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Bucks County offers a number of must-see destinations all season-long. This list contains spots to visit for festive fun throughout the month of December.
Holiday Season at Peddler's Village
Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska, PA
Now through January 5, 2020
Peddler's Village is always a popular holiday destination in Bucks County! Shop unique specialty shops, enjoy the lights, and check out all of the holiday festivities. Santa will make appearances throughout the season at Giggleberry Fair and special dining events. Click here for more details. Peddler's Village also hosts a Christmas Festival the weekend of November 30 and December 1 with Santa Parades starting both days at 1:30 p.m. Be sure to check out the Gingerbread Display and Competition in the Village Gazebo through January 4.
New Hope/Ivyland Railroad North Pole Express and Steam Spectacular
32 W. Bridge Street, New Hope
Now through Christmas Eve – times vary
Join Santa and Mrs. Claus on a journey through historic Bucks County on a train pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive. The whole family can enjoy the ride with a warm cookie and caroling from roaming musicians. Everyone gets a special gift from Santa to take with him or her throughout the entire holiday season. Check the website for times and pricing.
Sesame Place’s A Very Furry Christmas
100 Sesame Road, Langhorne
Now through January 1, 2020
Join your favorite Sesame Street friends in a family-friendly celebration of everything holiday! Sing along to 3 special holiday spectaculars, and don't miss the chance to meet Santa and Rudolph. The park is transformed into a one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderland with millions of twinkling lights and festive decorations all around.
1134 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville
Feeney's is a beautiful Christmas wonderland of a shop! Peruse the decorations, visit Santa (select days), stop by to see the animals outside, and get your Christmas tree. Starting November 29, Feeney’s is asking each family that visits Santa to donate $5, with a portion of the proceeds going to Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.
Holiday Trees at the Visitor Center
3207 Street Road, Bensalem
Now through January 4
Don’t miss Holiday Trees at the Visitor Center, a beautifully decorated display of trees. Pick up an exclusive Holidays Coupon book with discounts and special offers to must-see holiday attractions. Visit on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to take photos with Santa.
Pearl S. Buck Twilight Tours and Festival of Trees
520 Dublin Road, Perkasie
Now through Sunday, December 30 (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
Each year during the Annual Festival of Trees, the rooms of Pearl S. Buck’s iconic Bucks County stone farmhouse come alive with the glow of holiday decorations. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by Bucks County’s best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck’s legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist. Visitors have the opportunity to vote for their favorite display. The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region.
Twilight Tours are also available on select evenings throughout the season.
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley
Shady Brook has a ton going on this holiday season!
25th Annual Holiday Light Show. November 23rd through January 5. Every year, more than 3 million lights illuminate in Bucks County to create a stunning display of holiday cheer. This year is no different! Stop by for a 20-minute drive through this Bucks County holiday staple, open 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Visit with Santa. Santa will arrive by helicopter on Friday, November 29 at 3 p.m. He will be available for photos through December 23. Photo packages start at $16.95 for one 5 x 7 or two 3 x 5 photos. Click here for more options.
The Holiday Market at Del Val
2100 Lower State Road in Doylestown
Like Shady Brook, there's a ton going on the Market at Del Val! Check the website for details on events such as the Jingle Bell Turkey trot, Santa's helicopter arrival, gingerbread house decorating workshops and more.
Very Cool Lights Christmas Light Show
901 Catalpa Road and 298 York Road, Warminster
November 29 through January 12, weekdays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Pack the family in the car and enjoy 20,000 LED lights choreographed to 10 songs, lasting for approximately 30 minutes at Catalpa Rd. Over 3,000 lights choreographed to over 5 songs, lasting 15 minutes in duration at York Rd.
4355 County Line Road,
Stop by the Christmas Capitol of Bucks County, Byers' Choice this holiday season! Explore the store to find handcrafted holiday delights, including gingerbread houses and advent calendars. Celebrate the season with a special one-man-performance of “A Christmas Carol.” Gerald Dickens, great-great grandson of Charles Dickens, will take on all twenty-six parts of this unforgettable tale. Showtimes are:
- December 13 at 7 p.m.
- December 14 at 1 p.m.
- December 14 at 5:30 p.m.