Still figuring out your New Year’s Eve plans? There are plenty of ways to kick-off 2018 in Bucks County. Dance your way into the new year, dine in style or ignite your night with a dazzling fireworks display. 

Sip, dine and dance at the Spring Mill Manor and the Plumsteadville Inn, which offer delicious food and a place to dance it off! Bella Tori at the Mansion and McCoole’s at the Red Lion Inn provide beautiful locations to spend the evening while trying spectacular cuisine. If you prefer to finish your year off with a bang, visit Sesame Place for their annual New Year’s Eve fireworks extravaganza. Let the kids celebrate before their bedtime with countdowns to noon at Giggleberry Fair and BounceU of Langhorne. Don’t forget to check out the last of the holiday events before their over, like the Bucks County Playhouse’s holiday hit, Ebenezer Scrooge’s Big Playhouse Show.

Read our guide below for details on this weekend’s New Year’s events around the County. Stay up-to-date on what’s coming up next week with our Upcoming Events calendar.

**Be sure to check availability with individual restaurants and venues for their New Year’s Eve events as these sell out quickly!**

Friday, December 29

Ebenezer Scrooge Playhouse

Ebenezer Scrooge’s Big Playhouse Show

The Bucks County Playhouse is taking one of the most beloved holiday stories ever told, A Christmas Carol, and putting a comedic, Bucks County spin for the world premiere of Ebenezer Scrooge’s Big Playhouse Show. Perfect for the entire family, follow Scrooge as he terrorizes the folks of Bucks County in this hilarious retelling of the Charles Dickens classic.

When: December 29 – 31, 8 p.m. (Friday); 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. (Saturday); 2 p.m. (Sunday)

Where: Bucks County Playhouse

Cost: Price varies, check website

The North Pole Express and Santa’s Steam Spectacular at the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

All aboard the North Pole Express! Join Mr. and Mrs. Claus as you depart from New Hope Station for a North Pole Express train ride in a vintage diesel locomotive 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: December 29 – 31, check online for departure times

Where: New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

Cost: Varies, check online for prices

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: December 29 – 30, 5 – 10 p.m.

Where: Shady Brook Farm

Cost: $30/car, $50/mini-bus, limo or RV, $125/bus

Bucks County Holiday TreeFest

Visit Bucks County’s annual TreeFest returns to the Bucks County Visitor Center in Bensalem, inviting locals to view uniquely themed trees from some of Bucks County’s best attractions.

When: December 29 – 30, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
December 31, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
January 1, CLOSED

Where: Bucks County Visitor Center – Bensalem

Cost: Free to attend

Candlelight Holiday Tours at Fonthill Castle

Visit Fonthill Castle for an after-hours candlelight tour featuring fifteen of Fonthill’s rooms decorated to mirror the interests and accomplishments of Henry Mercer. The holiday tour even includes a trip to the castle’ top terrace! Reservations are required.

When: December 29, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Where: Fonthill Castle

Cost: Adults $18

Saturday, December 30

Sesame Place
A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place

Join everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends during Sesame Place’s family-favorite holiday Celebration: A Very Furry Christmas. Sesame Place is transforming into a one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderland with millions of twinkling lights, spectacular musical shows and parades, as well as a Grand Illumination of the park by Santa on his magical sleigh.

When: December 30, 1 – 8 p.m.

Where: Sesame Place

Cost: $37 online

Gingerbread Competition & Display at Peddler’s Village

More than 50 creative and uniquely themed gingerbread houses have arrived in Peddler’s Village, helping to officially kick-off the holidays in the 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: December 29 – 31, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Friday & Saturday), 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Sunday)

Where: Peddler’s Village

Cost: Free to attend

Sunday, December 31

Black Bass Hotel

New Year’s Eve Brunch at Black Bass Hotel

Kick off New Year’s Eve with a delicious brunch at the Black Bass Hotel! The four-course meal includes house-smoked salmon, warm apple crepes and multiple varieties of mouthwatering omelets. Reservations are required.

When: December 31, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Brunch)

Where: Black Bass Hotel & Restaurant

Cost: $45 per person (Brunch)

McCoole’s New Year’s Celebration

McCoole’s is serving a special four-course menu along with a live music performance by Dolcetto, The Glenn Hofmann Trio. Guests can take advantage of a cash bar, party favors and a midnight champagne toast, as well as complimentary shuttle service. Reservations are required.

When: December 31, 8 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Where: McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn

Cost: $75

New Year’s at the Plumsteadville Inn

Dance the night away with delicious food at the Plumsteadville Inn. Toast with a glass of complimentary champagne and enjoy a continental breakfast at midnight!

When: December 31, call for available seating

Where: Plumsteadville Inn

Cost: Check menu for pricing

Midnight Toast to the New Year at the Logan Inn

Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Logan Inn while enjoying live entertainment by Dave Dales Trio and Zeke Sky Band, multi-course meal and a champagne toast at midnight.

When: December 31, call for available seating

Where: Logan Inn

Cost: $65 – $85 per guest

Triumph Brewing New Year’s Party

Ring in the 2018 at Triumph Brewing Company with DJ Dave Mass in New Hope. The $10 cover includes a complimentary champagne toast, party hats and noise makers to keep the party going after the ball drops!

When: December 31, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Where: Triumph Brewing Company

Cost: $10 cover

Ring in the New Year at Caleb’s American Kitchen

Ring in the new year at Caleb's American Kitchen with a fabulous four-course dinner! Don't forget to bring your own bubbly at this BYOB.

When: December 31

Where: Caleb’s American Kitchen

Cost: Check menu for pricing

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Bella Tori

Chef Carr is offering a spectacular three-course menu at the beautiful family-owned Victorian Mansion, Bella Tori.

When: December 31, call for available seating

Where: Bella Tori at The Mansion

Cost: Check menu for pricing

Sellersville Theater Blues Brothers New Year’s Celebration

Have a fun and funky New Year at Sellersville Theater with a tribute to "The Blues Brotherhood!" The 10:30 p.m. show will include a champagne toast.

When: December 31, 10 p.m.

Where: Sellersville Theater

Cost: $45

Spring Mill Manor’s Mardi Gras New Year’s Eve

Spring Mill Manor will be hosting a Mardi Gras themed New Year's Eve! The gala package includes a five-hour open bar, dancing and live music!

When: December 31, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Where: Spring Mill Manor

Cost: $140 per person

New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery Dinner Show at Fisher’s Tudor House

Spend New Year’s Eve solving a murder in Fisher’s Tudor House’s “Dead Men Don’t Speakeasy” murder mystery dinner show set in the roaring twenties. Menu items include chicken pizzaiola, baked crab and a complimentary cocktail to celebrate the new year!

When: December 31, 7 – 10 p.m.

Where: Fisher’s Tudor House

Cost: $82.99 per person

Sesame Place New Year’s Eve Fireworks

“C” is for celebrate! Visit Sesame Place to enjoy a fireworks show, set to Sesame Street music. Rock out with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and Count von Count as their music fills the air and the sky is painted with colorful bursts of lights! Make sure to reserve your tickets online.

When: December 31, 6 p.m.

Where: Sesame Place

Cost: $37

Giggleberry Fair’s Noon Year’s Eve Celebration

Tuck the little ones in at night and celebrate early at Giggleberry Fair's Noon Year's Eve Celebration, featuring balloon drops, bubble wrap fireworks, noisemakers and hats!

When: December 31, 11 a.m.

Where: Giggleberry Fair

Cost: Check online for admission pricing

Balloon Drop and Countdown to Noon at BounceU of Langhorne

Bring the whole family to BounceU of Langhorne for a balloon drop and countdown to noon. Celebrate with hats, noisemakers and add in some delicious pizza. Parents are free!

When: December 31, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: BounceU of Langhorne

Cost: Call for pricing