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

Shady Brook Farm

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

Bring the little ones out to live their Christmas fantasy and hop aboard the North Pole Express for an unforgettable holiday journey!

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

Cost: $50

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

January Sales Event at Peddler’s Village

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

Crossing Vineyards & Winery

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.

Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Cost: $35

Yoga Class and Fill Your Glass at Triumph Brewery

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

Cost: $15

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

Cost: $10