Ready or not … the holiday season is here! While you might be waiting until after Thanksgiving to deck your halls, we're already seeing events popping up like holiday craft shows, Santa's arrival at the malls and more. Check out these Christmas-themed events (and more) in our Weekend Picks. 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 2019 Thanksgiving Guide.
Lydia's Guild Holiday Craft Show
When: Now through November 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. Open 9:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12.
Where: Aldie Mansion, 85 Dublin Pike, Doylestown
Lydia's Guild is celebrating its 37th Anniversary in 2019. This year's show will feature over 100 artisans. Admission is $4 at the door, but show that you registered at EventBrite to save $1. All return visits are free.
Kickoff to the Holidays at Peddler’s Village
When: Friday, November 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Street Road and Rt. 263, Lahaska
Join Mrs. Claus at Peddler’s Village’s Giggleberry Fair to kick off the holiday season. Enjoy crafts, festive snacks, caroling and a special tree lighting. Parking, admission and activities are free.
Santa’s Arrival at Oxford Valley Mall
When: Friday, November 8 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 2300 E. Lincoln Highway, Langhorne
Kick off the holiday season at Oxford Valley Mall. Santa will be arriving via fire truck at the entrance between Macy’s and JCPenney. A few special friends and Jovo Dance will join him for a dance performance as he makes his way down to his new home in Macy’s Court. The fun continues until 7:30 p.m. with a DJ Dance Party, face painting and balloon artist. There will always be samples and giveaways from participating retailers.
History of Bucks County Audubon Society Evening & Reception
When: Friday, November 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 2877 Creamery Road, New Hope
Did you know that Bucks County Audubon Society at the Honey Hollow Watershed has a long history that pre-dates the early settlers? Celebrate their 50th Anniversary by attending an evening dedicated to their fascinating history. Sip on some wine and enjoy refreshments as speaker Dan Dostie, a State Resource Conservationist with the USDA NRCS gives a presentation on how our land became a National Historic Landmark and its impact on conservation as we know it today. Tickets for the evening are $15 for Bucks Audubon Members and $20 for non-members and can be purchased online here.
Holy Ghost Prep Annual Holiday Craft Show
When: Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, November 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 2429 Bristol Pike, Bensalem
This is one of the area’s most anticipated craft shows! There will be over 100 crafters offering handcrafted items, homemade baked goods, 50/50 drawings and raffle baskets.
Click here for a roundup of Bucks County craft fairs this season.
WHS Sip and Shop Craft & Vendor Event
When: Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Warminster Township Five Ponds Golf Club. 1225 West Street Road, Warminster
Come out for a fun day of holiday shopping. As you shop, enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine from the cash bar. A few of the participating vendors include: Bow Bands and Bling, Mamas K Boutique, Paparazzi Jewelry, Smart Decor and More, and Tastefully Simple.
Village Park Elementary School Holiday Craft Fair
When: Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 75 Unity Drive, Fairless Hills
Santa Scott will be there in the morning to meet the little ones! Shop local crafters and vendors such as Origami Owl, Thurty-One, Heartstrings Signs and Designs, and Pampered Chef.
Santa’s Arrival Celebration at Neshaminy Mall
When: Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 707 Neshaminy Mall, Bensalem
Santa Claus is coming to town! Santa will be arriving via fire truck with Trevose Fire Company Station at 11 a.m. at the AMC entrance. Get there early to receive jingle bells (one per child while supplies last) to shake while singing Christmas carols as Santa makes his way to the Barnes and Noble court. Afterwards, there will be a free Christmas ornament craft for kids. At 1:30, you can enjoy a FREE Christmas Magic Show with A-Z Magic, and there will also be vendors to shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Reading Goes to the Dogs at the Langhorne Branch Library
When: Saturday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to noon
Where: 301 S. Pine Street, Langhorne
Do you have an early reader? Drop by the library, pick out a book, and practice reading aloud to some very good listeners … dogs! All ages are welcome. Can’t make this Saturday? This event will happen again on Saturday, November 23.
Merry Little Christmas Faire
When: Sunday, November 10 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Phoenix Sport Club, 301 W. Bristol Road, Feasterville
Shop over 25 vendors and crafters! There will be food to purchase, the bar will be open and games will be on.