Have a Fantastic 'Friendsgiving'
Sure, family time is required around the holidays, but there comes a point when enough is enough. As good as your uncle's stories are, they tend to lose their charm around the 37th time. That’s where Friendsgiving comes in! Friendsgiving is the colloquialism for when you get to celebrate the fall festivities with your friends once your obligatory time with relatives has been fulfilled. Those who are close to Bucks County are also lucky enough to have a multitude of seasonally-tinged places to go to enjoy the good company of friends during this special time.
'Friendsgiving' is as good an excuse as any to blaze Bucks County's Ale Trail or wander your way around the area's wineries. Gather your crew and enjoy the autumn's amazing ales or seasonal sips at one of these fall favorites:
The folks at Proper ensure that there's something to do every day of the week. They start off the week strong with Mug Club Monday and $3 cheese steaks, followed by all-you-can-eat-wings Tuesday and then Tacos and Trivia Wednesday.
You'll be sure to find a seasonally-appropriate drink at Free Will in late November, such as their Imperial Stout - with notes of marshmallow, dark chocolate and deep caramel.
With drink specials every night of the week and a Pumpkin Ale that will reinvigorate your relationship with pumpkins, this flagship brewery in New Hope is a worthy contender for your Friendsgiving antics.
Save the dates and buy your tickets for the following events surrounding this festive season:
Academy of Vocal Arts Presents Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” (Nov. 21)
Central Bucks County High School
Friendsgiving is as good an excuse as ever to see an opera. Presented by professionals at the Academy of Vocal Arts, their performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s classic is sure to lighten your spirits for the holiday season.
Gingerbread in the Log House (Nov. 24)
Join Susan Plaisted in the Mercer Museum Log House as she recites the backstory of gingerbread, from how it began as mere ginger and breadcrumbs to the modern iteration that we all know and love.
Weekend Music at the Winery (Nov. 21-22)
Crossing Vineyards and Winery
Live acoustic music by local artists provide the perfect backdrop to relax with a drink at Crossing Vineyards. Whether you prefer a cocktail, a cold Yards Beer or wine by the glass or bottle, you’ll be sure to find the perfect complement to the homegrown performances.
Homicide & Holly Murder Mystery (Nov. 25)
Stop by the Tudor House for a show along with dinner. The show is courtesy of Without a Cue Productions, which has been performing murder mystery dinner theater all along the east coast for years. For anyone looking for an unconventional yet holiday-spirited experience, this may be the choice for you.
Pairing Wine & Cheese Class (Nov. 25)
Crossing Vineyards and Winery
If you are a lover of cheese and wine, this is a chance to learn about, sample and experiment with different tastings to get the most out of both.
Doylestown Jinglebell Turkey Trot
$10-$50 (Registration Required)
If you fear you may have overindulged this season, come down and join in the 10K, 5K or half mile run. The event is welcoming to all ages, and is complete with hot chocolate, cookies and even an appearance by Santa.