Bucks County Holiday Celebrations 2018

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There’s always something going on in Bucks County during the holiday season! There’s fun for the whole family, so stop by one of these events and soak up some holiday cheer!

Visit With Santa at Shady Brook Farm

931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley

November 23 – December 23, 2018

If you miss Santa’s arrival, you can stop by to see him any time afterward to drop off your wish list and take photos. There are also special dates for pets to have their photos taken, so check the website for more details and pricing!

Bristol Borough Holiday Parade

Friday, November 22, 2018

Ever year on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Mill and Radcliffe streets light up with wonder as the Bristol Christmas Tree Lighting commences. Santa makes an appearance and there will be live music, entertainment, refreshments, and caroling along the beautiful Bristol waterfront.

New Hope/Ivyland Railroad North Pole Express

32 W. Bridge Street, New Hope

Starts November 17 – 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

November 17, 2018 – January 1, 2019

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.

American Christmas Songbook

120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol

December 6 – 16, 2018

Bristol Riverside Theater is bringing back this annual holiday tradition! The Bristol Riverside Theater is proud to present this entertaining show by Keith Baker and the BRT Concert Band. Listen to classic carols and your favorite heartwarming holiday tunes. Showtimes vary – order tickets online here.

James A. Michener Art Museum

138 S. Pine St, Doylestown

December 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of holiday fun at the Michener. See seasonal performances by local artists and groups and tour the exhibition The Gift of Giving – admission is free and there will be family fun games and art-inspired activities for all.

Annie

164 N. Flowers Mill Langhorne, PA
December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 8 p.m. December 8, 15 & 22 at 4 p.m. December 9 & 16 at 2 p.m.

Acting Naturally is putting on this Tony Award Winning musical at their theater in Langhorne, PA. Enjoy the classic story of Annie this season, with memorable musical favorites you can sing along to like Hard Knock Life, Tomorrow and I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here. Get your tickets here.

Christmas at Aldie

85 Old Dublin Pike, Doylestown

$12 a person, $10 for senior citizens, and $8 for Heritage Conservancy members.
Children 12 and under are free but require adult supervision.

The Aldie Mansion have historically been decked out for the holiday season. You can enjoy holiday cocktails and a special dinner catered by Jeffrey A. Miller Catering. All proceeds benefit the Heritage Conservancy’s mission of preserving and protecting the natural heritage. Take a free tour December 17-19!

Christmas in the Castle

1001 Cathedral Road, PO Box 757, Bryn Athyn

November 23, 2018 – January 6, 2019

The famous Pitcairn family dressed the Glencairn Museum in holiday lights and decor from the 1940’s through the 1970’s. Take a 45-minute tour to get a glimpse of the elegant ways they used to decorate for the holidays. Cost is $12 per person and takes place weekdays at 1:30pm and 2:30pm, weekends at 1pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm. Once your tour is over, you can see a series of 3D World Nativities on display!

The Holiday Market at Del Val

Like Shady Brook, there’s a ton going on at 2100 Lower State Road in Doylestown this holiday season.

3rd Annual Jingle Bell Turkey Trot
November 24 at 9 a.m.

Work off your Thanksgiving feast by running, jogging, or walking in a 10K, 5K or 1/2 mile run. Bring the whole family along to enjoy some healthy activity and warm hot chocolate. Sign up now!

Santa’s Helicopter Arrival
November 24 at 12 p.m.

Don’t miss Santa’s epic arrival by helicopter. There will be musical, inflatable attractions, and games for kids of all ages to participate in.

Gingerbread House Decorating
December 1 & 2 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Bring your creativity and Market Del Val will provide the rest. Create a family keepsake without all the mess! Reservations are required and space is limited, so call today to reserve – 215-230-7170. Cost is $29.99 per house.

Brunch with the Big Guy
December 8 at 9 a.m.
December 9, 15 & 16 at 11:30 a.m.

Sit down to a meal with Santa himself! Enjoy a homemade brunch, and then gather the little ones for a photo opportunity with Santa Claus. The menu includes something for everyone (omelet station, French toast, bacon, fruit, and more!). Reserve your seat by calling 215-230-7170 today. $12/child, $17/adult

Christmas In Fallsington

December 9 at 6 p.m.

Experience a Christmas Tree Lighting at the Stagecoach Tavern, Meetinghouse Square in Fallsington. Bring your family and gather around to celebrate the lighting of the Christmas tree adorned with handcrafted ornaments made by the children from the William Penn Center Preschool and Kindergarten.

Ebenezer Scrooge’s Big Playhouse Christmas Show

December 7 – 30, 2018

Based on the Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas Carol, this show only features five actors playing the roles of dozens! Terrorizing the good citizens of Bucks County, Ebenezer Scrooge’s rediscovery of the Spirit Christmas comes in this riotous Dicken’s mashup set in New Hope. Get tickets here!

Pearl S. Buck 40th Annual Festival of Trees

520 Dublin Road, Perkasie

November 13 – November 21
Enjoy lush, imaginative holiday décor arranged in the Pearl S. Buck House. Room after room overflows with artfully decorated trees and lovely vignettes crafted by Bucks County artists, decorators and community groups. This continues to be one of the area’s most treasured annual holiday traditions. Drop in or call to reserve your spot!

Newtown Holiday Open House Tour

December 1 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Snow date December 2)

The 56th Annual Open House Tour gives visitors an inside look at the historic farmhouse that was once George Washington’s headquarters after his victory at the Battle of Trenton. Formerly called “Christmas in Colonial Newtown,” this open house has been a treasured tradition for Bucks County residents. Tickets are available online and children under 12 get in free!

Holly Night at Pennsbury Manor

400 Pennsbury Road, Morrisville

December 6 and December 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Experience the wonder of Pennsbury Mansion by candlelight as you step back in time and enjoy crackling fires, mulled cider, and the merry sound of carolers. Buy tickets online!

Byers’ Choice

4355 County Line Road, Chalfont

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 7 at 7 p.m.
  • December 8 at 1 p.m.
  • December 8 at 5:30 p.m.

A Victorian Christmas at Parry Mansion

45 South Main Street, New Hope

December 8 and December 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate Christmas the way they did in the 1800’s. Stop by between 1 and 4 p.m. to tour the home of Benjamin Parry, the Father of New Hope. Discover Christmas traditions from the Victorian era, sing carols, and sample some authentic food.

Sellersville Theater Happenings

24 W. Temple Avenue, Sellersville

The Sellersville Theater has a lot going on this holiday season! December 2nd, you can see A Rat Pack Christmas, a tribute to the comradery of three legendary entertainers (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr.). December 17th and 18th, you can watch It’s A Wonderful Life with your family and friends. Finally, celebrate Christmas Eve with a special showing of two holiday favorites – Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Santa Clause Is Coming To Town, starting at 11am.

Homicide and Holly ; A Dickens of Murder

November 17 – December 29

Looking for a real thrill this holiday season? This murder mystery will delight and excite you! Spend a Friday or Saturday evening trying to solve the mystery in Peddler’s Village or at Fisher’s Tudor House in Bensalem, brought to you by Without A Cue productions. Visit the website for showtimes and ticketing information.

Happy holidays to you and yours! Enjoy these festive events throughout the season, only in Bucks County.

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