See decorated trees at the Bucks County Visitors Center, dash through the lights at Shady Brook Farm and treat yourself to a show at the Bristol Riverside Theatre.

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, November 22

Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at the Shady Brook Farm Holiday Light Show!

Dashin' Through The Lights!

Start your holiday off with a 2-mile run or 2-mile family fun run/walk through Shady Book Farm’s spectacular Holiday Light Display. You will not want to miss this special annual event!

When: November 22, 7 p.m.

Where: Shady Brook Farm

Cost: $25-35

Bugsy Malone Jr.

Join the Acting Naturally Theater for Bugsy Malone Jr. Good, clean, comedic fun! Two gangs in a fictitious city populated only by children are in a rivalry of Capone-ian standards. Follow along on their adventures.

When: November 22 & 23, 7- 9 p.m.

Where: Acting Naturally Inc

Cost: $10-12

First Date

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

When: November 22 & 23, Times Vary

Where: Zlock Performing Arts Center

Cost: General Admission $15, Students $10

Get an Insta-Photo With Our Reindeer

Photo Op with the Reindeer! Have your photo taken with one of Bucks County Garden’s visiting reindeer!  Bring the kids and leave with an Insta-picture of this special moment.  This event is first come, first serve. No reservations required.

When: November 22 & 23, 4-8 p.m.

Where: Bucks County Gardens

Cost: $10 for one instant photo

Holiday Trees

Make the Visitor Center your first stop when celebrating the Holidays in Bucks County. Don’t miss Holiday Trees at the Visitor Center, a beautifully decorated display of trees and pick up the exclusive Bucks County Holiday Experience Book on must-see holiday attractions and events!

When: November 20 – January 4, 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Bucks County Visitor Center

Cost: Free to attend

The Brooklyn Charmers: The Music of Steely Dan Live

Brooklyn Charmers is a Steely Dan tribute band comprised of some of Chicago’s top players. With masterful precision and obsessive dedication to the music, Brooklyn Charmers injects a new energy into the beloved catalogue; bridging the gap between new and lifelong fans alike.

When: November 22, 8 – 10 p.m.

Where: New Hope Winery

Cost: $35

Live Music and Food Truck

Start off your Friday Night right and come over to Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery for live music and food trucks. Musicians are local and create a lovely, relaxing evening to sit around and just unwind! The venue has bonfire pits and an indoor accommodation area.

When: Fridays until December 7, 5 – 9 p.m.

Where: Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery

Cost: Free to attend

Saturday, November 23

Christmas Parade at Sesame Place

Santa's Grand Illumination

Santa Claus is coming to…Sesame Place!  Join your favorite furry friends for a special Christmas celebration as Santa illuminates the night for the first time this year to help Sesame kick-off A Very Furry Christmas! After some holly jolly singing and dancing with Santa’s trusty elves and everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends, Santa will arrive on a horse-drawn carriage to light up the night with millions of twinkling lights!

 When: November 23, 5 – 7 p.m.

Where:  Sesame Place® Philadelphia

Cost: Prices vary, visit site for details

25th Annual Holiday Light Show

Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show! Encounter whimsical displays and familiar characters as you drive through in the comfort of your own car or enjoy the show on an open-air wagon ride (weather permitting). The two-mile trail takes about 20 minutes to drive through if you’re taking your time to enjoy the sights.

When: November 23, 5 - 10 p.m.

Where: Shady Brook Farm

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

A Very Furry Christmas

A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place® Philadelphia is a festive, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends. The park is transformed into a one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderland with millions of twinkling lights and festive decorations all around.

When: November 23 – January 1

Where:  Sesame Place® Philadelphia

Cost: Prices vary, visit site for details

Gingerbread Competition & Display

Feast your eyes on the creative and whimsical entries within several categories: Traditional, Authentic Reproduction, 3-D, Movie or TV Set, Student, Kids Only and more. The Gingerbread entries will be on exhibit in the Village Gazebo during shopping hours.

When: November 15 - January 4, Display Times Vary

Where: Peddler's Village

Cost: Free to attend

Hanukkah Lights

Self-taught award-winning artist and native of Bucks County Jill Tarabar is proud to present a one woman display of Chanukah Menorahs at the Bucks County Visitor Center this holiday season. Jill mixes a variety of clear textured glass with bevels and found objects, and she’s inspired by nature, spirituality and Judaica. Much of her work consists of functional gift items such as jewelry boxes, Menorahs & Mezuzot.

When: November 20 – January 4, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Bucks County Visitor Center

Cost: Free to attend

Steve Forbert Live

Come watch this singer/songwriter perform while relaxing with a glass of wine! Forbert’s performance documents his early adventures in the big city while pursuing his quest to make music. Sharing reflections and journals he kept at the time, he weaves an absorbing narrative that fully documents the trials, travails, and triumphs that would eventually play out over the course of his prolific 40-year career.

When: November 23, 8 – 10 p.m.

Where: The Pour House at the New Hope Winery

Cost: $32

What the Deadly Dickens? Murder Mystery Dinner

It’s another Dickens of a murder! Despite hosting a murderous holiday party last year, which resulted in the murders of Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim, the Sawyers are going to give it another try. They have invited all of their closest friends for their annual holiday party – and are hoping for no mishaps this year. But when an uninvited guest shows up, someone is bound to exclaim, “What the deadly Dickens?”

When: Select dates November 9 - January 11, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Peddler's Village

Cost: $69.95 per person (includes dinner, show, tax & service charge)

Sunday, November 24

Bristol Riverside Theatre

Next to Normal

One of Broadway’s biggest and most compelling hits, Next to Normal, nabbed three Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for its heartbreaking, humorous and unflinchingly authentic look at a seemingly normal modern family struggling with the effects of bipolar disorder. This emotionally powerful musical features original songs by Tom Kitt.

When: November 24, 3 p.m.

Where: Bristol Riverside Theatre

Cost: Prices vary

Behold! The Ed Bennett Exhibition

The use of reclaimed materials and objects, married with Ed Bennet’s signature industrial styled art is striking and worth the visit! Old world meets new in a one-of-a-kind visual symphony meticulously orchestrated to play well in almost any decor.

When:  November 10 - January 3, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: Bucks County Visitor Center

Cost: Free to attend

Annual Holiday Small Works Show 2019

Spend your Sunday at the Annual Holiday Small Works Show at Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery and then stroll through historic Washington Crossing.

When: Daily until December 28, Tue. – Sat.

Where: Canal Frame - Crafts Gallery

Where: Free to attend


The Tony-winning best musical, Once, tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician and part-time vacuum repair-man, Guy. He is about to give up on his musical dream when a beautiful young Czech immigrant, Girl, takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, Guy’s music soars to powerful new heights. When an opportunity arises in America for Guy, will Girl let him know how she truly feels?

When: November 8 – November 30, Wednesday – Sunday, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Bucks County Playhouse

Cost: Ticket Prices Vary

Pigskin Peanuts Exhibit

Just in time for football season, Pigskin Peanuts showcases fifty of Charles M. Schulz's daily and Sunday Peanuts comic strips featuring the sport of football and the popular characters Charlie Brown, Woodstock, Snoopy and more. The companion exhibit, Bucks County Plays Football! highlights some of Bucks County’s own football history and traditions and will include historic photographs, video footage, game programs, tickets, sports cards and other artifacts and memorabilia.

When: November 15 – February 9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Mercer Museum

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Charlotte Schatz: Indomitable

Bucks Professor Emerita and celebrated regional artist Charlotte Schatz explore issues of social justice and urban life as she moves effortlessly between sculpture, painting and collage. This exhibit brings together major works from throughout her artistic career.

When: Through December 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Hicks Art Center, Bucks County Community College

Cost: Free to Attend