It’s never too early to get into the Christmas spirit so why not start this weekend? Take festive tours, get your Christmas shopping on, or take a literal ride into the season on the North Pole Express Train.

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 20

Christmas Village

Amazing Christmas Village

It’s never too early to start Christmas shopping! Head to Bensalem to check out this brand new European-style outdoor market. The market offers everything you need to get in the spirit from shopping to specialized food vendors to festive entertainment. While you are there, make sure to check out the Amazing Christmas Tree tent to pick up a fresh cut tree and Christmas flowers.

When: Through December 24

Where: 4201 Neshaminy Blvd, Bensalem, PA 19020

Cost: Free to attend

Winter Wonderland: Fonthill Castle Daily One-Hour Guided Tours

Immerse yourself in history and Christmas all at once. The Fonthill Castle will showcase Henry Mercer’s home decked out for the holidays while sharing the history of Mercer and the construction of this unbelievable property.

When: November 20 -- January 3, everyday 10 a.m – 5 p.m.

Where: Fonthill Castle

Cost: Ticket prices vary

Create Your Own Mrs. Claus

Decks the halls with your very own custom decorations. Stop into Byers’ choice and create your own Mrs. Claus Caroler. The kit allows to pick your favorite three accessories.

When: Through December 5

Where: Byers Choice

Cost: $85 per figurine

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


Shady Brook Light Show

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


North Pole Express Train

All aboard the North Pole Express! Join Mr. and Mrs. Claus as you depart from New Hope Station for a North Pole Express train ride in a vintage diesel locomotive through historic Bucks County. Listen to roaming Christmas carolers, sip warm cocoa and enjoy freshly baked cookies. 

When: Nov. 21 through Dec. 26.

Where: New Hope Railroad

Cost: Adult/$55.99, Child/$45.99, Infant/$14.99

Pop-Up Dinners at HollyHedge Estate

Enjoy a luscious night out in the barn at HollyHedge Estate. Their chef has created an exquisite seasonal 4-course dinner for lucky guests. For an additional price, you can enjoy a liquor pairing or ala carte cocktails, wine and beer.

When: Nov 21, Dec 11, Jan 9 2021

Where: HollyHedge Estate

Cost: Ticket prices vary

Annual Holiday Small Works Show

Support your favorite local artists at the annual show. With so many different artists and creative techniques, you are bound to found the perfect piece for you or to gift to a loved one! If you can’t make it in person, you can view the show virtually on their website.

When: Through December 30

Where: Canal Frame – Crafts Gallery

Cost: Free to attend


Sesame Place Holiday Display

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: November 21 – January3

Where:  Sesame Place® Philadelphia

Cost: Ticket prices vary

42nd Annual Holiday Festival of Trees

Each year, the rooms of the Pearl S. Buck House in Perkasie come to life with the incredible glow of holiday decor. Tickets are required for the tours, which showcase trees and vignettes designed by local artists, decorators and community groups.

When: Daily until December 30.

Where: Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site

CostTicket prices vary