You can feel that holiday spirit all around in Bucks County! Here are some of the best event happening this weekend. Plus, Saturday is Small Business Saturday. Support local businesses (and your community!) by shopping local this season. (Get a few tips on where to go at this link.) You can always find even more things to do in Bucks County by visiting our Event Calendar. And be sure to take a look at our list of Where to See Santa in Bucks County.
Santa Arrives at Shady Brook Farm
When: Friday, November 29 at 3 p.m.
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.
Bristol Borough Tree Lighting
When: Friday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Bristol Waterfront Park, Mill Street, Bristol
The Bristol Borough Council invited the community to an old-fashioned Christmas tree lighting and caroling with Santa. You can also visit Santa for take-your-own photos at the Centre for the Arts starting at 7:30 p.m.
Doylestown Tree Lighting
When: Friday, November 29 with festivities starting at 5 p.m.
Where: 10 N. Main Street, Doylestown
This year marks the 105th annual tree lighting in Doylestown. The festivities begin with music from the Bucks County Gilbert and Sullivan Society and Central Bucks West Choir at 5 p.m. Santa arrives on a fire truck at 6:30 p.m. to light the tree. Afterwards, Santa will visit with children at his cottage at State and Hamilton streets.
The Doylestown Jingle Bell Turkey Trot and Santa’s Arrival
When: Saturday, November 30 at 9 a.m. (Santa arrives at 2 p.m.)
Where: The Market at DelVal, 2100 Lower State Road, Doylestown
This is the Third Annual Doylestown Jingle Bell Turkey Trot, hosted by the Market at DelVal! You can take part in the 10k, 5k, or the ½ mile fun run on Saturday November 30.The run takes place on the closed 202 bypass. Registration includes a PA draft beer or hot chocolate and a cookie, and spectators can enjoy inflatables and lawn games. Santa arrives at the market at 2 p.m. by helicopter. Register here for the Turkey Trot.
Christkindlmarkt: A Traditional German Christmas Market
When: Saturday, November 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Vereinigung Erzgebirge, 130 Davisville Road, Warminster
Enjoy a fun day of shopping, food, drink, friends and family at the VE Club! There will be vendors selling Christmas items such as jewelry, quilts, wreaths, candles, nutcrackers, clothing, and more.
Peddler’s Village Christmas Festival
When: Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1 starting at 10 a.m.
Where: Street Road and Rt. 263, Lahaska
There will be Santa Parades at 1:30 p.m. both days. Remember to visit the Annual Gingerbread House Display in the Village Gazebo! Shops are open until 9 p.m. on Saturday and 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Cornwells Fire Company 4th Annual Holiday Shopping Spree
When: Saturday, November 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 2049 Bristol Pike, Bensalem
Shop local crafters and vendors while supporting the Cornwells Fire Company. Just a few of the confirmed vendors include: Pink Zebra, Usborne Books, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Mark Kay, Thirty One and Honey Bees Bath Bombs.
For a full round-up of holiday craft shows this season, click here.
The Lighting of the Vineyard at Bishop Estate
When: Saturday, November 30 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 2730 Hilltown Pike, Perkasie
Jordan White will be performing live from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. while Cajun Jax Food Truck will be serving delicious food from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. “Sip” back and relax by the fire pits or in the heated barn with a glass or bottle of your favorite wine. Order wine in the tasting room by the glass or bottle. Or try a wine tasting and pick 6 wines off the menu for $6 and you keep the glass. Or enjoy your wine by the flight! There will also be 3 local beers on tap for those non-wine lovers. Grab a glass of your favorite wine and enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (There is a cost for the horse drawn wagon rides.) At 8 p.m., they will be lighting up the vineyard to start the holiday season!
Caring Santa at Oxford Valley Mall
When: Sunday, December 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Where: 2300 Lincoln Highway, Langhorne
Bucks County families of children with special needs can come and meet Caring Santa. This event is specially designed to support the sensory, physical, and developmental needs of kids of all abilities. There won’t be any crowds, lines or music, but a ton of opportunity for fun. RSVP today to save your spot!
Painting with Santa at Color Me Mine
When: Sunday, December 1 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: Located in Oxford Valley Mall, 2300 E. Lincoln Highway, Langhorne
Children are invited to a very special event at Color Me Mine! They will be making keepsake plates with their handprint and Santa’s hand! Enjoy holiday-themed snacks, music and fun. Every kid will also receive a small gift from Santa. Tickets are $35. Reserve spots here.
Churchville Nature Center’s 3rd Annual Holiday Craft Fair
When: Sunday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 501 Churchville Lane, Churchville
This event will feature all handcrafted items for unique holiday gifts.
The New Hope Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting
When: Sunday, December 1 at 11 a.m. (parade) and 5:30 p.m. (tree lighting)
Where: 182 W. Bridge Street, New Hope and 10 W. Ferry Street, New Hope
This holiday parade filled with dancers, bands, and organizations starts at 11 a.m. The parade begins at New Hope Solebury High School and makes its way to South Main Street. Later in the day, there will be the annual Christmas Tree event next to the Logan Inn. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will arrive around 6 p.m. Meet the Roxey Ballet’s ballerinas, listen to holiday music and more. And don’t forget to stick around for the fireworks finale!
Santa Sunday at the Bucks County Visitor Center
When: Sunday, December 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 3207 Street Road, Bensalem
See the beautifully decorated Christmas tree display and bring your camera for photos with Santa.