The Merry Months of Bucks County are Upon Us

The small towns of Bucks County are decked with evergreens and lights inviting residents and visitors to participate in holiday events filled with festive cheer.
Visit Bucks County has highlighted a sample of holiday happenings for all to enjoy. Log on to  for a full list of seasonal activities.

November 7th- 1st week of January: Byers’ Choice Grand Illumination 
Witness the grounds of Byers’ Choice light up with 100,000 sparkling Christmas lights. Upon entering this year round Christmas Museum, you will be instantly transported to Dickens’ London as you walk upon cobblestone streets.  

November 16-December 31st, 2010 32nd Annual Festival of Trees at Pearl S Buck House
A Bucks County holiday tradition for the entire family to enjoy, the Festival of Trees features more than a dozen beautifully-decorated trees, along with other holiday decorations adorning each room of the Pearl S. Buck House National Historic Landmark.  

November 19th- December 2010: Peddler’s Village Grand Illumination
Santa switches on the outdoor holiday light display at Peddler’s Village on Friday at 6:15 pm to kick off the holiday season. Santa visits with children at Giggleberry Fair each weekend through December.  

November 19-November 28, 2010 New Hope & Ivyland Railroad’s North Pole Express
Ride the rails with Santa, Mrs. Claus and a host of holiday revelers for a truly unique holiday experience the whole family is sure to enjoy! Children and adults of all ages are invited to ride the special holiday train, sip hot cocoa and enjoy cookies while Santa visits with each child and presents them with a special gift.  

November 23- 1st week of January 2011 5th Annual Bucks County Holiday Treefest
The Bucks County Visitor Center transforms into a wintry wonderland with twenty five uniquely-themed trees on display through January 9th, 2011. Each tree is sponsored by a local business or organization and decorated with a unique theme. Local musical talent, Sundays with Santa, and a special day dedicated to Pet Photos with Santa are just a few of the events scheduled. Treefest kicks off November 23rd with Santa and Mrs. Clause arriving on a fire truck to magically turn on all holiday lights. Visitors attending TreeFest can receive a $5.00 discount on the Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm.  

November 24- January 9th, 2011 Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm
Experience the magic of millions of lights illuminating acres of farmland during Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show! Drive through in the comfort of your own car or enjoy the show on a moonlit hayride.

November 26-November 28, 2010 Sesame Place Holiday Party
The Sesame Place Holiday Party will delight families with an all-new “Elmo’s World Live! Christmas Show”, character appearances throughout the day, holiday shopping, select rides running and two holiday-themed shows.  

November 28, 2010-January 1, 2011 New Hope Holiday Light Show
This year, the Chamber will be premiering a spectacular light show featuring more than 15,000 LED lights on the 35-foot Norway Spruce that anchors Ferry Street. The computer generated show will be a 16-minute long light extravaganza set to holiday music.  

December 4, 2010 6th Annual Old Fashioned Christmas in New Hope
Step back in time to a slower paced age of carriage rides and holiday festivities. This program will feature horse-drawn antique carriage rides through the park, holiday entertainment, free tours of the historic Erwin-Stover House and a special visit from Father Christmas "from the North Pole.”  

December 5, 2010 Holiday Festivities for the Family at Fonthill Castle & Moravian Pottery & Tile Works
Enjoy Fonthill castle's holiday decorations during a ground floor open house. Sip hot cider and make a handmade ornament. Walk over to the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, holiday music, and a visit with Santa.

December 9-10, 2010 Holly Nights at Pennsbury Manor
Experience the enchantment of Pennsbury by candlelight! A community tradition for more than 25 years, this joyous feast for the senses offers crackling fires, hot-mulled cider, dancing shadows, and the merry sounds of carolers strolling the grounds. Come toss a green sprig on the Yule log bonfire and make your wish for the coming new year.

December 12, 2010 Christmas in Historic Fallsington
Guests are invited to gather ‘round and celebrate the lighting of our Christmas tree adorned with handcrafted ornaments made by local children.  

December 12, 2010 Santa at the Zoo
Celebrate the Holidays with Jungle Joe at the Bucks County Zoo! Visit with Santa and get a photo. Tour the Zoo and meet the animals.

December 25, 2010 Annual Historic Christmas Day Crossing Re-enactment at Washington Crossing Historic Park
Join in honoring the soldiers of 1776 as we recreate the heroic Crossing of the Delaware. Wear warm clothes and arrive early as this is a popular patriotic tradition for many Bucks County residents.  

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About Visit Bucks County
Visit Bucks County (VBC) is the official tourist promotion agency for Bucks County. The mission of the VBC is to increase visitation in Bucks County by effectively marketing its heritage and its diverse sites and attractions.  . For more information on VBC activities call 1-800-836-BUCKS, visit or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to the PARX Casino). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.


Contact: Michelle Greco, Public Relations Manager
Visit Bucks County
215 639 0300 x.231