.

Holiday Season at The Market at DelVal
November 26 through January 8th

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The Market at DelVal is the perfect place to create lasting holiday memories. There’s so much going, we’ll keep you busy all season long!

Things kick off on Nov. 26 at 8am with the Jingle Bell Turkey Trot, the newest addition to our event calendar. This 10K, 5K or Kids’ Fun Run/Walk is on a ground-breaking course that you will have to experience to believe.

And guess who’s flying in for the event? SANTA arrives by HELICOPTER just after the awards ceremony at 11:00am.

The Joy of Movement Dance School will entertain while we wait for Santa. Visit www.themarketatdelval.com to sign up for the race.

Love decorating a gingerbread house, but hate to clean up? Leave that to us! Bring your creativity and we’ll supply the rest at our Gingerbread Decorating workshop on December 3 & 4 at 1pm. The cost is $29.99/house. Reservations are required and space is limited. Call 215-230-7170 today to reserve.
Feed your holiday excitement with a meal with Santa himself at Brunch with the Big Guy on Dec. 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 9am. Enjoy a homemade meal, get that perfect picture of Santa with your little one, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Cost is $10/child, $15/adult, children under 12 months are free. Reservations are required and space is limited. Call 215-230-7170 to reserve.

Caring Santa Returns
Sunday, November 20 & Sunday, December 4, 2016
Oxford Valley Mall- 2300 Lincoln Hwy. Langhorne, PA 19047

On Sunday, November 20 and Sunday, December 4, children with special needs and their families are invited to join Oxford Valley Mall for Caring Santa. With an environment designed to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of kids with all abilities, Caring Santa will feature no lines, no crowds and no music, but lots of fun and lasting memories. In partnership with Autism Speaks and AbilityPath.org, a national online resource hub and special needs community, the event will also feature holiday social stories, coloring activities and other goodies to make the morning magical for all who attend.

Grand Illumination Celebration Peddlers Village
November 19th throughout the season

Welcome Santa  as he kicks off the holidays at Peddler’s Village with one million twinkling lights during the Grand Illumination Celebration on. The lights will stay aglow through the holidays. Stop in to see their locally-made Gingerbread House Display!

Namast-Neigh
November 22, 2016
Triple L Ranch LLC, 1975 Krammes Road, Quakertown, PA 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Sponsored by: Heard by A Horse

Namast- Neigh for the Holidays is a 7- week workshop (but feel free to just come for one night). We invite you to join us to unwind, de-stress & practice self-care with the horses! We will complete activities designed to improve self-awareness and mindfulness during the holiday season and all year long. $50/night or $325 for all 7 www.hbahorse.com/events

Christmas Jazz With Eric Mintel
Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd, Washington Crossing, PA
Friday, December 9, 2016 7:00 pm

Join us for a fun evening of Christmas favorites and original holiday music featuring The Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet. Champagne & dessert follow the performance. A “Jazzy” Gift Idea! Cost: $40 per person. Call for reservations at 215-493-6500, ext. 19 or buy on-line: www.crossingvineyards.com.

Washington Crossing Re-enactment
December 11, 2016

Stand on the shores of the Delaware River as you imagine what it was like on that frigid night, during the annual re-enactment of General George Washington’s daring river-crossing on Christmas Night in 1776. Watch more than 200 re-enactors row across the river and see colonial-era games and period demonstrations. Or catch the Annual Christmas Day Crossing Re-enactment takes place at Washington Crossing Historic Park.

Washington Crossing Re-enactment

TreeFest
November 22nd through January 5th

The Bucks County Visitor Center in Bensalem will be filled with holiday cheer as 25 uniquely-themed trees light up the main gallery during the 11th Annual Bucks County Holiday TreeFest. Throughout the six-week celebration, visitors can browse the decorated trees, enjoy musical entertainment, visit with Santa Claus and even bring their furry friends along for pet photos on select dates.

Byers’ Choice
December 9th and 10th

Come to what has become known as the Christmas capital of the county, Byers’ Choice, this holiday season! Enjoy Christmas cookies and juice as you explore the famous Christmas workshop observation deck and marvel at more than 250 Nativities from around the world in the Creche room. Be moved as you listen to the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens when he performs a reading of the classic “A Christmas Carol.”

Under the Tree: A Century of Holiday Trees and Toys at the Mercer Museum
From November 19th through January 3rd

A plethora of options over the next few months! Visit the Mercer Museum to visit the “Under the Tree: A Century of Holiday Trees and Toys” exhibit. See Fonthill Castle decked out for the holidays December 2-January 2, stop by on December 10 for a special Holiday Lights Meander, or marvel at the castle under the cloak of darkness with a candlelight holiday tour December 30. On December 4, Fonthill and Moravian Pottery & Tile Works host a free Holiday Festivities event for the whole family.

Pearl Buck Festival of Trees
November 8th through December 31st

Take a holiday tour of the farmhouse once lived in by Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author Pearl S. Buck during the 38th Annual Festival of Trees . Come out for the Community Open House on December 8 or be sure to stop by on select dates from November 25 through December 4 for their annual Holiday Craft Show!

Colonial Christmas at Pennsbury Manor
December 1st and 2nd

Turn back the clock to a colonial Christmas at Pennsbury Manor during their annual Holly Nights . Stay toasty by glowing bonfires, sing along with carolers and take a candlelit tour of this historic Manor House built by Pennsylvania’s founder William Penn.

Caring Santa
November 20th and December 4th
Oxford Valley Mall, 2300 E. Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, PA
Time: 9:00am to 11:00am
Sponsored by: Autism Speaks and AbilityPath.org

On Sunday, November 20 and Sunday, December 4, children with special needs and their families are invited to join Oxford Valley Mall for Caring Santa. With an environment designed to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of kids with all abilities, Caring Santa will feature no lines, no crowds and no music, but lots of fun and lasting memories. In partnership with Autism Speaks and AbilityPath.org, a national online resource hub and special needs community, the event will also feature holiday social stories, coloring activities and other goodies to make the morning magical for all who attend.  Shoppers are encouraged to pre-register for Caring Santa by visiting www.oxfordvalleymall.com.

Holly Nights
December 1, 2016 6:00 pm – December 2, 2016 9:00 pm
Pennsbury Manor 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road Morrisville, PA 19067
Cost; $14 – Adults, $12 – Seniors, $6 – Children 3-11

Experience the enchantment of Pennsbury Manor by candlelight. Enjoy crackling bonfires, carolers, candlelit tours of the Manor House, and craft demonstrations. A truly memorable evening for all ages.

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Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol
December 2, 2016 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Half Moon Inn 105 Court St. Newtown, PA 18940
Cost: $25

This winter season we have a special fundraiser planned on December 2, 2016. One of our members, Alisa Dupuy of The Ladies of History Historical Productions, will be performing a one-woman show of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  She will portray Ebenezer Scrooge’s sister, Fan, come to regale us with his story.  The show is about 50 minutes long and features Ms. Dupuy acting out all of the characters and bringing this timeless story to life for us in the delightful ambiance of our beloved Half Moon Inn.

There will be a cocktail hour beforehand and we encourage people to have an early dinner in Newtown at one of the many fine eating establishments before the show which will begin at 7:30 pm.  Cocktails will be open house from 6:30 until show-time on December  2nd,  2016.

Cost for this event is $25.  All proceeds to benefit NHA.

A Peek into the Past – Newtown’s Holiday House Tour
December 3, 2016 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Half-Moon Inn E Centre Ave & Court St. Newtown, PA 18940

On Saturday, December 3rd we invite you to celebrate the beauty of the season with the Newtown Historic Association’s house tour.  Now in its 54th year, this tour gives visitors the opportunity to peek into several of Newtown’s unique private residences, all dressed for the holidays. Wear your walking shoes because there are 6 town residences on this year’s tour along with several public buildings all within easy walking distance from the town center. The $30 cost of a tour ticket also includes entry into the Half-Moon Inn, home to the Newtown Historic Association.  Once inside this beautifully restored 18th century building, tour goers will enjoy period musical entertainment, hearthside colonial cooking demonstrations and refreshments of mulled cider and cheese. Tour hours are from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.  Advance tickets can be purchased at Newtown Book & Record Exchange, 102 S. State Street and on-line at the Association’s website, www.newtownhistoric.org/housetour.  On the day of the tour, purchase tour tickets at the Half-Moon Inn, Court Street and Centre Avenue and at the Stocking Works, 301 South State Street, Newtown.

All proceeds from the tour benefit the Newtown Historic Association and its programs dedicated to the preservation of Newtown’s historical heritage.

Run, Run Rudolph
December 3, 2016 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Strayer Middle School Track – Ronald Regan Dr. Quakertown, PA 18951
Cost: Full Members Free; Program Member $3, Non Members $5

Children ages 5-8 years will run a 1/4 mile while children ages 9-12 will run 1/2 mile.  Please arrive 15 minutes early so that the race can start promptly at 9:30 am and then join us for Christmas at the Y after!  Each participant will receive a medal.  This race will be held sun, rain or snow.

The Shoemaker & The Elves
December 3, 2016 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Acting Naturally Theatre 164 N Flowers Mill Rd. Langhorne, PA 19047
Cost: $10/$12

Acting Naturally presents….The Shoemaker & the Elves!  The Shoemaker is kind and generous with a big heart, but little money. He and his wife help an old mysterious woman by giving her their last pair of shoes. While asleep, the eccentric and endearing elves creep into the house and make the shoes for him. The elves create the most incredible and magical shoes the town has ever seen. Filled with singing, dancing, and a whacky cast of characters, this fairy tale classic is for children of all ages. Join Us Saturday, December 3rd at 11:00 & 1:00pm.

Christmas in the Hollow Event 
December 3, 2016  12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bucks County Audubon Society 2877 Creamery Rd. New Hope, PA 18938
Cost: $5/person ($20/family) for BCAS Members, and $10/person ($30/family) for Non-Members

Celebrate the start of the holiday season with Bucks County Audubon Society and Tuckamony Christmas Tree Farm at our annual Christmas in the Hollow Event!

At the Visitor Center, join us for Christmas tunes, s’mores by the fire, cider and cookies, a visit with Santa lap, and unique winter-themed crafts! BCAS is also a Toys for Tots location, so remember to bring your new, unused toys as well! Then take a hay ride to Tuckamony Christmas Tree Farm where you can pick out your perfect tree for the season!

An American Celtic Christmas
December 3, 2016 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Bensalem High School Auditorium- 4319 Hulmeville Rd. Bensalem, PA 19020
Cost: $10-$20

American Paddy’s Productions is excited to announce ‘An American Celtic Christmas 2016’ to be held on Saturday, December 3rd at the Bensalem High School Auditorium. With 2 performances taking place at 3pm and 7pm, An American Celtic Christmas combines live music with traditional Irish, Hip-Hop and Celtic Rock Dance.  Featuring Jamison Celtic Rock, singer Kimberly Killen, John Byrne, Bob Hurst, Ray Coleman, Sean Hicks, and Dan Schram performing together as An American Celtic Christmas Orchestra – PLUS the area’s best Irish and modern dancers.

Ornament (Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tribute
December 4, 2016 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sellersville Theater- 24 W Temple Ave. Sellersville, PA 18960
Cost: $25, $39.50 ($15, $29.50 CHILDREN)

Join us for a holiday tribute to the rocking crowd favorite Trans-Siberian Orchestra! Ornament is a full musical production performing many of TSO’s classics including “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24,” “For The Sake Of Our Brother,” “Boughs Of Holly,” “First Snow” and “This Christmas Day.”

An American Christmas Songbook
December 8, 2016 – December 18, 2016 all-day
Bristol Riverside Theatre- 120 Radcliffe St. Bristol, PA 19007
Cost: $30

Michener Art Museum Holiday Open House
December 8th

The Michener Art Museum and Mercer Museum are offering FREE admission during the annual Holiday Open House. Celebrate the season with live music, browse works from local artists and enjoy special events throughout the day.

Dickens Performs “A Christmas Carol”
December 9, 2016 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Byers’ Choice Ltd. 4355 County Line Road Chalfont, PA 18914
Cost: $20

Dickens returns to Byers’ Choice! Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great grandson of the famed author, performs a one-man show of “A Christmas Carol,” taking the part of 26 different characters in turn. The performance is unforgettable, as he brings to life all of the meaning of the original story. Not recommended for children under the age of eight. Seating is general admission; performance is approximately 75 minutes. Order your tickets early. Don’t miss this heartwarming show enacted by Dickens himself.

Elf, The Musical
December 9, 2016  8:00 pm
Acting Naturally Theatre Langhorne, PA
Cost: $12/4114/$16

Join Us for this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy! Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to NYC to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Shows: 12/9 & 12/10 8:00pm 12/11 at 2:00pm. 12/16 & 12/17 8:00pm  & 12/18 2:00pm

Holiday Wine Festival
December 10, 2016 12:00 pm – December 11, 2016 6:00 pm
Crossing Vineyards & Winery 1853 Wrightstown Road, Newtown, PA 18940]

Celebrate the holidays at Crossing Vineyards & Winery. Stock up your wine cellar and find the perfect gift for the hard-to-buy-for wine-lover(s) on your list: award-winning wines, fine glassware & accessories, wine classes, concerts and more…

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Fonthill Holiday Lights Meander in Doylestown
December 10, 2016

In the heart of Doylestown is an actual castle in which you can have a once upon a time experience (Fonthill Castle in Doylestown) Wander through the home as you drink in the beauty of the dec
or, then make the evening complete with live music and light refreshments. Tickets are $20 ($15 for members), and require making a reservation at (215) 348-9461

Cool Yule Wine Dinner
December 10, 2016 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Crossing Vineyards and Winery 1853 Wrightstown Road, Newtown, PA 18940
Cost: $89 + tax (gratuity not included)

Join us for festive holiday celebration featuring a five-course gourmet meal, Crossing Vineyards’ award winning wines and plenty of holiday cheer. Yule have a ball!
Cost: $89 per person + tax (gratuity not included.) Reservations necessary. Call 215-493-6500, ext. 19 or buy on-line at www.crossingvineyards.com.

Christmas at Peddler’s Village
November 20th through January 2nd

With more than 70 specialty shops and eight restaurants, you will have a wide variety of choices to peruse for the perfect gift.  The Village will offer extended shopping hours throughout the holiday season.

The New Hope & Ivyland Train

North Pole Express at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
November 21st – December 31

Climb on board the train! The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad is a family-friendly holiday adventure with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Lasting between 60 and 90 minutes, the holiday excursion features live music, refreshments, fun and frolic for everyone.

Holiday Tours of Aldie Mansion, decorated for the holidays!
December 11, 2016 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Heritage Conservancy’s Aldie Mansion
85 Old Dublin Pike
Doylestown, PA 18901
Cost: $12.00

Heritage Conservancy is hosting holiday tours of Aldie Mansion in December! The Mansion will be decorated for the holidays, like the Mercer family used to do. Tours will be held at 1 pm and at 2 pm on Sunday, December 11, 2016, and on Sunday, December 18, 2016, and on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, and on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Reservations ARE NECESSARY!!! Call to learn more at 215.345.7020.

Michener Art Museum Holiday Open House
December 13th

The Michener Art Museum and Mercer Museum are offering FREE admission during the annual Holiday Open House. Celebrate the season with live music, browse works from local artists and enjoy special events throughout the day.

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A Christmas Carol
December 14, 2016 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sellersville Theater 24 W Temple Ave. Sellersville, PA 18960
Cost: $33, $45

A powerful story of redemption, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has enchanted audiences around the world with its simple message of Holiday joy. With this script adaptation and a flawless performance as Scrooge by the award winning 40 year theater veteran Scott H Severance, this new version of the popular classic fills the stage with first class actors, costumes, sets and puppetry plus song and dance and a heavy dose of humor. With the music of 26 beloved traditional carols of the season woven throughout this classic tale, A Christmas Carol is the perfect way to begin your holiday festivities!

 

Santa Claus is Coming to Mill Street
Thursday & Friday December 8, 9, 15, & 16 and Saturday December 17th 10am – 1pm
Trainpops Attic 400 Mill Street Bristol, PA

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John Flynn Family & Friends: Holiday Concert
December 22, 2016 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sellersville Theater 1894 136 N Main St. Sellersville, PA 18960
Cost: $19.50, $29.50

For three and a half decades Philly folk favorite John Flynn has earned praise from the likes of Gene Shay to the Main Line Times and remained a staple in our music scene. This season, join John as he rings in the holiday with friends and family. John will bring together his three children and other Philly friends like Harvey (In The Morning), Joshua Yudkin and Michael Ronstadt to perform new selections and seasonal, including the perennial WXPN favorite “Santa Clause and Mickey Malone.”

– See more at: http://bucks.happeningmag.com/event/john-flynn-family-friends-holiday-concert/#sthash.n1F2a96I.dpuf

Hanukkah Happenings

Food, Fashion and the Jewish Federation
November 17th
Parx Casino, 2999 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 6:30-9:30pm
Sponsored by: Bucks County Jewish Coalition
Contact: Eve Berger 267-261-1430

Welcome to a delicious dinner – with speakers CBS 3 lifestyle reporter Tori Woodill and Jewish Exponent Fashion Columnist Ellyn Saft, Discover what’s “in STYLE” for this winter and holiday season.! $40 includes dinner, parking, panel discussion and $20 play card to be used at the casino.

Grand Chanukah Celebration in Doylestown
December 20th beginning at 5 p.m.

At the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown  Indoor fun for the whole family will follow the lighting. There will be Chanukah gelt and dreidels, latkes, Chanukah crafts and lots more. The event is presented by Lubavitch of Doylestown.  For more info: [email protected]

Jelly Bean Menorah Lighting in Yardley
December 20 at 5pm

At McCaffrey’s Market in Yardley, Chabad of Yardley will be hosting a public menorah lighting in honor of the first night of the Jewish holiday of Hanukah. The giant menorah will be made entirely of jelly beans. Community members are invited to enjoy cultural Hanukah food, play traditional Hanukah games, make Hanukah kids’ crafts, and even use an authentic olive press.

lambertville hannukahLambertville’s Annual Menorah Lighting
December 27th at 6:30 PM

At the corner of Bridge and Union Street: The City of Lambertville will hold the Annual Lighting of the Menorah. Rabbi Kornfeld of Chabad of Hunterdon County will join Council President Stegman and Mayor DelVecchio in this celebration. Everyone is welcome to participate.

New Hope’s Hanukkah Service and Menorah Lighting

December 21st at 6pm

At 85 West Mechanic Street: Kehilat HaNahar, the Little Shul by the River, will host a free Hanukkah service and menorah lighting at 6 p.m. Wednesday. It will feature the Koleinu a capella singing group from Princeton University.

 

Shabbat Hanukkah Celebration in Newtown
December 23rd

At Shir Ami, Newtown: Services begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and a menorah lighting ceremony. Call 215-968-3400 for more information and to RSVP for dinner.

Menorah lighting in Bristol Borough,
December 23rd

At the Bristol Jewish Center: The lighting will begin at 6:30, dinner will be at 7 and services will start at 8.  Anyone interested in attending the dinner should contact the food coordinator, Annette Stucatur [email protected] 215-637-6203.

Chanukah Wonderland in Newtown

Chanukah Wonderland is open through December 27th at the Village at Newtown South, 2110 South Eagle Road, Newtown. The store is the local source for all Chanukah gifts and entertainment needs.

Chanukah Concert with Israeli pop sensation Gad Elbaz
December 25th at 4:30pm

At 25 North State Street, Newtown: Lubavitch of Bucks County presents a Chanukah Concert with Israeli pop sensation Gad Elbaz. Tickets are $18 (general seating, $25 at the door), $54 (premium seating including post-concert kumzitz); and $108 (VIP seating, pre-concert dinner with Gad, post-concert kumzitz, pre-purchase only).

Craft Fairs & Shopping

Vendor Events at Pilates Bodies
10 Penn Valley Drive in Yardley, PA

Join Lularoe, Thirty-One and other fabulous vendors for a weekly vendor event. Get your holiday shopping done, support small businesses and have some fun with weekly shopping themes.

Events will be held on Saturday from 12pm-4pm at Pilates by Patty Witt at 10 Penn Valley Drive in Yardley. Here’s the line-up:

  • November 12, 2016 – Sangria Saturday *Bring a Canned Good*
  • November 19, 2016 – Cupckaes & Champagne
  • November 26, 2016 – Pumpkin Palooza/ Mommy’s Day out – *Bring Toys for Tots*
  • December 3, 2016 – Chicks & Chocolate
  • December 10, 2016 – Bingo * More details to follow on the Pilates Bodies by Patty Witt Facebook Page* Tickets will be $10 in advance, $15 at the door
  • December 17, 2016 – Muffins & Mimosas

Please note that the Pilates Bodies annual Holiday Party will be the evening of December 2, 2016. For more information call Patty 267-391-9200

5th Annual Holiday Bazaar
River Valley Waldorf School, 1395 Bridgeton Hill Rd, Upper Black Eddy
November 12th, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Holiday shopping at it’s best in the area! There is plenty for everyone on the holiday shopping list. Items from include handmade dolls, doll clothes, pottery, candles, soaps, wooden treasures, printed graphic t-shirts, and more! Relax and enjoy a delicious wholesome lunch in a terrific holiday atmosphere. Admission is free.

Crafter’s Showcase
Thursday through Sunday – November 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2016 (38th annual)
Thursday 3PM to 9PM, Friday 10AM to 9PM, Saturday 10AM to 6PM, Sunday 10AM to 4PM
The Juried Crafters Showcase is an annual event usually held the week before Thanksgiving.
32 North Main Street (Broad & Main Streets), Doylestown PA 18901

Browse the aisles as more than 50 local juried artists show their wares. Homemade food and drinks are available to make your shopping experience that much more enjoyable. $2.00 donation for the JLMH fund at the door.

2016 Prallsville Mills Fine Crafts & Arts Show
December 3, 2016 – December 4, 2016
Prallsville Mills, 33 Risler St, Stockton, NJ 08559

The show will feature fine crafts and artwork from among the Delaware River Valley’s finest artisans and artists, including jewelry, woodworking, works in clay, hand-spun and -dyed wool, traditionally woven oak splint baskets, and more. Fine art includes painting, prints, photography and pastels.

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NAC Holiday Marketplace
Saturday, December 3 from 9 am – 1 pm

holiday-marketplace_300x250Beginning at 9:00 AM, people of all ages are welcome to explore the 250,000 sq. ft. facility and all of its offerings while an exclusive Holiday Marketplace, located within the club, awaits guests. Come dressed in workout clothes if you wish to jump into workouts or group fitness classes. This is an opportunity for adults to see all  the various offerings we have here at the NAC.  If you’ve never been here, we’ll make sure you’re right at home.

  • Open group exercise classes
  • Back Gym Performance classes
  • InClub Golf membership promotion
  • Group tours every half hour to experience
  • Tasting of our NEW Escape 2017 menu, by Chef Joey Gai
  • Holiday specials at Urban Allure Salon and Spa
  • Recipes and information on our nutrition and wellness programs

For Shoppers

Spread the holiday cheer!

Cross everyone off your shopping list this year at the NAC Holiday Marketplace! Shop a variety of unique local vendors to find the perfect gift for everyone special to you. Over thirty boutiques and vendors will showcase their clothing, accessories, home goods, and more. A full list of vendors will be available soon, so stay tuned!

  • Apropos Accessories
  • Designs by Karen
  • India Hicks
  • Lalu’s Jewelry and Accessories
  • Lularoe
  • Mary Rock Originals
  • Origami Owl
  • Visual Effects Jewelry
  • Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski
  • Ivivva
  • Rodan + Fields

For Kids

The NAC offers over 40 different programs, including 15 that are just for kids! You’re invited to experience each department on your journey through the club. Your kids will be entertained throughout, with bounce houses and activities.

  • Disney Bounce House
  • Kid’s coloring activities
  • Prize wheels
  • Parisi CatClub open testing
  • Camp and Youth Programming giveaways
  • Minigolf putting in our InClub Golf studio
  • Prize wheels
  • Rock Starz open tumbling at 12 pm
    ..and more!

Craft Show at Tamanend Park
Community Center, 913 Willow St, Upper Southampton; Tamanend Park 18th Century Farmhouse.
November 12th to 19th

The Farmhouse Craft Shows at Tamanend Park have been held twice a year (Spring and Fall) for more than 10 years. They are held inside a charming 18th Century farm house. Come shop with approximately 30 to 40 unique local crafters displaying their quality arts, crafts and gifts. Admission is free.

26th Annual Holiday Craft Show
The Pen Ryn School, 235 S. Olds Blvd, Fairless Hills
December 2th – December 3rd 6 PM to Dec 3 at 3 PM

Join the Pen Ryn School for their annual holiday craft show. There will be over 65 juried crafters, quality handmade crafts, homemade backed goods, raffle baskets, Christmas wreaths, poinsettias, a book fair, and much more. There will also be free stenciled shopping bags while supplies last.

 

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