Thanksgiving is this week, so that means that this weekend is officially the Holiday Season! There are so many ways to celebrate the holidays in Bucks County, so we're highlighting just a few of our favorite events each weekend. Here are our picks for November 23 through November 25. You can always find even more things to do by visiting our Bucks Happening calendar and our 2018 Holiday Guide.

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Santa Arrives at Shady Brook Farm

When: Friday, November 23

Where: 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley

Santa will arrive by helicopter at 3 p.m. to kick off the Christmas season. He'll shake hands and hand out candy canes before taking his place in the greenhouse. Free admission to see Santa land. Photo packages are available for purchase.

Doylestown 104th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

When: Friday, November 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: State and Hamilton Streets, Doylestown

Come out to see Santa light the Doylestown tree and enjoy the musical stylings of the Central Bucks West Choir. Stop by Santa's cottage for a visit at State & Hamilton Streets for a photo op with the whole family.

Bristol Borough Holiday Parade

When: Friday, November 23, 2018

Where: Mill and Radcliffe Streets, Bristol Borough

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 Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

When: Sunday, November 25 at 5:30 p.m.


Parade starts at New Hope Solebury High School

Christmas Tree Lighting, Next to Logan Inn, 10 West Ferry Street, New Hope

The New Hope Holiday Parade will be stepping off from New Hope Solebury High School at 5:30 p.m. The Parade route will move east on Bridge Street, turning south onto South Main Street and proceeding to the south end of town for the Tree Lighting. The annual Christmas tree event will take place next to the Logan Inn. Festivities begin at 5:30 with Mr. and Mrs. Claus arriving at 6 p.m. There will be carolers, cocoa, cookies and more. If you can, bring along a toy to donate to Toys for Tots.


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