From tree lightings to parades and live concerts, there’s a ton going on throughout the holiday season for the whole family to enjoy. Stop by one of these events and soak up some holiday cheer!
Season of Lights & Christmas Festival Peddler’s Village
Peddler’s Village- Route 202 And Route 263, Lahaska, Pennsylvania 18931
Peddler’s Village welcomes the Season of Lights with the Grand Illumination Celebration on Friday, November 17, 6-9 pm. Shops open until 10 pm! The annual Gingerbread Competition and Display also opens on November 17. Free admission and parking.
In an exciting countdown ceremony at 6:15 pm on the Main Green, Santa and Mrs. Claus will “switch on” one million jewel-colored holiday lights, transforming the entire Village into a dazzling winter wonderland.
After the ceremony, enjoy complimentary warm apple cider and roasted marshmallows over an open fire. Local musicians and school choirs perform holiday favorites throughout the evening. Join Santa for photos in Giggleberry Fair. after the ceremony.
The Gingerbread Competition & Display is a feast for the eyes with more than 50 creative and whimsical entries on exhibit in the Village Gazebo.
Check off your holiday gift list at the Merchants’ Open House Weekend with refreshments in each shop and something for everyone, November 17-19. The Village’s extended holiday shopping hours are November 24 through December 30, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Photos with Santa at Giggleberry Fair start after the lighting and run Fridays-Sundays through December 23.
New Hope/Ivyland Railroad North Pole Express
November 11th-January 2nd
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
November 18th-December 31st
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 Lightning, everyone’s favorite reindeer from Elmo Saves Christmas. New in 2017, stop by and have your photo taken with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!
Shady Brook Farms
Shady Brook has a ton going on this holiday season!
November 17th – 7PM. Dashin’ Thru The Lights. A family-friendly 2-mile walk/jog/run will commence through Shady Brook’s Holiday Light Show. There will be prizes for winners and a festive holiday atmosphere all evening long.
November 18th – January 7th. Holiday Light Show. Every year, more than 3 million lights illuminate in Bucks County to create a stunning display of holiday cheer. This year is no different! The light show will be open from 5PM-10PM every evening.
November 24th – 3PM. Santa’s Helicopter Arrival. Search the skies for Santa Claus in his chopper! He’ll be available for photos and Christmas fun all afternoon.
November 25th – December 23rd. Visit With Santa. 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.
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.
Jingle Bell Turkey Trot
November 25th – 8AM
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 25th – 11AM
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 2nd – 11AM & 1PM
December 3rd – 1PM
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.
Breakfast with the Big Guy
December 9th, 10th, 16th, and 17th – 9AM
December 10th & 17th – 11:30AM
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. $10/child, $15/adult
Dec. 3rd, 2017 – 8AM
Bucks County families of children with special needs can come and meet Caring Santa. This day is specially designed to support the sensory, physical, and developmental needs of kids of all abilities. There’s no crowds, no lines, and no music, but a ton of opportunity for fun. Brought to you by Autism Speaks and AbilityPath.org. RSVP today to save your spot!
Get your tickets here.
11th Annual Bucks County Holiday TreeFest
Nov. 21st – January 4th, 2018
Stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center will be filled with holiday cheer as 25 uniquely decorated trees light up the gallery. Enjoy musical entertainment and catch up with Santa Claus throughout this 6-week celebration.
Pearl S. Buck 39th Annual Festival of Trees
Nov. 14th-Nov.22 – Mon–Sat 11 am, 1 pm & 2 pm
Sun 1 pm &, 2 pm
Nov. 24 through December 30, 2017 (except Nov 23, Dec 24 and Dec 25)
Mon–Sat 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm
Sun 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm
29 artists, organizations, and community groups decorate Pearl S. Buck’s home, a National Historic Landmark in Bucks County. Pearl, a social activist, wanted to create a space to celebrate the holidays, inviting the community to come together in decorating her home. The tradition continues to be one of the area’s most treasured annual holiday traditions. Drop in or call to reserve your spot!
Holiday Open House Tour
Dec. 2nd – 10AM-4PM
The 55th 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
Christmas At The Y
Dec. 2 – 10AM-12PM
Join in the Run, Run Rudolph Kids Fun Run at the Strayer Middle School Track! Families can come out and take photos with Santa and shop the Little Shoppers Shop, all for just $5. Fill out the registration form to sign up today.
Holly Night at Pennsbury Manor
Dec. 7th & 8th, 6PM-9PM
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.
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:
- 9th – 1PM
- 9th – 5:30PM
- 10th – 1PM
Dec. 12th – 7PM-9PM
Attend this free event at the Mercer Museum, featuring a musical parade that escorts St. Nick to the museum’s Log House, where he’ll spent the evening visiting with children and gifting ornaments to all. Enjoy hot cider, Christmas carols, and the Under The Tree exhibit, which features a century’s worth of holiday trees and toys. There will be a Menorah lighting on the first night of Hanukkah as well, so stop by!
A Christmas Carol – Newtown Arts Company
Nov. 30th – Dec. 6th
Enjoy the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge as he is guided through his past, present, and future, reconnecting with those who love and care about him most. The Newtown Arts Company will put on this production through December 6th, so get your tickets today! $22 Rear Reserved, $25 Front Reserved
An American Celtic Christmas 2017
Dec. 2 3PM-9PM
Attend an American Celtic Christmas, the area’s largest holiday music and dance show, at Bensalem High School. Featuring An American Celtic Christmas Orchestra, Jamison Celtic Rock, Kimberly Killen, and more! The cost is $10-20 per person – order online today.
Holiday Open House & Brunch with Santa at Bensalem Senior Center
Saturday December 9, 2017 11 AM – 3 PM
1850 Byberry Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020
A fun day for all ages. Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus and enjoy music by This & That, caroling with Vintage Harmony, pictures with Santa ($5)
Bazaar Tables and much more. $5 Brunch with Santa includes: Create your own crepes, breakfast foods & sandwiches
Ohev Shalom Will Host Hanukkah Dinner and Rock Shabbat
December 15, 2017
944 Second Street Pike Richboro, PA 18954
Ohev Shalom of Bucks County will host its Hanukkah Dinner and Rock Shabbat on December 15, 2017. Shabbat Services start at 6 PM, and dinner starts at 7:30 PM and ends at 8:30 PM. This is the third of the monthly Friday Night Live Shabbat Services initiative hosted by the Bucks County synagogue. As part of this event, we are supporting the Mitzvah Circle and Bucks County Housing Group by collecting personal items. We kindly request that you bring with you any of the following items: full size toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, razors, and women’s hygiene items. Together, let’s light up someone’s life this time of year!
Cost of the event is as follows: $36 for a family with children through high school, $15 per person for adults, and $10 per person for teens without adults.
Please register by December 6, 2017. Registration can be made by mailing a check payable to Ohev Shalom to 944 Second Street Pike Richboro, PA 18954. Alternatively, you can register online by at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eer57qek463cdd2d&llr=6k59eecab&showPage=true.
Nutcracker by Jovodance
Harry M. Dangler Theater in Langhorne
Decemebr 22 – 23, 2017
Washington Crossing Reenactment
December 25th, 2017 – 1PM
Every December, the Friends of Washington Crossing Park organize the reenactment of the Christmas Crossing, when George Washington and his men crossed the Delaware on Christmas Day. Come and see authentically dressed military reenactors as they row across the river in replica Durham boats to celebrate our nation’s history. Be sure to arrive early to get a good viewing space along the water!
Ornament – A Tribute To The Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Dec. 4th – 3PM
Celebrate the rocking music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra! This full musical production includes some of the group’s most popular hits like “Boughs of Holly” and “This Christmas Day.” Order tickets online from The Sellersville Theater website.
American Christmas Songbook
Dec. 7th-17, 2017
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.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Acting Naturally, Inc.
12/8, 12/9 – 7:30, 12/10 – 3:00 (talk Back), 12/15, 12/16 – 7:30 & 12/17 – 3:00
A hilarious play about the Herman children’s experience with their Church’s Christmas Pageant. You and your family will love all of the mayhem and fun this story includes! Tickets can be purchased here. Front Reserved $16.00 Rear Reserved $14.00. Group rates available.
John Flynn & Friends – Sellersville Theater
Dec. 13th – 8PM
John Flynn is back at the Sellersville Theater for a 2nd year of his holiday special! A Philadelphia folk favorite, John and friends like Lizanne Knott and Michael Braunfeld will take the stage to ring the holiday season in with hits like “Santa Clause and Mickey Malone.” John’s proceeds from the show will benefit Camp Dreamcatcher, a therapeutic summer camp for kids dealing with HIV/AIDS. For tickets, visit their website.
Happy holidays to you and yours! Enjoy these festive events throughout the season, only in Bucks County.