It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Bucks County! Spend your weekend perusing the shops at Peddler’s Village during Holly Jolly Weekend, wave hi to Santa at the Newtown Holiday Parade or marvel upon the twinkling lights at America’s oldest tree lighting in Perkasie Borough!

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, December 3

Christmas Village

Amazing Christmas Village

Amazing Christmas Village is a traditional European-style outdoor market where you can expect to have endless fun and a jolly time while eating, shopping and being festive to kick off celebrating this Holiday season.  

When: November 19 - December 31,Thursday through Sunday

Where: Neshaminy Square Shopping Center

Cost: Free to attend

2nd Annual Light the Vineyard

Enjoy a delightful tasting, live music by Jenifer Kinder, a warm bon fire, snacks, and festive decorations.

When: December 3

Where: Sand Castle Winery

Cost: $20 Early Bird/$25 General Admission

Beer Tasting: Victory Brewing Company

Join the Washington House for a night of tasty brews as they offer a selection from Victory Brewing Company! Victory is bound to have a flavor to tempt your taste buds.

When: December 3

Where: Washington House Hotel & Restaurant

Cost: Free to attend

Christmas Tree Lighting Festival

Spend your night among the dazzling lights! Quakertown Alive! Is hosting their annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival in Downtown Quakertown! It will be a night filled with festive fun!

When: December 3

Where: Downtown Quakertown

Cost: Free to attend

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”

Kick off you Holiday Season with this classic story in the ambiance of the historic Half-moon Inn! Alisa Dupuy of The Ladies of History Historical Productions, will be performing a one-woman show of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

When: December 3

Where: Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)

Cost: $25

Holly Nights

Come and experience the enchantment of Pennsbury Manor by candlelight. Enjoy crackling bonfires, the merry sound of carolers, candlelit tours of the Manor House, colonial craft demonstrations, and a visit from Father Christmas himself

When: December 2-3

Where: Pennsbury Manor

Cost: Ticket Prices Vary

Kringle Shoppe

Get a start on Christmas shopping at the 17th annual Kringle Shoppe! With various holiday collectibles and stocking stuffers, there will be something for everyone on your list!

When: December 3

Where: Haycock Community Center

Cost: Free to attend

Newtown Borough Tree Lighting

The holidays have begun in Newtown and what better way to celebrate than joining the Newtown Fire Co. as they light their Christmas tree! Santa Claus himself will even be making an appearance!

When: December 3

Where: Newtown Borough

Cost: Free to attend

Hanukkah Celebration at Sesame Place

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with Sesame Place’s Menorah Lighting Ceremony.  Join a local cantor, Baby Bear, who celebrates Hanukkah with his family, Grover and more of your Sesame Street friends as we play a game of dreidel, light the Menorah, and learn all about Hanukkah!

When: December 3-5

Where: Sesame Place

Cost: Ticket Prices Vary

Gingerbread House Competition and Display 

A holiday tradition at Peddler’s Village since 1984, the Gingerbread Competition and Display is a feast for the eyes with more than 75 creative and whimsical entries in these categories: Holiday on Wheels, Traditional, Authentic Reproduction Around the World, 3-D, Movie or TV Set, Winter Wonderland, Student, and Kids Only.

When: November 19 to January 8

Where: Peddler’s Village

Cost: Free to attend

Victorian Christmas Tours

Take a step back in time to experience the origins and traditions of past Christmas’s in The Parry Mansion. The Mansion is sparkling with holiday cheer, just waiting to share this joyous season with you.

When: Weekends through December 19 

Where: Parry Mansion Museum

Cost: $10

Christmas in the Castle

This 45-minute guided tour with stops on five different floors invites visitors to journey back through time to explore Pitcairn holiday traditions in their 20th-century castle.

When: Now through January 30

Where: Glencairn Museum

Cost: Ticket Prices Vary

SATURDAY, December 4 

Bert and Ernie during A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place

A Very Furry Christmas

A Very Furry Christmas Celebration at Sesame Place 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: Now through January 2

Where: Sesame Place

Cost: Ticket Prices Vary

Holly Jolly Weekend

Join Peddler’s Village as they celebrate the start of the holiday season with the one of the jolliest events in Bucks County. Spend the day shopping for early Christmas presents and wave to Santa as he rides by during the parade!

When: December 4

Where: Peddler’s Village

Cost: Free to attend

A Rat Pack Christmas

A heartwarming night of holiday music! Experience Frank, Dean and Sammy; performed with a wonderful mix of song, comedy, sketches and brilliant full band musical arrangement.

When: December 4

Where: Sellersville Theater

Cost: $33

Yardley Christmas Parade

Come say hi to Santa and his friends at the Yardley Christmas Parade! The parade will start at American legion and ending ay the Buttonwood park! Santa will be there to light the tree and say hi to all the kids!

When: December 4

Where: Yardley Borough

Cost: Free to attend


Bucks County Wine Trail Holiday Vineyard Illumination

Join the wineries of the Bucks County Wine Trail for the second annual Light Up the Vines holiday illumination! Come, see the beauty of the holiday season in our beautifully lit vineyards.

When: Now through January 2

Where: Bucks County Wine Trail

Cost: Free to attend

Christmas Tree Lighting

Falls Township is pleased to present a night of magical fun at their annual Christmas Tree Lighting! Spend your night among the illuminating lights as the community comes together to celebrate the holiday season!

When: December 4

Where: Falls Township Senior Center

Cost: Free to attend

Holiday House & Grinchmas Food Truck Fest

Join the Bolton Mansion as they welcome Santa and the Grinch for a day filled with food trucks, children's activities, a DJ, beer/cocktail garden, vendors/crafters for your holiday shopping and more!

When: December 4-5

Where: Bolton Mansion

Cost: Free to attend

Perkasie’s 112th Tree Lighting

Come out and enjoy America’s oldest tree lighting in Perkasie Borough! Families can expect a traditional evening out, with Holiday music, food and fun.

When: December 4

Where: Perkasie Borough

Cost: Free to attend

Plumstead Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join the Plumstead Township for their Annual Tree Lighting at Hanusey Park. Enjoy a night filled with ugly sweater contests, Christmas carols and refreshments, even Santa will make an appearance!

When: December 4

Where: Hanusey Park

Cost: Free to attend

Holiday Market

Take a look at what Snipes Farm has to offer for the holiday season! Peruse Christmas decorations, organic veggies, baked goods, honey, and other delicious farm gift items.

When: Now through December 18

Where: Snipes Farm and Education Center

Cost: Free to attend

Holiday Open House Tour

Celebrate the beauty of the season with the Newtown Historic Association’s holiday house tour. Now in its 58th year, this tour gives visitors the opportunity to peek into several of Newtown’s unique private residences, all dressed for the holidays.

When: December 4

Where: Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)

Cost: $30

Holiday Craft Show

Bucks County’s favorite holiday craft show, showcasing the works of approximately 50 artists and crafts people Every item in this show was individually selected by a jury, making a great mix of hand-crafted, vintage and antique pieces.

When: Now through December 5

Where: Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site

Cost: $4

Letters to Santa

Send your letter to Santa! Santa has left a special direct mail box at the Market! Children can drop off their letters to Santa and we’ll make sure Santa sends a personalized letter back! 

When: Now through December 19

Where: Quakertown Farmers Market and Flea Market

Cost: Free to attend

World Nativities Exhibition

Glencairn Museum’s annual World Nativities exhibition presents dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes collected from around the world.

When: Now through January 30

Where: Glencairn Museum

Cost: Suggested donation of $5 per person

Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region. Each year during this festival, the rooms of Pearl S. Buck’s iconic Bucks County stone farmhouse come alive with the glow of holiday decorations! 

When: Now through January 9

Where: Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site

Cost: Ticket Prices Vary

Laughs at the Edge!

Weekly comedy showcase! 8 hilarious comics bring the funny while top notch staff serve food and drinks! Each week brings a brand new lineup. 

When: Saturdays through December 18 

Where: Water's Edge Gastropub and Lounge

Cost: $20 

Annual Holiday Small Works Show

You are invited to the Annual Holiday Small Works Show at Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery! The show presents over 30 artist's work in a variety of mediums - Oil, Watercolor, Pastel, Egg Tempera, Acrylic and Pottery.

When: Now through December 30

Where: Canal Frame - Crafts Gallery

  Cost: Free to attend   

SUNDAY, December 5

Shady Brook Light Show

Shady Brook Farm Holiday Light Show

Shady Brook Farm hosts an extravagant show with more than 3 million lights on their acres of farm land. They offer two options: a socially distanced drive thru experience where visitors must stay in their car, mini-bus, limo, RV or bus, as well as an open-air wagon ride for guests to enjoy. At the end of the show, warm up with cup of hot cocoa and cook s’mores at a toasty bonfire.

When: Now through January 29

Where: Shady Brook Farm

Cost: Prices Vary

Victorian Holiday House

The Grundy Museum is proud to present its second annual Victorian Holiday House at the Grundy Museum. The ground floor of the Museum will be decorated with exquisite Victorian displays designed in partnership with Jimmy Bason Gilpatrick, proprietor of Bristol’s own Bird of Paradise Flowers.


When: Now through December 23

Where: Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Museum

Cost: Ticket Prices Vary

Wine Trail Holiday Festival

Crossing Vineyards is kicking off the Christmas season with live music and holiday merchandise discounts. Keep your eyes peeled for Mr. Claus himself!


Where: December 4-5

Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Cost: Free to attend

Breakfast With Santa

Start the holiday season off with a morning with Santa! The Radisson will have a morning filled with festive crafts and storytime’s with gifts for every child!


When: December 5

Where: Radisson Hotel Philadelphia Northeast

Cost: $25

Chanukah Disco and Menorah Lighting

Let's GLOW crazy and light up the world! Join Chabad Lubavitch of Yardley for a children's glow-in-the-dark dance party complete with glowing cupcake decorating and a glowing dreidel spinoff.

When: December 5

Where: McCaffrey's of Yardley

Cost: $8

Christmas at Aldie

Aldie Mansion is excited that, this year, they will be gathering in person to kick off the holiday season! You will delight in a holiday-themed cocktail and a delicious dinner


When: December 5

Where: Historic Aldie Mansion

Cost: $225

Holiday Market

Come get all your holiday shopping done and support local entrepreneurs at Moss Mill Brewing Company’s Holiday Market. Their holiday market will feature a few select vendors, artisans, and musicians.

When: December 5

Where: Moss Mill Brewing Company

Cost: Free to attend

Newtown Holiday Parade

Come out and find a comfy spot to watch Santa and friends parade through Newtown Borough!  The parade promptly kicks off at 2PM at the Stocking Works and heads north down State St.

When: December 5

Where: Newtown Borough & Newtown Township

Cost: Free to attend

Traversing the Ten Crucial Days Bus Tour

The Traversing the Ten Crucial Days Bus Tour begins and ends at Washington Crossing, PA. Guests spend the day retracing the December 25 crossing of the Delaware and the December 26, 1776 through January 3, 1777 American and British military engagements at Trenton, Princeton and areas in-between.

When: December 5

Where: Washington Crossing Historic Park

Cost: $125

North Pole Express Train

Christmas time will soon be here, bringing along joyous memories of times past. This year, the New Hope Railroad invites you along as we set the clock back and showcase a magical journey mirroring those of years ago.

When: Now through December 30

Where: New Hope Railroad

Cost: Free to attend 

New Hope History Walking Tours

Take this expertly guided walking tour to see the places and hear the tales that make New Hope such a fascinating place. The tour is approximately one mile long and lasts about one hour.

When: Every Sunday, 2:00PM to 3:00PM

Where: Start at The Parry Mansion 

Cost: $10 per person 

Found, Gifted, Saved! The Mercer Museum Collects Local History 

“Found, Gifted, Saved! The Mercer Museum Collects Local History”, a new exhibit at the Mercer Museum, displays artifacts collected by the Bucks County Historical Society in the first two decades of the 21st Century. What objects, images, and documents are among these acquisitions, and what do they reveal about Bucks County’s people, history and culture?

When: Now through April 10 

Where: Mercer Museum

Cost: Exhibit included with Mercer Museum admission

Places I Remember

Joseph Marchetti, graduate of Central High School in Philadelphia and Tyler School of Art, Temple University presents “Places I Remember". The exhibit includes paintings that represent over two years of work in Bucks, Lancaster and Lehigh Counties. The body of work started with a painting of the Scholfield-Ford Covered Bridge in Tyler State Park and now includes covered bridges, farms, barns and castles in Pennsylvania.

When: Now through January 7

Where: Bucks County Visitor Center

Cost: Free to attend