The new year is here – but that doesn’t mean the holidays have to be over! There are still a few events to keep your holiday spirits alive, as well as opportunities to get a head start on some New Year’s resolutions!
This weekend is your last chance to check out some of Bucks County’s best holiday attractions, like Shady Brook Farm’s festive Holiday Light Show and the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad’s Santa’s Steam Spectacular. Speaking of last chances, this weekend also marks the end of the James A. Michener Art Museum’s Dedicated, Displayed, Discovered: Celebrating the Region’s School Art Collections exhibit, featuring pieces from art collections across the County. Trying to be more active this year? Triumph Brewing Company’s “Yoga Class and Fill Your Glass” is a great way to help kick start fitness goals!
Take advantage of the season and check out our guide below for details on this weekend’s must-see events around the County. Stay up-to-date on what’s coming up next week with our Upcoming Events calendar.
Friday, January 5
2017 Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farms
View more than three million lights as they illuminate the acres of farmland during Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show. Hop in your car or enjoy the open air of a wagon ride as you trek through the two-mile trail, featuring festive displays and wintry sights.
When: January 5 – 7, 5 – 10 p.m.
Where: Shady Brook Farm
Cost: $30/car, $50/mini-bus, limo or RV, $125/bus
Dedicated, Displayed, Discovered: Celebrating the Region’s School Art Collections Michener Exhibit
Visit the James A. Michener Art Museum for the last week of their exhibit, Dedicated, Displayed, Discovered: Celebrating the Region’s School Art Collections. The collection highlights the historical background of local counties and their artists, as well as their connections to historical movements in arts education.
When: January 5 – 7, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: James A. Michener Museum
Cost: $18/adult; $17/senior; $16.00/college student w/ ID; $8/kids 6-18; kids under 6 free
Gingerbread Competition & Display at Peddler’s Village
More than 50 creative and uniquely themed gingerbread houses have arrived in Peddler’s Village. Vote for your favorite cookie home and enjoy Peddler’s winter wonderland as you dine and shop your way through tons of whimsical boutiques.
When: January 5 – 6, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Friday & Saturday), 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Sunday)
Where: Peddler’s Village
Cost: Free to attend
Saturday, January 6
Santa’s Steam Spectacular at the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
All aboard Santa’s Steam Spectaular’s last voyage! Join Mr. and Mrs. Claus as you depart from New Hope Station for a train ride in a vintage steam engine through historic Bucks County. Listen to roaming Christmas carolers, sip warm cocoa and enjoy freshly baked cookies. Each child on board will get an opportunity to share their wish list with Santa Claus and receive a sleigh bell gift from the big man himself!
When: January 6 – 7, check online for departure times
Where: New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
Cost: Varies, check online for prices
The Curling Experience at Bucks County Curling Club
If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at curling, now is the time! The Curling Experience provides a great introduction into this fun Olympic sport. Reservations are required.
When: January 6, 12 – 2 p.m.
Where: Bucks County Curling Club
Tower Tour for Families at Fonthill Castle
Take a one-hour tour of Henry Mercer’s castle starting in the basement and climbing all the way to the tower. Children and parents can explore areas not normally seen in regular tours, including the kitchen, morning room, wind room, as well as the top terrace.
When: January 6, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Fonthill Castle
Cost: $15/adults; $8/youth
Stroll through Peddler’s Village to score great deals on everything from cozy winter clothing to beautiful trinkets from unique artisan boutiques.
When: January 5 – 7, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Friday & Saturday); 12 – 5 p.m. (Sunday)
Where: Peddler’s Village
Cost: Free to attend
Sunday, January 7
Pairing Wine & Chocolate Class at Crossing Vineyards and Winery
Enjoy a sweet afternoon filled with tips on how to pair two of your favorite foods. The event includes instruction, wine tasting, tour and your personal assortment of Pierre's Chocolates.
When: January 7, 2 p.m.
Join Create Space Movement for a yoga mindful movement flow presented by Triumph Brewing Co. Yogis are treated to a complimentary beer after class and are welcome to stay for a tasty brunch!
When: January 7, 11 a.m.
Where: Triumph Brewing Company
Family Drawing Days at the Michener Art Museum
The James A. Michener Art Museum’s Family Drawing Day returns, giving parents and caregivers an opportunity to explore the world of art with their children. Participants work with a variety of art materials as they draw in the galleries and art studio. Registration is required.
When: January 7, 1 – 3 p.m.
Where: James A. Michener Art Museum