It's the final weekend before Christmas, and Hanukkah begins on Sunday night! So you KNOW there's fun to be had in Bucks County. Here are our picks for events you'll want to check out. For more, you can visit our complete 2019 Holiday Guide and our Event Calendar. If you still need to visit The Big Guy, take a look at our list of Where to See Santa in Bucks County. And for a list of Bucks County events celebrating the Festival of Lights this week, click here.
American Christmas Songbook at Bristol Riverside Theatre
When: Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, December 22 at 3 p.m.
Where: 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol
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.
Ugly Xmas Sweater Party at Steam Pub
When: Friday, December 20 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: 606 2nd Street Pike, Southampton
DJ Skipmode. No cover!
Miracle on 34th Street at Acting Naturally Theatre
When: Friday, December 20 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 21 at 4 p.m
Where: 164 N. Flowers Mill, Langhorne
Based on the classic motion picture! Get tickets here.
Family Holiday Movies at The County Theater
When: Saturday, December 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: 20 E. State Street, Doylestown
This week’s movie is The Polar Express. Get tickets here.
Ugly Sweater Day at Bishop Estate Vineyard
When: Saturday, December 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 2730 Hilltown Pike, Perkasie
Enjoy live music, bites from Two Street Sammies food truck, and of course – wine! Wear an ugly Christmas sweater and get $1 off your first glass of wine.
Ballet Arts of Bucks County presents Winter Wonderland
When: Saturday, December 21 at 5 p.m.
Where: Delaware Valley University Life Science Auditorium, 101 Admission Drive, Doylestown
Escape through this wintery dance performance to celebrate the season of snow and ice with Jack Frost and friends, and then join the Sugarplum Fairy in the Land of the Sweets for excerpts of Act 2 of The Nutcracker. It is a performance that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit! Get tickets here.
Menorah Lighting & Great Chanukah Gelt Drop
When: Sunday, December 22 at 4:30 p.m.
Where: 1501 N. Main Street, Warrington
Head to the Shops at Valley Square for a Menorah lighting, music, latkes, hot drinks, and a chocolate gelt drop.
Hanukkah Candle Workshop
When: Sunday, December 22 at 4 p.m.
Where: McCafferty's, 635 Heacock Road, Yardley
McCafferty’s is hosting a fun workshop for the holiday. Bring your own special light to your menorah this year. Experiment with awesome custom-made molds to make Hanukkah-themed candles in different shapes and colors. Plus, build your very own gelt launcher and complete to be the ultimate champion in the gelt launching tournament. This event is likely to sell out, so make your reservation now. RSVP at Jewishyardley.com/candle. It's $8 for the candle making and gelt launcher kit if you pay online. ($10 at the door, if available.)
J. Michael Swartz Memorial Event: Chanukah Fun at Glazier Jewish Center Featuring Eric Jones
When: Sunday, December 22 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Glazier Jewish Center, 25 N. State St., Newtown
Celebrate the first night of Chanukah with a menorah lighting, fresh doughnuts, and a mystical performance by illusionist Eric Jones. The America's Got Talent Semi-Finalist Eric Jones performs some of the most spellbinding illusions imaginable! Tickets are $20 per person, $70 for a family of four and $105 for a family of six. Click here to make your reservation.