It's the happiest time of the year in Bucks County! Here are our picks for festive fun this weekend. To read our complete 2019 Holiday Guide, click here. 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.
Pen Ryn Christmas Craft Show
When: Friday, December 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, December 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 235 S. Olds Boulevard, Fairless Hills
This 2 day event not only has over 65 crafters and vendors, yummy baked goods and raffles but supports the school in a big way. Pick up that one of a kind Christmas gift or just get yourself something special.
Click here for a roundup of craft shows this season.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County
When: Friday, December 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 2875 York Road, Jamison
BBBSBC is welcoming the public to their first-ever tree-lighting ceremony at the agency’s head office, which will be magically transformed into a winter wonderland. There will be kid activities, hot chocolate and cookies, and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The main event of the evening (besides Santa!) will be the 12-foot tall, fully-decorated live Christmas tree. Rachel Kurtz, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County’s CEO or Chief Elf Officer, will flip the switch, with the help of Santa and Mrs. Claus, at 7 p.m. This free event is appropriate for all ages. Santa does have one small request, however. In the true spirit of the holidays, he would like everyone attending the tree lighting ceremony to bring a canned food donation for The Food Pantry of St. John’s of Hatboro.
Charles Dickens Night Langhorne Borough
When: Friday, December 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 102 S. Bellevue Avenue, Langhorne
The Langhorne community will come together to celebrate the holiday season with bonfires, music, hot chocolate, treats and more. Santa will arrive at 7:30 p.m. to light the tree!
Quakertown Christmas Tree Lighting Festival
When: Friday, December 6 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 314 W. Broad Street, Quakertown
Quakertown's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting is a family-friendly night out filled with Santa, hot cocoa, cookies, a live nativity scene, and everything else that makes the holidays special. Santa arrives at 7 p.m. sharp on a Quakertown fire truck, so get there early to claim a good spot.
Bolton Mansion Holiday House
When: Friday, December 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Tree Lighting); Saturday, December 7 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, December 8 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 85 Holly Drive, Levittown
The Historic Bolton Mansion will be beautifully decorated for the holidays and ready to welcome visitors for a weekend of festivities. Friday night is the tree lighting. Saturday will feature a hearth cooking demonstration throughout the day and carolers at 4 p.m. And on Sunday, the Brasketeers will be playing carols on brass instruments. Santa will be there every day for free take-your-own photos. There will also be face painting with princesses, ornaments workshops and balloon art for an additional charge. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under.
Saint Andrew School’s 3rd Annual Christmas Festival
When: Saturday, December 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 51 Wrights Road, Newtown
This day-long event is fun for the whole family! Enjoy food trucks, photos with Santa, raffle baskets and a Vendor Village with handmade crafts, jewelry and more.
Emilie United Methodist Annual Breakfast with Santa and Vendor & Craft Fair
When: Saturday, December 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 7300 New Falls Road, Levittown
Enjoy breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7 (adults) and $5 (kids 12 and under). Bring your own camera to take free photos with Santa. Proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 102. At the same time, there will be a Craft & Vendor Fair to benefit the 2020 Youth Mission Trip. The Youth Group will also be wrapping gifts! Bring your gifts (from the fair OR from home!) and the Youth Group will wrap them for you for whatever you'd like to donate.
Bensalem United Methodist Church’s Holiday Tea Room & Craft Show
When: Saturday, December 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 4300 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem
Shop over 40 creative vendors at this annual event. Tea Room will be serving at 11, 12 and 1.
Fallsington Library 3rd Annual Holiday Craft Fair
When: Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 139 Yardley Avenue, Fallsington
Shop from over 15 vendors featuring a wide array of beautifully handcrafted items. This is a fundraiser supporting the Fallsington Library.
Newtown Holiday Open House Tour
When: Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Snow date December 8)
Where: On the day of the tour you must pick up your tour booklet (which gets you into the houses) at the Stocking Works, 301 S. State St., Newtown or the Half Moon Inn, 105 Court St., Newtown
Celebrate the beauty of the season with the Newtown Historic Associations holiday house tour. Now in its 57th year, this tour gives visitors the opportunity to peek into several of Newtowns unique private residences, all dressed for the holidays. Besides the private homes, there will be several public buildings open for visitors. All sites are within easy walking distance from the town center. Formerly called “Christmas in Colonial Newtown,” this open house has been a treasured tradition for Bucks County residents. Tickets are available online and children under 12 get in free!
Ho Ho Ho Holiday Party hosted by Warwick Township
When: Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Warwick Community Park, 1733 Township Greene, Jamison
Gather with your neighbors and join Santa for hot chocolate and cookies. You can warm up by our fire, sit on Santa's lap for a photo, listen to music by the Jamison Elementary School Choir or make your own craft and Holiday card. Enjoy a performance by the Galena Brass Band. Back by popular demand are the Belgian horses and their carriage.
Mr. And Mrs. Claus at Froehlich’s Farm & Garden Center
When: Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 3143 York Road, Furlong
Bring the family (even the furry ones) to get your photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Enjoy fresh baked cookies and warm up with some hot cocoa and hot cider. Remember your camera! This is a free event, and you do not need to register. Plus, the Grinch will be visiting on Saturday, December 14!
Yardley Olde Fashion Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
When: Saturday, December 7 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Yardley Borough, 56 S. Main Street, Yardley
The parade will run down S. Main Street in Yardley. It will step off at the American Legion, at 215 S. Main St. and end at Buttonwood Park. The family-friendly parade, which will include an appearance by Santa himself, will be followed by the borough's tree lighting in Buttonwood Park. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available under the pavilion at Yardley Borough’s own Santa’s Workshop. Santa’s Workshop will be open immediately after the parade and then again on the Saturday’s leading up to Christmas (December 14 and 21) from 4-6pm.
Perkasie Tree Lighting Ceremony
When: Saturday, December 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 620 W. Chestnut Street, Perkasie
Now in its 110th year, Perkasie is now officially the oldest community tree lightings in the United States. The celebration brings the entire family together as one lucky child gets to flip the switch that lights the tree. Enjoy other festivities such as photos with Santa, food vendors, free horse & carriage rides, live music, a strolling 10’ elf on stilts, a visit from Mary Poppins and Bert, and more!
Breakfast with Santa at Morrisville Middle/Senior High School
When: Sunday, December 8 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: 550 W. Palmer Street, Morrisville
Feast on all-you-can-eat eggs, pancakes, sausage, hash browns, muffins, juice, coffee and tea. This event is $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. All proceeds benefit Good Friends, Inc. Digital photos with Santa are $5. Tickets will be available at the door.
Washington Crossing Reenactment
When: Sunday, December 8 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (actual crossing at 1 p.m.) – $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-11, free for children younger than 5
Christmas Day Crossing – 12 p.m.-3 p.m. – Cost is free!
Where: Washington Crossing Historic Park
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! In addition to the crossing reenactment, special colonial-era activities and demonstrations in the Historic Village will offer a full day of family fun and learning. Get more information here.
Fonthill Castle Community Holiday Open House
When: Sunday, December 8 from noon to 4 p.m.
Where: 525 E. Court Street, Doylestown
Enjoy Fonthill Castle’s holiday decorations during their free ground-floor open house. Sip hot cider and make your own holiday ornament. At the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, enjoy hot chocolate, holiday music and a visit with Santa.
Newtown Holiday Parade
When: Sunday, December 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 301 S. State Street, Newtown
Come out and find a comfy spot to watch this amazing holiday event. The parade promptly kicks off at 2PM from South State Street at the Stocking Works. It then continues north to Washington Avenue and makes a left turn, then turns right onto Sycamore Street. The Parade eventually ends at the corner of Sycamore Street and Durham Road.
Fallsington Tree Lighting
When: Sunday, December 8 starting at 2 p.m.
Where: 9300 New Falls Road, Fallsington
Enjoy an afternoon of holiday fun with the community! From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., there will be various kid activities including crafts, face painting, snacks and a visit with Santa. At 6 p.m., there will be Christmas carols and the tree lighting. After the tree lighting, enjoy homemade snacks provided by the Saints Episcopal Church congregation.
Bensalem Tree Lighting and Visit from Santa
When: Sunday, December 8 at 5 p.m.
Where: Bensalem Township Municipal Building, 2400 Byberry Road, Bensalem
There will be crafts, small gifts for children, a visit from Santa, and the tree lighting.