Get in the holiday spirit right in our local community by attending a tree lighting, parade, holiday event or show. Below you'll find all of the festive celebrations happening around Bucks County this holiday season.

Tree Lightings & Parades

Quakertown Christmas Tree Lighting Festival

When: December 2nd, 5:30 pm – 8 pm
Where: Downtown Quakertown

Quakertown Alive! is planning the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival for Friday, December 2nd from 5:30 pm – 8 pm in downtown Quakertown. There will be food, music, crafts and Santa!

108th Annual Doylestown Tree Lighting 

When: November 25, 5-8 pm
Where: Downtown Doylestown

The 108th Annual Doylestown Tree Lighting takes place on November 25th. Music performances will begin at 5 pm with Santa arriving on a fire truck at 6:30 pm to light the tree. There will be strolling carolers, holiday characters and more.

Dickens Night – Langhorne

When: December 2nd, 6-9 pm
Where: 102 W Maple Ave, Langhorne, PA

A festive evening in Langhorne Borough brought to the community by Langhorne Borough Business Association. The event includes a visit from Santa and the tree lighting. There will be food, music, and shopping. Santa lights the tree at 7 pm and will stay to visit with the children. There will also be a food drive collection for a community food bank.

Perkasie’s 113th Tree Lighting

When: December 3, 5-8 pm
Where: The Borough of Perkasie

Perkasie’s Tree Lighting will be held on December 3rd, the oldest outdoor community tree lighting in the United States. Thousands of families visit Perkasie to celebrate the holiday season. Santa will arrive on a Perkasie electric truck at 7 pm to light the tree. Space is limited at this event.

Christmas Barn and Vineyard Lighting 

When: December 3, 7-9 pm
Where: 2730 Hilltown Pike, Perkasie, PA

Grab a glass of wine and watch the illumination of the barn and vines as all the lights go on at once. Every year, more lights are added. Local Harvest Pizza and Scratch Kitchen Food Trucks will be providing great food until 9 pm and Overtones will be entertaining with live music from 4-8 pm. Indoor seating in the historic bank barn and the Coop and Stable rooms, along with tastings are available – 6 wines for $8. Beer from local breweries is also available.

2022 McCaffrey's Newtown Holiday Parade

When: December 4, 2-4 pm
Where: Downtown Newtown

This parade is a huge event and a great opportunity for the local community to come together and share in the holiday spirit. The parade starts on South State Street at the Stocking Works and loops around Washington Ave and Sycamore Street.

Annual Tree Lighting/Santa Arrival at The Shops at Valley Square

When: November 12, 4 pm – 7 pm
Where: The Shops at Valley Square, Route 611 & Street Road, Warrington, PA

The Shops at Valley Square's Annual Tree Lighting Event and the arrival of Santa takes place on Nov. 12. There will be activities for the family, food, hot chocolate, music and the opportunity to take photos with Santa and his elves.

Logan Inn Tree Lighting

When: November 27, 5 pm
Where: 10 W. Ferry Street, New Hope, PA

The festivities will begin at 5 pm. There will be hot chocolate, apple cider, cookies, live music and carolers, and a visit from Santa!

Holiday Events

River House Sip and Shop Night Market

When: December 7th, 6-9 pm
Where: River House at Odette's, 274 River Road, New Hope, PA

Looking for a gift for that special someone? Looking to shop local this holiday season? Or just an excuse to hang out with friends? Step out of the winter weather and into our Rhapsody Ballroom for the most stylish event of the season. Enjoy live music, sip specialty cocktails, and shop select home goods, apparel, accessories & products from more than ten local New Hope Boutiques to get a head start on your Holiday Shopping! Free for all to attend.

The Black Friday Gift Card Sale at River House is available from 10 am on 11/25 – 10 am on 11/29. Buy a gift card, get a gift card. Receive a $25 gift card for every $100 spent on River House apparel or $150 on gift cards.

Brunch with The Grinch at The Green Parrot

When: December 10th & 17th, 10 am – 3 pm
Where: The Green Parrot, 240 N. Sycamore Street, Newtown, PA

Entry to Who-Ville includes a full brunch buffet for all whos. Brunch will include a carving station with the Grinch's favorite Roast Beast, Chicken Marsala, Honey Mustard Salmon, Vodka Rigatoni, assorted fruits and salads, pastries, bagels, breakfast meats, Who hash, pancakes, waffles, Who Pudding, desserts and more. This event sells out quickly so purchase tickets in advance. There will be free unlimited photos with The Grinch. Well behaved pets are welcome to come for photos.

HoHoHo Holiday Party at Warwick Community Park

When: December 3rd, 11 am – 1 pm
Where: Warwick Community Park, 1733 Township Greene, Jamison, PA

Come to Warwick Community Park for horse drawn wagon rides, live performances, kids crafts, and a visit to the brand new Santa House where you can take pictures with the big guy himself.

Holiday Open House at Bucks County Community College

When: December 9, 5-8 pm
Where: Tyler Hall, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA

Stop by the Holiday Open House at Tyler Hall on the Newtown Campus of Bucks County Community College. Visit with friends, alumni and supporters of the Foundation. Enjoy a glass of festive cheer, refreshments and then The Craftery Holiday Market at Tyler Gardens. The Craftery Market is a modern and unique market experience with 60+ vendors, featuring carefully curated, artisan handmade items, antique and vintage finds, original art, and more.

Christmas Movie Trivia

When: December 21, 7:30-9:30 pm
Where: 103 Penns Trail, Newtown, PA

Test your knowledge on some of the all time greatest Christmas movies!

Holiday Sip N Shop at Steam Pub

When: December 12, 6-9 pm
Where: 606 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA

Get your holiday shopping done at Steam Pub's Holiday Sip N Shop on Monday, December 12th from 6-9 pm. Featuring local vendors with clothing, makeup, jewelry, home goods and more!

Grinchmas Food Truck Fest & Holiday House

When: December 3rd & 4th, 11 am  – 4 pm
Where: Historic Bolton Mansion, 85 Holly Drive, Levittown, PA

Santa Claus and the Grinch are coming to town. This event will feature activities, food trucks and vendors each day. Santa and the Grinch will be there both days. Santa will arrive on the fire truck and then you can enjoy photos with Santa and The Grinch, food, activities, crafters/vendors, a DJ and a visit to the Holiday House.

Holiday Happenings at Southampton Free Library

When: December 10, 10:30 am
Where: 947 Street Road, Southampton, PA

Get into the holiday spirit with a special performance by members of a choir from William Tennent High School, visit with Santa and take a picture, make and take home a holiday craft and more.

Holiday Craft Fair

When: December 10, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Churchville Nature Center, 501 Churchville Lane, Churchville, PA

The Annual Holiday Craft Fair will take place on Dec. 10. Get your holiday shopping done while supporting local crafters. This is a great chance to cross of the people on your list!

Victorian Christmas Tours at The Parry Mansion Museum

When: Various Dates
Where: 45 South Main Street, New Hope, PA

Take a step back in time to discover how Christmas was celebrated at The Parry Mansion. Learn about the history of the Christmas tree as you tour each room, adorned with historical decor and cheer. Tours are guided by the knowledgeable docents who will provide a historical account of The Parry Mansion and the beginnings of New Hope.

Food & Drink

Holiday Season at Plumsteadville Inn

5902 Easton Road, Pipersville, PA

The Holiday season is already upon us and we are here to help! Whether it’s family, work, or friends, we have multiple spaces for Holiday soirees! These spaces can hold anywhere from an intimate gathering of 12 in the lounge or a large party of 100 in our recently updated banquet room. Give us a call or stop by to begin planning your event! Not only is the holiday season here, 2023 is right around the corner. The Plum knows how to throw a good party to ring in the New Year. We offer our same great menu with additional specials, complimentary champagne at midnight, a dance floor, and awesome live music. Reservations are highly recommended. Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? Our gift cards can be purchased for any amount, do not expire, and can even be purchased online for your convenience!


140 Veterans Lane, Doylestown, PA

Celebrate the holidays at Vela. Whether it be catering your special event or in your home, Vela will make your entertaining more enjoyable. Looking for the perfect gift? Gift cards are available at the front desk.

Piccolo Trattoria


Every year in the U.S., many people celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. This celebration is considered one of the most Italian traditions. Typically, the family gathers around a feast of seven different seafood dishes or one or two different types of fish prepared in seven different ways. Reserve a table at Piccolo’s or create your own Feast of the Seven Fishes at home. Explore our holiday menu today – The Piccolo Team is looking forward to serving you! We offer catering tray options for your holiday parties or you can stop in and purchase a gift card for family and friends. Happy Holidays from all at Piccolo Trattoria!

Steam Pub

606 Second Street Pike, Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468

Celebrate the holidays at Steam Pub! Steam offers both on and off premise catering for all occasions. They offer a la carte, butler, buffet, open bar and cash bar options. Host your event at their location or let them bring the food to you. Check out the website for food and drink specials!

Holiday Shows & Movies

Holiday Swingin'; A Kat Edmonson Christmas at BCCC

When: December 17, 7:30 pm
Where: Zlock Performing Arts Center,

Kat Edmonson is an award-winning songwriter and singer with an equal foothold in jazz, cabaret and vintage cosmopolitanism pop. She's been featured on Austin City Limits, Tiny Desk Concerts, A Prairie Home Companion. She will perform swingin' Yule-tide favorites such as “Jingle Bell Rock,” “O Christmas Tree,” and “Let it Snow” as part of her festive show, Holiday Swingin'.

The Nutcracker – Roxey Ballet

When: Nov. 26 – Dec. 4
Where: Villa Victoria Theater, 376 W. Upper Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ

Roxey Ballet is presenting it's annual holiday classic: Tchaikovsky's “The Nutcracker”. The production is a magical way to begin the holiday season. The performance provides the perfect introduction to ballet for children of all ages with timeless classical music, beautiful costumes, special effects and an accessible story.

Million Dollar Quartet: Christmas at the Bucks County Playhouse

When: Nov. 18 – Jan. 1
Where: 70 S. Main Street, New Hope, PA

Visit the Bucks County Playhouse to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley come together with the sounds of the season.

Ebenezer the Musical at Acting Naturally Theatre

When: 12/9 & 12/16 at 8 pm, 12/10 & 12/17 at 4 pm and 12/11 & 12/18 at 2 pm
Where: 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA

Ebenezer the Musical is an adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens Christmas Carol with music and lyrics by Malcolm Sircom. Learn the true meaning of Christmas with Ebenezer Scrooge.

Byers' Choice

4355 County Line Road, Chalfont, PA

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:

  • Saturday, December 10th at 1 pm and 5:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 11th at 1:30 pm

Fa La La La La! Caroling Under the Stars at Byers' Choice is on Saturday, December 17th. Santa arrives on a firetruck between 2:30-3:30, an accordion player will be playing Christmas music, from 4-5 pm, enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus and from 5-6 pm there will be caroling under the stars.

The Polar Express at The Newtown Theatre

When: December dates
Where: 120 N State Street, Newtown, PA

Visit the Newtown Theatre for The Polar Express. Come in your finest Christmas PJs and enjoy the movie. Free hot chocolate and a free Santa sleigh bell will be given to every child by the big man himself.

An American Christmas Songbook at Bristol Riverside Theatre

When: December 8-18
Where: 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA

The chill of winter is in the air as Keith Baker and the BRT Concert Band, along with other talented entertainers take the stage to perform popular carols and holiday songs. Celebrate the holidays in style at the Bristol Riverside Theatre!

Handel's Messiah Sing-Along with Full Orchestra

When: December 17, 2 pm & 8 pm
Where: 700 E. Butler Ave, Doylestown, PA

The Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society and members of the community will join voices for the 9th annual “Handel's Messiah Sing-Along” at Delaware Valley University's Life Sciences Theater. The sing-along will be conducted by Lee F. Milhous and Bob Binkley, and accompanied by the 40-piece Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Orchestra. Admission is $15 and children under 13 are free.

Be sure to check out our Weekend Happenings all month long for even more holiday events and sights to see, sponsored by Gannon Insurance Agency where customer needs come first! Gannon Insurance Agency is your Independent, one-stop insurance center for Auto, Home, Business & Life Insurance. The Gannon Insurance Agency is an award-winning, local insurance Agency serving Bucks County, Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Happy Holidays!

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