Bucks County offers a number of must-see destinations all season-long. This list contains spots to visit for festive fun throughout the month of December.
The Holidays at Solstice
2948 S Eagle Road, Newtown, PA
Experience the holidays at Solstice, the Newtown-based fine casual restaurant that delivers chef-driven, craveable food rich with complex flavors along with high quality service, and thoughtful presentation. As every seasonal solstice or equinox approaches (i.e. the first official day of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter), Solstice unveils an updated menu featuring curated dishes that spotlight ingredients harvested at the peak of their season sourced from the best growing regions, farms, and producers across the country.
As the weather continues to cool this winter, Solstice invites you to dine in one of their cozy Winter Wonderland Igloos located on their outdoor patio. Enjoy your own private dining room for parties of 4-6 guests featuring festive holiday lighting, heaters, and personal blankets. For reservations, please visit here. Visit for dinner and experience a very special meet and greet with Santa on Monday, December 20 from 5 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Whether the little ones are dressed in their holiday best or matching PJ’s, don't forget to bring your camera for picture opportunities so the Solstice team can assist with taking family pictures in Santa's Igloo. Add to the memories and treat the kiddos to warm chocolate chip cookies and a glass of warm or cold milk ($3) while the adults sip on a warm cup of Spiked Cider ($11) (available through the end of the month) when making your dinner reservations here. And don’t forget to stock up on those last minute holiday presents! Give the gift of Solstice and for every $50 in gift cards purchased, receive a $10 bonus voucher for yourself! For more information, please visit here.
Holiday Season at Peddler's Village
When: Now through January 9, 2022
Where: Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska, PA
Peddler's Village is always a popular holiday destination in Bucks County! Shop unique specialty shops, enjoy the lights, and check out all of the holiday festivities. Santa will make appearances throughout the season at Giggleberry Fair and special dining events. Click here for more details. Peddler's Village also hosts a Holly Jolly Weekend on December 4th and 5th with Santa Parades starting at 1:30 pm both days. On December 10th, Santa visits Sweet Occasions and will be there for photos and reading a Christmas story to the children. Gingerbread decorating workshops are on December 16th from 5 pm – 8 pm.
New Hope Railroad | Santa's Steam Train Ride
When: Now through Christmas Eve – times vary
Where: 32 W. Bridge Street, New Hope, PA
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
When: Now through January 2
Where: 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, PA
Join your favorite Sesame Street friends in a family-friendly celebration of everything holiday! At the center of the 1-2-3 Christmas Tree show is a 30-foot, fully illuminated pixel-based tree that projects festive, animated images while guests can dance along to a festive holiday soundtrack. Take a photo with Santa and visit the all-new Christmas Family Fun Zone.
1134 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville, PA
Feeney's is a beautiful Christmas wonderland of a shop! Peruse the decorations, stop by to see the animals outside, and get your Christmas tree.
Pearl S. Buck International Festival of Trees
When: Now through January 9th
Where: Pearl S. Buck House, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA
Each year during the Annual Festival of Trees, the rooms of Pearl S. Buck’s iconic Bucks County stone farmhouse come alive with the glow of holiday decorations. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by Bucks County’s best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck’s legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist. Visitors have the opportunity to vote for their favorite display. The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region.
Twilight Tours are also available on select evenings throughout the season.
Shady Brook Farm Holiday Light Show
931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley
Shady Brook has a ton going on this holiday season!
Shady Brook Farm's spectacular Holiday Light Show features more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland. Encounter whimsical displays and characters you might recognize as you drive through in the comfort of your own car. You can also enjoy the show on an open-air wagon ride (weather permitting). Stop in after the show to warm up at a toasty campfire, enjoy hot chocolate, cocoa, s'mores kits, tasty treats and locally produced adult beverages. Get your tickets on the website.
4355 County Line Road,
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:
- December 11 at 1 pm
- December 11 at 5:30 pm
- December 12 at 1:30 pm