8 BUCKS COUNTY CHRISTIMAS EVENTS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS
Bucks County offers the perfect events and activities for you to celebrate the holiday season. Here are 8 events you don't want to miss this last weekend before Christmas!
BYERS' CHOICE HOLIDAY DISPLAY
4355 County Line Road, Chalfont, PA 18914
Hundreds of Carolers and Kindles are on display in heartwarming vignettes. As you enter The Olde Curiosity Shoppe, Carolers can be seen completing their Christmas shopping, skating on a frozen mill pond and acting out holiday traditions from around the world. Another surprise is a trip to the North Pole, with the Kindles inhabiting every nook and cranny. From finishing last-minute toys to baking Christmas cookies to packing Santa's sleigh, the Kindles are always striking just the right balance between work and fun at the holidays. This vision of Santa's workshop is just what every child imagines, complete with gingerbread houses, lots of snow, and even some Kindles sneaking off to the ski slopes! The Byers' Choice Christmas Museum is a journey to Dickensian England with its life-sized London street scene and shop windows dressed for the holidays.
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BETHLEHEM
Experience the magic of Christmas in historic Bethlehem! From the holiday charm of the Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem™ to rockin' New Year's Eve celebrations, there are more than 50 different holiday events and attractions to explore in Christmas City USA!
Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska, PA
This is truly an awe-inspiring display of holiday lights. Wander through the pathways and be sure to see the gingerbread house display in the Village Gazebo
Shady Brook Farm’s HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW
931 Stony Hill Rd, Yardley, PA 19067
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 min. to drive through if you’re taking your time to enjoy the sights
A VERY FURRY CHRISTMAS at Sesame Place®
100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne, PA 19047
Celebrate the season at this festive, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends. Don’t miss the ALL-NEW Merry Marketplace and 1-2-3 Christmas Tree show! Make magical winter memories at the all-new Merry Marketplace, located in Oscar’s Wacky Taxi™ courtyard. Enjoy tasty treats of the season including specialty hot chocolate and kettle corn, as you browse unique gifts and holiday items. At the center of our 1-2-3 Christmas Tree show, is a brand-new 30-foot fully-illuminated pixel-based tree, that will project festive animated images while guests can dance along to an all-new soundtrack – all making for the ultimate light show experience! 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! Don’t miss the fantastic Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade with music and dance moves that will have everyone dancing along and joining in the fun. Be sure to visit Santa’s Furry Workshop for an elf-guided journey to meet the jolly man himself, Santa Claus! Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is spending the holiday season with us. The lovable reindeer along with his friends Clarice and Bumble will be available for photos with guests in Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland.
Annual Crossing Reenactments
Washington’s Crossing Historic Park
Held every year on Christmas Day at 1 p.m. at the location of Washington’s Delaware River crossing is a reenactment of the treacherous crossing itself! If you are unable to make it on Christmas Day, attend the dress rehearsal. The park will be decked out in period wreaths, candles and holiday trees
The North Pole Express & Santa’s Steam Spectacular
New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
Sip hot chocolate and enjoy a freshly baked cookie while singing along with the railroad’s roaming musicians as they play Christmas carols on these two rides. Meet with Santa on the steam locomotive pulling Santa’s Steam Spectacular and share your Christmas wishes with him. The North Pole Express offers similar amenities but is pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive instead. Gear up in pajamas and enjoy the relaxing holiday ride either first class or coach through historic Bucks County.
40th Annual Holiday Festival of the Trees
Pearl S. Buck House
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. This National Historic Landmark is the perfect setting to ring in the holiday season.
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