Hooray - 2020 is almost over! If you’re still looking to soak up in the last bits of spirit, there is still time! Over it and want to just relax? Use this weekend to lose yourself in the arts at a local exhibit. Don’t forget to let your local restaurants make it even easier for you to relax or impress guests by ordering out! 

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.


Sesame Place New Year's Eve

Dining Deals!

Visit our Dining Deals page for NYE take-out ideas. For example, the Washington House Hotel hosts a New Year's Eve Take-out package that includes a three course meal, with main course options of Lobster Ravioli, Jumbo Lump Crab and Shrimpcakes and Duo of Beef with a petite filet and braised short rib and The Deck Restaurant and Bar at Bucks County Playhouse is announcing “Chef’s Table To Go”, a new winter menu with an option for delivery!

Getaway Deals!

Visit our Getaway Deals page for NYE getaway ideas. The River House at Odette's is offering a New Year's Eve package that includes luxurious accommodations for 2, a $100 dining credit, champagne and strawberries at midnight, NYE Selfie Kit and 1pm late checkout.

“C… is for Celebrate!” New Year's Eve Fireworks

Rock out with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and Count von Count, as their music fills the air and the sky is covered with colorful bursts of brilliance. Be sure to watch us paint the sky red (and green and blue) from inside the park. This impressive display will certainly give you something to celebrate this New Year! Celebrate New Year’s Eve safely at Sesame Place on Dec. 31 with limited capacity and enhanced safety procedures. Take in our spectacular fireworks display from a variety of physically distanced viewing areas available around the park.

When: 6:00 p.m.

Where: Sesame Place Philadelphia

Cost: Day pass or season pass holders


Peddler's Village Holiday

Gingerbread Competition & Display

The Gingerbread Competition & Display is a feast for the eyes with creative and whimsical entries in 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: Through January 9, Display Times Vary

Where: Peddler's Village

Cost: Free to attend

Rising Tides: Contemporary Art and the Ecology of Water

Dive into the New Year with some new perspective! The Michener Art Museum will feature work by contemporary artists from the Bucks County and greater Philadelphia region that are investigating the effects of global warming, climate change, pollution, and related environmental concerns on bodies of water and aquatic species. Including large-scale painting, works on paper, sculpture and installation, this exhibition will celebrate the power of art to visualize ecological crisis and global change through the eyes of seven local artists.

When: Through January 10

Where: Michener Art Museum

Cost: Free to attend




Vineyard Illumination

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). Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and cook up s’mores at a toasty bonfire.

When: Through January 10, 5 - 10 p.m.

Where: Shady Brook Farm


Bucks County Wine Trail: Light Up the Vines

Join the seven wineries of the Bucks County Wine Trail for the first annual Light Up the Vines Holiday Illumination! Come, see the beauty of the holiday season in our beautifully lit vineyards. The wineries will begin turning on lights at 5 p.m. on Dec. 5 and will stay open later that evening to allow guests time to enjoy a night of merrymaking. Travelers near and far can ring in the holiday season with festive lights in the vineyards, along with mulled wines, food trucks, fire pits, holiday music and more during the kickoff lighting on Dec. 5 (festivities vary by winery).

When: through January 2

Where: Bucks County Wine Trail Wineries

CostFree to attend

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol, but unlike any other you’ve ever experienced! The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge has been given new life thanks to the haunting vision of one of Broadway’s most imaginative directors, Michael Arden and the Tony-winning virtuoso, Jefferson Mays, starring in 50 roles of a lifetime. Staged exclusively for this production and captured live with breathtaking clarity, this must-watch streaming event conjures the powerful spirits of Christmas and brings all the magic of live theatre home for the holidays. 

When: through January 3

Where: Bucks County Playhouse  

Cost: $50



A Very Furry Christmas

A Very Furry Christmas

Visit for 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: through January 3

Where:  Sesame Place® Philadelphia

Cost: Ticket prices vary

Work In Woods 2020

Works in Wood 2020 traditionally celebrates the woodworking heritage of Bucks County. The national draw of this exceptional curated exhibition, features the finest contemporary examples of fine furniture, turned objects and sculpture and innovative uses of the wood medium. Now in its 21st anniversary year, the annual juried exhibition is presented in live and virtual formats in keeping with the challenges of hosting publicly accessible events. Viewing opportunities, timed admission, and private viewing options are available in the gallery.

When: every weekend through January 10, noon – 5 p.m.

Where: New Hope Arts Center

CostFree to attend

Family Mystery Walking Tours: Elf on the Stealth

Santa’s elves have been watching your family all year long. Now it is finally time for them to start revealing themselves. Unfortunately, one very special elf named Shelfie is missing and we need your help to find him. Join Mrs. Claus at the North Pole for this walking tour and help solve the mystery of the missing Elf on the Shelf!

When: through January 10

Where: Cock ‘n Bull

Cost: $25

Bucks County: Wish You Were Here Small Works Exhibition and Sale

The Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County presents an invitation to "Wish You Were Here: A Small Works Exhibition and Sale." All images in this show are postcard size, 5" by 7", and represent iconic cultural, historical, and natural landmarks in Bucks County. Support your local artists and purchase a unique piece of Bucks County art piece for someone special, or just stop in to admire the exhibit. 

When: through January 31

Where: Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County

Cost: Free to attend