Bucks County
Log cabin in the snow

3 Holiday Itineraries

Bucks County offers plenty of options for the family, couples, and friends during the holiday season. From romantic stays to tree lightings, there is something for every group during these chilly winter months.

  • Winter in New Hope


STAY: The Golden Plough Inn

This boutique hotel located in the heart of Peddler’s Village is the perfect place to recharge to get through those cold, winter months. This rustic inn holds nearly 70 rooms, and is beautiful during the winter and a great place to meet for a drink in one of the surrounding pubs or restaurants. See the decorations of the Gingerbread House Competition & Display!

EAT: Brunch with Santa

Join the Plumsteadville Inn for their "Best of Bucks" brunch with a very special guest, Santa Claus! On December 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., kids and parents alike can dine with "the big guy."

PLAY: Sesame Place® Philadelphia

Didn’t think you could go to the amusement park in the winter, did you? Stop by every kid’s favorite theme park based off of the hit TV showSesame Street for the ‘A Very Furry Christmas’ event! Sing along at three special Christmas shows and take a train ride tour through the Twiddlebugs’ Gingerbread Cookie Factory on the Sesame Place Furry Express! Be sure to visit Santa’s Furry Workshop for an elf-guided journey to meet the jolly man himself, Santa Claus! 

  • Manor House at The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm


STAY: The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm 

You won’t ever forget your relaxing getaway to The Inn at Barley Sheaf. The cozy inn perfect for winter cuddling offers a daily wine and cheese reception and an entertaining game room! The Inn is home to 16 luxury suites throughout the manor house, cottage, and barn. Explore our lodging packages & special offers page for more exciting deals.

EAT: Oldestone

Located in the former Marsha Brown Restaurant location that opened in 2003 serving New Orleans-style food, Oldestone is a delectable dining experience you do not want to miss. Dine on sensational seasonal seafood, like Day Boat Scallops and Creole Style Jumbalaya that pay homage to Marsha Brown's past.

PLAY: Light Up The Vines

Drink and be merry at your favorite Bucks County winery! For the first time ever, the Bucks County Wine Trail will be lighting up the vines at all of the seven locations. Pick one or two of your favorite vineyards and enjoy live music, firepits, tastings, and delicious food! The illumination kicks off on December 4, 2021, but the vineyards will remain lit at dusk all the way until January.

  • Solstice


STAY: Logan Inn

The Inn is one of the oldest continually-operating inns in the United States and offers opportunities to roast marshmallows on the fire outside. This is the perfect place to meet up with friends and take in one of the most historic main streets in the United States! Be sure to stop in some of the breweries in New Hope, too, like Great Barn Brewery Taproom, so you can get your Bucks County Ale Trail passport stamped!

EAT: Solstice

Grab fancy seasonal cocktails and menu items to split or savor solo at this modern contemporary restaurant in Newtown that offers dining in outdoor lighted igloos during the winter. From Poached Lobster Gnocchi to vegan Rutabaga Fettucine, your tastebuds are in for a real treat!

PLAY: Holidays at Fonthill Castle

There are 3 great options for visiting Fonthill Castle for the holidays this year. Starting November 19, 2021, Fonthill Castle will offer one-hour guided tours from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to showcase Henry Chapman Mercer's homem decked out for the holidays! Saturdays and Sundays in December, the Castle willl host Holiday Lights Meander: 30-Minute "On-Your-Own" Timed Holiday Experiences. Lastly, enjoy Evening Tours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays December 7 & 8 and December 28 & 29. These guided tours show the castles unique rooms and artifacts in a gorgeous nightly glow.