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Events for 12/12/18 (Wednesday)
"CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR" - HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, 88 Route 173 West, Hampton, NJ 08827 (map)
Date: 12/10/18-12/14/18 Time: 11:30 AM ~ 3:30 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 908-730-8007   |    EMAIL
This season our original, holiday musical promises the best Christmas celebration ever! Featuring all new original songs, classic and traditional favorites, hilarious comedy sketches, and spectacular dance numbers, Christmas in the Air is our most beloved and popular show of the year all jazzed up for 2018! With an ensemble cast of multi-talented performers all backed by a live onstage orchestra, it's Christmas like you remember, all wrapped up in a show you'll never forget! Ticket price of $74.00 Show More...includes show, entrée, salad, sides, dessert buffet, hot coffee or hot tea, tax and gratuity. This show sells out faster than any other show on our schedule. Don't delay, book today! ...Show Less
DIGGERLAND FLASH HOLIDAY SALE
Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08901 (map)
Date: 12/12/18-12/16/18 Time: 12:01am    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 856-768-1110   |    EMAIL
Your last chance to get the best deals of the year on Diggerland USA Any Day Tickets, Memberships, and XL Experiences!
DIGGERLAND FLASH HOLIDAY SALE in Diggerland USA
WINTER WONDERLAND TOURS OF FONTHILL CASTLE
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/31/18 Time: Mon-Sat., 10 am -5 pm, Sun., Noon -5 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461   |    EMAIL
Take a holiday tour of Fonthill to see the castle elegantly dressed up with themed trees, Victorian decorations and greens throughout the house.
BUCKS COUNTY TREEFEST
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 11/21/18-1/3/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
A unique celebration that brings together Bucks County's tourism businesses, residents and visitors alike with holiday spirit and creatively decorated Show More...trees! The Bucks County Holiday TreeFest is a presentation of more than 20 uniquely themed trees that are created by local tourism businesses and on display in the Visitor Center throughout the holiday season. The decorated displays are then voted on by fans in the Visitor Center or by using the hashtag BucksTreeFest.. ...Show Less
LIVE MUSIC - RONNIE SPECTOR AND THE RONETTES
Musikfest Café, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/12/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: (610) 297-7100   |   
LIVE MUSIC - TWELVE TWENTY-FOUR
Musikfest Café, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/12/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: (610) 297-7100   |   
HOLIDAY TOURS AT HISTORIC PENNYPACKER MILLS
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 12/11/18-12/16/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm Closed Mondays & Holidays    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
From the hand-blown glass ornaments to the plainly wrapped treasures beneath, Christmas at the Mills is a sight to behold! Hear the story of how Christmas Show More...cards began, why clear toy candy was so popular, and how the Pennypacker family celebrated this holiday in Victorian style! The Museum Shop is stocked with wonderful ornaments, glass icicles, gifts, clear toy candy, Wilbur Buds, and much more. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation. All ages, suggested donation $2/person. Call site for handicap needs.. ...Show Less
AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS SONGBOOK 2018
Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA 19007 (map)
Date: 12/12/18-12/16/18 Time: Dec 8 & 12 & 13 & 14 & 15 @2:00pm, Dec 9 & 16 @3:00pm, Dec 6 @7:30pm, Dec 8 & 14 & 15 @8:00pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2157850100   |    EMAIL
The chill of winter is in the air as Keith Baker and the BRT Concert Band, along with fabulous entertainers, take the stage to perform your favorite carols Show More...and heartwarming holiday songs. You won't want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the holidays in style!
Conceived by Keith Baker and featuring the BRT Concert Band. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES XIX
Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. 4th. St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/23/18 Time: Thurs- sat at 8 PM, Sun at 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6108671689   |    EMAIL
For over twenty years (don't let the numbering fool you!), Touchstone's holiday tradition has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way Show More...into the hearts of our audiences. This one-of-a-kind vaudevillian sendup of the Christmas season in the Christmas City is sprinkled with absurdity, original music, love, joy, and shopping carts.
Get your tickets early, and meet us under the mistletoe! We'll be there with bells on.
Tickets: $25 general admission / $15 students and seniors. ...Show Less
BIG TALENT, SMALL WORKS ANNUAL SALES EXHIBITION
Black Moth Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 11/6/18-12/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
2nd Annual Small Works Sales Exhibition
November 6th- December 30th
A holiday art show and sale from some of the areas most talented artists. Show More...A wide variety of affordable pieces under $450.00. Find a small gem for yourself or someone on the gift list!
Artists:
Rachael Bridge
Megan Buccere
Jennifer L. Manzella
Jason Goldberg
Mike Sgier
Don Shoffner
Christine Stoughton
Artist reception Friday, November 16th at 6 PM - 9 PM
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artists for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
WINTER LIGHT SPECTACULAR
Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078 (map)
Date: 12/12/18-12/16/18 Time: 5:30 PM-10:00 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-799-4171   |    EMAIL
Lehigh Valley Zoo and presenting sponsor Christmas Décor are filled with excitement for the most magical time of the year as they will kick off their Show More...fifth season of Winter Light Spectacular on Friday, November 9, 2018! Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of nature as you stroll through tree-lined paths lit up by over 1.1 million twinkling lights and themed animated displays! Warm up next to the cozy outdoor fire pits, while enjoying hot cocoa and s'mores. Don't forget the camera to capture the children's delight when they encounter Santa, The Grinch, Woody, Buzz, Elsa, Princess Belle, Olaf, Minions and friends! Winter Light Spectacular runs 5:30PM - 10:00PM on Wednesday through Sunday from November 9, 2018, to December 31, 2018. The event will be on break for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Pricing for Winter Light Spectacular 2018: Wednesday & Thursday Adults $11 Children $6; Friday, Saturday & Sunday Adults $14 Children $9; Zoo members Adults $5 Children $4; Children under 2 are always free!. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
LIVE ADVENT CALENDAR
1810 Goundie House, 501 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
The only one of its kind in the country! Visitors of the Historic Downtown Bethlehem will enjoy the 13th Annual one-of-a-kind tradition. Visitors will Show More...gather outside the door of the Goundie House where a selected visitor will be asked to walk up to the door and knock. When the door is opened, a special guest from a local business or organization will appear and distribute treats among the crowd!
The idea of the "Live Advent Calendar" is from the tradition of Advent Calendars or Christmas Countdown Calendars for children and families during the holidays. With a traditional calendar, there is a set number of "doors" to open each day as Christmas draws near. Traditional calendars provide a treat or verbiage each day. Our life-sized advent calendar will feature a special person to hand out the treat daily at 5:30pm. Each day will be a different local business featuring surprise entertainment.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
THE 40TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 11/13/18-12/30/18 Time: See www.pearlsbuck/holidayevents for dates and times.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Pearl S. Buck International
CONTACT: 215-249-0100   |    EMAIL
The 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark, will be held from November 13 through December 30, 2018 (closed Show More...Nov 22, Dec 24 and Dec 25). Guided tours, Décor Tours, and Candlelight Tours are available per schedule and pricing provided below.
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. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by some of Bucks County's best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck's legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist.
The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region.
Regular guided tours from November 13 through November 21, 2018 (closed Nov 22):
- Monday through Saturday 11 am, 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Sunday 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Regular guided tours from November 24 through December 30, 2018 (closed Dec 24 and Dec 25):
- Mon-Sat 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Sun 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Décor Tours (does not include historical interpretation):
- Monday through Friday at 1 PM
- $7 for all ages
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Candlelight Tours:
- December 1, 8, and 15 at 7:00 PM
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- To make a reservation call 215-249-0100 extension 110 or register online
To learn more about the 40th Annual Festival of Trees or to register for Candlelight Tours, go to www.pearlsbuck.org/holidayevents/. ...Show Less
HATFIELD TOWNSHIP GIVING TREE PROGRAM
Hatfield Township Administration Building, 1950 School Road, Hatfield, PA 19440 (map)
Date: 11/14/18-12/14/18 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: HATFIELD TOWNSHIP
CONTACT: 2158550900   |    EMAIL
Hatfield Township's Holiday Giving Tree Program
This annual program runs from November 14th through December 15th, 2018. The Giving Tree will be in Show More... the lobby of the Hatfield Building, located at 1950 School Road. Four Hatfield families were identified through the North Penn School District for the "Holiday Giving Tree" program. All were in need of some assistance to make this holiday season a little more special for their children. All participants defined their special needs that they have this holiday season. Those wishes are placed on tags and the tags are hung on the "Giving Tree." People are encouraged to stop by during regular business hours to select a tag from the tree, and purchase the item(s) on the tag. They can then bring the new and unwrapped item(s) to the Township building before December 15th 2018.
For more information, check out our website at www.hatfield.org or call the township at 215-855-0900. ...Show Less
CHARLIE BROWN JAZZ - THE ERIC MINTEL QUARTET
The Colonial Theater, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460 (map)
Date: 12/12/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-917-1228   |    EMAIL
HUNTERDON HARMONIZERS - HUNTERDON LIBRARY CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Flemington, NJ 08822 Date: 12/12/18 WEBSITE
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S WORLD NATIVITIES EXHIBITION
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: Daily 12-4:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret and adapt the Christmas story to represent their own unique Show More...personal and cultural perspectives. As the Museum celebrates the tenth year of this annual exhibition, a special Meet the Artists section offers visitors opportunities to learn more about the creative experience behind the work of Nativity artists and view demonstrations of their techniques. For selected days and times to Meet the Artists: 267.502.2990, info@GlencairnMuseum.org or GlencairnMuseum.org.
Self-guided tour, handicapped accessible
Daily 12-4:30pm. CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
Suggested donation: $5. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S 'CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE' GUIDED TOUR
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: M-F 1:30 & 2:30, Sat-Sun 1:00, 1:30 & 2:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
For 40 years, from the 1940s to 1970s, Glencairn was home to the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family and their lively Christmas festivities. The 45-minute Show More...tour gives visitors an intimate look into how Christmas was celebrated in this 20th-century castle using some of the family's decorations, historic photographs, and family members' recollections. The tour also features significant examples of Nativity art in the Museum's collections, with stops on five different floors. At the close of the tour, visitors can explore the first floor and the World Nativities exhibition on their own. To reserve a spot: 267.502.2990 or tours@GlencairnMuseum.org.
Reservations strongly recommended!
CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
$12, $10 65+/students, Basic Members half price
FREE for Gold & Patron Members, children 3 & under. ...Show Less
KIDS COOKIE NIGHT
Sweet Occasions in Peddler's Village, 74 Peddlers Village, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 12/12/18 Time: 5:30-7:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675445912   |    EMAIL
Kids 7 & UP can come for some holiday fun. We show them how to bake and decorate some of the classic holiday cookies. Kids take over 2 1/2 dozen cookies Show More...home along with the recipes! (5 & up are welcomed with adult supervision). ...Show Less
HOLIDAY TEA & TOURS
Cairnwood Estate, 1005 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 12/12/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: (215) 947-2004   |    EMAIL
HOLIDAY LUNCHEON - GET SOME HOLIDAY STRESS RELIEF TIPS FROM JENNIE SCHOTTMILLER, LMFT
Silver Lake Executive Campus, 41 University Drive, Newtown, PA 18940 (map)
Date: 12/12/18 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM        Sponsored by: Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation
CONTACT: 8003109085   |    EMAIL
All tangled up in holiday stress? Unsnarl yourself with some yummy food, great company and get some tips for getting the most enjoyment out the most Show More...of your holiday.. ...Show Less
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Montgomery County Community College, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 (map)
Date: 12/12/18 Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-641-6518   |    EMAIL
Montgomery County Community College is pleased to offer a special presentation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
Jared Reed returns to the Black Show More...Box Theatre with his acclaimed one-man version of the Charles Dickens' holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Accompanied by a haunting musical score, Reed brings to life all the characters of this timeless holiday ghost story.
Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m.
Black Box Theatre, Science Center on Montco's Central Campus in Blue Bell.
Join us for this free holiday gift for the community! Reservations are required by contacting livelyarts@mc3.edu or calling 215-641-6518.. ...Show Less
GIFT OF GIVING 2018
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/31/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
In our annual celebration of art and giving, we present a selection of mugs and bowls created by high school ceramics students in the Central Bucks School Show More...District. Paintings, drawings, and 2-D mixed media works created by students from the Fine Arts department at Central Bucks West will also be displayed. At the close of the exhibition, all of the ceramic works will be gift-wrapped and delivered to Trinity Episcopal Church-Buckingham, to be distributed to area residents affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and first generation language barriers. This exhibition will be on view during our Holiday Open House on December 11.. ...Show Less
SANTA'S IN THE HOUSE!
Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067 (map)
Date: 12/10/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-968-1670   |    EMAIL
Events for 12/13/18 (Thursday)
"CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR" - HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, 88 Route 173 West, Hampton, NJ 08827 (map)
Date: 12/10/18-12/14/18 Time: 11:30 AM ~ 3:30 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 908-730-8007   |    EMAIL
This season our original, holiday musical promises the best Christmas celebration ever! Featuring all new original songs, classic and traditional favorites, hilarious comedy sketches, and spectacular dance numbers, Christmas in the Air is our most beloved and popular show of the year all jazzed up for 2018! With an ensemble cast of multi-talented performers all backed by a live onstage orchestra, it's Christmas like you remember, all wrapped up in a show you'll never forget! Ticket price of $74.00 Show More...includes show, entrée, salad, sides, dessert buffet, hot coffee or hot tea, tax and gratuity. This show sells out faster than any other show on our schedule. Don't delay, book today! ...Show Less
DIGGERLAND FLASH HOLIDAY SALE
Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08901 (map)
Date: 12/12/18-12/16/18 Time: 12:01am    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 856-768-1110   |    EMAIL
Your last chance to get the best deals of the year on Diggerland USA Any Day Tickets, Memberships, and XL Experiences!
DIGGERLAND FLASH HOLIDAY SALE in Diggerland USA
WINTER WONDERLAND TOURS OF FONTHILL CASTLE
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/31/18 Time: Mon-Sat., 10 am -5 pm, Sun., Noon -5 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461   |    EMAIL
Take a holiday tour of Fonthill to see the castle elegantly dressed up with themed trees, Victorian decorations and greens throughout the house.
TIDINGS: A FRACTURED CHRISTMAS FABLE
The Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-865-6665   |    EMAIL
What happens when you combine elements of "A Christmas Carol", "Miracle on 34th Street", "It's A Wonderful Life" and other holiday classics?
BUCKS COUNTY TREEFEST
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 11/21/18-1/3/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
A unique celebration that brings together Bucks County's tourism businesses, residents and visitors alike with holiday spirit and creatively decorated Show More...trees! The Bucks County Holiday TreeFest is a presentation of more than 20 uniquely themed trees that are created by local tourism businesses and on display in the Visitor Center throughout the holiday season. The decorated displays are then voted on by fans in the Visitor Center or by using the hashtag BucksTreeFest.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY TOURS AT HISTORIC PENNYPACKER MILLS
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 12/11/18-12/16/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm Closed Mondays & Holidays    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
From the hand-blown glass ornaments to the plainly wrapped treasures beneath, Christmas at the Mills is a sight to behold! Hear the story of how Christmas Show More...cards began, why clear toy candy was so popular, and how the Pennypacker family celebrated this holiday in Victorian style! The Museum Shop is stocked with wonderful ornaments, glass icicles, gifts, clear toy candy, Wilbur Buds, and much more. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation. All ages, suggested donation $2/person. Call site for handicap needs.. ...Show Less
AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS SONGBOOK 2018
Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA 19007 (map)
Date: 12/12/18-12/16/18 Time: Dec 8 & 12 & 13 & 14 & 15 @2:00pm, Dec 9 & 16 @3:00pm, Dec 6 @7:30pm, Dec 8 & 14 & 15 @8:00pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2157850100   |    EMAIL
The chill of winter is in the air as Keith Baker and the BRT Concert Band, along with fabulous entertainers, take the stage to perform your favorite carols Show More...and heartwarming holiday songs. You won't want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the holidays in style!
Conceived by Keith Baker and featuring the BRT Concert Band. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES XIX
Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. 4th. St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/23/18 Time: Thurs- sat at 8 PM, Sun at 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6108671689   |    EMAIL
For over twenty years (don't let the numbering fool you!), Touchstone's holiday tradition has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way Show More...into the hearts of our audiences. This one-of-a-kind vaudevillian sendup of the Christmas season in the Christmas City is sprinkled with absurdity, original music, love, joy, and shopping carts.
Get your tickets early, and meet us under the mistletoe! We'll be there with bells on.
Tickets: $25 general admission / $15 students and seniors. ...Show Less
BIG TALENT, SMALL WORKS ANNUAL SALES EXHIBITION
Black Moth Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 11/6/18-12/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
2nd Annual Small Works Sales Exhibition
November 6th- December 30th
A holiday art show and sale from some of the areas most talented artists. Show More...A wide variety of affordable pieces under $450.00. Find a small gem for yourself or someone on the gift list!
Artists:
Rachael Bridge
Megan Buccere
Jennifer L. Manzella
Jason Goldberg
Mike Sgier
Don Shoffner
Christine Stoughton
Artist reception Friday, November 16th at 6 PM - 9 PM
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artists for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
CHARLES DICKENS A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Hedgerow Theater, 64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley, PA 19063 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610.565.4211   |    EMAIL
WINTER LIGHT SPECTACULAR
Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078 (map)
Date: 12/12/18-12/16/18 Time: 5:30 PM-10:00 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-799-4171   |    EMAIL
Lehigh Valley Zoo and presenting sponsor Christmas Décor are filled with excitement for the most magical time of the year as they will kick off their Show More...fifth season of Winter Light Spectacular on Friday, November 9, 2018! Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of nature as you stroll through tree-lined paths lit up by over 1.1 million twinkling lights and themed animated displays! Warm up next to the cozy outdoor fire pits, while enjoying hot cocoa and s'mores. Don't forget the camera to capture the children's delight when they encounter Santa, The Grinch, Woody, Buzz, Elsa, Princess Belle, Olaf, Minions and friends! Winter Light Spectacular runs 5:30PM - 10:00PM on Wednesday through Sunday from November 9, 2018, to December 31, 2018. The event will be on break for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Pricing for Winter Light Spectacular 2018: Wednesday & Thursday Adults $11 Children $6; Friday, Saturday & Sunday Adults $14 Children $9; Zoo members Adults $5 Children $4; Children under 2 are always free!. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
LIVE ADVENT CALENDAR
1810 Goundie House, 501 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
The only one of its kind in the country! Visitors of the Historic Downtown Bethlehem will enjoy the 13th Annual one-of-a-kind tradition. Visitors will Show More...gather outside the door of the Goundie House where a selected visitor will be asked to walk up to the door and knock. When the door is opened, a special guest from a local business or organization will appear and distribute treats among the crowd!
The idea of the "Live Advent Calendar" is from the tradition of Advent Calendars or Christmas Countdown Calendars for children and families during the holidays. With a traditional calendar, there is a set number of "doors" to open each day as Christmas draws near. Traditional calendars provide a treat or verbiage each day. Our life-sized advent calendar will feature a special person to hand out the treat daily at 5:30pm. Each day will be a different local business featuring surprise entertainment.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES
Touchstone Theater, 321 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610 867-1689   |    EMAIL
Your annual dose of jolly mischief, merry melodies, and holiday cheer, celebrating the Christmas season in the Christmas City!
THE 40TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 11/13/18-12/30/18 Time: See www.pearlsbuck/holidayevents for dates and times.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Pearl S. Buck International
CONTACT: 215-249-0100   |    EMAIL
The 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark, will be held from November 13 through December 30, 2018 (closed Show More...Nov 22, Dec 24 and Dec 25). Guided tours, Décor Tours, and Candlelight Tours are available per schedule and pricing provided below.
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. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by some of Bucks County's best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck's legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist.
The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region.
Regular guided tours from November 13 through November 21, 2018 (closed Nov 22):
- Monday through Saturday 11 am, 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Sunday 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Regular guided tours from November 24 through December 30, 2018 (closed Dec 24 and Dec 25):
- Mon-Sat 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Sun 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Décor Tours (does not include historical interpretation):
- Monday through Friday at 1 PM
- $7 for all ages
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Candlelight Tours:
- December 1, 8, and 15 at 7:00 PM
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- To make a reservation call 215-249-0100 extension 110 or register online
To learn more about the 40th Annual Festival of Trees or to register for Candlelight Tours, go to www.pearlsbuck.org/holidayevents/. ...Show Less
LIVE MUSIC - LV CHARTER ARTS HOLIDAY CONCERT
Godfrey Daniels, 7 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/13/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: (610) 867-2390   |    EMAIL
HATFIELD TOWNSHIP GIVING TREE PROGRAM
Hatfield Township Administration Building, 1950 School Road, Hatfield, PA 19440 (map)
Date: 11/14/18-12/14/18 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: HATFIELD TOWNSHIP
CONTACT: 2158550900   |    EMAIL
Hatfield Township's Holiday Giving Tree Program
This annual program runs from November 14th through December 15th, 2018. The Giving Tree will be in Show More... the lobby of the Hatfield Building, located at 1950 School Road. Four Hatfield families were identified through the North Penn School District for the "Holiday Giving Tree" program. All were in need of some assistance to make this holiday season a little more special for their children. All participants defined their special needs that they have this holiday season. Those wishes are placed on tags and the tags are hung on the "Giving Tree." People are encouraged to stop by during regular business hours to select a tag from the tree, and purchase the item(s) on the tag. They can then bring the new and unwrapped item(s) to the Township building before December 15th 2018.
For more information, check out our website at www.hatfield.org or call the township at 215-855-0900. ...Show Less
EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME)
DCP Theatre, 795 Ridge Road, Telford, PA 18969 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/15/18 Time: Fri., Sat., at 8 PM, Sun. at 2 PM. Final weekend: Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 8 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-234-0966   |    EMAIL
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)
by Michael Carleton, James Fitzgerald, and John K. Alvarez
Instead of performing Charles Dickens' Show More...beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told -- plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season with improvisation and audience interaction!
Playing November 30 - December 15
Nov 30 - Dec 9
Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 2:00 PM
Dec 13 - Dec 15
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM
*Opening Weekend Features Wine & Cheese
and Director's Reception
Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, students, and children under 12.
They may be purchased at the door, online at www.dcptheatre.com, by calling (215)-234-0966, or emailing boxoffice@dcptheatre.com. ...Show Less
NOT YOUR MOTHER'S MONARCH: FREE SCREENING OF VICTORIA!
WHYY, 150 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 12/13/18 Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153511200   |   
The award-winning PBS Masterpiece series Victoria is back for a third season!
Victoria Season 3 opens in 1848 with a revolution breaking out across Show More...Europe. In Britain, one woman stands between order and chaos: Queen Victoria.
To celebrate Victoria's return, join WHYY for an exclusive preview screening of the season 3 premiere Take photos in our photo booth, pose next to life-size cutouts of Albert and Victoria and hear a live reading from Queen Victoria's journal. Delicious British fare will also be available for purchase from The Victoria Freehouse. Admission is free but advanced registration is required!. ...Show Less
RONNIE SPECTOR AND THE RONETTES
The Colonial Theater, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460 (map)
Date: 12/13/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-917-1228   |    EMAIL
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S WORLD NATIVITIES EXHIBITION
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: Daily 12-4:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret and adapt the Christmas story to represent their own unique Show More...personal and cultural perspectives. As the Museum celebrates the tenth year of this annual exhibition, a special Meet the Artists section offers visitors opportunities to learn more about the creative experience behind the work of Nativity artists and view demonstrations of their techniques. For selected days and times to Meet the Artists: 267.502.2990, info@GlencairnMuseum.org or GlencairnMuseum.org.
Self-guided tour, handicapped accessible
Daily 12-4:30pm. CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
Suggested donation: $5. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S 'CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE' GUIDED TOUR
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: M-F 1:30 & 2:30, Sat-Sun 1:00, 1:30 & 2:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
For 40 years, from the 1940s to 1970s, Glencairn was home to the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family and their lively Christmas festivities. The 45-minute Show More...tour gives visitors an intimate look into how Christmas was celebrated in this 20th-century castle using some of the family's decorations, historic photographs, and family members' recollections. The tour also features significant examples of Nativity art in the Museum's collections, with stops on five different floors. At the close of the tour, visitors can explore the first floor and the World Nativities exhibition on their own. To reserve a spot: 267.502.2990 or tours@GlencairnMuseum.org.
Reservations strongly recommended!
CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
$12, $10 65+/students, Basic Members half price
FREE for Gold & Patron Members, children 3 & under. ...Show Less
ROSIE THE REINDEER AND THE CASE OF THE STOLEN SNOW GLOBE
Act II Playhouse, 56 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-654-0200   |    EMAIL
HOLIDAY TEA & TOURS
Cairnwood Estate, 1005 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 12/13/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: (215) 947-2004   |    EMAIL
CHRISTMAS PUTZ AND STAR & CANDLE SHOPPE
Christian Education building, 40 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/16/18 Time: Thur/Fri 1-7 pm, Sat 10am-8pm,, Sun 1-5 pm after Christmas 1-5 pm daily    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Central Moravian Church
CONTACT: 610-866-5661   |    EMAIL
Christmas Putz and Star & Candle Shoppe
A tradition at Central since 1937, the Christmas Putz is a retelling of the story of Christ's birth through Show More...narration and music, while tiny lights illuminate each miniature scene. The figures in Central's Putz, many of them antiques of German origin, are displayed amidst live moss, driftwood and rocks. The Putz is shown every half hour.
On the same level as the Putz is the Star and Candle Shoppe with the same hours. Many unique hand-crafted gifts and special Moravian items are for sale here such as German stars, ornaments, hand-made quality crafts by local artists, jewelry, baked goods, Moravian CDs, books and much more.. ...Show Less
GIFT OF GIVING 2018
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/31/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
In our annual celebration of art and giving, we present a selection of mugs and bowls created by high school ceramics students in the Central Bucks School Show More...District. Paintings, drawings, and 2-D mixed media works created by students from the Fine Arts department at Central Bucks West will also be displayed. At the close of the exhibition, all of the ceramic works will be gift-wrapped and delivered to Trinity Episcopal Church-Buckingham, to be distributed to area residents affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and first generation language barriers. This exhibition will be on view during our Holiday Open House on December 11.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY SALE AT SAHARA SAM'S
Sahara Sam's Oasis, 535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 Time: 8:00 AM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 856-767-7580   |    EMAIL
Give the Gift of year-round, weatherproof fun and save up to 50%! Last chance to save on unlimited visits during our online only Holiday Sale starting Show More...on December 14th!. ...Show Less
SANTA'S IN THE HOUSE!
Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067 (map)
Date: 12/10/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-968-1670   |    EMAIL
Events for 12/14/18 (Friday)
"CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR" - HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, 88 Route 173 West, Hampton, NJ 08827 (map)
Date: 12/10/18-12/14/18 Time: 11:30 AM ~ 3:30 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 908-730-8007   |    EMAIL
This season our original, holiday musical promises the best Christmas celebration ever! Featuring all new original songs, classic and traditional favorites, hilarious comedy sketches, and spectacular dance numbers, Christmas in the Air is our most beloved and popular show of the year all jazzed up for 2018! With an ensemble cast of multi-talented performers all backed by a live onstage orchestra, it's Christmas like you remember, all wrapped up in a show you'll never forget! Ticket price of $74.00 Show More...includes show, entrée, salad, sides, dessert buffet, hot coffee or hot tea, tax and gratuity. This show sells out faster than any other show on our schedule. Don't delay, book today! ...Show Less
SCROOGE: THE MUSICAL
St. John's UCC, Fellowship Theatre, 139 N. 4th Street, Emmaus, PA 18049 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
Sponsored by: Star of the Day Event Productions
CONTACT: 4848099228   |    EMAIL
Scrooge: The Musical follows Ebenezer Scrooge on a Christmas Eve adventure to right the wrongs in his life. Along the way he meets larger than life characters and some ominous 'friends' from the past that help him see the error in his ways. Based on Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Scrooge: The Musical is written and composed by Leslie Bricusse. The rich score is fun and entertaining. A must-see this holiday season!
SCROOGE: THE MUSICAL in St. John's UCC, Fellowship Theatre
DIGGERLAND FLASH HOLIDAY SALE
Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08901 (map)
Date: 12/12/18-12/16/18 Time: 12:01am    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 856-768-1110   |    EMAIL
Your last chance to get the best deals of the year on Diggerland USA Any Day Tickets, Memberships, and XL Experiences!
DIGGERLAND FLASH HOLIDAY SALE in Diggerland USA
WINTER CONCERT, AUDUBON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
St. Luke UCC, 200 W. Main St., Trappe, PA 19426 (map)
Date: 12/14/18 Time: 8 PM    WEBSITE
Sponsored by: Audubon Symphony Orchestra
Join us for our FREE winter concert featuring select classical pieces and your holiday favorites.
WINTER WONDERLAND TOURS OF FONTHILL CASTLE
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/31/18 Time: Mon-Sat., 10 am -5 pm, Sun., Noon -5 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461   |    EMAIL
Take a holiday tour of Fonthill to see the castle elegantly dressed up with themed trees, Victorian decorations and greens throughout the house.
TIDINGS: A FRACTURED CHRISTMAS FABLE
The Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-865-6665   |    EMAIL
What happens when you combine elements of "A Christmas Carol", "Miracle on 34th Street", "It's A Wonderful Life" and other holiday classics?
BUCKS COUNTY TREEFEST
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 11/21/18-1/3/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
A unique celebration that brings together Bucks County's tourism businesses, residents and visitors alike with holiday spirit and creatively decorated Show More...trees! The Bucks County Holiday TreeFest is a presentation of more than 20 uniquely themed trees that are created by local tourism businesses and on display in the Visitor Center throughout the holiday season. The decorated displays are then voted on by fans in the Visitor Center or by using the hashtag BucksTreeFest.. ...Show Less
A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL
Somerset Valley Players, 689 Amwell Road (Rte 514), Hillsborough, NJ 08844 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 908-369-7469   |    EMAIL
A whimsical reinvention of Dickens most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets.
HOLIDAY TOURS AT HISTORIC PENNYPACKER MILLS
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 12/11/18-12/16/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm Closed Mondays & Holidays    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
From the hand-blown glass ornaments to the plainly wrapped treasures beneath, Christmas at the Mills is a sight to behold! Hear the story of how Christmas Show More...cards began, why clear toy candy was so popular, and how the Pennypacker family celebrated this holiday in Victorian style! The Museum Shop is stocked with wonderful ornaments, glass icicles, gifts, clear toy candy, Wilbur Buds, and much more. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation. All ages, suggested donation $2/person. Call site for handicap needs.. ...Show Less
AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS SONGBOOK 2018
Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA 19007 (map)
Date: 12/12/18-12/16/18 Time: Dec 8 & 12 & 13 & 14 & 15 @2:00pm, Dec 9 & 16 @3:00pm, Dec 6 @7:30pm, Dec 8 & 14 & 15 @8:00pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2157850100   |    EMAIL
The chill of winter is in the air as Keith Baker and the BRT Concert Band, along with fabulous entertainers, take the stage to perform your favorite carols Show More...and heartwarming holiday songs. You won't want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the holidays in style!
Conceived by Keith Baker and featuring the BRT Concert Band. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES XIX
Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. 4th. St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/23/18 Time: Thurs- sat at 8 PM, Sun at 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6108671689   |    EMAIL
For over twenty years (don't let the numbering fool you!), Touchstone's holiday tradition has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way Show More...into the hearts of our audiences. This one-of-a-kind vaudevillian sendup of the Christmas season in the Christmas City is sprinkled with absurdity, original music, love, joy, and shopping carts.
Get your tickets early, and meet us under the mistletoe! We'll be there with bells on.
Tickets: $25 general admission / $15 students and seniors. ...Show Less
BIG TALENT, SMALL WORKS ANNUAL SALES EXHIBITION
Black Moth Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 11/6/18-12/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
2nd Annual Small Works Sales Exhibition
November 6th- December 30th
A holiday art show and sale from some of the areas most talented artists. Show More...A wide variety of affordable pieces under $450.00. Find a small gem for yourself or someone on the gift list!
Artists:
Rachael Bridge
Megan Buccere
Jennifer L. Manzella
Jason Goldberg
Mike Sgier
Don Shoffner
Christine Stoughton
Artist reception Friday, November 16th at 6 PM - 9 PM
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artists for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
PHILADELPHIA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS HOLIDAY TRADITIONS
Montgomery County Community College, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/15/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-641-6518   |    EMAIL
HOLIDAY GARDEN RAILWAY NIGHTS
Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/15/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215.247.5777   |    EMAIL
Bask in the glow of thousands of sparkling lights at these magical evenings that have become an Arboretum and family tradition.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ 08530 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 609-397-3337   |    EMAIL
Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others.
CHARLES DICKENS A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Hedgerow Theater, 64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley, PA 19063 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610.565.4211   |    EMAIL
WINTER LIGHT SPECTACULAR
Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078 (map)
Date: 12/12/18-12/16/18 Time: 5:30 PM-10:00 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-799-4171   |    EMAIL
Lehigh Valley Zoo and presenting sponsor Christmas Décor are filled with excitement for the most magical time of the year as they will kick off their Show More...fifth season of Winter Light Spectacular on Friday, November 9, 2018! Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of nature as you stroll through tree-lined paths lit up by over 1.1 million twinkling lights and themed animated displays! Warm up next to the cozy outdoor fire pits, while enjoying hot cocoa and s'mores. Don't forget the camera to capture the children's delight when they encounter Santa, The Grinch, Woody, Buzz, Elsa, Princess Belle, Olaf, Minions and friends! Winter Light Spectacular runs 5:30PM - 10:00PM on Wednesday through Sunday from November 9, 2018, to December 31, 2018. The event will be on break for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Pricing for Winter Light Spectacular 2018: Wednesday & Thursday Adults $11 Children $6; Friday, Saturday & Sunday Adults $14 Children $9; Zoo members Adults $5 Children $4; Children under 2 are always free!. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
LIVE ADVENT CALENDAR
1810 Goundie House, 501 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
The only one of its kind in the country! Visitors of the Historic Downtown Bethlehem will enjoy the 13th Annual one-of-a-kind tradition. Visitors will Show More...gather outside the door of the Goundie House where a selected visitor will be asked to walk up to the door and knock. When the door is opened, a special guest from a local business or organization will appear and distribute treats among the crowd!
The idea of the "Live Advent Calendar" is from the tradition of Advent Calendars or Christmas Countdown Calendars for children and families during the holidays. With a traditional calendar, there is a set number of "doors" to open each day as Christmas draws near. Traditional calendars provide a treat or verbiage each day. Our life-sized advent calendar will feature a special person to hand out the treat daily at 5:30pm. Each day will be a different local business featuring surprise entertainment.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES
Touchstone Theater, 321 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610 867-1689   |    EMAIL
Your annual dose of jolly mischief, merry melodies, and holiday cheer, celebrating the Christmas season in the Christmas City!
SHAWN RYAN LIVE! IN MISTLE-HO! WITH THE KELLY PARK BAND
The Rrazz Room at The Clarion Hotel, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA 18938 (map)
Date: 12/14/18 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: The Rrazz Room
CONTACT: (888) 596-1027   |    EMAIL
THE 40TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 11/13/18-12/30/18 Time: See www.pearlsbuck/holidayevents for dates and times.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Pearl S. Buck International
CONTACT: 215-249-0100   |    EMAIL
The 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark, will be held from November 13 through December 30, 2018 (closed Show More...Nov 22, Dec 24 and Dec 25). Guided tours, Décor Tours, and Candlelight Tours are available per schedule and pricing provided below.
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. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by some of Bucks County's best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck's legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist.
The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region.
Regular guided tours from November 13 through November 21, 2018 (closed Nov 22):
- Monday through Saturday 11 am, 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Sunday 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Regular guided tours from November 24 through December 30, 2018 (closed Dec 24 and Dec 25):
- Mon-Sat 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Sun 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Décor Tours (does not include historical interpretation):
- Monday through Friday at 1 PM
- $7 for all ages
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Candlelight Tours:
- December 1, 8, and 15 at 7:00 PM
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- To make a reservation call 215-249-0100 extension 110 or register online
To learn more about the 40th Annual Festival of Trees or to register for Candlelight Tours, go to www.pearlsbuck.org/holidayevents/. ...Show Less
LIVE MUSIC - INGRID MICHAELSON TRIO: SONGS FOR THE SEASON
Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside, PA 19038 (map)
Date: 12/14/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-572-7650   |   
DAVID LEONHARDT JAZZ GROUP: A WINTER HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT
Miller Symphony Hall, 23 North Sixth Street, Allentown, PA 18101 (map)
Date: 12/14/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-432-6715   |    EMAIL
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-970-1199   |    EMAIL
HATFIELD TOWNSHIP GIVING TREE PROGRAM
Hatfield Township Administration Building, 1950 School Road, Hatfield, PA 19440 (map)
Date: 11/14/18-12/14/18 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: HATFIELD TOWNSHIP
CONTACT: 2158550900   |    EMAIL
Hatfield Township's Holiday Giving Tree Program
This annual program runs from November 14th through December 15th, 2018. The Giving Tree will be in Show More... the lobby of the Hatfield Building, located at 1950 School Road. Four Hatfield families were identified through the North Penn School District for the "Holiday Giving Tree" program. All were in need of some assistance to make this holiday season a little more special for their children. All participants defined their special needs that they have this holiday season. Those wishes are placed on tags and the tags are hung on the "Giving Tree." People are encouraged to stop by during regular business hours to select a tag from the tree, and purchase the item(s) on the tag. They can then bring the new and unwrapped item(s) to the Township building before December 15th 2018.
For more information, check out our website at www.hatfield.org or call the township at 215-855-0900. ...Show Less
EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME)
DCP Theatre, 795 Ridge Road, Telford, PA 18969 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/15/18 Time: Fri., Sat., at 8 PM, Sun. at 2 PM. Final weekend: Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 8 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-234-0966   |    EMAIL
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)
by Michael Carleton, James Fitzgerald, and John K. Alvarez
Instead of performing Charles Dickens' Show More...beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told -- plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season with improvisation and audience interaction!
Playing November 30 - December 15
Nov 30 - Dec 9
Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 2:00 PM
Dec 13 - Dec 15
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM
*Opening Weekend Features Wine & Cheese
and Director's Reception
Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, students, and children under 12.
They may be purchased at the door, online at www.dcptheatre.com, by calling (215)-234-0966, or emailing boxoffice@dcptheatre.com. ...Show Less
HICKORY BRASS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Zlock Performing Arts Center @ Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940 (map)
Date: 12/14/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-968-8087   |    EMAIL
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
Callowhill Farm Alpacas, 814 Callowhill Road, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/15/18 Time: Fridays 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Saturdays 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-261-1786   |    EMAIL
Enjoy visiting us again for this year's holiday open house boutique. You'll appreciate the feel of quality alpaca socks, sweaters, hats and more. There Show More...is a wide variety of handcrafted purses, hand knitted items, beautiful handwoven kitchen towels, scarves and more. New items weekly. Our Alpacas and Angora goats also welcome visitors. ...Show Less
THE NUTCRACKER ABRIDGED & FULLY NARRATED
Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 609-570-3333   |    EMAIL
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S WORLD NATIVITIES EXHIBITION
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: Daily 12-4:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret and adapt the Christmas story to represent their own unique Show More...personal and cultural perspectives. As the Museum celebrates the tenth year of this annual exhibition, a special Meet the Artists section offers visitors opportunities to learn more about the creative experience behind the work of Nativity artists and view demonstrations of their techniques. For selected days and times to Meet the Artists: 267.502.2990, info@GlencairnMuseum.org or GlencairnMuseum.org.
Self-guided tour, handicapped accessible
Daily 12-4:30pm. CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
Suggested donation: $5. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S 'CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE' GUIDED TOUR
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: M-F 1:30 & 2:30, Sat-Sun 1:00, 1:30 & 2:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
For 40 years, from the 1940s to 1970s, Glencairn was home to the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family and their lively Christmas festivities. The 45-minute Show More...tour gives visitors an intimate look into how Christmas was celebrated in this 20th-century castle using some of the family's decorations, historic photographs, and family members' recollections. The tour also features significant examples of Nativity art in the Museum's collections, with stops on five different floors. At the close of the tour, visitors can explore the first floor and the World Nativities exhibition on their own. To reserve a spot: 267.502.2990 or tours@GlencairnMuseum.org.
Reservations strongly recommended!
CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
$12, $10 65+/students, Basic Members half price
FREE for Gold & Patron Members, children 3 & under. ...Show Less
ROSIE THE REINDEER AND THE CASE OF THE STOLEN SNOW GLOBE
Act II Playhouse, 56 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-654-0200   |    EMAIL
ELF ON A SHELF PARTY
Debra Sparks Dance Works, 51 Walnut ave, Newtown, PA 18940 (map)
Date: 12/14/18 Time: 10AM - 12PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2155795678   |    EMAIL
A special holiday event at Debra Sparks Dance Works featuring themed games, an elf scavenger hunt, holiday crafts, dancing, treats, and much more! Dress Show More...in your favorite holiday themed outfit, bring your elf, (if you have one) and come join us for this fun holiday event! All are welcome! Bring friends! Who doesn't love some elf fun?!
This event will be held on Friday, December 14th from 10AM - 12PM, admission is $20. Please RSVP to debrasparksdanceworks5678@gmail.com.. ...Show Less
'ANNIE THE MUSICAL' IN BRYN ATHYN
Mitchell Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 800 Tomlinson Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 12/14/18 Time: F 12/7, 8pm; Sat 12/8, 7pm; F 12/14, 8pm; Sat 12/15, 2pm & 8pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools
CONTACT: 267.502.4810   |   
Even the director admits it, the Christmastime production by students at the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools has gone to the dogs.
Well, Show More...one dog. Abby Nolan, a four-year-old golden retriever-poodle mix, won the walk-on part of Sandy, Annie's rescued four-legged friend, in Annie the Musical, which will delight audiences of all ages for five performances Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15 at Mitchell Performing Arts Center in Bryn Athyn.
Tickets are $15, $12 for students and children. Purchase online at www.ANCSS.org, by phone at 267.502.4810 or at the door. Use the coupon code "AnnieOpening" at checkout for a $4 discount on each opening night ticket.
"Sarah Gladish, our director and choreographer, found someone who wanted to lend us her dog," says producer Sarah Cooper Waelchli. "So Abby is our real canine cast member, with her own trainer. It's going to make a this a pretty exciting production for the entire cast as well as our audiences."
It's not the first time an animal has played a significant role in an ANCSS show, though the others were students in a role. In 2016 Ava Elder portrayed Snoopy in A Charlie Brown Christmas. And this production's Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks is played by senior Bradley Robinson, who was on stage last spring as Donkey in Shrek the Musical.
"Bradley, who is from Queens and boards at ANC, came here to play basketball, but after he started singing with our social clubs he ended up auditioning for Shrek," says Cooper Waelchli. "He's shifted his focus and is now preparing for college auditions for musical theater."
The show's eponymous star, the adorable red-headed Annie, is played by junior Madison Zagorksi from Willow Grove. Madison was Young Fiona and one of the Blind Mice in Shrek and in 2017 was Lucy in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Bird Woman in Mary Poppins.
While Annie may not seem like a typical holiday stage show, it does take place at Christmas and has the warm, uplifting message that fits the season. It also involves a large number of ANCSS students-50 comprise the cast and chorus alone, with more participating as members of the stage crew.
Annie the Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
814 Callowhill Road Perkasie, pa. Next to Seylar School., 814 Callowhill Road, Perkasie, PA 18044 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/15/18 Time: Fridays 12 pm - 8pm. Satudays 10am - 6pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Callowhill Farm Alpacas
CONTACT: 267-261-1786   |    EMAIL
Holiday Boutique. We have Alpaca socks, sweaters, glittens, and more alpaca products. Hand-woven towels and scarves. One-of-a-kind handmade purses, cowls,fingerless Show More...gloves, brooches,kitchen items and much more to explore.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER
Barn Nature Center, 1283 Almshouse Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/14/18 Time: 5pm - 8pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2674214818   |    EMAIL
The Barn Nature Center's Holiday Fundraiser is a chance for the community to give back to us and support our educational programming, while enjoying a Show More...family-fun filled evening hosted by us! We offer photos with Santa or an animal, games, refreshments, vendors, a basket raffle, face-painting, rock climbing, live music, and live animal encounters! Entrance is by donation or with an item from our wish list, which can be found on our website. The Barn Nature center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and we rely heavily on the generosity of donors and the support from the community in our programming. Please note that activities may be an additional cost.. ...Show Less
ROCK N' ROLL CHRISTMAS SHOW AT PUCK!
Puck Live, 1 Printers Alley, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/14/18 Time: 8:00 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153489000   |    EMAIL
Philly's premier oldies rock n roll tribute band, The Paper Shakers bring their best batch of your favorite oldies hits plus hand picked Christmas tunes Show More...to Puck Live!
Put on your Christmas sweaters and come dance and sing to your favorite oldies songs. Plus Christmas Cookies!. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING
Tabora Farm & Orchard, 1104 Upper Stump Road, Chalfont, PA 18914 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-249-3016   |    EMAIL
THE NUTCRACKER SENSORY FRIENDLY
Science Center Theater at Montgomery County Community College, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19444 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/15/18 Time: 7PM and 4PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Montgomery County Community College and Philadelphia Dance Theatre
CONTACT: 215-641-6518   |    EMAIL
Holiday Traditions Gala - 7PM Friday, December 14th Act II of "The Nutcracker" and three new contemporary dance works
Sensory Friendly Nutcracker -4PM Show More...Saturday, December 15th. ...Show Less
STOP BY OUR TRAVEL TENT AT XMAS IN MILFORD
Milford, New Jersey, Bridge street, milford, NJ Date: 12/14/18 Time: 4 pm- 9 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: CRUISEPLANNERS - OUT AND ABOUT LUXURY TRAVEL
CONTACT: 9089957013   |    EMAIL
Sponsored by the Milford Merchants Association- Christmas in Milford - Santa Comes to Town!

Date: December 14, 2018
Time: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Bridge Show More...Street, Milford
Christmas in Milford is Friday December 14th,OUR TRAVEL BIZ WILL BE GIVING OUT FREE COFFEE SAMPLE, ENTER TO WIN A GIFT BASKET AND HAVE YOUR PHOTO TAKEN WITH OUR travel elf. with activities starting at 4pm and ending approximately at 9:00pm.
The First United Church of Christ will be hosting Gingerbread House building for kids, as well as serving chili, beginning at 4pm.
The tree lighting ceremony is at 6pm.
New for this year, Santa will be coming to town on "Millie" the train engine, and then will ride the horse and buggy to the Presbyterian Manse for visits with Santa as usual, starting around 6:30pm.
Horse and buggy rides though town will begin immediately after, while the brass band fills the evening with the sounds of Christmas.
Check in at all our shops for something special going on for the
holidays.
Visit website for updates and additional Milford NJ events
http://visitmilfordnj.org/events/. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS PUTZ AND STAR & CANDLE SHOPPE
Christian Education building, 40 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/16/18 Time: Thur/Fri 1-7 pm, Sat 10am-8pm,, Sun 1-5 pm after Christmas 1-5 pm daily    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Central Moravian Church
CONTACT: 610-866-5661   |    EMAIL
Christmas Putz and Star & Candle Shoppe
A tradition at Central since 1937, the Christmas Putz is a retelling of the story of Christ's birth through Show More...narration and music, while tiny lights illuminate each miniature scene. The figures in Central's Putz, many of them antiques of German origin, are displayed amidst live moss, driftwood and rocks. The Putz is shown every half hour.
On the same level as the Putz is the Star and Candle Shoppe with the same hours. Many unique hand-crafted gifts and special Moravian items are for sale here such as German stars, ornaments, hand-made quality crafts by local artists, jewelry, baked goods, Moravian CDs, books and much more.. ...Show Less
GIFT OF GIVING 2018
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/31/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
In our annual celebration of art and giving, we present a selection of mugs and bowls created by high school ceramics students in the Central Bucks School Show More...District. Paintings, drawings, and 2-D mixed media works created by students from the Fine Arts department at Central Bucks West will also be displayed. At the close of the exhibition, all of the ceramic works will be gift-wrapped and delivered to Trinity Episcopal Church-Buckingham, to be distributed to area residents affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and first generation language barriers. This exhibition will be on view during our Holiday Open House on December 11.. ...Show Less
THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLAYERS HOLIDAY SHOW
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/16/18 Time: 2-3 PM & 8-( PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
Tickets are sold through the Town & Country Players box office. For any questions regarding ticket purchases, please contact tandcbox@gmail.com or call Show More...215-348-7566
Friday, December 14, 8 - 9 pm
Saturday, December 15, 2 - 3 pm
Saturday, December 15, 8 - 9 pm
Sunday, December 16, 2 - 3 pm
$15 | $10 children 12 and under
In collaboration with the Michener Art Museum, Town and Country Players present a holiday show celebrating the music and joy of the holiday season.. ...Show Less
SHENANIGANS - A CELTIC CHRISTMAS
1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ 08628 (map)
Date: 12/14/18 Time: 8:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 609-392-6409   |    EMAIL
HOLIDAY SALE AT SAHARA SAM'S
Sahara Sam's Oasis, 535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 Time: 8:00 AM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 856-767-7580   |    EMAIL
Give the Gift of year-round, weatherproof fun and save up to 50%! Last chance to save on unlimited visits during our online only Holiday Sale starting Show More...on December 14th!. ...Show Less
DICKENS OF A MURDER MYSTERY
Fisher's Tudor House, 1858 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/15/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: (215) 330-2155   |   
Murder Mystery Dinner Dickens of a Murder Mystery BAH! HUMBUG! Ebenezer Scrooge is known for his miserly, uncompassionate ways, but he's a changed man!
CHRISTMAS CONCERT AND SING A LONG
Church of St. Andrew, 81 Swamp Rd, Newtown, PA 18940 (map)
Date: 12/14/18 Time: 7:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Church of St. Andrew, Newtown
Featuring Church of St. Andrew Adult Choir, Chamber Choir, Children's Choirs, Tone Chimes, and Chamber Orchestra
Free will donation
SANTA'S IN THE HOUSE!
Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067 (map)
Date: 12/10/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-968-1670   |    EMAIL
Events for 12/15/18 (Saturday)
"CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR" - HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, 88 Route 173 West, Hampton, NJ 08827 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 Time: 11:30 AM ~ 3:30 PM & 6:30 PM ~ 10:30 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 908-730-8007   |    EMAIL
This season our original, holiday musical promises the best Christmas celebration ever! Featuring all new original songs, classic and traditional favorites, hilarious comedy sketches, and spectacular dance numbers, Christmas in the Air is our most beloved and popular show of the year all jazzed up for 2018! With an ensemble cast of multi-talented performers all backed by a live onstage orchestra, it's Christmas like you remember, all wrapped up in a show you'll never forget! Ticket price of $74.00 Show More...includes show, entrée, salad, sides, dessert buffet, hot coffee or hot tea, tax and gratuity. This show sells out faster than any other show on our schedule. Don't delay, book today! ...Show Less
SCROOGE: THE MUSICAL
St. John's UCC, Fellowship Theatre, 139 N. 4th Street, Emmaus, PA 18049 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
Sponsored by: Star of the Day Event Productions
CONTACT: 4848099228   |    EMAIL
Scrooge: The Musical follows Ebenezer Scrooge on a Christmas Eve adventure to right the wrongs in his life. Along the way he meets larger than life characters and some ominous 'friends' from the past that help him see the error in his ways. Based on Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Scrooge: The Musical is written and composed by Leslie Bricusse. The rich score is fun and entertaining. A must-see this holiday season!
SCROOGE: THE MUSICAL in St. John's UCC, Fellowship Theatre
DIGGERLAND FLASH HOLIDAY SALE
Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08901 (map)
Date: 12/12/18-12/16/18 Time: 12:01am    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 856-768-1110   |    EMAIL
Your last chance to get the best deals of the year on Diggerland USA Any Day Tickets, Memberships, and XL Experiences!
DIGGERLAND FLASH HOLIDAY SALE in Diggerland USA
CHRISTMAS AT THE ALPACA FARM
Harley Hill Farm Alpacas, 451 Kellers Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951 (map)
Date: 12/15/18-12/16/18 Time: 10 am until 4 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-536-2841   |    EMAIL
Alpaca Christmas at Harley Hill Farm. Looking for that old fashioned and magical family holiday experience? Bring the family to our 1880s beautiful Bucks County farm (on BLACK FRIDAY), then Saturdays and Sundays, from 10--4-pm until Christmas to visit with our 32 alpacas, including 2 new babies. Enjoy a complimentary cup of hot cocoa as you browse through the local PRE-CUT Christmas trees and listen to holiday music. Then go upstairs in the winter wonderland barn and warm your hands by the fireplace. Show More... Decorate a live wreath with your family with a handmade bow, holly, cones and sprigs all gathered here at the farm. SANTA WILL VISIT THE FARM ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 15TH, from 1:00 until 3:00 pm. Looking for a special gift? We have a large selection of unique alpaca products and yarns, everything from blankets, sweaters, rugs, mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, socks, teddy bears and much more. (Alpacas also for sale.) MC/VISA and DISCOVER accepted. We are open rain/snow or shine since we have a great DRY barn. Come share the ALPACA Christmas magic! Harley Hill Farm is located at 451 Kellers Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951. www.harleyhillfarm.net. Phone 215-536-2841.. ...Show Less
HANDEL'S MESSIAH SING-ALONG
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 5175 Cold Spring Creamery Road, Doylestown, PA 18902 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 Time: 2 pm & 7:30 pm    WEBSITE
Sponsored by: Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society
We are delighted to announce that this year's Handel's Messiah Sing-Along will include talented soloists, accompanied by the Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Orchestra. Admission $10; Children 13 and under are free.
LIVING NATIVITY AT TRINITY LUTHERAN / PLEASANT VALLEY
Trinity Lutheran Church / Pleasant Valley, 2170 Route 212, Coopersburg, PA 18036 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 Time: 5:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-346-7282   |    EMAIL
Come for a LIVE telling of the Christmas story, the story of the birth that changed the world. Gather with choirs of angels, crowds of live animals, and fellow travelers to this holy moment when God entered human history and true love was born. After the outdoor performance, join us in our fellowship hall for refreshments.
WINTER WONDERLAND TOURS OF FONTHILL CASTLE
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/31/18 Time: Mon-Sat., 10 am -5 pm, Sun., Noon -5 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461   |    EMAIL
Take a holiday tour of Fonthill to see the castle elegantly dressed up with themed trees, Victorian decorations and greens throughout the house.
FONTHILL CASTLE'S HOLIDAY LIGHTS MEANDER
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461   |    EMAIL
Wander at your own pace through Fonthill Castle's candlelit tour route to see the spectacular holiday decorations during this evening tour.
TIDINGS: A FRACTURED CHRISTMAS FABLE
The Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-865-6665   |    EMAIL
What happens when you combine elements of "A Christmas Carol", "Miracle on 34th Street", "It's A Wonderful Life" and other holiday classics?
BUCKS COUNTY TREEFEST
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 11/21/18-1/3/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
A unique celebration that brings together Bucks County's tourism businesses, residents and visitors alike with holiday spirit and creatively decorated Show More...trees! The Bucks County Holiday TreeFest is a presentation of more than 20 uniquely themed trees that are created by local tourism businesses and on display in the Visitor Center throughout the holiday season. The decorated displays are then voted on by fans in the Visitor Center or by using the hashtag BucksTreeFest.. ...Show Less
A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL
Somerset Valley Players, 689 Amwell Road (Rte 514), Hillsborough, NJ 08844 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 908-369-7469   |    EMAIL
A whimsical reinvention of Dickens most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets.
HOLIDAY TOURS AT HISTORIC PENNYPACKER MILLS
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 12/11/18-12/16/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm Closed Mondays & Holidays    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
From the hand-blown glass ornaments to the plainly wrapped treasures beneath, Christmas at the Mills is a sight to behold! Hear the story of how Christmas Show More...cards began, why clear toy candy was so popular, and how the Pennypacker family celebrated this holiday in Victorian style! The Museum Shop is stocked with wonderful ornaments, glass icicles, gifts, clear toy candy, Wilbur Buds, and much more. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation. All ages, suggested donation $2/person. Call site for handicap needs.. ...Show Less
AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS SONGBOOK 2018
Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA 19007 (map)
Date: 12/12/18-12/16/18 Time: Dec 8 & 12 & 13 & 14 & 15 @2:00pm, Dec 9 & 16 @3:00pm, Dec 6 @7:30pm, Dec 8 & 14 & 15 @8:00pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2157850100   |    EMAIL
The chill of winter is in the air as Keith Baker and the BRT Concert Band, along with fabulous entertainers, take the stage to perform your favorite carols Show More...and heartwarming holiday songs. You won't want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the holidays in style!
Conceived by Keith Baker and featuring the BRT Concert Band. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES XIX
Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. 4th. St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/23/18 Time: Thurs- sat at 8 PM, Sun at 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6108671689   |    EMAIL
For over twenty years (don't let the numbering fool you!), Touchstone's holiday tradition has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way Show More...into the hearts of our audiences. This one-of-a-kind vaudevillian sendup of the Christmas season in the Christmas City is sprinkled with absurdity, original music, love, joy, and shopping carts.
Get your tickets early, and meet us under the mistletoe! We'll be there with bells on.
Tickets: $25 general admission / $15 students and seniors. ...Show Less
BIG TALENT, SMALL WORKS ANNUAL SALES EXHIBITION
Black Moth Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 11/6/18-12/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
2nd Annual Small Works Sales Exhibition
November 6th- December 30th
A holiday art show and sale from some of the areas most talented artists. Show More...A wide variety of affordable pieces under $450.00. Find a small gem for yourself or someone on the gift list!
Artists:
Rachael Bridge
Megan Buccere
Jennifer L. Manzella
Jason Goldberg
Mike Sgier
Don Shoffner
Christine Stoughton
Artist reception Friday, November 16th at 6 PM - 9 PM
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artists for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
PHILADELPHIA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS HOLIDAY TRADITIONS
Montgomery County Community College, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/15/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-641-6518   |    EMAIL
HOLIDAY GARDEN RAILWAY NIGHTS
Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/15/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215.247.5777   |    EMAIL
Bask in the glow of thousands of sparkling lights at these magical evenings that have become an Arboretum and family tradition.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ 08530 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 609-397-3337   |    EMAIL
Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others.
CHARLES DICKENS A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Hedgerow Theater, 64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley, PA 19063 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610.565.4211   |    EMAIL
WINTER LIGHT SPECTACULAR
Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078 (map)
Date: 12/12/18-12/16/18 Time: 5:30 PM-10:00 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-799-4171   |    EMAIL
Lehigh Valley Zoo and presenting sponsor Christmas Décor are filled with excitement for the most magical time of the year as they will kick off their Show More...fifth season of Winter Light Spectacular on Friday, November 9, 2018! Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of nature as you stroll through tree-lined paths lit up by over 1.1 million twinkling lights and themed animated displays! Warm up next to the cozy outdoor fire pits, while enjoying hot cocoa and s'mores. Don't forget the camera to capture the children's delight when they encounter Santa, The Grinch, Woody, Buzz, Elsa, Princess Belle, Olaf, Minions and friends! Winter Light Spectacular runs 5:30PM - 10:00PM on Wednesday through Sunday from November 9, 2018, to December 31, 2018. The event will be on break for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Pricing for Winter Light Spectacular 2018: Wednesday & Thursday Adults $11 Children $6; Friday, Saturday & Sunday Adults $14 Children $9; Zoo members Adults $5 Children $4; Children under 2 are always free!. ...Show Less
BRUNCH WITH THE BIG GUY
The Market at Delval, 2100 Lower State Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 Time: December 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th at 9am, 9th, 15th & 16th at 11:30    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-230-7170   |   
Feed your holiday excitement with a jovial breakfast with the Big Guy himself! A delicious homemade brunch of ham, French toast, omelet station, bacon, Show More...cut fruit, and more. Bring a camera to get a perfect picture with your little one and "The Big Guy". It's a great way to get into the holiday season, and make sure to bring your wish list! Pre-payment and reservations are required. Space is limited; https://marketatdelval.ticketleap.com/brunch-with-the-big-guy/. $12/Child, $17/Adult, and Children under 12 months are FREE.. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
FAMILY FUN CONCERT: LUCY KALANTARI & THE JAZZ CATS
Hopewell Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 609-466-1964   |    EMAIL
RICE'S MARKET WINTER WONDERLAND
Rice's Market, 6326 Greenhill Rd, New Hope, PA 18938 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2152975993   |    EMAIL
Save the Dates!
Rice's Market will be hosting their annual Winter Wonderland for TWO weekends this year: Saturday, December 8th and 15th from 9:00 Show More...am-12:00 pm!
Stop by for pictures with Santa, face painting and holiday activities for the kids at your one stop shop for everyone on your holiday lists!
Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/277021676257747/ for additional details and updates!. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
LIVE ADVENT CALENDAR
1810 Goundie House, 501 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
The only one of its kind in the country! Visitors of the Historic Downtown Bethlehem will enjoy the 13th Annual one-of-a-kind tradition. Visitors will Show More...gather outside the door of the Goundie House where a selected visitor will be asked to walk up to the door and knock. When the door is opened, a special guest from a local business or organization will appear and distribute treats among the crowd!
The idea of the "Live Advent Calendar" is from the tradition of Advent Calendars or Christmas Countdown Calendars for children and families during the holidays. With a traditional calendar, there is a set number of "doors" to open each day as Christmas draws near. Traditional calendars provide a treat or verbiage each day. Our life-sized advent calendar will feature a special person to hand out the treat daily at 5:30pm. Each day will be a different local business featuring surprise entertainment.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES
Touchstone Theater, 321 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610 867-1689   |    EMAIL
Your annual dose of jolly mischief, merry melodies, and holiday cheer, celebrating the Christmas season in the Christmas City!
HOLIDAY HOP FT. THE DRIFTERS, CORNELL GUNTER'S COASTERS & THE PLATTERS
Santander Performing Arts Center, 136 North 6th Street, Reading, PA 19601 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610 898-7299   |    EMAIL
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2152435375   |    EMAIL
Your Christmas wish just came true! Breakfast with Santa returns for three magical weekends - Saturday's and Sunday's, December 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 Show More...with two available time slots, 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Guests are invited to celebrate the magic of the holiday season and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet with Santa Claus. Event registration includes a breakfast buffet and a chance to meet jolly old Saint Nick himself. Tell Santa all your holiday wishes and be sure to bring your camera to capture the memories at this exclusive festive celebration.
Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/PhillyZooBW. ...Show Less
THE 40TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 11/13/18-12/30/18 Time: See www.pearlsbuck/holidayevents for dates and times.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Pearl S. Buck International
CONTACT: 215-249-0100   |    EMAIL
The 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark, will be held from November 13 through December 30, 2018 (closed Show More...Nov 22, Dec 24 and Dec 25). Guided tours, Décor Tours, and Candlelight Tours are available per schedule and pricing provided below.
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. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by some of Bucks County's best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck's legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist.
The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region.
Regular guided tours from November 13 through November 21, 2018 (closed Nov 22):
- Monday through Saturday 11 am, 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Sunday 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Regular guided tours from November 24 through December 30, 2018 (closed Dec 24 and Dec 25):
- Mon-Sat 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Sun 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Décor Tours (does not include historical interpretation):
- Monday through Friday at 1 PM
- $7 for all ages
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Candlelight Tours:
- December 1, 8, and 15 at 7:00 PM
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- To make a reservation call 215-249-0100 extension 110 or register online
To learn more about the 40th Annual Festival of Trees or to register for Candlelight Tours, go to www.pearlsbuck.org/holidayevents/. ...Show Less
SANTA'S SNACK AND SWIM!
Sahara Sam's Oasis, 535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091 (map)
Date: 12/15/18-12/16/18 Time: 9:00 - 10:00 AM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 8567677580   |    EMAIL
Get in the holiday spirit at this one-of-a-kind event. Santa Claus is making his way from the North Pole down to West Berlin, NJ Saturdays and Sundays Show More...in December. That's right, Santa will be HERE! Can you believe it?
From 9 AM - 10 AM, enjoy a breakfast buffet (see menu) and the opportunity to snap photos with the jolly man himself. After that, Santa will join the kids in the waterpark. He will be puttin' on his Santa Swimsuit and swimming until 1:00 PM each day of his visit.
*This is an add-on event, you must purchase a ticket to this event PLUS purchase a full day ticket for the SAME day as your Breakfast with Santa Ticket OR be a season or annual pass holder. Children 2 and under must purchase the Breakfast with Santa Add-on to attend but do NOT need a general admission ticket or membership*
**Add-on tickets are ONLY available online and must be purchased prior to the event. Tickets to this event are not available for walk-up purchase**. ...Show Less
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-970-1199   |    EMAIL
WINTERFEST AT DIGGERLAND!
Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08901 (map)
Date: 12/15/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 8567681110   |    EMAIL
An on-going Winter Festival: Your membership or a general admission ticket grants you access to all your favorite rides and heavy machinery attractions. Show More...Plus, the additional experiences and programming that encompass this month-long festival.
- Holiday Hay Ride
- Holiday Parade
- D-Rex & Daisy Meet & Greets
- Bonfires
- Ornament Decorating
- Holiday Decor
- Winter Themed Food and more!. ...Show Less
EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME)
DCP Theatre, 795 Ridge Road, Telford, PA 18969 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/15/18 Time: Fri., Sat., at 8 PM, Sun. at 2 PM. Final weekend: Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 8 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-234-0966   |    EMAIL
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)
by Michael Carleton, James Fitzgerald, and John K. Alvarez
Instead of performing Charles Dickens' Show More...beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told -- plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season with improvisation and audience interaction!
Playing November 30 - December 15
Nov 30 - Dec 9
Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 2:00 PM
Dec 13 - Dec 15
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM
*Opening Weekend Features Wine & Cheese
and Director's Reception
Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, students, and children under 12.
They may be purchased at the door, online at www.dcptheatre.com, by calling (215)-234-0966, or emailing boxoffice@dcptheatre.com. ...Show Less
TRI COUNTY HOLIDAY SPORTS CARD & COLLECTIBLE SHOW
Coventry Mall, 351 W Schuylkill Rd, Pottstown, PA 19465 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 Time: 9AM - 4 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Brotherly Love Memorabilia & Mt. Penn Sports Cards
CONTACT: Chris @ 610-207-0531   |    EMAIL
Presented by Brotherly Love Memorabilia; Mount Penn Sports Cards and the Coventry Mall
FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC WITH TONS OF SURPRISES FOR COLLECTORS Show More...AND FAMILIES OF ALL AGES.
GREAT SELECTION OF SPORTS RELATED COLLECTIBLE AND MEMORABILIA ITEMS TO FIT ANY BUDGET FROM MULTIPLE VENDORS
FOR THAT SPECIAL HOLIDAY SOMEONE ON YOUR LIST!
Free Autograph Signers with ANY Purchase include Former Phillie Tommy Greene, and former Flyer Brian Propp. ...Show Less
THE HOLIDAYS AT HESS'S
Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W Walnut St., Allentown, PA 18102 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 Time: 1:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-435-1074   |    EMAIL
Re-live the wonders of Hess's Department Store at the holidays in this lecture/slide show. FREE to members; non-members $8 adults, $3 children. This Show More...program is not designed to pro-mote or inhibit any culture or religion over another. It is designed to teach and educate about customs from the past.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY MOVIE MARATHON
Warminster Township Free Library, 1076 Emma Lane, Warminster, PA 18974 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 Time: 10:00am-4:45pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-672-4362   |    EMAIL
Need a timeout from the business of the holidays. Stop in to watch some movies and recharge with some popcorn, hot cocoa, and other refreshments.
10:00 Show More...AM: A Muppet Christmas Carol, Rated G
11:30 AM: Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws, Rated G
1:15 PM: Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year, Rated G
2:45 PM: Last Holiday, Rated PG-13
A Muppet Christmas Carol, Rated G: The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.
Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws, Rated G: At the North Pole, Santa Claus (Father Christmas) and his chief dog Santa Paws worry as the whole toy processing system is threatened by the weakening of its magical power source, the icicle drawing on Christmas spirit. When harshly rebuked Puppy Paws, wishing there was no Christmas, and he a regular dog, runs away to Fernfield and joins the five Buddies siblings, power falls beneath minimum. Chief Elf Eli finds his trace, and travels in an attempt to save his and the world's Christmas spirit, but the six puppies face misunderstandings, and the grim dog catcher Stan Cruge.
Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year, Rated G: Ring in the season with Winnie The Pooh in a holiday adventure.
Last Holiday, Rated PG-13: Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman (Queen Latifah) decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh European hotel.. ...Show Less
LIVE MUSIC - BILLY GILMAN - HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 77 Sands Blvd, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-297-7414   |    EMAIL
HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
Six Flags, 1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527 (map)
Date: 12/15/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 732-928-2000   |   
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
Callowhill Farm Alpacas, 814 Callowhill Road, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/15/18 Time: Fridays 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Saturdays 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-261-1786   |    EMAIL
Enjoy visiting us again for this year's holiday open house boutique. You'll appreciate the feel of quality alpaca socks, sweaters, hats and more. There Show More...is a wide variety of handcrafted purses, hand knitted items, beautiful handwoven kitchen towels, scarves and more. New items weekly. Our Alpacas and Angora goats also welcome visitors. ...Show Less
THE NUTCRACKER ABRIDGED & FULLY NARRATED
Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 609-570-3333   |    EMAIL
CANDY LANE HOLIDAY GAME
Oasis Family Farm, 3 Circle Drive, Robbinsville, NJ 08691 (map)
Date: 12/15/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 609-259-7300   |    EMAIL
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S WORLD NATIVITIES EXHIBITION
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: Daily 12-4:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret and adapt the Christmas story to represent their own unique Show More...personal and cultural perspectives. As the Museum celebrates the tenth year of this annual exhibition, a special Meet the Artists section offers visitors opportunities to learn more about the creative experience behind the work of Nativity artists and view demonstrations of their techniques. For selected days and times to Meet the Artists: 267.502.2990, info@GlencairnMuseum.org or GlencairnMuseum.org.
Self-guided tour, handicapped accessible
Daily 12-4:30pm. CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
Suggested donation: $5. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S 'CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE' GUIDED TOUR
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: M-F 1:30 & 2:30, Sat-Sun 1:00, 1:30 & 2:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
For 40 years, from the 1940s to 1970s, Glencairn was home to the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family and their lively Christmas festivities. The 45-minute Show More...tour gives visitors an intimate look into how Christmas was celebrated in this 20th-century castle using some of the family's decorations, historic photographs, and family members' recollections. The tour also features significant examples of Nativity art in the Museum's collections, with stops on five different floors. At the close of the tour, visitors can explore the first floor and the World Nativities exhibition on their own. To reserve a spot: 267.502.2990 or tours@GlencairnMuseum.org.
Reservations strongly recommended!
CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
$12, $10 65+/students, Basic Members half price
FREE for Gold & Patron Members, children 3 & under. ...Show Less
HANDMADE ARTISAN MARKET
Rose Bank Winery, 258 Durham Road, Newtown, PA 18940 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-860-5899   |    EMAIL
ROSIE THE REINDEER AND THE CASE OF THE STOLEN SNOW GLOBE
Act II Playhouse, 56 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-654-0200   |    EMAIL
FAMILY FUN CONCERT: LUCY KALANTARI & THE JAZZ CATS
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave, Hopewell, NJ 08525 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6094661964   |    EMAIL
Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats present 'It's the Holidays' a seasonal concert featuring music from their holiday EP with original songs commemorating Show More...Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's celebrating community, unity and togetherness.
Kalantari is an award winning children's artist based in Brooklyn, New York, making jazz age inspired music for families. Starting Fall 2017 Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats will be featured on Sprout House, the musically-infused programming block on Universal Kids. Her songs are on steady rotation on SiriusXM Kids Place Live and other family radio programs around the country.
Her debut into the kids independent music scene came with her album Pockets Full of Joy in 2014. 'Pockets' landed a Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award and earned a place in The Best Kids Music of 2014, by Cooper & Kid. Her hit song "Fantastic" off her album Big Things won the International Music Award for Best Children's Song and reached #3 on Kids Place Live 13 Under 13 charts. She was also awarded in the International Songwriting Contest for Best Children's Song with "Balloon" also from Big Things. Lucy Kalantari has performed in festivals and libraries around the country.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS COOKIE WALK
Bensalem United Methodist Church, 4300 Hulmeville Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 Time: 9 a.m. to Noon   
CONTACT: 2158919757   |   
A large variety of home baked cookies spread out for selection. Customers can choose a large box for $12. or a small box for $7. and fill it with their Show More...choice of cookies - as many as you can fit into the box!. ...Show Less
NEW JERSEY GAY MEN'S CHORUS PRESENTS "A HOLLY JOLLY HOLIDAY"
Trinity Episcopal Church, 503 Asbury Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 Time: 8:00 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: New Jersey Gay Men's Chorus
CONTACT: 732-579-8449   |    EMAIL
Join our crooning chorus as we celebrate the season with songs that will wrap you up in joy. This concert will feature traditional holiday classics, a Show More...salute to Christmas at the movies, and other popular toe-tapping, gift-wrapping melodies. Our concert repertoire with its baked-in holiday cheer will make your spirits bright. And of course, we'll be selling our much-loved holiday cookie tins featuring fresh baked goodies by members of the chorus. We look forward to seeing you there!
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students when purchased in advance. All tickets are $25 at the door.. ...Show Less
'ANNIE THE MUSICAL' IN BRYN ATHYN
Mitchell Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 800 Tomlinson Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 Time: F 12/7, 8pm; Sat 12/8, 7pm; F 12/14, 8pm; Sat 12/15, 2pm & 8pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools
CONTACT: 267.502.4810   |   
Even the director admits it, the Christmastime production by students at the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools has gone to the dogs.
Well, Show More...one dog. Abby Nolan, a four-year-old golden retriever-poodle mix, won the walk-on part of Sandy, Annie's rescued four-legged friend, in Annie the Musical, which will delight audiences of all ages for five performances Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15 at Mitchell Performing Arts Center in Bryn Athyn.
Tickets are $15, $12 for students and children. Purchase online at www.ANCSS.org, by phone at 267.502.4810 or at the door. Use the coupon code "AnnieOpening" at checkout for a $4 discount on each opening night ticket.
"Sarah Gladish, our director and choreographer, found someone who wanted to lend us her dog," says producer Sarah Cooper Waelchli. "So Abby is our real canine cast member, with her own trainer. It's going to make a this a pretty exciting production for the entire cast as well as our audiences."
It's not the first time an animal has played a significant role in an ANCSS show, though the others were students in a role. In 2016 Ava Elder portrayed Snoopy in A Charlie Brown Christmas. And this production's Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks is played by senior Bradley Robinson, who was on stage last spring as Donkey in Shrek the Musical.
"Bradley, who is from Queens and boards at ANC, came here to play basketball, but after he started singing with our social clubs he ended up auditioning for Shrek," says Cooper Waelchli. "He's shifted his focus and is now preparing for college auditions for musical theater."
The show's eponymous star, the adorable red-headed Annie, is played by junior Madison Zagorksi from Willow Grove. Madison was Young Fiona and one of the Blind Mice in Shrek and in 2017 was Lucy in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Bird Woman in Mary Poppins.
While Annie may not seem like a typical holiday stage show, it does take place at Christmas and has the warm, uplifting message that fits the season. It also involves a large number of ANCSS students-50 comprise the cast and chorus alone, with more participating as members of the stage crew.
Annie the Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOPS
Sweet Occasions in Peddler's Village, 74 Peddlers Village, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 Time: see times in description    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675445912   |    EMAIL
Open to Public!
November 23rd 4pm-9pm, November 24th 11-5pm
Christmas Festival Weekend:
December 1st 2pm-9pm, December 2nd 12pm-7pm
Pre-Register Show More...Dates (no walk-ins)
December 7th (Kids Night 7 and Up) @ 6pm
December 15thth (Family) @ 6pm
December 21st (Family) @ 6pm. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
814 Callowhill Road Perkasie, pa. Next to Seylar School., 814 Callowhill Road, Perkasie, PA 18044 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/15/18 Time: Fridays 12 pm - 8pm. Satudays 10am - 6pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Callowhill Farm Alpacas
CONTACT: 267-261-1786   |    EMAIL
Holiday Boutique. We have Alpaca socks, sweaters, glittens, and more alpaca products. Hand-woven towels and scarves. One-of-a-kind handmade purses, cowls,fingerless Show More...gloves, brooches,kitchen items and much more to explore.. ...Show Less
WINTER WINEDERLAND AT WINERY
Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road., Ringoes, NJ 08551 (map)
Date: 12/15/18-12/16/18 Time: 6-9 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 908.284.9463   |    EMAIL
We are tenting/heating the deck of our Vista Room and turning it into a Winter WINEderland! We will be featuring custom labels, Santa visits, live music, Show More...seasonal wine beverages, and weekly dessert pairings. ...Show Less
KID'S GINGERBREAD CANVAS PAINT DAY
Butterfly Kisses Art Studio, 1181 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2158378755   |    EMAIL
Come out to Butterfly Kisses for fun, painting and Christmas music! Holiday Gingerbread House Canvas Painting for kids is on Saturday, December 15th from Show More...9:30AM - 11:30AM.
This is a step by step painting of a gingerbread house on a 12" by 12" canvas. All ages are welcome.
Call to register for the painting event 215-837-8755. 2 or more guests receive a discount. 2 guests is $25.00 and 4 guests is $45.00. ...Show Less
D&B PLYMOUTH MEETING'S BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
D&B Plymouth Meeting, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 Time: 8:30am    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610.832.9200   |   
Dave & Buster's Holly Jolly Breakfast with Santa!
Ultimate Breakfast with Santa Experience: $24.99 (per child/ person) Includes Breakfast buffet, unlimited Show More...orange juice, soda, coffee and tea, Special Holiday Craft, Photo Opportunity with Santa Claus AND $10 power card with UNLIMITED video game play!
Breakfast with Santa: $19.99 (per person) Includes Breakfast buffet and unlimited orange juice, soda, coffee and tea and Photo Opportunity with Santa Claus. Ticket is only valid for adult guests.
Santa's little helper: $5 (valid ONLY for child under 4 years old) Includes Entry into Private Event Space, Special Holiday Craft and Photo Opportunity with Santa Claus. No food or gaming.
Breakfast Buffet: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Roasted Potatoes, Bagels with Cream Cheese, Waffles, Orange Juice, Soda, Coffee and Tea.
Please note that buffets are portioned per person and quantities are not all you can eat. Tickets are non-refundable and must be present at check in of the event. Adult must be present with child to partake in Ultimate Breakfast with Santa Experience.. ...Show Less
VISIT WITH THE GRINCH!
Froehlich's Farm, 3143 York Rd, Furlong, PA 18925 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215 794 8733   |    EMAIL
He may be green and a little obscene. He may be grumpy and a little lumpy. He may have a heart a couple sizes too small but the Grinch is secretly loved Show More...by all!
Visit with the Grinch, and a few of his favorite Who's, this holiday season at Froehlich's Farm, if you choose!. ...Show Less
VISIT WITH THE GRINCH!
Froehlich's Farm & Garden Center, 3143 York Road, Furlong, PA 18925 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-794-8733   |    EMAIL
GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING
Tabora Farm & Orchard, 1104 Upper Stump Road, Chalfont, PA 18914 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-249-3016   |    EMAIL
THE NUTCRACKER SENSORY FRIENDLY
Science Center Theater at Montgomery County Community College, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19444 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/15/18 Time: 7PM and 4PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Montgomery County Community College and Philadelphia Dance Theatre
CONTACT: 215-641-6518   |    EMAIL
Holiday Traditions Gala - 7PM Friday, December 14th Act II of "The Nutcracker" and three new contemporary dance works
Sensory Friendly Nutcracker -4PM Show More...Saturday, December 15th. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS PUTZ AND STAR & CANDLE SHOPPE
Christian Education building, 40 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/16/18 Time: Thur/Fri 1-7 pm, Sat 10am-8pm,, Sun 1-5 pm after Christmas 1-5 pm daily    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Central Moravian Church
CONTACT: 610-866-5661   |    EMAIL
Christmas Putz and Star & Candle Shoppe
A tradition at Central since 1937, the Christmas Putz is a retelling of the story of Christ's birth through Show More...narration and music, while tiny lights illuminate each miniature scene. The figures in Central's Putz, many of them antiques of German origin, are displayed amidst live moss, driftwood and rocks. The Putz is shown every half hour.
On the same level as the Putz is the Star and Candle Shoppe with the same hours. Many unique hand-crafted gifts and special Moravian items are for sale here such as German stars, ornaments, hand-made quality crafts by local artists, jewelry, baked goods, Moravian CDs, books and much more.. ...Show Less
GIFT OF GIVING 2018
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/31/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
In our annual celebration of art and giving, we present a selection of mugs and bowls created by high school ceramics students in the Central Bucks School Show More...District. Paintings, drawings, and 2-D mixed media works created by students from the Fine Arts department at Central Bucks West will also be displayed. At the close of the exhibition, all of the ceramic works will be gift-wrapped and delivered to Trinity Episcopal Church-Buckingham, to be distributed to area residents affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and first generation language barriers. This exhibition will be on view during our Holiday Open House on December 11.. ...Show Less
THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLAYERS HOLIDAY SHOW
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/16/18 Time: 2-3 PM & 8-( PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
Tickets are sold through the Town & Country Players box office. For any questions regarding ticket purchases, please contact tandcbox@gmail.com or call Show More...215-348-7566
Friday, December 14, 8 - 9 pm
Saturday, December 15, 2 - 3 pm
Saturday, December 15, 8 - 9 pm
Sunday, December 16, 2 - 3 pm
$15 | $10 children 12 and under
In collaboration with the Michener Art Museum, Town and Country Players present a holiday show celebrating the music and joy of the holiday season.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY SALE AT SAHARA SAM'S
Sahara Sam's Oasis, 535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 Time: 8:00 AM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 856-767-7580   |    EMAIL
Give the Gift of year-round, weatherproof fun and save up to 50%! Last chance to save on unlimited visits during our online only Holiday Sale starting Show More...on December 14th!. ...Show Less
DICKENS OF A MURDER MYSTERY
Fisher's Tudor House, 1858 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/15/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: (215) 330-2155   |   
Murder Mystery Dinner Dickens of a Murder Mystery BAH! HUMBUG! Ebenezer Scrooge is known for his miserly, uncompassionate ways, but he's a changed man!
SANTA'S IN THE HOUSE!
Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067 (map)
Date: 12/10/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-968-1670   |    EMAIL
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE & GROUP ART SHOW
Stone House Antiques Center, 3292 Durham Rd, Mechanicsville, PA 18934 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: (267) 544-0574   |   
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT GALVANIZED AMERICA INN
Galvanized America Inn, 6470 Durham Road, Pipersville, PA 18947 (map)
Date: 12/15/18 Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-766-7617   |    EMAIL
Join us at Galvanized America Inn for a Holiday Open House this Saturday December 15th from 10:00 to 4:00. Come tour the 1754 Farmhouse B&B in all its Show More...holiday splendor while nibbling on homemade snacks and sipping some holiday punch. Check out the artist/owners display of unique art and furniture adorning the rooms and all available for purchase. Located just 200 yards South of Historic Piper Tavern in Pipersville. You could use a break from Holiday shopping!. ...Show Less
Events for 12/16/18 (Sunday)
SCROOGE: THE MUSICAL
St. John's UCC, Fellowship Theatre, 139 N. 4th Street, Emmaus, PA 18049 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
Sponsored by: Star of the Day Event Productions
CONTACT: 4848099228   |    EMAIL
Scrooge: The Musical follows Ebenezer Scrooge on a Christmas Eve adventure to right the wrongs in his life. Along the way he meets larger than life characters and some ominous 'friends' from the past that help him see the error in his ways. Based on Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Scrooge: The Musical is written and composed by Leslie Bricusse. The rich score is fun and entertaining. A must-see this holiday season!
SCROOGE: THE MUSICAL in St. John's UCC, Fellowship Theatre
DIGGERLAND FLASH HOLIDAY SALE
Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08901 (map)
Date: 12/12/18-12/16/18 Time: 12:01am    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 856-768-1110   |    EMAIL
Your last chance to get the best deals of the year on Diggerland USA Any Day Tickets, Memberships, and XL Experiences!
DIGGERLAND FLASH HOLIDAY SALE in Diggerland USA
CHRISTMAS AT THE ALPACA FARM
Harley Hill Farm Alpacas, 451 Kellers Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951 (map)
Date: 12/15/18-12/16/18 Time: 10 am until 4 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-536-2841   |    EMAIL
Alpaca Christmas at Harley Hill Farm. Looking for that old fashioned and magical family holiday experience? Bring the family to our 1880s beautiful Bucks County farm (on BLACK FRIDAY), then Saturdays and Sundays, from 10--4-pm until Christmas to visit with our 32 alpacas, including 2 new babies. Enjoy a complimentary cup of hot cocoa as you browse through the local PRE-CUT Christmas trees and listen to holiday music. Then go upstairs in the winter wonderland barn and warm your hands by the fireplace. Show More... Decorate a live wreath with your family with a handmade bow, holly, cones and sprigs all gathered here at the farm. SANTA WILL VISIT THE FARM ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 15TH, from 1:00 until 3:00 pm. Looking for a special gift? We have a large selection of unique alpaca products and yarns, everything from blankets, sweaters, rugs, mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, socks, teddy bears and much more. (Alpacas also for sale.) MC/VISA and DISCOVER accepted. We are open rain/snow or shine since we have a great DRY barn. Come share the ALPACA Christmas magic! Harley Hill Farm is located at 451 Kellers Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951. www.harleyhillfarm.net. Phone 215-536-2841.. ...Show Less
WINTER WONDERLAND TOURS OF FONTHILL CASTLE
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/31/18 Time: Mon-Sat., 10 am -5 pm, Sun., Noon -5 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461   |    EMAIL
Take a holiday tour of Fonthill to see the castle elegantly dressed up with themed trees, Victorian decorations and greens throughout the house.
TIDINGS: A FRACTURED CHRISTMAS FABLE
The Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-865-6665   |    EMAIL
What happens when you combine elements of "A Christmas Carol", "Miracle on 34th Street", "It's A Wonderful Life" and other holiday classics?
BUCKS COUNTY TREEFEST
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 11/21/18-1/3/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
A unique celebration that brings together Bucks County's tourism businesses, residents and visitors alike with holiday spirit and creatively decorated Show More...trees! The Bucks County Holiday TreeFest is a presentation of more than 20 uniquely themed trees that are created by local tourism businesses and on display in the Visitor Center throughout the holiday season. The decorated displays are then voted on by fans in the Visitor Center or by using the hashtag BucksTreeFest.. ...Show Less
A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL
Somerset Valley Players, 689 Amwell Road (Rte 514), Hillsborough, NJ 08844 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 908-369-7469   |    EMAIL
A whimsical reinvention of Dickens most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets.
HOLIDAY TOURS AT HISTORIC PENNYPACKER MILLS
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 12/11/18-12/16/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm Closed Mondays & Holidays    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
From the hand-blown glass ornaments to the plainly wrapped treasures beneath, Christmas at the Mills is a sight to behold! Hear the story of how Christmas Show More...cards began, why clear toy candy was so popular, and how the Pennypacker family celebrated this holiday in Victorian style! The Museum Shop is stocked with wonderful ornaments, glass icicles, gifts, clear toy candy, Wilbur Buds, and much more. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation. All ages, suggested donation $2/person. Call site for handicap needs.. ...Show Less
AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS SONGBOOK 2018
Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA 19007 (map)
Date: 12/12/18-12/16/18 Time: Dec 8 & 12 & 13 & 14 & 15 @2:00pm, Dec 9 & 16 @3:00pm, Dec 6 @7:30pm, Dec 8 & 14 & 15 @8:00pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2157850100   |    EMAIL
The chill of winter is in the air as Keith Baker and the BRT Concert Band, along with fabulous entertainers, take the stage to perform your favorite carols Show More...and heartwarming holiday songs. You won't want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the holidays in style!
Conceived by Keith Baker and featuring the BRT Concert Band. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES XIX
Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. 4th. St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/23/18 Time: Thurs- sat at 8 PM, Sun at 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6108671689   |    EMAIL
For over twenty years (don't let the numbering fool you!), Touchstone's holiday tradition has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way Show More...into the hearts of our audiences. This one-of-a-kind vaudevillian sendup of the Christmas season in the Christmas City is sprinkled with absurdity, original music, love, joy, and shopping carts.
Get your tickets early, and meet us under the mistletoe! We'll be there with bells on.
Tickets: $25 general admission / $15 students and seniors. ...Show Less
BIG TALENT, SMALL WORKS ANNUAL SALES EXHIBITION
Black Moth Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 11/6/18-12/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
2nd Annual Small Works Sales Exhibition
November 6th- December 30th
A holiday art show and sale from some of the areas most talented artists. Show More...A wide variety of affordable pieces under $450.00. Find a small gem for yourself or someone on the gift list!
Artists:
Rachael Bridge
Megan Buccere
Jennifer L. Manzella
Jason Goldberg
Mike Sgier
Don Shoffner
Christine Stoughton
Artist reception Friday, November 16th at 6 PM - 9 PM
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artists for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ 08530 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 609-397-3337   |    EMAIL
Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others.
CHARLES DICKENS A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Hedgerow Theater, 64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley, PA 19063 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610.565.4211   |    EMAIL
WINTER LIGHT SPECTACULAR
Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078 (map)
Date: 12/12/18-12/16/18 Time: 5:30 PM-10:00 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-799-4171   |    EMAIL
Lehigh Valley Zoo and presenting sponsor Christmas Décor are filled with excitement for the most magical time of the year as they will kick off their Show More...fifth season of Winter Light Spectacular on Friday, November 9, 2018! Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of nature as you stroll through tree-lined paths lit up by over 1.1 million twinkling lights and themed animated displays! Warm up next to the cozy outdoor fire pits, while enjoying hot cocoa and s'mores. Don't forget the camera to capture the children's delight when they encounter Santa, The Grinch, Woody, Buzz, Elsa, Princess Belle, Olaf, Minions and friends! Winter Light Spectacular runs 5:30PM - 10:00PM on Wednesday through Sunday from November 9, 2018, to December 31, 2018. The event will be on break for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Pricing for Winter Light Spectacular 2018: Wednesday & Thursday Adults $11 Children $6; Friday, Saturday & Sunday Adults $14 Children $9; Zoo members Adults $5 Children $4; Children under 2 are always free!. ...Show Less
BRUNCH WITH THE BIG GUY
The Market at Delval, 2100 Lower State Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/16/18 Time: December 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th at 9am, 9th, 15th & 16th at 11:30    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-230-7170   |   
Feed your holiday excitement with a jovial breakfast with the Big Guy himself! A delicious homemade brunch of ham, French toast, omelet station, bacon, Show More...cut fruit, and more. Bring a camera to get a perfect picture with your little one and "The Big Guy". It's a great way to get into the holiday season, and make sure to bring your wish list! Pre-payment and reservations are required. Space is limited; https://marketatdelval.ticketleap.com/brunch-with-the-big-guy/. $12/Child, $17/Adult, and Children under 12 months are FREE.. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
LIVE ADVENT CALENDAR
1810 Goundie House, 501 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
The only one of its kind in the country! Visitors of the Historic Downtown Bethlehem will enjoy the 13th Annual one-of-a-kind tradition. Visitors will Show More...gather outside the door of the Goundie House where a selected visitor will be asked to walk up to the door and knock. When the door is opened, a special guest from a local business or organization will appear and distribute treats among the crowd!
The idea of the "Live Advent Calendar" is from the tradition of Advent Calendars or Christmas Countdown Calendars for children and families during the holidays. With a traditional calendar, there is a set number of "doors" to open each day as Christmas draws near. Traditional calendars provide a treat or verbiage each day. Our life-sized advent calendar will feature a special person to hand out the treat daily at 5:30pm. Each day will be a different local business featuring surprise entertainment.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES
Touchstone Theater, 321 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610 867-1689   |    EMAIL
Your annual dose of jolly mischief, merry melodies, and holiday cheer, celebrating the Christmas season in the Christmas City!
PHIL VASSAR & LONESTAR: THE NOT SO SILENT NIGHT TOUR
Santander Performing Arts Center, 136 North 6th Street, Reading, PA 19601 (map)
Date: 12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610 898-7299   |    EMAIL
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (map)
Date: 12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2152435375   |    EMAIL
Your Christmas wish just came true! Breakfast with Santa returns for three magical weekends - Saturday's and Sunday's, December 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 Show More...with two available time slots, 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Guests are invited to celebrate the magic of the holiday season and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet with Santa Claus. Event registration includes a breakfast buffet and a chance to meet jolly old Saint Nick himself. Tell Santa all your holiday wishes and be sure to bring your camera to capture the memories at this exclusive festive celebration.
Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/PhillyZooBW. ...Show Less
THE 40TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 11/13/18-12/30/18 Time: See www.pearlsbuck/holidayevents for dates and times.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Pearl S. Buck International
CONTACT: 215-249-0100   |    EMAIL
The 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark, will be held from November 13 through December 30, 2018 (closed Show More...Nov 22, Dec 24 and Dec 25). Guided tours, Décor Tours, and Candlelight Tours are available per schedule and pricing provided below.
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. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by some of Bucks County's best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck's legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist.
The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region.
Regular guided tours from November 13 through November 21, 2018 (closed Nov 22):
- Monday through Saturday 11 am, 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Sunday 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Regular guided tours from November 24 through December 30, 2018 (closed Dec 24 and Dec 25):
- Mon-Sat 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Sun 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Décor Tours (does not include historical interpretation):
- Monday through Friday at 1 PM
- $7 for all ages
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Candlelight Tours:
- December 1, 8, and 15 at 7:00 PM
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- To make a reservation call 215-249-0100 extension 110 or register online
To learn more about the 40th Annual Festival of Trees or to register for Candlelight Tours, go to www.pearlsbuck.org/holidayevents/. ...Show Less
SANTA'S SNACK AND SWIM!
Sahara Sam's Oasis, 535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091 (map)
Date: 12/15/18-12/16/18 Time: 9:00 - 10:00 AM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 8567677580   |    EMAIL
Get in the holiday spirit at this one-of-a-kind event. Santa Claus is making his way from the North Pole down to West Berlin, NJ Saturdays and Sundays Show More...in December. That's right, Santa will be HERE! Can you believe it?
From 9 AM - 10 AM, enjoy a breakfast buffet (see menu) and the opportunity to snap photos with the jolly man himself. After that, Santa will join the kids in the waterpark. He will be puttin' on his Santa Swimsuit and swimming until 1:00 PM each day of his visit.
*This is an add-on event, you must purchase a ticket to this event PLUS purchase a full day ticket for the SAME day as your Breakfast with Santa Ticket OR be a season or annual pass holder. Children 2 and under must purchase the Breakfast with Santa Add-on to attend but do NOT need a general admission ticket or membership*
**Add-on tickets are ONLY available online and must be purchased prior to the event. Tickets to this event are not available for walk-up purchase**. ...Show Less
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-970-1199   |    EMAIL
WINTERFEST AT DIGGERLAND!
Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08901 (map)
Date: 12/15/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 8567681110   |    EMAIL
An on-going Winter Festival: Your membership or a general admission ticket grants you access to all your favorite rides and heavy machinery attractions. Show More...Plus, the additional experiences and programming that encompass this month-long festival.
- Holiday Hay Ride
- Holiday Parade
- D-Rex & Daisy Meet & Greets
- Bonfires
- Ornament Decorating
- Holiday Decor
- Winter Themed Food and more!. ...Show Less
BALLET ARTS OF BUCKS COUNTY SUGARPLUM SWEETS PERFORMANCE
Delaware Valley University Life Sciences Auditorium, Delaware Valley University, 101 Admission Drive, Doylesy, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/16/18 Time: 5:00 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Ballet Arts of Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-896-3138   |    EMAIL
Ballet Arts of Bucks County presents its annual holiday performance, 2018 Sugarplum Sweets. A delightful evening of Nutcracker ballet excerpts, Sugarplum Show More...Sweets is sure to entertain all! Please join us at the Life Sciences Auditorium at Delaware Valley University on December 16, 2018 at 5pm.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
Six Flags, 1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527 (map)
Date: 12/15/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 732-928-2000   |   
ADULT DATE NIGHT - DINING ETIQUETTE FOR COUPLES OR SINGLES
Caruso Trattoria, 424 N. Main St., Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 12/16/18 Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Your Charming Child ~ Etiquette Instruction
CONTACT: 215-453-1432   |    EMAIL
Here's a chance to enjoy a kid-free evening with your friends (or meet new ones) while dining at a nice restaurant. Learn the ins and outs of dining decorum, Show More...
in a fun (not stuffy) way, which will help you in many situations, both social and professional. Holiday-themed dining experience.
Topics Include:

- Being a Good Guest at a Dinner Party - Place Settings for different occasion; How to set a table
- Identifying Utensils, Glassware, Bowls, and Plates - Proper Use of Napkins; Special Napkin Fold
- Selecting the Correct Utensils - Styles of Dining: American, Continental, Family, Buffet
- Eating Various Foods: Bread, Soup, Dessert - Difficult to Eat and Distasteful Foods
- Behavior at the Table - Entering and Exiting; Proper Seating
- Handling Food Accidents - Posture and Conversation
- Ordering Politely at a Restaurant - Resting/Finishing Position of Utensils
$95 per couple or $55 per single - plus cost of meal
RSVP by Dec. 7th; Space is Limited!
Call Lisa at 215-453-1432. ...Show Less
THE NUTCRACKER ABRIDGED & FULLY NARRATED
Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 609-570-3333   |    EMAIL
CANDY LANE HOLIDAY GAME
Oasis Family Farm, 3 Circle Drive, Robbinsville, NJ 08691 (map)
Date: 12/15/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 609-259-7300   |    EMAIL
BALLET ARTS OF BUCKS COUNTY SUGARPLUM SWEETS PERFORMANCE
Delaware Valley University Life Sciences Auditorium, 101 Admissions Dr, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/16/18 Time: 5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Ballet Arts of Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-896-3138   |    EMAIL
Ballet Arts of Bucks County presents its annual holiday performance, 2018 Sugarplum Sweets. A delightful evening of Nutcracker ballet excerpts, Sugarplum Show More...Sweets is sure to entertain all! Please join us at the Life Sciences Auditorium at Delaware Valley University on December 16, 2018 at 5pm.. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S WORLD NATIVITIES EXHIBITION
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: Daily 12-4:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret and adapt the Christmas story to represent their own unique Show More...personal and cultural perspectives. As the Museum celebrates the tenth year of this annual exhibition, a special Meet the Artists section offers visitors opportunities to learn more about the creative experience behind the work of Nativity artists and view demonstrations of their techniques. For selected days and times to Meet the Artists: 267.502.2990, info@GlencairnMuseum.org or GlencairnMuseum.org.
Self-guided tour, handicapped accessible
Daily 12-4:30pm. CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
Suggested donation: $5. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S 'CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE' GUIDED TOUR
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: M-F 1:30 & 2:30, Sat-Sun 1:00, 1:30 & 2:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
For 40 years, from the 1940s to 1970s, Glencairn was home to the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family and their lively Christmas festivities. The 45-minute Show More...tour gives visitors an intimate look into how Christmas was celebrated in this 20th-century castle using some of the family's decorations, historic photographs, and family members' recollections. The tour also features significant examples of Nativity art in the Museum's collections, with stops on five different floors. At the close of the tour, visitors can explore the first floor and the World Nativities exhibition on their own. To reserve a spot: 267.502.2990 or tours@GlencairnMuseum.org.
Reservations strongly recommended!
CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
$12, $10 65+/students, Basic Members half price
FREE for Gold & Patron Members, children 3 & under. ...Show Less
ROSIE THE REINDEER AND THE CASE OF THE STOLEN SNOW GLOBE
Act II Playhouse, 56 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-654-0200   |    EMAIL
NEW JERSEY GAY MEN'S CHORUS PRESENTS " A HOLLY JOLLY HOLIDAY"
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 300 Union Avenue, Somerville, NJ 08987 (map)
Date: 12/16/18 Time: 4:00 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: New Jersey Gay Men's Chorus
CONTACT: 7325798449   |    EMAIL
Join our crooning chorus as we celebrate the season with songs that will wrap you up in joy. This concert will feature traditional holiday classics, a Show More...salute to Christmas at the movies, and other popular toe-tapping, gift-wrapping melodies. Our concert repertoire with its baked-in holiday cheer will make your spirits bright. And of course, we'll be selling our much-loved holiday cookie tins featuring fresh baked goodies by members of the chorus. We look forward to seeing you there!
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students when purchased in advance. All tickets a. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CONCERT OF MUSIC AND CAROLING
Perkasie Mennonite Church, 320 W Chestnut St, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 12/16/18 Time: 3:00 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215.257.3117   |    EMAIL
Perkasie Mennonite Church and Patchwork Coffeehouse invite you to an Old-Fashioned Christmas on Sunday, December 16, at 3 pm. Music by the Tom and Betty Show More...Druckenmiller with Norm Williams; the Dulcimer Boys and the Kreider Family. Rob Yoder will lead the audience in a Christmas caroling. A prelude of holiday instrumental selections on classic guitar by Bert Coffman will begin at 2:40 pm. Address: 320 W Chestnut St., Perkasie, Pa. Followed by cookies and coffee.. ...Show Less
WINTER WINEDERLAND AT WINERY
Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road., Ringoes, NJ 08551 (map)
Date: 12/15/18-12/16/18 Time: 6-9 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 908.284.9463   |    EMAIL
We are tenting/heating the deck of our Vista Room and turning it into a Winter WINEderland! We will be featuring custom labels, Santa visits, live music, Show More...seasonal wine beverages, and weekly dessert pairings. ...Show Less
ELF AND CHRISTMAS PRESENTS CANVAS PAINTING
Butterfly Kisses Art Studio, 1181 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 12/16/18 Time: 11:30AM -1:00PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2158378755   |    EMAIL
Holiday Painting event is an elf and present 12" by 12" canvas painting for kids of all ages. The painting day is on Sunday, December 16th from 11:30 Show More...AM - 1:00PM and the cost is $15.00 for one guest and $45.00 for 4 kids.Come out and enhoy Christmas painting, music and fun! Call to register 215-837-8755. There are 20 spots available for this painting event. Pictures of the painting are on the website. Call if you have any questions!. ...Show Less
ELF ON THE SHELF ROAD RALLY/SAVENGER HUNT FUNDRAISER
Fischer's Park, 2235 Bustard Rd, Harleysville, PA 19438 (map)
Date: 12/16/18 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Ezra's Hope
CONTACT: 6102470634   |    EMAIL
starts at 2:00
Cost includes all clues to destination and Spaghetti dinner.

Spaghetti dinner with Elf on the shelf, games and prizes Show More..., raffles for children and adults,50/50
10.00 for children 15.00 for Adults
or 50.00 a car load. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CHORAL VESPERS AT BRYN ATHYN CATHEDRAL
Bryn Athen Cathedral, 900 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 12/16/18 Time: 7:30 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-947-0266   |   
Christmas portion of Handel's beloved oratorio, Messiah. This presentation features an orchestra with professional soloists, as well as the Bryn Athyn Show More...Festival Chorus and children's choir, the Choristers.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY TEA & TOURS
Cairnwood Estate, 1005 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: (215) 947-2004   |    EMAIL
WINTER SOULSTICE OPENING RECEPTION
Visual Stream Gallery Collective, 7 North Main St., Lambertville, NJ 08530 (map)
Date: 12/16/18 Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: visualstreamarts@gmail.com   |    EMAIL
Celebrate the longest night of the year with Visual Stream Gallery. "Winter SOULstice" is an artist member exhibit that features new work inspired by Show More...the myths, moods, and soul of the season. Participating artists are Alia Bensliman, Aylin Green, Kathleen Hurley Liao, Bruce Lindsay, and Howard Michaels.. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING
Tabora Farm & Orchard, 1104 Upper Stump Road, Chalfont, PA 18914 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/16/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-249-3016   |    EMAIL
CHRISTMAS PUTZ AND STAR & CANDLE SHOPPE
Christian Education building, 40 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/16/18 Time: Thur/Fri 1-7 pm, Sat 10am-8pm,, Sun 1-5 pm after Christmas 1-5 pm daily    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Central Moravian Church
CONTACT: 610-866-5661   |    EMAIL
Christmas Putz and Star & Candle Shoppe
A tradition at Central since 1937, the Christmas Putz is a retelling of the story of Christ's birth through Show More...narration and music, while tiny lights illuminate each miniature scene. The figures in Central's Putz, many of them antiques of German origin, are displayed amidst live moss, driftwood and rocks. The Putz is shown every half hour.
On the same level as the Putz is the Star and Candle Shoppe with the same hours. Many unique hand-crafted gifts and special Moravian items are for sale here such as German stars, ornaments, hand-made quality crafts by local artists, jewelry, baked goods, Moravian CDs, books and much more.. ...Show Less
GIFT OF GIVING 2018
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/31/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
In our annual celebration of art and giving, we present a selection of mugs and bowls created by high school ceramics students in the Central Bucks School Show More...District. Paintings, drawings, and 2-D mixed media works created by students from the Fine Arts department at Central Bucks West will also be displayed. At the close of the exhibition, all of the ceramic works will be gift-wrapped and delivered to Trinity Episcopal Church-Buckingham, to be distributed to area residents affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and first generation language barriers. This exhibition will be on view during our Holiday Open House on December 11.. ...Show Less
THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLAYERS HOLIDAY SHOW
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/14/18-12/16/18 Time: 2-3 PM & 8-( PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
Tickets are sold through the Town & Country Players box office. For any questions regarding ticket purchases, please contact tandcbox@gmail.com or call Show More...215-348-7566
Friday, December 14, 8 - 9 pm
Saturday, December 15, 2 - 3 pm
Saturday, December 15, 8 - 9 pm
Sunday, December 16, 2 - 3 pm
$15 | $10 children 12 and under
In collaboration with the Michener Art Museum, Town and Country Players present a holiday show celebrating the music and joy of the holiday season.. ...Show Less
GLASSBROOK VOCAL ENSEMBLE AND PRINCETON GIRLCHOIR, -MARY'S LULLABY
1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ 08628 (map)
Date: 12/16/18 Time: 6:30 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 609-392-6409   |    EMAIL
HOLIDAY SALE AT SAHARA SAM'S
Sahara Sam's Oasis, 535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 Time: 8:00 AM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 856-767-7580   |    EMAIL
Give the Gift of year-round, weatherproof fun and save up to 50%! Last chance to save on unlimited visits during our online only Holiday Sale starting Show More...on December 14th!. ...Show Less
LOWER MERION SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMS FREE HOLIDAY CONCERT
Harriton High School, 600 N Ithan Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 (map)
Date: 12/16/18 Time: 3:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Lower Merion Symphony Orchestra
Now celebrating its 25th anniversary season, the Lower Merion Symphony Orchestra will perform a free holiday concert on Sunday, December 16th. The concert Show More...is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Harriton High School, 600 N Ithan Ave, Bryn Mawr. Mark Gigliotti will conduct the ensemble through selections of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker and Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kije Suite. Founded in 1993, the Lower Merion Symphony Orchestra strives to make exceptional classical music available to as wide an audience as possible. For more information, visit lowermerionsymphony.org.. ...Show Less
SANTA'S IN THE HOUSE!
Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067 (map)
Date: 12/10/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-968-1670   |    EMAIL
Events for 12/17/18 (Monday)
"CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR" - HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, 88 Route 173 West, Hampton, NJ 08827 (map)
Date: 12/17/18 Time: 2:30 PM ~ 6:30 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 908-730-8007   |    EMAIL
This season our original, holiday musical promises the best Christmas celebration ever! Featuring all new original songs, classic and traditional favorites, hilarious comedy sketches, and spectacular dance numbers, Christmas in the Air is our most beloved and popular show of the year all jazzed up for 2018! With an ensemble cast of multi-talented performers all backed by a live onstage orchestra, it's Christmas like you remember, all wrapped up in a show you'll never forget! Ticket price of $74.00 Show More...includes show, entrée, salad, sides, dessert buffet, hot coffee or hot tea, tax and gratuity. This show sells out faster than any other show on our schedule. Don't delay, book today! ...Show Less
WINTER WONDERLAND TOURS OF FONTHILL CASTLE
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/31/18 Time: Mon-Sat., 10 am -5 pm, Sun., Noon -5 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461   |    EMAIL
Take a holiday tour of Fonthill to see the castle elegantly dressed up with themed trees, Victorian decorations and greens throughout the house.
BUCKS COUNTY TREEFEST
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 11/21/18-1/3/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
A unique celebration that brings together Bucks County's tourism businesses, residents and visitors alike with holiday spirit and creatively decorated Show More...trees! The Bucks County Holiday TreeFest is a presentation of more than 20 uniquely themed trees that are created by local tourism businesses and on display in the Visitor Center throughout the holiday season. The decorated displays are then voted on by fans in the Visitor Center or by using the hashtag BucksTreeFest.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES XIX
Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. 4th. St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/23/18 Time: Thurs- sat at 8 PM, Sun at 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6108671689   |    EMAIL
For over twenty years (don't let the numbering fool you!), Touchstone's holiday tradition has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way Show More...into the hearts of our audiences. This one-of-a-kind vaudevillian sendup of the Christmas season in the Christmas City is sprinkled with absurdity, original music, love, joy, and shopping carts.
Get your tickets early, and meet us under the mistletoe! We'll be there with bells on.
Tickets: $25 general admission / $15 students and seniors. ...Show Less
BIG TALENT, SMALL WORKS ANNUAL SALES EXHIBITION
Black Moth Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 11/6/18-12/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
2nd Annual Small Works Sales Exhibition
November 6th- December 30th
A holiday art show and sale from some of the areas most talented artists. Show More...A wide variety of affordable pieces under $450.00. Find a small gem for yourself or someone on the gift list!
Artists:
Rachael Bridge
Megan Buccere
Jennifer L. Manzella
Jason Goldberg
Mike Sgier
Don Shoffner
Christine Stoughton
Artist reception Friday, November 16th at 6 PM - 9 PM
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artists for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
CHARLES DICKENS A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Hedgerow Theater, 64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley, PA 19063 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610.565.4211   |    EMAIL
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
LIVE ADVENT CALENDAR
1810 Goundie House, 501 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
The only one of its kind in the country! Visitors of the Historic Downtown Bethlehem will enjoy the 13th Annual one-of-a-kind tradition. Visitors will Show More...gather outside the door of the Goundie House where a selected visitor will be asked to walk up to the door and knock. When the door is opened, a special guest from a local business or organization will appear and distribute treats among the crowd!
The idea of the "Live Advent Calendar" is from the tradition of Advent Calendars or Christmas Countdown Calendars for children and families during the holidays. With a traditional calendar, there is a set number of "doors" to open each day as Christmas draws near. Traditional calendars provide a treat or verbiage each day. Our life-sized advent calendar will feature a special person to hand out the treat daily at 5:30pm. Each day will be a different local business featuring surprise entertainment.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
THE 40TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 11/13/18-12/30/18 Time: See www.pearlsbuck/holidayevents for dates and times.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Pearl S. Buck International
CONTACT: 215-249-0100   |    EMAIL
The 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark, will be held from November 13 through December 30, 2018 (closed Show More...Nov 22, Dec 24 and Dec 25). Guided tours, Décor Tours, and Candlelight Tours are available per schedule and pricing provided below.
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. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by some of Bucks County's best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck's legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist.
The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region.
Regular guided tours from November 13 through November 21, 2018 (closed Nov 22):
- Monday through Saturday 11 am, 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Sunday 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Regular guided tours from November 24 through December 30, 2018 (closed Dec 24 and Dec 25):
- Mon-Sat 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Sun 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Décor Tours (does not include historical interpretation):
- Monday through Friday at 1 PM
- $7 for all ages
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Candlelight Tours:
- December 1, 8, and 15 at 7:00 PM
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- To make a reservation call 215-249-0100 extension 110 or register online
To learn more about the 40th Annual Festival of Trees or to register for Candlelight Tours, go to www.pearlsbuck.org/holidayevents/. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S WORLD NATIVITIES EXHIBITION
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: Daily 12-4:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret and adapt the Christmas story to represent their own unique Show More...personal and cultural perspectives. As the Museum celebrates the tenth year of this annual exhibition, a special Meet the Artists section offers visitors opportunities to learn more about the creative experience behind the work of Nativity artists and view demonstrations of their techniques. For selected days and times to Meet the Artists: 267.502.2990, info@GlencairnMuseum.org or GlencairnMuseum.org.
Self-guided tour, handicapped accessible
Daily 12-4:30pm. CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
Suggested donation: $5. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S 'CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE' GUIDED TOUR
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: M-F 1:30 & 2:30, Sat-Sun 1:00, 1:30 & 2:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
For 40 years, from the 1940s to 1970s, Glencairn was home to the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family and their lively Christmas festivities. The 45-minute Show More...tour gives visitors an intimate look into how Christmas was celebrated in this 20th-century castle using some of the family's decorations, historic photographs, and family members' recollections. The tour also features significant examples of Nativity art in the Museum's collections, with stops on five different floors. At the close of the tour, visitors can explore the first floor and the World Nativities exhibition on their own. To reserve a spot: 267.502.2990 or tours@GlencairnMuseum.org.
Reservations strongly recommended!
CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
$12, $10 65+/students, Basic Members half price
FREE for Gold & Patron Members, children 3 & under. ...Show Less
DEBRA SPARKS DANCE WORKS WINTER INTENSIVE PROGRAM
Debra Sparks Dance Works, 51 Walnut Ave, Newtown, PA 18940 (map)
Date: 12/17/18-12/19/18 Time: 4:00PM - 8:30PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2155795678   |    EMAIL
Who needs to be in the cold, chilly weather? Let's Keep Dancing! The Debra Sparks Dance Works Winter Intensive is a great way to keep training over the Show More...holiday break! This Intensive is open to all, students and non-students alike at the intermediate/advanced level. Join us for this fun, educational, and challenging dance experience. Our Winter Intensive program will not only strengthen technique, but also increase flexibility, centered control, stamina, and offer opportunities in choreography and performance. Training is offered in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, and Contemporary! This year the intensive is held Monday, December 17th - Wednesday, December 19th from 4:00PM - 8:30PM! The cost for the full program is $130. If you cannot attend the full session, but would like to attend part the cost is $16/hour. Registration and payment is due by December 14th, 2018. Please email debrasparksdanceworks5678@gmail.com to register, or fill out a registration form
(available at www.debrasparksdanceworks.com and turn it in to the front desk at 51 Walnut Ave, Newtown PA 18940. Looking forward to it!. ...Show Less
PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA
Willow Grove Park Mall, 2500 Moreland Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 (map)
Date: 12/17/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-657-6000   |   
GIFT OF GIVING 2018
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/31/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
In our annual celebration of art and giving, we present a selection of mugs and bowls created by high school ceramics students in the Central Bucks School Show More...District. Paintings, drawings, and 2-D mixed media works created by students from the Fine Arts department at Central Bucks West will also be displayed. At the close of the exhibition, all of the ceramic works will be gift-wrapped and delivered to Trinity Episcopal Church-Buckingham, to be distributed to area residents affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and first generation language barriers. This exhibition will be on view during our Holiday Open House on December 11.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY SALE AT SAHARA SAM'S
Sahara Sam's Oasis, 535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 Time: 8:00 AM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 856-767-7580   |    EMAIL
Give the Gift of year-round, weatherproof fun and save up to 50%! Last chance to save on unlimited visits during our online only Holiday Sale starting Show More...on December 14th!. ...Show Less
SANTA'S IN THE HOUSE!
Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067 (map)
Date: 12/10/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-968-1670   |    EMAIL
Events for 12/18/18 (Tuesday)
WINTER WONDERLAND TOURS OF FONTHILL CASTLE
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/31/18 Time: Mon-Sat., 10 am -5 pm, Sun., Noon -5 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461   |    EMAIL
Take a holiday tour of Fonthill to see the castle elegantly dressed up with themed trees, Victorian decorations and greens throughout the house.
BUCKS COUNTY TREEFEST
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 11/21/18-1/3/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
A unique celebration that brings together Bucks County's tourism businesses, residents and visitors alike with holiday spirit and creatively decorated Show More...trees! The Bucks County Holiday TreeFest is a presentation of more than 20 uniquely themed trees that are created by local tourism businesses and on display in the Visitor Center throughout the holiday season. The decorated displays are then voted on by fans in the Visitor Center or by using the hashtag BucksTreeFest.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY TOURS AT HISTORIC PENNYPACKER MILLS
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 12/18/18-12/23/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm Closed Mondays & Holidays    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
From the hand-blown glass ornaments to the plainly wrapped treasures beneath, Christmas at the Mills is a sight to behold! Hear the story of how Christmas Show More...cards began, why clear toy candy was so popular, and how the Pennypacker family celebrated this holiday in Victorian style! The Museum Shop is stocked with wonderful ornaments, glass icicles, gifts, clear toy candy, Wilbur Buds, and much more. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation. All ages, suggested donation $2/person. Call site for handicap needs.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES XIX
Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. 4th. St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/23/18 Time: Thurs- sat at 8 PM, Sun at 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6108671689   |    EMAIL
For over twenty years (don't let the numbering fool you!), Touchstone's holiday tradition has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way Show More...into the hearts of our audiences. This one-of-a-kind vaudevillian sendup of the Christmas season in the Christmas City is sprinkled with absurdity, original music, love, joy, and shopping carts.
Get your tickets early, and meet us under the mistletoe! We'll be there with bells on.
Tickets: $25 general admission / $15 students and seniors. ...Show Less
BIG TALENT, SMALL WORKS ANNUAL SALES EXHIBITION
Black Moth Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 11/6/18-12/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
2nd Annual Small Works Sales Exhibition
November 6th- December 30th
A holiday art show and sale from some of the areas most talented artists. Show More...A wide variety of affordable pieces under $450.00. Find a small gem for yourself or someone on the gift list!
Artists:
Rachael Bridge
Megan Buccere
Jennifer L. Manzella
Jason Goldberg
Mike Sgier
Don Shoffner
Christine Stoughton
Artist reception Friday, November 16th at 6 PM - 9 PM
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artists for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
CHARLES DICKENS A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Hedgerow Theater, 64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley, PA 19063 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610.565.4211   |    EMAIL
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
LIVE ADVENT CALENDAR
1810 Goundie House, 501 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
The only one of its kind in the country! Visitors of the Historic Downtown Bethlehem will enjoy the 13th Annual one-of-a-kind tradition. Visitors will Show More...gather outside the door of the Goundie House where a selected visitor will be asked to walk up to the door and knock. When the door is opened, a special guest from a local business or organization will appear and distribute treats among the crowd!
The idea of the "Live Advent Calendar" is from the tradition of Advent Calendars or Christmas Countdown Calendars for children and families during the holidays. With a traditional calendar, there is a set number of "doors" to open each day as Christmas draws near. Traditional calendars provide a treat or verbiage each day. Our life-sized advent calendar will feature a special person to hand out the treat daily at 5:30pm. Each day will be a different local business featuring surprise entertainment.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
THE 40TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 11/13/18-12/30/18 Time: See www.pearlsbuck/holidayevents for dates and times.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Pearl S. Buck International
CONTACT: 215-249-0100   |    EMAIL
The 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark, will be held from November 13 through December 30, 2018 (closed Show More...Nov 22, Dec 24 and Dec 25). Guided tours, Décor Tours, and Candlelight Tours are available per schedule and pricing provided below.
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. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by some of Bucks County's best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck's legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist.
The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region.
Regular guided tours from November 13 through November 21, 2018 (closed Nov 22):
- Monday through Saturday 11 am, 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Sunday 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Regular guided tours from November 24 through December 30, 2018 (closed Dec 24 and Dec 25):
- Mon-Sat 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Sun 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Décor Tours (does not include historical interpretation):
- Monday through Friday at 1 PM
- $7 for all ages
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Candlelight Tours:
- December 1, 8, and 15 at 7:00 PM
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- To make a reservation call 215-249-0100 extension 110 or register online
To learn more about the 40th Annual Festival of Trees or to register for Candlelight Tours, go to www.pearlsbuck.org/holidayevents/. ...Show Less
EL SISTEMA LEHIGH VALLEY'S HOLIDAY CONCERT
Miller Symphony Hall, 23 North Sixth Street, Allentown, PA 18101 (map)
Date: 12/18/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-432-6715   |    EMAIL
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S WORLD NATIVITIES EXHIBITION
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: Daily 12-4:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret and adapt the Christmas story to represent their own unique Show More...personal and cultural perspectives. As the Museum celebrates the tenth year of this annual exhibition, a special Meet the Artists section offers visitors opportunities to learn more about the creative experience behind the work of Nativity artists and view demonstrations of their techniques. For selected days and times to Meet the Artists: 267.502.2990, info@GlencairnMuseum.org or GlencairnMuseum.org.
Self-guided tour, handicapped accessible
Daily 12-4:30pm. CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
Suggested donation: $5. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S 'CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE' GUIDED TOUR
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: M-F 1:30 & 2:30, Sat-Sun 1:00, 1:30 & 2:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
For 40 years, from the 1940s to 1970s, Glencairn was home to the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family and their lively Christmas festivities. The 45-minute Show More...tour gives visitors an intimate look into how Christmas was celebrated in this 20th-century castle using some of the family's decorations, historic photographs, and family members' recollections. The tour also features significant examples of Nativity art in the Museum's collections, with stops on five different floors. At the close of the tour, visitors can explore the first floor and the World Nativities exhibition on their own. To reserve a spot: 267.502.2990 or tours@GlencairnMuseum.org.
Reservations strongly recommended!
CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
$12, $10 65+/students, Basic Members half price
FREE for Gold & Patron Members, children 3 & under. ...Show Less
ROSIE THE REINDEER AND THE CASE OF THE STOLEN SNOW GLOBE
Act II Playhouse, 56 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 12/18/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-654-0200   |    EMAIL
DEBRA SPARKS DANCE WORKS WINTER INTENSIVE PROGRAM
Debra Sparks Dance Works, 51 Walnut Ave, Newtown, PA 18940 (map)
Date: 12/17/18-12/19/18 Time: 4:00PM - 8:30PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2155795678   |    EMAIL
Who needs to be in the cold, chilly weather? Let's Keep Dancing! The Debra Sparks Dance Works Winter Intensive is a great way to keep training over the Show More...holiday break! This Intensive is open to all, students and non-students alike at the intermediate/advanced level. Join us for this fun, educational, and challenging dance experience. Our Winter Intensive program will not only strengthen technique, but also increase flexibility, centered control, stamina, and offer opportunities in choreography and performance. Training is offered in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, and Contemporary! This year the intensive is held Monday, December 17th - Wednesday, December 19th from 4:00PM - 8:30PM! The cost for the full program is $130. If you cannot attend the full session, but would like to attend part the cost is $16/hour. Registration and payment is due by December 14th, 2018. Please email debrasparksdanceworks5678@gmail.com to register, or fill out a registration form
(available at www.debrasparksdanceworks.com and turn it in to the front desk at 51 Walnut Ave, Newtown PA 18940. Looking forward to it!. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY COOKIES NIGHTS - ADULTS ONLY
Sweet Occasions in Peddler's Village, 74 Peddlers Village, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 12/18/18-12/20/18 Time: 7-10pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675445912   |    EMAIL
Come in for a fun, relaxing evening of cookie baking and decorating! We've done all the hard work ahead of time. Enjoy a glass of wine, holiday drink Show More...or hot chocolate. Bring your family members and friends with you. The more, the merrier!
Bake and decorate a variety of holiday cookies, then box them up and take them home. Everyone leaves with about 4 ½ dozen cookies.. ...Show Less
GIFT OF GIVING 2018
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/31/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
In our annual celebration of art and giving, we present a selection of mugs and bowls created by high school ceramics students in the Central Bucks School Show More...District. Paintings, drawings, and 2-D mixed media works created by students from the Fine Arts department at Central Bucks West will also be displayed. At the close of the exhibition, all of the ceramic works will be gift-wrapped and delivered to Trinity Episcopal Church-Buckingham, to be distributed to area residents affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and first generation language barriers. This exhibition will be on view during our Holiday Open House on December 11.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY SALE AT SAHARA SAM'S
Sahara Sam's Oasis, 535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 Time: 8:00 AM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 856-767-7580   |    EMAIL
Give the Gift of year-round, weatherproof fun and save up to 50%! Last chance to save on unlimited visits during our online only Holiday Sale starting Show More...on December 14th!. ...Show Less
SANTA'S IN THE HOUSE!
Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067 (map)
Date: 12/10/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-968-1670   |    EMAIL
Events for 12/19/18 (Wednesday)
WINTER WONDERLAND TOURS OF FONTHILL CASTLE
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/31/18 Time: Mon-Sat., 10 am -5 pm, Sun., Noon -5 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461   |    EMAIL
Take a holiday tour of Fonthill to see the castle elegantly dressed up with themed trees, Victorian decorations and greens throughout the house.
BUCKS COUNTY TREEFEST
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 11/21/18-1/3/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
A unique celebration that brings together Bucks County's tourism businesses, residents and visitors alike with holiday spirit and creatively decorated Show More...trees! The Bucks County Holiday TreeFest is a presentation of more than 20 uniquely themed trees that are created by local tourism businesses and on display in the Visitor Center throughout the holiday season. The decorated displays are then voted on by fans in the Visitor Center or by using the hashtag BucksTreeFest.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY TOURS AT HISTORIC PENNYPACKER MILLS
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 12/18/18-12/23/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm Closed Mondays & Holidays    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
From the hand-blown glass ornaments to the plainly wrapped treasures beneath, Christmas at the Mills is a sight to behold! Hear the story of how Christmas Show More...cards began, why clear toy candy was so popular, and how the Pennypacker family celebrated this holiday in Victorian style! The Museum Shop is stocked with wonderful ornaments, glass icicles, gifts, clear toy candy, Wilbur Buds, and much more. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation. All ages, suggested donation $2/person. Call site for handicap needs.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES XIX
Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. 4th. St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/23/18 Time: Thurs- sat at 8 PM, Sun at 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6108671689   |    EMAIL
For over twenty years (don't let the numbering fool you!), Touchstone's holiday tradition has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way Show More...into the hearts of our audiences. This one-of-a-kind vaudevillian sendup of the Christmas season in the Christmas City is sprinkled with absurdity, original music, love, joy, and shopping carts.
Get your tickets early, and meet us under the mistletoe! We'll be there with bells on.
Tickets: $25 general admission / $15 students and seniors. ...Show Less
BIG TALENT, SMALL WORKS ANNUAL SALES EXHIBITION
Black Moth Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 11/6/18-12/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
2nd Annual Small Works Sales Exhibition
November 6th- December 30th
A holiday art show and sale from some of the areas most talented artists. Show More...A wide variety of affordable pieces under $450.00. Find a small gem for yourself or someone on the gift list!
Artists:
Rachael Bridge
Megan Buccere
Jennifer L. Manzella
Jason Goldberg
Mike Sgier
Don Shoffner
Christine Stoughton
Artist reception Friday, November 16th at 6 PM - 9 PM
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artists for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
CHARLES DICKENS A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Hedgerow Theater, 64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley, PA 19063 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610.565.4211   |    EMAIL
WINTER LIGHT SPECTACULAR
Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078 (map)
Date: 12/19/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30 PM-10:00 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-799-4171   |    EMAIL
Lehigh Valley Zoo and presenting sponsor Christmas Décor are filled with excitement for the most magical time of the year as they will kick off their Show More...fifth season of Winter Light Spectacular on Friday, November 9, 2018! Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of nature as you stroll through tree-lined paths lit up by over 1.1 million twinkling lights and themed animated displays! Warm up next to the cozy outdoor fire pits, while enjoying hot cocoa and s'mores. Don't forget the camera to capture the children's delight when they encounter Santa, The Grinch, Woody, Buzz, Elsa, Princess Belle, Olaf, Minions and friends! Winter Light Spectacular runs 5:30PM - 10:00PM on Wednesday through Sunday from November 9, 2018, to December 31, 2018. The event will be on break for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Pricing for Winter Light Spectacular 2018: Wednesday & Thursday Adults $11 Children $6; Friday, Saturday & Sunday Adults $14 Children $9; Zoo members Adults $5 Children $4; Children under 2 are always free!. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
LIVE ADVENT CALENDAR
1810 Goundie House, 501 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
The only one of its kind in the country! Visitors of the Historic Downtown Bethlehem will enjoy the 13th Annual one-of-a-kind tradition. Visitors will Show More...gather outside the door of the Goundie House where a selected visitor will be asked to walk up to the door and knock. When the door is opened, a special guest from a local business or organization will appear and distribute treats among the crowd!
The idea of the "Live Advent Calendar" is from the tradition of Advent Calendars or Christmas Countdown Calendars for children and families during the holidays. With a traditional calendar, there is a set number of "doors" to open each day as Christmas draws near. Traditional calendars provide a treat or verbiage each day. Our life-sized advent calendar will feature a special person to hand out the treat daily at 5:30pm. Each day will be a different local business featuring surprise entertainment.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
LAMBERTVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOLIDAY CD FUNDRAISER SHOW
Birdhouse Center for the Arts, 7 North Main Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530 (map)
Date: 12/19/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 609-397-3964   |    EMAIL
The CD features many of the brilliant musicians in the community. Come join us for special evening of musical performances, joy and cheer!
THE 40TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 11/13/18-12/30/18 Time: See www.pearlsbuck/holidayevents for dates and times.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Pearl S. Buck International
CONTACT: 215-249-0100   |    EMAIL
The 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark, will be held from November 13 through December 30, 2018 (closed Show More...Nov 22, Dec 24 and Dec 25). Guided tours, Décor Tours, and Candlelight Tours are available per schedule and pricing provided below.
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. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by some of Bucks County's best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck's legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist.
The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region.
Regular guided tours from November 13 through November 21, 2018 (closed Nov 22):
- Monday through Saturday 11 am, 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Sunday 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Regular guided tours from November 24 through December 30, 2018 (closed Dec 24 and Dec 25):
- Mon-Sat 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Sun 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Décor Tours (does not include historical interpretation):
- Monday through Friday at 1 PM
- $7 for all ages
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Candlelight Tours:
- December 1, 8, and 15 at 7:00 PM
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- To make a reservation call 215-249-0100 extension 110 or register online
To learn more about the 40th Annual Festival of Trees or to register for Candlelight Tours, go to www.pearlsbuck.org/holidayevents/. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS SHOW AT HUNTERDON VALLEY PLAYHOUSE .
Central Bucks Senior Activity Center, 700 Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/19/18 Time: Bus leaving at 10am from the Senior Center    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Bucks County Senior Activity Center
CONTACT: 215-348-0565   |   
Christmas show and lunch at Hunterdon Playhouse includes: Transportation, Show, Lunch(including dessert bar),Tax and Tips.
CHRISTMAS SHOW AT HUNTERDON VALLEY PLAYHOUSE .
Central Bucks Senior Activity Center, 700 Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/19/18 Time: Bus leaving at 10am from the Senior Center    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-0565   |   
Christmas show_ Cost $105.00 Includes: Transportation, Show, Lunch( including- delicious dessert table, Tax, Tips.
SING FOR AMERICA PRESENTS: WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 (map)
Date: 12/19/18-12/23/18 Time: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 7:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Sing For America
CONTACT: 610-417-2189   |    EMAIL
Come join Sing For America as we bring this timeless classic to life with all of the charm, fun, and magic that you remember! A musical for all ages to Show More...love and enjoy and a great way to celebrate the Christmas season! Come enter our world of Pure Imagination!. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S WORLD NATIVITIES EXHIBITION
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: Daily 12-4:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret and adapt the Christmas story to represent their own unique Show More...personal and cultural perspectives. As the Museum celebrates the tenth year of this annual exhibition, a special Meet the Artists section offers visitors opportunities to learn more about the creative experience behind the work of Nativity artists and view demonstrations of their techniques. For selected days and times to Meet the Artists: 267.502.2990, info@GlencairnMuseum.org or GlencairnMuseum.org.
Self-guided tour, handicapped accessible
Daily 12-4:30pm. CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
Suggested donation: $5. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S 'CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE' GUIDED TOUR
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: M-F 1:30 & 2:30, Sat-Sun 1:00, 1:30 & 2:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
For 40 years, from the 1940s to 1970s, Glencairn was home to the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family and their lively Christmas festivities. The 45-minute Show More...tour gives visitors an intimate look into how Christmas was celebrated in this 20th-century castle using some of the family's decorations, historic photographs, and family members' recollections. The tour also features significant examples of Nativity art in the Museum's collections, with stops on five different floors. At the close of the tour, visitors can explore the first floor and the World Nativities exhibition on their own. To reserve a spot: 267.502.2990 or tours@GlencairnMuseum.org.
Reservations strongly recommended!
CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
$12, $10 65+/students, Basic Members half price
FREE for Gold & Patron Members, children 3 & under. ...Show Less
DEBRA SPARKS DANCE WORKS WINTER INTENSIVE PROGRAM
Debra Sparks Dance Works, 51 Walnut Ave, Newtown, PA 18940 (map)
Date: 12/17/18-12/19/18 Time: 4:00PM - 8:30PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2155795678   |    EMAIL
Who needs to be in the cold, chilly weather? Let's Keep Dancing! The Debra Sparks Dance Works Winter Intensive is a great way to keep training over the Show More...holiday break! This Intensive is open to all, students and non-students alike at the intermediate/advanced level. Join us for this fun, educational, and challenging dance experience. Our Winter Intensive program will not only strengthen technique, but also increase flexibility, centered control, stamina, and offer opportunities in choreography and performance. Training is offered in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, and Contemporary! This year the intensive is held Monday, December 17th - Wednesday, December 19th from 4:00PM - 8:30PM! The cost for the full program is $130. If you cannot attend the full session, but would like to attend part the cost is $16/hour. Registration and payment is due by December 14th, 2018. Please email debrasparksdanceworks5678@gmail.com to register, or fill out a registration form
(available at www.debrasparksdanceworks.com and turn it in to the front desk at 51 Walnut Ave, Newtown PA 18940. Looking forward to it!. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY COOKIES NIGHTS - ADULTS ONLY
Sweet Occasions in Peddler's Village, 74 Peddlers Village, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 12/18/18-12/20/18 Time: 7-10pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675445912   |    EMAIL
Come in for a fun, relaxing evening of cookie baking and decorating! We've done all the hard work ahead of time. Enjoy a glass of wine, holiday drink Show More...or hot chocolate. Bring your family members and friends with you. The more, the merrier!
Bake and decorate a variety of holiday cookies, then box them up and take them home. Everyone leaves with about 4 ½ dozen cookies.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY TEA & TOURS
Cairnwood Estate, 1005 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 12/19/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: (215) 947-2004   |    EMAIL
MR. CHUCK THE TRAINMAN TRAIN DISPLAY
Pennridge Community Center, Routes 113 & 152, Silverdale, PA 18962 (map)
Date: 12/19/18 Time: 1 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-453-7027   |    EMAIL
FREE - All Welcome
WINTER SOLSTICE REIKI JOURNEY
AWAKEN Center, 1553 Easton Rd, Warrington, PA 18976 (map)
Date: 12/19/18 Time: 7 - 9 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Peacelovehealing Reiki
CONTACT: 908-625-6622   |    EMAIL
In the midst of the holiday rush, take a moment to experience a relaxing, meditative Reiki Journey into the Winter Solstice. Reconnect with the sun, moon, Show More...and earth energies and listen to the whispers of your soul. We will celebrate the stillness and balance of energies and the coming of the light. What do you want to manifest, reveal, rediscover, expand and bring into the light?
We'll start with deep breaths and tuning in, and I'll begin sharing Reiki with the group. Then I'll come around to share Reiki with each person, and we'll end with a moment of gratitude followed by discussion. During this Reiki Journey, I will be inviting scent, breath, sound, touch and energy to envelope and connect us to all beings and to our amazing earth, creating a comforting space to experience, release or integrate whatever is needed... surrounded by peace, love, healing and serenity
Suggested donation: $10 + As we head into this winter season, I'd like to invite you to bring a can of soup or jar of peanut butter or something non-perishable for donation to the food pantry
Please feel free to bring yoga mats, blankets, pillows, eye masks to use for lying on the floor during the Reiki Journey, or you can sit in one of AWAKEN's comfortable chairs
Reiki Journey is led by Karin of Peacelovehealing Reiki, Stockton NJ. Karin was introduced to the healing and restorative aspects of Reiki over 20 years ago, and knew she needed to learn more and continues to deepen her Reiki practices. Karin has come to understand unconditional love and compassion are the core of our souls, and is what links us to everyone and everything. And she shares that connection to bring peace, love, healing and serenity to animals and people. Karin combines traditional Japanese Reiki with earth-connected customs, Kundalini yoga practices, and sound vibration to create a deeply relaxing and peaceful space during your time together. See Peacelovehealing Reiki on Facebook to find out more. To schedule Reiki sessions for yourself at the Awaken Center, or for your animals at your location, contact Karin - peacelovehealingk@yahoo.com, 908 625 6622
facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peacelovehealingreiki/
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There are regular attendees to AWAKEN events, so please do not judge the attendance based solely on the Meetup RSVPs. The AWAKEN Center is on Rt 611 in Warrington. A yellow house set back from the road with plenty of parking. It's a sharp turn into the driveway, so take it slow and look for the break in the guardrail. Please ENTER THROUGH FRONT DOOR of the building.. ...Show Less
LIVE MUSIC - ERIC MINTEL QUARTET PERFORMS A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
Puck, 1 Printers Alley, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/19/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215.348.9000   |    EMAIL
GIFT OF GIVING 2018
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/31/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
In our annual celebration of art and giving, we present a selection of mugs and bowls created by high school ceramics students in the Central Bucks School Show More...District. Paintings, drawings, and 2-D mixed media works created by students from the Fine Arts department at Central Bucks West will also be displayed. At the close of the exhibition, all of the ceramic works will be gift-wrapped and delivered to Trinity Episcopal Church-Buckingham, to be distributed to area residents affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and first generation language barriers. This exhibition will be on view during our Holiday Open House on December 11.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY SALE AT SAHARA SAM'S
Sahara Sam's Oasis, 535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 Time: 8:00 AM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 856-767-7580   |    EMAIL
Give the Gift of year-round, weatherproof fun and save up to 50%! Last chance to save on unlimited visits during our online only Holiday Sale starting Show More...on December 14th!. ...Show Less
BAR 57'S UGLY SWEATER PARTY
One Liberty Observation Deck, 1650 Market Street, Floor 57, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (map)
Date: 12/19/18 Time: 6:00pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: (215) 561-3325   |   
Back for one night only, Bar 57 returns for our first-annual Ugly Sweater Party. Enjoy light bites and pay-as-you-go spirits at Philly's highest holiday Show More...pop-up bar. See the city's most attractive views while wearing the ugliest sweater in your closet. Special guests, Mummer's Fralinger String Band will be onsite for festive performances. Insomnia Cookies will be giving away free treats! $10 Admission. Cash Bar. Must be 21+ with valid ID to enter. ...Show Less
SANTA'S IN THE HOUSE!
Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067 (map)
Date: 12/10/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-968-1670   |    EMAIL
Events for 12/20/18 (Thursday)
WINTER WONDERLAND TOURS OF FONTHILL CASTLE
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/31/18 Time: Mon-Sat., 10 am -5 pm, Sun., Noon -5 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461   |    EMAIL
Take a holiday tour of Fonthill to see the castle elegantly dressed up with themed trees, Victorian decorations and greens throughout the house.
BUCKS COUNTY TREEFEST
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 11/21/18-1/3/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
A unique celebration that brings together Bucks County's tourism businesses, residents and visitors alike with holiday spirit and creatively decorated Show More...trees! The Bucks County Holiday TreeFest is a presentation of more than 20 uniquely themed trees that are created by local tourism businesses and on display in the Visitor Center throughout the holiday season. The decorated displays are then voted on by fans in the Visitor Center or by using the hashtag BucksTreeFest.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY TOURS AT HISTORIC PENNYPACKER MILLS
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 12/18/18-12/23/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm Closed Mondays & Holidays    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
From the hand-blown glass ornaments to the plainly wrapped treasures beneath, Christmas at the Mills is a sight to behold! Hear the story of how Christmas Show More...cards began, why clear toy candy was so popular, and how the Pennypacker family celebrated this holiday in Victorian style! The Museum Shop is stocked with wonderful ornaments, glass icicles, gifts, clear toy candy, Wilbur Buds, and much more. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation. All ages, suggested donation $2/person. Call site for handicap needs.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES XIX
Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. 4th. St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/23/18 Time: Thurs- sat at 8 PM, Sun at 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6108671689   |    EMAIL
For over twenty years (don't let the numbering fool you!), Touchstone's holiday tradition has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way Show More...into the hearts of our audiences. This one-of-a-kind vaudevillian sendup of the Christmas season in the Christmas City is sprinkled with absurdity, original music, love, joy, and shopping carts.
Get your tickets early, and meet us under the mistletoe! We'll be there with bells on.
Tickets: $25 general admission / $15 students and seniors. ...Show Less
BIG TALENT, SMALL WORKS ANNUAL SALES EXHIBITION
Black Moth Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 11/6/18-12/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
2nd Annual Small Works Sales Exhibition
November 6th- December 30th
A holiday art show and sale from some of the areas most talented artists. Show More...A wide variety of affordable pieces under $450.00. Find a small gem for yourself or someone on the gift list!
Artists:
Rachael Bridge
Megan Buccere
Jennifer L. Manzella
Jason Goldberg
Mike Sgier
Don Shoffner
Christine Stoughton
Artist reception Friday, November 16th at 6 PM - 9 PM
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artists for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
CHARLES DICKENS A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Hedgerow Theater, 64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley, PA 19063 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610.565.4211   |    EMAIL
WINTER LIGHT SPECTACULAR
Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078 (map)
Date: 12/19/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30 PM-10:00 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-799-4171   |    EMAIL
Lehigh Valley Zoo and presenting sponsor Christmas Décor are filled with excitement for the most magical time of the year as they will kick off their Show More...fifth season of Winter Light Spectacular on Friday, November 9, 2018! Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of nature as you stroll through tree-lined paths lit up by over 1.1 million twinkling lights and themed animated displays! Warm up next to the cozy outdoor fire pits, while enjoying hot cocoa and s'mores. Don't forget the camera to capture the children's delight when they encounter Santa, The Grinch, Woody, Buzz, Elsa, Princess Belle, Olaf, Minions and friends! Winter Light Spectacular runs 5:30PM - 10:00PM on Wednesday through Sunday from November 9, 2018, to December 31, 2018. The event will be on break for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Pricing for Winter Light Spectacular 2018: Wednesday & Thursday Adults $11 Children $6; Friday, Saturday & Sunday Adults $14 Children $9; Zoo members Adults $5 Children $4; Children under 2 are always free!. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
LIVE ADVENT CALENDAR
1810 Goundie House, 501 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
The only one of its kind in the country! Visitors of the Historic Downtown Bethlehem will enjoy the 13th Annual one-of-a-kind tradition. Visitors will Show More...gather outside the door of the Goundie House where a selected visitor will be asked to walk up to the door and knock. When the door is opened, a special guest from a local business or organization will appear and distribute treats among the crowd!
The idea of the "Live Advent Calendar" is from the tradition of Advent Calendars or Christmas Countdown Calendars for children and families during the holidays. With a traditional calendar, there is a set number of "doors" to open each day as Christmas draws near. Traditional calendars provide a treat or verbiage each day. Our life-sized advent calendar will feature a special person to hand out the treat daily at 5:30pm. Each day will be a different local business featuring surprise entertainment.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES
Touchstone Theater, 321 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610 867-1689   |    EMAIL
Your annual dose of jolly mischief, merry melodies, and holiday cheer, celebrating the Christmas season in the Christmas City!
THE 40TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 11/13/18-12/30/18 Time: See www.pearlsbuck/holidayevents for dates and times.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Pearl S. Buck International
CONTACT: 215-249-0100   |    EMAIL
The 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark, will be held from November 13 through December 30, 2018 (closed Show More...Nov 22, Dec 24 and Dec 25). Guided tours, Décor Tours, and Candlelight Tours are available per schedule and pricing provided below.
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. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by some of Bucks County's best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck's legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist.
The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region.
Regular guided tours from November 13 through November 21, 2018 (closed Nov 22):
- Monday through Saturday 11 am, 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Sunday 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Regular guided tours from November 24 through December 30, 2018 (closed Dec 24 and Dec 25):
- Mon-Sat 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Sun 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Décor Tours (does not include historical interpretation):
- Monday through Friday at 1 PM
- $7 for all ages
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Candlelight Tours:
- December 1, 8, and 15 at 7:00 PM
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- To make a reservation call 215-249-0100 extension 110 or register online
To learn more about the 40th Annual Festival of Trees or to register for Candlelight Tours, go to www.pearlsbuck.org/holidayevents/. ...Show Less
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-970-1199   |    EMAIL
SING FOR AMERICA PRESENTS: WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 (map)
Date: 12/19/18-12/23/18 Time: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 7:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Sing For America
CONTACT: 610-417-2189   |    EMAIL
Come join Sing For America as we bring this timeless classic to life with all of the charm, fun, and magic that you remember! A musical for all ages to Show More...love and enjoy and a great way to celebrate the Christmas season! Come enter our world of Pure Imagination!. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S WORLD NATIVITIES EXHIBITION
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: Daily 12-4:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret and adapt the Christmas story to represent their own unique Show More...personal and cultural perspectives. As the Museum celebrates the tenth year of this annual exhibition, a special Meet the Artists section offers visitors opportunities to learn more about the creative experience behind the work of Nativity artists and view demonstrations of their techniques. For selected days and times to Meet the Artists: 267.502.2990, info@GlencairnMuseum.org or GlencairnMuseum.org.
Self-guided tour, handicapped accessible
Daily 12-4:30pm. CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
Suggested donation: $5. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S 'CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE' GUIDED TOUR
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: M-F 1:30 & 2:30, Sat-Sun 1:00, 1:30 & 2:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
For 40 years, from the 1940s to 1970s, Glencairn was home to the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family and their lively Christmas festivities. The 45-minute Show More...tour gives visitors an intimate look into how Christmas was celebrated in this 20th-century castle using some of the family's decorations, historic photographs, and family members' recollections. The tour also features significant examples of Nativity art in the Museum's collections, with stops on five different floors. At the close of the tour, visitors can explore the first floor and the World Nativities exhibition on their own. To reserve a spot: 267.502.2990 or tours@GlencairnMuseum.org.
Reservations strongly recommended!
CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
$12, $10 65+/students, Basic Members half price
FREE for Gold & Patron Members, children 3 & under. ...Show Less
ROSIE THE REINDEER AND THE CASE OF THE STOLEN SNOW GLOBE
Act II Playhouse, 56 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/24/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-654-0200   |    EMAIL
HOLIDAY COOKIES NIGHTS - ADULTS ONLY
Sweet Occasions in Peddler's Village, 74 Peddlers Village, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 12/18/18-12/20/18 Time: 7-10pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675445912   |    EMAIL
Come in for a fun, relaxing evening of cookie baking and decorating! We've done all the hard work ahead of time. Enjoy a glass of wine, holiday drink Show More...or hot chocolate. Bring your family members and friends with you. The more, the merrier!
Bake and decorate a variety of holiday cookies, then box them up and take them home. Everyone leaves with about 4 ½ dozen cookies.. ...Show Less
WHITEHOUSE WIND SYMPHONY FREE CONCERT
Flemington United Methodist Church, 116 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822 (map)
Date: 12/20/18 Time: 7:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Whitehouse Wind Symphony
CONTACT: 9083420875   |    EMAIL
The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, a community band under the direction of Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr., will present a free holiday concert. Show More...The concert program will feature arrangements of classic Christmas carols and favorite holiday songs! The concert is FREE admission, although a free-will offering will be taken. Concert goers of all ages are welcome! In the event of severe weather, the decision to cancel the concert will be posted on the band's website and Facebook page.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY TEA & TOURS
Cairnwood Estate, 1005 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 12/20/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: (215) 947-2004   |    EMAIL
LIVE MUSIC - ROB MARTYN'S CHRISTMAS ROCK N ROLL EXTRAVAGANZA
Puck, 1 Printers Alley, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/20/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215.348.9000   |    EMAIL
CHRISTMAS PUTZ AND STAR & CANDLE SHOPPE
Christian Education building, 40 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/23/18 Time: Thur/Fri 1-7 pm, Sat 10am-8pm,, Sun 1-5 pm after Christmas 1-5 pm daily    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Central Moravian Church
CONTACT: 610-866-5661   |    EMAIL
Christmas Putz and Star & Candle Shoppe
A tradition at Central since 1937, the Christmas Putz is a retelling of the story of Christ's birth through Show More...narration and music, while tiny lights illuminate each miniature scene. The figures in Central's Putz, many of them antiques of German origin, are displayed amidst live moss, driftwood and rocks. The Putz is shown every half hour.
On the same level as the Putz is the Star and Candle Shoppe with the same hours. Many unique hand-crafted gifts and special Moravian items are for sale here such as German stars, ornaments, hand-made quality crafts by local artists, jewelry, baked goods, Moravian CDs, books and much more.. ...Show Less
GIFT OF GIVING 2018
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/31/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
In our annual celebration of art and giving, we present a selection of mugs and bowls created by high school ceramics students in the Central Bucks School Show More...District. Paintings, drawings, and 2-D mixed media works created by students from the Fine Arts department at Central Bucks West will also be displayed. At the close of the exhibition, all of the ceramic works will be gift-wrapped and delivered to Trinity Episcopal Church-Buckingham, to be distributed to area residents affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and first generation language barriers. This exhibition will be on view during our Holiday Open House on December 11.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY SALE AT SAHARA SAM'S
Sahara Sam's Oasis, 535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 Time: 8:00 AM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 856-767-7580   |    EMAIL
Give the Gift of year-round, weatherproof fun and save up to 50%! Last chance to save on unlimited visits during our online only Holiday Sale starting Show More...on December 14th!. ...Show Less
SANTA'S IN THE HOUSE!
Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067 (map)
Date: 12/10/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-968-1670   |    EMAIL
Events for 12/21/18 (Friday)
DANCER THE FOOTLOOSE REINDEER
McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main Street, Quakertown, PA 18954 (map)
Date: 12/21/18 Time: 7:30pm on Fri 12/21 & Sat 12/22 and 2:00pm on Sun 12/23    WEBSITE
Sponsored by: Gypsy Stage Company
CONTACT: 215-345-5550   |    EMAIL
MUSICAL COMEDY: We always hear about Rudolph THIS! or Rudolph THAT! Just because Rudolph saved the day ONCE... Everybody tends to forget about the eight ORIGINAL reindeer. Well?... They're not putting up with it anymore and DANCER is championing the cause. However, he may have taken things a bit too far. His mischief gets out of hand and he manages to back himself into a corner. Now, this wouldn't be so bad except for the fact that he takes everybody down with him. Especially Ralph, the Elf Manager. Show More...Because of all the chaos, Ralph accidentally clobbers Santa on the head. Santa winds out with amnesia and has no interest at all in climbing into a sleigh and delivering toys on Christmas Eve. Ralph, of course, thinks his career will be over as soon as Santa regains his memory and realizes what he's done. Whatever will we do??? Is Christmas doomed??? Come see this delightful Christmas musical with the whole family and find out with us! ...Show Less
DANCER THE FOOTLOOSE REINDEER in McCoole's Arts & Events Place
WINTER WONDERLAND TOURS OF FONTHILL CASTLE
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/31/18 Time: Mon-Sat., 10 am -5 pm, Sun., Noon -5 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461   |    EMAIL
Take a holiday tour of Fonthill to see the castle elegantly dressed up with themed trees, Victorian decorations and greens throughout the house.
BUCKS COUNTY TREEFEST
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 11/21/18-1/3/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
A unique celebration that brings together Bucks County's tourism businesses, residents and visitors alike with holiday spirit and creatively decorated Show More...trees! The Bucks County Holiday TreeFest is a presentation of more than 20 uniquely themed trees that are created by local tourism businesses and on display in the Visitor Center throughout the holiday season. The decorated displays are then voted on by fans in the Visitor Center or by using the hashtag BucksTreeFest.. ...Show Less
LIVE MUSIC - JIMMY AND THE PARROTS - A PARROT HOLIDAY PARTY
Musikfest Café, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/21/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: (610) 297-7100   |   
HOLIDAY TOURS AT HISTORIC PENNYPACKER MILLS
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 12/18/18-12/23/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm Closed Mondays & Holidays    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
From the hand-blown glass ornaments to the plainly wrapped treasures beneath, Christmas at the Mills is a sight to behold! Hear the story of how Christmas Show More...cards began, why clear toy candy was so popular, and how the Pennypacker family celebrated this holiday in Victorian style! The Museum Shop is stocked with wonderful ornaments, glass icicles, gifts, clear toy candy, Wilbur Buds, and much more. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation. All ages, suggested donation $2/person. Call site for handicap needs.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES XIX
Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. 4th. St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/23/18 Time: Thurs- sat at 8 PM, Sun at 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6108671689   |    EMAIL
For over twenty years (don't let the numbering fool you!), Touchstone's holiday tradition has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way Show More...into the hearts of our audiences. This one-of-a-kind vaudevillian sendup of the Christmas season in the Christmas City is sprinkled with absurdity, original music, love, joy, and shopping carts.
Get your tickets early, and meet us under the mistletoe! We'll be there with bells on.
Tickets: $25 general admission / $15 students and seniors. ...Show Less
BIG TALENT, SMALL WORKS ANNUAL SALES EXHIBITION
Black Moth Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 11/6/18-12/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
2nd Annual Small Works Sales Exhibition
November 6th- December 30th
A holiday art show and sale from some of the areas most talented artists. Show More...A wide variety of affordable pieces under $450.00. Find a small gem for yourself or someone on the gift list!
Artists:
Rachael Bridge
Megan Buccere
Jennifer L. Manzella
Jason Goldberg
Mike Sgier
Don Shoffner
Christine Stoughton
Artist reception Friday, November 16th at 6 PM - 9 PM
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artists for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
JIM BRICKMAN A JOYFUL CHRISTMAS LIVE HOLIDAY CONCERT!
Miller Symphony Hall, 23 North Sixth Street, Allentown, PA 18101 (map)
Date: 12/21/18 Time: 7:30 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6104327961 ext. 104   |    EMAIL
Jim Brickman's distinctive piano style and captivating live performances have revolutionized the popularity of instrumental music, making him a driving Show More...force behind modern American music. Jim and his friends bring the gifts of Joy this season to arm your hearts.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY GARDEN RAILWAY NIGHTS
Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 (map)
Date: 12/21/18-12/22/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215.247.5777   |    EMAIL
Bask in the glow of thousands of sparkling lights at these magical evenings that have become an Arboretum and family tradition.
A HOLIDAY CONCERT
Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ 08530 (map)
Date: 12/21/18-12/22/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 609-397-3337   |    EMAIL
Holiday music of yesterday and today with live music and some of your favorite MMT singers. Songs once made famous by the likes of Bing Crosby, Rosemary Show More...Clooney and Mariah Carey are now brought back to life.. ...Show Less
CHARLES DICKENS A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Hedgerow Theater, 64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley, PA 19063 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610.565.4211   |    EMAIL
WINTER LIGHT SPECTACULAR
Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078 (map)
Date: 12/19/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30 PM-10:00 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-799-4171   |    EMAIL
Lehigh Valley Zoo and presenting sponsor Christmas Décor are filled with excitement for the most magical time of the year as they will kick off their Show More...fifth season of Winter Light Spectacular on Friday, November 9, 2018! Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of nature as you stroll through tree-lined paths lit up by over 1.1 million twinkling lights and themed animated displays! Warm up next to the cozy outdoor fire pits, while enjoying hot cocoa and s'mores. Don't forget the camera to capture the children's delight when they encounter Santa, The Grinch, Woody, Buzz, Elsa, Princess Belle, Olaf, Minions and friends! Winter Light Spectacular runs 5:30PM - 10:00PM on Wednesday through Sunday from November 9, 2018, to December 31, 2018. The event will be on break for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Pricing for Winter Light Spectacular 2018: Wednesday & Thursday Adults $11 Children $6; Friday, Saturday & Sunday Adults $14 Children $9; Zoo members Adults $5 Children $4; Children under 2 are always free!. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS: A VERY SLAMBOVIAN CHRISTMAS
Hopewell Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525 (map)
Date: 12/21/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 609-466-1964   |    EMAIL
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
LIVE ADVENT CALENDAR
1810 Goundie House, 501 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
The only one of its kind in the country! Visitors of the Historic Downtown Bethlehem will enjoy the 13th Annual one-of-a-kind tradition. Visitors will Show More...gather outside the door of the Goundie House where a selected visitor will be asked to walk up to the door and knock. When the door is opened, a special guest from a local business or organization will appear and distribute treats among the crowd!
The idea of the "Live Advent Calendar" is from the tradition of Advent Calendars or Christmas Countdown Calendars for children and families during the holidays. With a traditional calendar, there is a set number of "doors" to open each day as Christmas draws near. Traditional calendars provide a treat or verbiage each day. Our life-sized advent calendar will feature a special person to hand out the treat daily at 5:30pm. Each day will be a different local business featuring surprise entertainment.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES
Touchstone Theater, 321 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610 867-1689   |    EMAIL
Your annual dose of jolly mischief, merry melodies, and holiday cheer, celebrating the Christmas season in the Christmas City!
THE 40TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 11/13/18-12/30/18 Time: See www.pearlsbuck/holidayevents for dates and times.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Pearl S. Buck International
CONTACT: 215-249-0100   |    EMAIL
The 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark, will be held from November 13 through December 30, 2018 (closed Show More...Nov 22, Dec 24 and Dec 25). Guided tours, Décor Tours, and Candlelight Tours are available per schedule and pricing provided below.
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. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by some of Bucks County's best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck's legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist.
The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region.
Regular guided tours from November 13 through November 21, 2018 (closed Nov 22):
- Monday through Saturday 11 am, 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Sunday 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Regular guided tours from November 24 through December 30, 2018 (closed Dec 24 and Dec 25):
- Mon-Sat 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Sun 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Décor Tours (does not include historical interpretation):
- Monday through Friday at 1 PM
- $7 for all ages
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Candlelight Tours:
- December 1, 8, and 15 at 7:00 PM
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- To make a reservation call 215-249-0100 extension 110 or register online
To learn more about the 40th Annual Festival of Trees or to register for Candlelight Tours, go to www.pearlsbuck.org/holidayevents/. ...Show Less
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-970-1199   |    EMAIL
HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
Six Flags, 1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527 (map)
Date: 12/21/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 732-928-2000   |   
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
Callowhill Farm Alpacas, 814 Callowhill Road, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 12/21/18-12/22/18 Time: Fridays 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Saturdays 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-261-1786   |    EMAIL
Enjoy visiting us again for this year's holiday open house boutique. You'll appreciate the feel of quality alpaca socks, sweaters, hats and more. There Show More...is a wide variety of handcrafted purses, hand knitted items, beautiful handwoven kitchen towels, scarves and more. New items weekly. Our Alpacas and Angora goats also welcome visitors. ...Show Less
WILD LIGHTS AT ELMWOOD PARK ZOO
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown, PA 19462 (map)
Date: 12/21/18-12/23/18 Time: 6-10 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Elmwood Park Zoo and 1SEO.com
CONTACT: 800.652.4143   |   
You're in for a treat this holiday season as Wild Lights transforms Elmwood Park Zoo into a bright and stunning winter wonderland! Millions of lights Show More...will illuminate all of our 16 acres.
You'll be dazzled by animated installations, interactive elements, and themed attractions. Follow the lighted path to visit Disco Ball Way and Candy Cane Lane, and be sure to stop by Santa's Workshop for photos with the big man himself. And don't forget, Santa's live reindeer will be returning to the zoo for photo ops as well!. Wild Lights is generously sponsored by 1SEO, Philadelphia's leading I.T. support and digital marketing firm. Additional support is provided by the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board.
Wild Lights will also feature the following attractions:
*Santa's Workshop will be open to guests, where they can meet and take photos with the big man himself.
*Santa's reindeer return to the zoo for guest greetings and photos.
*Experience a Treetop Night Adventure like never before. Zipline over our bison in a glowing harness that interacts with select light installations.
*Bubby's Dessert Party features Elmwood Park Zoo's bison mascot helping guests to an assortment of delicious holiday treats, a hot chocolate bar, and gingerbread decorating stations.. ...Show Less
SING FOR AMERICA PRESENTS: WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 (map)
Date: 12/19/18-12/23/18 Time: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 7:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Sing For America
CONTACT: 610-417-2189   |    EMAIL
Come join Sing For America as we bring this timeless classic to life with all of the charm, fun, and magic that you remember! A musical for all ages to Show More...love and enjoy and a great way to celebrate the Christmas season! Come enter our world of Pure Imagination!. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S WORLD NATIVITIES EXHIBITION
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: Daily 12-4:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret and adapt the Christmas story to represent their own unique Show More...personal and cultural perspectives. As the Museum celebrates the tenth year of this annual exhibition, a special Meet the Artists section offers visitors opportunities to learn more about the creative experience behind the work of Nativity artists and view demonstrations of their techniques. For selected days and times to Meet the Artists: 267.502.2990, info@GlencairnMuseum.org or GlencairnMuseum.org.
Self-guided tour, handicapped accessible
Daily 12-4:30pm. CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
Suggested donation: $5. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S 'CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE' GUIDED TOUR
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: M-F 1:30 & 2:30, Sat-Sun 1:00, 1:30 & 2:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
For 40 years, from the 1940s to 1970s, Glencairn was home to the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family and their lively Christmas festivities. The 45-minute Show More...tour gives visitors an intimate look into how Christmas was celebrated in this 20th-century castle using some of the family's decorations, historic photographs, and family members' recollections. The tour also features significant examples of Nativity art in the Museum's collections, with stops on five different floors. At the close of the tour, visitors can explore the first floor and the World Nativities exhibition on their own. To reserve a spot: 267.502.2990 or tours@GlencairnMuseum.org.
Reservations strongly recommended!
CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
$12, $10 65+/students, Basic Members half price
FREE for Gold & Patron Members, children 3 & under. ...Show Less
ROSIE THE REINDEER AND THE CASE OF THE STOLEN SNOW GLOBE
Act II Playhouse, 56 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/24/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-654-0200   |    EMAIL
GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOPS
Sweet Occasions in Peddler's Village, 74 Peddlers Village, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 12/21/18 Time: see times in description    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675445912   |    EMAIL
Open to Public!
November 23rd 4pm-9pm, November 24th 11-5pm
Christmas Festival Weekend:
December 1st 2pm-9pm, December 2nd 12pm-7pm
Pre-Register Show More...Dates (no walk-ins)
December 7th (Kids Night 7 and Up) @ 6pm
December 15thth (Family) @ 6pm
December 21st (Family) @ 6pm. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
814 Callowhill Road Perkasie, pa. Next to Seylar School., 814 Callowhill Road, Perkasie, PA 18044 (map)
Date: 12/21/18-12/22/18 Time: Fridays 12 pm - 8pm. Satudays 10am - 6pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Callowhill Farm Alpacas
CONTACT: 267-261-1786   |    EMAIL
Holiday Boutique. We have Alpaca socks, sweaters, glittens, and more alpaca products. Hand-woven towels and scarves. One-of-a-kind handmade purses, cowls,fingerless Show More...gloves, brooches,kitchen items and much more to explore.. ...Show Less
A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS
State Theatre, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, PA 18042 (map)
Date: 12/21/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-252-3132   |    EMAIL
GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING
Tabora Farm & Orchard, 1104 Upper Stump Road, Chalfont, PA 18914 (map)
Date: 12/21/18-12/22/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-249-3016   |    EMAIL
CHRISTMAS PUTZ AND STAR & CANDLE SHOPPE
Christian Education building, 40 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/23/18 Time: Thur/Fri 1-7 pm, Sat 10am-8pm,, Sun 1-5 pm after Christmas 1-5 pm daily    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Central Moravian Church
CONTACT: 610-866-5661   |    EMAIL
Christmas Putz and Star & Candle Shoppe
A tradition at Central since 1937, the Christmas Putz is a retelling of the story of Christ's birth through Show More...narration and music, while tiny lights illuminate each miniature scene. The figures in Central's Putz, many of them antiques of German origin, are displayed amidst live moss, driftwood and rocks. The Putz is shown every half hour.
On the same level as the Putz is the Star and Candle Shoppe with the same hours. Many unique hand-crafted gifts and special Moravian items are for sale here such as German stars, ornaments, hand-made quality crafts by local artists, jewelry, baked goods, Moravian CDs, books and much more.. ...Show Less
GIFT OF GIVING 2018
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/31/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
In our annual celebration of art and giving, we present a selection of mugs and bowls created by high school ceramics students in the Central Bucks School Show More...District. Paintings, drawings, and 2-D mixed media works created by students from the Fine Arts department at Central Bucks West will also be displayed. At the close of the exhibition, all of the ceramic works will be gift-wrapped and delivered to Trinity Episcopal Church-Buckingham, to be distributed to area residents affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and first generation language barriers. This exhibition will be on view during our Holiday Open House on December 11.. ...Show Less
CANDLELIGHT WORSHIP SERVICE
Yardley Friends Meetinghouse, 65 North Main St, Yardley, PA 19067 (map)
Date: 12/21/18 Time: 7-8 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Yardley Friends Meeting
CONTACT: (215) 493-5376   |    EMAIL
Candlelight Worship Service - for a special time of quiet reflection during the busy Christmas season. Followed by refreshments.
HOLIDAY SALE AT SAHARA SAM'S
Sahara Sam's Oasis, 535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 Time: 8:00 AM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 856-767-7580   |    EMAIL
Give the Gift of year-round, weatherproof fun and save up to 50%! Last chance to save on unlimited visits during our online only Holiday Sale starting Show More...on December 14th!. ...Show Less
ART ON THE HILL 3RD FRIDAY ARTIST SHOWCASE
Art on the Hill, 100 North Main Street, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 12/21/18 Time: 12:00pm-7:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-721-2704   |    EMAIL
Featuring Artists of Pottery, Mosaic, Glass & Wood
Gift of 1 or 2 cards with your purchase of any of these.
Gifts for everyone and every budget!
SANTA'S IN THE HOUSE!
Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067 (map)
Date: 12/10/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-968-1670   |    EMAIL
Events for 12/22/18 (Saturday)
DANCER THE FOOTLOOSE REINDEER
McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main Street, Quakertown, PA 18954 (map)
Date: 12/22/18 Time: 7:30pm on Fri 12/21 & Sat 12/22 and 2:00pm on Sun 12/23    WEBSITE
Sponsored by: Gypsy Stage Company
CONTACT: 215-345-5550   |    EMAIL
MUSICAL COMEDY: We always hear about Rudolph THIS! or Rudolph THAT! Just because Rudolph saved the day ONCE... Everybody tends to forget about the eight ORIGINAL reindeer. Well?... They're not putting up with it anymore and DANCER is championing the cause. However, he may have taken things a bit too far. His mischief gets out of hand and he manages to back himself into a corner. Now, this wouldn't be so bad except for the fact that he takes everybody down with him. Especially Ralph, the Elf Manager. Show More...Because of all the chaos, Ralph accidentally clobbers Santa on the head. Santa winds out with amnesia and has no interest at all in climbing into a sleigh and delivering toys on Christmas Eve. Ralph, of course, thinks his career will be over as soon as Santa regains his memory and realizes what he's done. Whatever will we do??? Is Christmas doomed??? Come see this delightful Christmas musical with the whole family and find out with us! ...Show Less
DANCER THE FOOTLOOSE REINDEER in McCoole's Arts & Events Place
CHRISTMAS AT THE ALPACA FARM
Harley Hill Farm Alpacas, 451 Kellers Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951 (map)
Date: 12/22/18-12/23/18 Time: 10 am until 4 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-536-2841   |    EMAIL
Alpaca Christmas at Harley Hill Farm. Looking for that old fashioned and magical family holiday experience? Bring the family to our 1880s beautiful Bucks County farm (on BLACK FRIDAY), then Saturdays and Sundays, from 10--4-pm until Christmas to visit with our 32 alpacas, including 2 new babies. Enjoy a complimentary cup of hot cocoa as you browse through the local PRE-CUT Christmas trees and listen to holiday music. Then go upstairs in the winter wonderland barn and warm your hands by the fireplace. Show More... Decorate a live wreath with your family with a handmade bow, holly, cones and sprigs all gathered here at the farm. SANTA WILL VISIT THE FARM ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 15TH, from 1:00 until 3:00 pm. Looking for a special gift? We have a large selection of unique alpaca products and yarns, everything from blankets, sweaters, rugs, mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, socks, teddy bears and much more. (Alpacas also for sale.) MC/VISA and DISCOVER accepted. We are open rain/snow or shine since we have a great DRY barn. Come share the ALPACA Christmas magic! Harley Hill Farm is located at 451 Kellers Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951. www.harleyhillfarm.net. Phone 215-536-2841.. ...Show Less
WINTER WONDERLAND TOURS OF FONTHILL CASTLE
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/31/18 Time: Mon-Sat., 10 am -5 pm, Sun., Noon -5 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461   |    EMAIL
Take a holiday tour of Fonthill to see the castle elegantly dressed up with themed trees, Victorian decorations and greens throughout the house.
BUCKS COUNTY TREEFEST
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 11/21/18-1/3/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
A unique celebration that brings together Bucks County's tourism businesses, residents and visitors alike with holiday spirit and creatively decorated Show More...trees! The Bucks County Holiday TreeFest is a presentation of more than 20 uniquely themed trees that are created by local tourism businesses and on display in the Visitor Center throughout the holiday season. The decorated displays are then voted on by fans in the Visitor Center or by using the hashtag BucksTreeFest.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY TOURS AT HISTORIC PENNYPACKER MILLS
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 12/18/18-12/23/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm Closed Mondays & Holidays    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
From the hand-blown glass ornaments to the plainly wrapped treasures beneath, Christmas at the Mills is a sight to behold! Hear the story of how Christmas Show More...cards began, why clear toy candy was so popular, and how the Pennypacker family celebrated this holiday in Victorian style! The Museum Shop is stocked with wonderful ornaments, glass icicles, gifts, clear toy candy, Wilbur Buds, and much more. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation. All ages, suggested donation $2/person. Call site for handicap needs.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES XIX
Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. 4th. St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/23/18 Time: Thurs- sat at 8 PM, Sun at 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6108671689   |    EMAIL
For over twenty years (don't let the numbering fool you!), Touchstone's holiday tradition has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way Show More...into the hearts of our audiences. This one-of-a-kind vaudevillian sendup of the Christmas season in the Christmas City is sprinkled with absurdity, original music, love, joy, and shopping carts.
Get your tickets early, and meet us under the mistletoe! We'll be there with bells on.
Tickets: $25 general admission / $15 students and seniors. ...Show Less
LIGHTWIRE THEATER: A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS
Zoellner Arts Center Lehigh University Baker Hall, 420 East Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/22/18 Time: 1pm to 3pm and 4pm to 6pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Zoellner Arts Center Lehigh University
CONTACT: 610-758-2787, ext. 0   |    EMAIL
This captivating and magical tale centers on a young bird named Max who brings whole new meaning to "coming home for the holidays." Audiences of all ages Show More...will treasure this story of family, friendship, adventure and hope set to timeless holiday hits from Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchaikovsky. In this wonderful show, Santa's helpers are putting the final touches on presents as Max and his family head south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course during a snowstorm, he ends up alone and lost at the North Pole. As he tries to make his way home, his adventure begins when he encounters friendly caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and an evil Rat King.
This is a Family-Friendly event!
Box Office Hours: TUE 12-6 pm; WED - FRI 12-5pm; For ticketed events: SAT 2 hours prior to curtain, 90 mins. all other days.
Free event parking attached to the center.. ...Show Less
BIG TALENT, SMALL WORKS ANNUAL SALES EXHIBITION
Black Moth Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 11/6/18-12/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
2nd Annual Small Works Sales Exhibition
November 6th- December 30th
A holiday art show and sale from some of the areas most talented artists. Show More...A wide variety of affordable pieces under $450.00. Find a small gem for yourself or someone on the gift list!
Artists:
Rachael Bridge
Megan Buccere
Jennifer L. Manzella
Jason Goldberg
Mike Sgier
Don Shoffner
Christine Stoughton
Artist reception Friday, November 16th at 6 PM - 9 PM
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artists for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY GARDEN RAILWAY NIGHTS
Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 (map)
Date: 12/21/18-12/22/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215.247.5777   |    EMAIL
Bask in the glow of thousands of sparkling lights at these magical evenings that have become an Arboretum and family tradition.
A HOLIDAY CONCERT
Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ 08530 (map)
Date: 12/21/18-12/22/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 609-397-3337   |    EMAIL
Holiday music of yesterday and today with live music and some of your favorite MMT singers. Songs once made famous by the likes of Bing Crosby, Rosemary Show More...Clooney and Mariah Carey are now brought back to life.. ...Show Less
CHARLES DICKENS A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Hedgerow Theater, 64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley, PA 19063 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610.565.4211   |    EMAIL
WINTER LIGHT SPECTACULAR
Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078 (map)
Date: 12/19/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30 PM-10:00 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-799-4171   |    EMAIL
Lehigh Valley Zoo and presenting sponsor Christmas Décor are filled with excitement for the most magical time of the year as they will kick off their Show More...fifth season of Winter Light Spectacular on Friday, November 9, 2018! Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of nature as you stroll through tree-lined paths lit up by over 1.1 million twinkling lights and themed animated displays! Warm up next to the cozy outdoor fire pits, while enjoying hot cocoa and s'mores. Don't forget the camera to capture the children's delight when they encounter Santa, The Grinch, Woody, Buzz, Elsa, Princess Belle, Olaf, Minions and friends! Winter Light Spectacular runs 5:30PM - 10:00PM on Wednesday through Sunday from November 9, 2018, to December 31, 2018. The event will be on break for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Pricing for Winter Light Spectacular 2018: Wednesday & Thursday Adults $11 Children $6; Friday, Saturday & Sunday Adults $14 Children $9; Zoo members Adults $5 Children $4; Children under 2 are always free!. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
LIVE ADVENT CALENDAR
1810 Goundie House, 501 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
The only one of its kind in the country! Visitors of the Historic Downtown Bethlehem will enjoy the 13th Annual one-of-a-kind tradition. Visitors will Show More...gather outside the door of the Goundie House where a selected visitor will be asked to walk up to the door and knock. When the door is opened, a special guest from a local business or organization will appear and distribute treats among the crowd!
The idea of the "Live Advent Calendar" is from the tradition of Advent Calendars or Christmas Countdown Calendars for children and families during the holidays. With a traditional calendar, there is a set number of "doors" to open each day as Christmas draws near. Traditional calendars provide a treat or verbiage each day. Our life-sized advent calendar will feature a special person to hand out the treat daily at 5:30pm. Each day will be a different local business featuring surprise entertainment.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES
Touchstone Theater, 321 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610 867-1689   |    EMAIL
Your annual dose of jolly mischief, merry melodies, and holiday cheer, celebrating the Christmas season in the Christmas City!
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (map)
Date: 12/22/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2152435375   |    EMAIL
Your Christmas wish just came true! Breakfast with Santa returns for three magical weekends - Saturday's and Sunday's, December 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 Show More...with two available time slots, 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Guests are invited to celebrate the magic of the holiday season and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet with Santa Claus. Event registration includes a breakfast buffet and a chance to meet jolly old Saint Nick himself. Tell Santa all your holiday wishes and be sure to bring your camera to capture the memories at this exclusive festive celebration.
Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/PhillyZooBW. ...Show Less
THE 40TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 11/13/18-12/30/18 Time: See www.pearlsbuck/holidayevents for dates and times.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Pearl S. Buck International
CONTACT: 215-249-0100   |    EMAIL
The 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark, will be held from November 13 through December 30, 2018 (closed Show More...Nov 22, Dec 24 and Dec 25). Guided tours, Décor Tours, and Candlelight Tours are available per schedule and pricing provided below.
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. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by some of Bucks County's best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck's legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist.
The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region.
Regular guided tours from November 13 through November 21, 2018 (closed Nov 22):
- Monday through Saturday 11 am, 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Sunday 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Regular guided tours from November 24 through December 30, 2018 (closed Dec 24 and Dec 25):
- Mon-Sat 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Sun 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Décor Tours (does not include historical interpretation):
- Monday through Friday at 1 PM
- $7 for all ages
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Candlelight Tours:
- December 1, 8, and 15 at 7:00 PM
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- To make a reservation call 215-249-0100 extension 110 or register online
To learn more about the 40th Annual Festival of Trees or to register for Candlelight Tours, go to www.pearlsbuck.org/holidayevents/. ...Show Less
SANTA'S SNACK AND SWIM!
Sahara Sam's Oasis, 535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091 (map)
Date: 12/22/18-12/23/18 Time: 9:00 - 10:00 AM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 8567677580   |    EMAIL
Get in the holiday spirit at this one-of-a-kind event. Santa Claus is making his way from the North Pole down to West Berlin, NJ Saturdays and Sundays Show More...in December. That's right, Santa will be HERE! Can you believe it?
From 9 AM - 10 AM, enjoy a breakfast buffet (see menu) and the opportunity to snap photos with the jolly man himself. After that, Santa will join the kids in the waterpark. He will be puttin' on his Santa Swimsuit and swimming until 1:00 PM each day of his visit.
*This is an add-on event, you must purchase a ticket to this event PLUS purchase a full day ticket for the SAME day as your Breakfast with Santa Ticket OR be a season or annual pass holder. Children 2 and under must purchase the Breakfast with Santa Add-on to attend but do NOT need a general admission ticket or membership*
**Add-on tickets are ONLY available online and must be purchased prior to the event. Tickets to this event are not available for walk-up purchase**. ...Show Less
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-970-1199   |    EMAIL
WINTERFEST AT DIGGERLAND!
Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08901 (map)
Date: 12/22/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 8567681110   |    EMAIL
An on-going Winter Festival: Your membership or a general admission ticket grants you access to all your favorite rides and heavy machinery attractions. Show More...Plus, the additional experiences and programming that encompass this month-long festival.
- Holiday Hay Ride
- Holiday Parade
- D-Rex & Daisy Meet & Greets
- Bonfires
- Ornament Decorating
- Holiday Decor
- Winter Themed Food and more!. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
Six Flags, 1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527 (map)
Date: 12/21/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 732-928-2000   |   
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
Callowhill Farm Alpacas, 814 Callowhill Road, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 12/21/18-12/22/18 Time: Fridays 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Saturdays 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-261-1786   |    EMAIL
Enjoy visiting us again for this year's holiday open house boutique. You'll appreciate the feel of quality alpaca socks, sweaters, hats and more. There Show More...is a wide variety of handcrafted purses, hand knitted items, beautiful handwoven kitchen towels, scarves and more. New items weekly. Our Alpacas and Angora goats also welcome visitors. ...Show Less
WILD LIGHTS AT ELMWOOD PARK ZOO
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown, PA 19462 (map)
Date: 12/21/18-12/23/18 Time: 6-10 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Elmwood Park Zoo and 1SEO.com
CONTACT: 800.652.4143   |   
You're in for a treat this holiday season as Wild Lights transforms Elmwood Park Zoo into a bright and stunning winter wonderland! Millions of lights Show More...will illuminate all of our 16 acres.
You'll be dazzled by animated installations, interactive elements, and themed attractions. Follow the lighted path to visit Disco Ball Way and Candy Cane Lane, and be sure to stop by Santa's Workshop for photos with the big man himself. And don't forget, Santa's live reindeer will be returning to the zoo for photo ops as well!. Wild Lights is generously sponsored by 1SEO, Philadelphia's leading I.T. support and digital marketing firm. Additional support is provided by the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board.
Wild Lights will also feature the following attractions:
*Santa's Workshop will be open to guests, where they can meet and take photos with the big man himself.
*Santa's reindeer return to the zoo for guest greetings and photos.
*Experience a Treetop Night Adventure like never before. Zipline over our bison in a glowing harness that interacts with select light installations.
*Bubby's Dessert Party features Elmwood Park Zoo's bison mascot helping guests to an assortment of delicious holiday treats, a hot chocolate bar, and gingerbread decorating stations.. ...Show Less
SING FOR AMERICA PRESENTS: WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 (map)
Date: 12/19/18-12/23/18 Time: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 7:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Sing For America
CONTACT: 610-417-2189   |    EMAIL
Come join Sing For America as we bring this timeless classic to life with all of the charm, fun, and magic that you remember! A musical for all ages to Show More...love and enjoy and a great way to celebrate the Christmas season! Come enter our world of Pure Imagination!. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S WORLD NATIVITIES EXHIBITION
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: Daily 12-4:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret and adapt the Christmas story to represent their own unique Show More...personal and cultural perspectives. As the Museum celebrates the tenth year of this annual exhibition, a special Meet the Artists section offers visitors opportunities to learn more about the creative experience behind the work of Nativity artists and view demonstrations of their techniques. For selected days and times to Meet the Artists: 267.502.2990, info@GlencairnMuseum.org or GlencairnMuseum.org.
Self-guided tour, handicapped accessible
Daily 12-4:30pm. CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
Suggested donation: $5. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S 'CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE' GUIDED TOUR
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: M-F 1:30 & 2:30, Sat-Sun 1:00, 1:30 & 2:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
For 40 years, from the 1940s to 1970s, Glencairn was home to the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family and their lively Christmas festivities. The 45-minute Show More...tour gives visitors an intimate look into how Christmas was celebrated in this 20th-century castle using some of the family's decorations, historic photographs, and family members' recollections. The tour also features significant examples of Nativity art in the Museum's collections, with stops on five different floors. At the close of the tour, visitors can explore the first floor and the World Nativities exhibition on their own. To reserve a spot: 267.502.2990 or tours@GlencairnMuseum.org.
Reservations strongly recommended!
CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
$12, $10 65+/students, Basic Members half price
FREE for Gold & Patron Members, children 3 & under. ...Show Less
ROSIE THE REINDEER AND THE CASE OF THE STOLEN SNOW GLOBE
Act II Playhouse, 56 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/24/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-654-0200   |    EMAIL
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
814 Callowhill Road Perkasie, pa. Next to Seylar School., 814 Callowhill Road, Perkasie, PA 18044 (map)
Date: 12/21/18-12/22/18 Time: Fridays 12 pm - 8pm. Satudays 10am - 6pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Callowhill Farm Alpacas
CONTACT: 267-261-1786   |    EMAIL
Holiday Boutique. We have Alpaca socks, sweaters, glittens, and more alpaca products. Hand-woven towels and scarves. One-of-a-kind handmade purses, cowls,fingerless Show More...gloves, brooches,kitchen items and much more to explore.. ...Show Less
TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA
Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette Street, Newark, NJ 07102 (map)
Date: 12/22/18 Time: 1st show - 3:00 PM 2nd show - 8:00 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 9737576625   |   
Don't miss Trans-Siberian Orchestra when they bring The Ghosts of Christmas Eve Tour to Prudential Center this holiday season.
FROM STAGE TO SCREEN: THE ROYAL BALLET PRESENTS: THE NUTCRACKER
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave, Hopewell, NJ 08525 (map)
Date: 12/22/18 Time: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6094661964   |    EMAIL
A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world. The Nutcracker has long been Show More...one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet - and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family. Tchaikovsky's much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers. Peter Wright's production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic.
Choreographed by Peter Wright.
Rated: Not Rated
Runtime: Approximately 180 minutes, including intermission.. ...Show Less
LIVE MUSIC - CHERRY LANE BAND
Puck, 1 Printers Alley, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/22/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215.348.9000   |    EMAIL
GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING
Tabora Farm & Orchard, 1104 Upper Stump Road, Chalfont, PA 18914 (map)
Date: 12/21/18-12/22/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-249-3016   |    EMAIL
CHRISTMAS ANIMALS (ALL AGES)
Clark Nature Center, 235 Durham Road, Newtown, PA 18940 (map)
Date: 12/22/18 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Newtown Township Parks & Recreation
CONTACT: 215-968-2800 x 239   |    EMAIL
All about hibernation with a Christmas twist! The program will include a short lesson on hibernation, story, outdoor exploration and take-home craft. Show More...Families will learn about the animals that hibernate in the winter and we will read a story about how one sleepy bear and his friends celebrate Christmas.
Fee: Free! - Pre-registration required. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS PUTZ AND STAR & CANDLE SHOPPE
Christian Education building, 40 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/23/18 Time: Thur/Fri 1-7 pm, Sat 10am-8pm,, Sun 1-5 pm after Christmas 1-5 pm daily    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Central Moravian Church
CONTACT: 610-866-5661   |    EMAIL
Christmas Putz and Star & Candle Shoppe
A tradition at Central since 1937, the Christmas Putz is a retelling of the story of Christ's birth through Show More...narration and music, while tiny lights illuminate each miniature scene. The figures in Central's Putz, many of them antiques of German origin, are displayed amidst live moss, driftwood and rocks. The Putz is shown every half hour.
On the same level as the Putz is the Star and Candle Shoppe with the same hours. Many unique hand-crafted gifts and special Moravian items are for sale here such as German stars, ornaments, hand-made quality crafts by local artists, jewelry, baked goods, Moravian CDs, books and much more.. ...Show Less
GIFT OF GIVING 2018
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/31/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
In our annual celebration of art and giving, we present a selection of mugs and bowls created by high school ceramics students in the Central Bucks School Show More...District. Paintings, drawings, and 2-D mixed media works created by students from the Fine Arts department at Central Bucks West will also be displayed. At the close of the exhibition, all of the ceramic works will be gift-wrapped and delivered to Trinity Episcopal Church-Buckingham, to be distributed to area residents affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and first generation language barriers. This exhibition will be on view during our Holiday Open House on December 11.. ...Show Less
LIVE MUSIC - RICHIE COLE CHRISTMAS
1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ 08628 (map)
Date: 12/22/18 Time: 8:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 609-392-6409   |    EMAIL
HOLIDAY SALE AT SAHARA SAM'S
Sahara Sam's Oasis, 535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 Time: 8:00 AM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 856-767-7580   |    EMAIL
Give the Gift of year-round, weatherproof fun and save up to 50%! Last chance to save on unlimited visits during our online only Holiday Sale starting Show More...on December 14th!. ...Show Less
SANTA'S IN THE HOUSE!
Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067 (map)
Date: 12/10/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-968-1670   |    EMAIL
Events for 12/23/18 (Sunday)
DANCER THE FOOTLOOSE REINDEER
McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main Street, Quakertown, PA 18954 (map)
Date: 12/23/18 Time: 7:30pm on Fri 12/21 & Sat 12/22 and 2:00pm on Sun 12/23    WEBSITE
Sponsored by: Gypsy Stage Company
CONTACT: 215-345-5550   |    EMAIL
MUSICAL COMEDY: We always hear about Rudolph THIS! or Rudolph THAT! Just because Rudolph saved the day ONCE... Everybody tends to forget about the eight ORIGINAL reindeer. Well?... They're not putting up with it anymore and DANCER is championing the cause. However, he may have taken things a bit too far. His mischief gets out of hand and he manages to back himself into a corner. Now, this wouldn't be so bad except for the fact that he takes everybody down with him. Especially Ralph, the Elf Manager. Show More...Because of all the chaos, Ralph accidentally clobbers Santa on the head. Santa winds out with amnesia and has no interest at all in climbing into a sleigh and delivering toys on Christmas Eve. Ralph, of course, thinks his career will be over as soon as Santa regains his memory and realizes what he's done. Whatever will we do??? Is Christmas doomed??? Come see this delightful Christmas musical with the whole family and find out with us! ...Show Less
DANCER THE FOOTLOOSE REINDEER in McCoole's Arts & Events Place
CHRISTMAS AT THE ALPACA FARM
Harley Hill Farm Alpacas, 451 Kellers Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951 (map)
Date: 12/22/18-12/23/18 Time: 10 am until 4 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-536-2841   |    EMAIL
Alpaca Christmas at Harley Hill Farm. Looking for that old fashioned and magical family holiday experience? Bring the family to our 1880s beautiful Bucks County farm (on BLACK FRIDAY), then Saturdays and Sundays, from 10--4-pm until Christmas to visit with our 32 alpacas, including 2 new babies. Enjoy a complimentary cup of hot cocoa as you browse through the local PRE-CUT Christmas trees and listen to holiday music. Then go upstairs in the winter wonderland barn and warm your hands by the fireplace. Show More... Decorate a live wreath with your family with a handmade bow, holly, cones and sprigs all gathered here at the farm. SANTA WILL VISIT THE FARM ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 15TH, from 1:00 until 3:00 pm. Looking for a special gift? We have a large selection of unique alpaca products and yarns, everything from blankets, sweaters, rugs, mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, socks, teddy bears and much more. (Alpacas also for sale.) MC/VISA and DISCOVER accepted. We are open rain/snow or shine since we have a great DRY barn. Come share the ALPACA Christmas magic! Harley Hill Farm is located at 451 Kellers Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951. www.harleyhillfarm.net. Phone 215-536-2841.. ...Show Less
WINTER WONDERLAND TOURS OF FONTHILL CASTLE
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/31/18 Time: Mon-Sat., 10 am -5 pm, Sun., Noon -5 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461   |    EMAIL
Take a holiday tour of Fonthill to see the castle elegantly dressed up with themed trees, Victorian decorations and greens throughout the house.
BUCKS COUNTY TREEFEST
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 11/21/18-1/3/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
A unique celebration that brings together Bucks County's tourism businesses, residents and visitors alike with holiday spirit and creatively decorated Show More...trees! The Bucks County Holiday TreeFest is a presentation of more than 20 uniquely themed trees that are created by local tourism businesses and on display in the Visitor Center throughout the holiday season. The decorated displays are then voted on by fans in the Visitor Center or by using the hashtag BucksTreeFest.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY TOURS AT HISTORIC PENNYPACKER MILLS
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 12/18/18-12/23/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm Closed Mondays & Holidays    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
From the hand-blown glass ornaments to the plainly wrapped treasures beneath, Christmas at the Mills is a sight to behold! Hear the story of how Christmas Show More...cards began, why clear toy candy was so popular, and how the Pennypacker family celebrated this holiday in Victorian style! The Museum Shop is stocked with wonderful ornaments, glass icicles, gifts, clear toy candy, Wilbur Buds, and much more. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation. All ages, suggested donation $2/person. Call site for handicap needs.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES XIX
Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. 4th. St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/23/18 Time: Thurs- sat at 8 PM, Sun at 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6108671689   |    EMAIL
For over twenty years (don't let the numbering fool you!), Touchstone's holiday tradition has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way Show More...into the hearts of our audiences. This one-of-a-kind vaudevillian sendup of the Christmas season in the Christmas City is sprinkled with absurdity, original music, love, joy, and shopping carts.
Get your tickets early, and meet us under the mistletoe! We'll be there with bells on.
Tickets: $25 general admission / $15 students and seniors. ...Show Less
BIG TALENT, SMALL WORKS ANNUAL SALES EXHIBITION
Black Moth Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 11/6/18-12/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
2nd Annual Small Works Sales Exhibition
November 6th- December 30th
A holiday art show and sale from some of the areas most talented artists. Show More...A wide variety of affordable pieces under $450.00. Find a small gem for yourself or someone on the gift list!
Artists:
Rachael Bridge
Megan Buccere
Jennifer L. Manzella
Jason Goldberg
Mike Sgier
Don Shoffner
Christine Stoughton
Artist reception Friday, November 16th at 6 PM - 9 PM
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artists for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
CHARLES DICKENS A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Hedgerow Theater, 64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley, PA 19063 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610.565.4211   |    EMAIL
WINTER LIGHT SPECTACULAR
Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078 (map)
Date: 12/19/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30 PM-10:00 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-799-4171   |    EMAIL
Lehigh Valley Zoo and presenting sponsor Christmas Décor are filled with excitement for the most magical time of the year as they will kick off their Show More...fifth season of Winter Light Spectacular on Friday, November 9, 2018! Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of nature as you stroll through tree-lined paths lit up by over 1.1 million twinkling lights and themed animated displays! Warm up next to the cozy outdoor fire pits, while enjoying hot cocoa and s'mores. Don't forget the camera to capture the children's delight when they encounter Santa, The Grinch, Woody, Buzz, Elsa, Princess Belle, Olaf, Minions and friends! Winter Light Spectacular runs 5:30PM - 10:00PM on Wednesday through Sunday from November 9, 2018, to December 31, 2018. The event will be on break for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Pricing for Winter Light Spectacular 2018: Wednesday & Thursday Adults $11 Children $6; Friday, Saturday & Sunday Adults $14 Children $9; Zoo members Adults $5 Children $4; Children under 2 are always free!. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
LIVE ADVENT CALENDAR
1810 Goundie House, 501 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/23/18 Time: 5:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
The only one of its kind in the country! Visitors of the Historic Downtown Bethlehem will enjoy the 13th Annual one-of-a-kind tradition. Visitors will Show More...gather outside the door of the Goundie House where a selected visitor will be asked to walk up to the door and knock. When the door is opened, a special guest from a local business or organization will appear and distribute treats among the crowd!
The idea of the "Live Advent Calendar" is from the tradition of Advent Calendars or Christmas Countdown Calendars for children and families during the holidays. With a traditional calendar, there is a set number of "doors" to open each day as Christmas draws near. Traditional calendars provide a treat or verbiage each day. Our life-sized advent calendar will feature a special person to hand out the treat daily at 5:30pm. Each day will be a different local business featuring surprise entertainment.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY FOLLIES
Touchstone Theater, 321 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610 867-1689   |    EMAIL
Your annual dose of jolly mischief, merry melodies, and holiday cheer, celebrating the Christmas season in the Christmas City!
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (map)
Date: 12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2152435375   |    EMAIL
Your Christmas wish just came true! Breakfast with Santa returns for three magical weekends - Saturday's and Sunday's, December 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 Show More...with two available time slots, 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Guests are invited to celebrate the magic of the holiday season and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet with Santa Claus. Event registration includes a breakfast buffet and a chance to meet jolly old Saint Nick himself. Tell Santa all your holiday wishes and be sure to bring your camera to capture the memories at this exclusive festive celebration.
Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/PhillyZooBW. ...Show Less
THE 40TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 11/13/18-12/30/18 Time: See www.pearlsbuck/holidayevents for dates and times.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Pearl S. Buck International
CONTACT: 215-249-0100   |    EMAIL
The 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark, will be held from November 13 through December 30, 2018 (closed Show More...Nov 22, Dec 24 and Dec 25). Guided tours, Décor Tours, and Candlelight Tours are available per schedule and pricing provided below.
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. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by some of Bucks County's best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck's legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist.
The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region.
Regular guided tours from November 13 through November 21, 2018 (closed Nov 22):
- Monday through Saturday 11 am, 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Sunday 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Regular guided tours from November 24 through December 30, 2018 (closed Dec 24 and Dec 25):
- Mon-Sat 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Sun 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Décor Tours (does not include historical interpretation):
- Monday through Friday at 1 PM
- $7 for all ages
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Candlelight Tours:
- December 1, 8, and 15 at 7:00 PM
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- To make a reservation call 215-249-0100 extension 110 or register online
To learn more about the 40th Annual Festival of Trees or to register for Candlelight Tours, go to www.pearlsbuck.org/holidayevents/. ...Show Less
SANTA'S SNACK AND SWIM!
Sahara Sam's Oasis, 535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091 (map)
Date: 12/22/18-12/23/18 Time: 9:00 - 10:00 AM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 8567677580   |    EMAIL
Get in the holiday spirit at this one-of-a-kind event. Santa Claus is making his way from the North Pole down to West Berlin, NJ Saturdays and Sundays Show More...in December. That's right, Santa will be HERE! Can you believe it?
From 9 AM - 10 AM, enjoy a breakfast buffet (see menu) and the opportunity to snap photos with the jolly man himself. After that, Santa will join the kids in the waterpark. He will be puttin' on his Santa Swimsuit and swimming until 1:00 PM each day of his visit.
*This is an add-on event, you must purchase a ticket to this event PLUS purchase a full day ticket for the SAME day as your Breakfast with Santa Ticket OR be a season or annual pass holder. Children 2 and under must purchase the Breakfast with Santa Add-on to attend but do NOT need a general admission ticket or membership*
**Add-on tickets are ONLY available online and must be purchased prior to the event. Tickets to this event are not available for walk-up purchase**. ...Show Less
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-970-1199   |    EMAIL
WINTERFEST AT DIGGERLAND!
Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08901 (map)
Date: 12/22/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 8567681110   |    EMAIL
An on-going Winter Festival: Your membership or a general admission ticket grants you access to all your favorite rides and heavy machinery attractions. Show More...Plus, the additional experiences and programming that encompass this month-long festival.
- Holiday Hay Ride
- Holiday Parade
- D-Rex & Daisy Meet & Greets
- Bonfires
- Ornament Decorating
- Holiday Decor
- Winter Themed Food and more!. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
Six Flags, 1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527 (map)
Date: 12/21/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 732-928-2000   |   
WILD LIGHTS AT ELMWOOD PARK ZOO
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown, PA 19462 (map)
Date: 12/21/18-12/23/18 Time: 6-10 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Elmwood Park Zoo and 1SEO.com
CONTACT: 800.652.4143   |   
You're in for a treat this holiday season as Wild Lights transforms Elmwood Park Zoo into a bright and stunning winter wonderland! Millions of lights Show More...will illuminate all of our 16 acres.
You'll be dazzled by animated installations, interactive elements, and themed attractions. Follow the lighted path to visit Disco Ball Way and Candy Cane Lane, and be sure to stop by Santa's Workshop for photos with the big man himself. And don't forget, Santa's live reindeer will be returning to the zoo for photo ops as well!. Wild Lights is generously sponsored by 1SEO, Philadelphia's leading I.T. support and digital marketing firm. Additional support is provided by the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board.
Wild Lights will also feature the following attractions:
*Santa's Workshop will be open to guests, where they can meet and take photos with the big man himself.
*Santa's reindeer return to the zoo for guest greetings and photos.
*Experience a Treetop Night Adventure like never before. Zipline over our bison in a glowing harness that interacts with select light installations.
*Bubby's Dessert Party features Elmwood Park Zoo's bison mascot helping guests to an assortment of delicious holiday treats, a hot chocolate bar, and gingerbread decorating stations.. ...Show Less
SING FOR AMERICA PRESENTS: WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 (map)
Date: 12/19/18-12/23/18 Time: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 7:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Sing For America
CONTACT: 610-417-2189   |    EMAIL
Come join Sing For America as we bring this timeless classic to life with all of the charm, fun, and magic that you remember! A musical for all ages to Show More...love and enjoy and a great way to celebrate the Christmas season! Come enter our world of Pure Imagination!. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S WORLD NATIVITIES EXHIBITION
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: Daily 12-4:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret and adapt the Christmas story to represent their own unique Show More...personal and cultural perspectives. As the Museum celebrates the tenth year of this annual exhibition, a special Meet the Artists section offers visitors opportunities to learn more about the creative experience behind the work of Nativity artists and view demonstrations of their techniques. For selected days and times to Meet the Artists: 267.502.2990, info@GlencairnMuseum.org or GlencairnMuseum.org.
Self-guided tour, handicapped accessible
Daily 12-4:30pm. CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
Suggested donation: $5. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S 'CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE' GUIDED TOUR
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: M-F 1:30 & 2:30, Sat-Sun 1:00, 1:30 & 2:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
For 40 years, from the 1940s to 1970s, Glencairn was home to the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family and their lively Christmas festivities. The 45-minute Show More...tour gives visitors an intimate look into how Christmas was celebrated in this 20th-century castle using some of the family's decorations, historic photographs, and family members' recollections. The tour also features significant examples of Nativity art in the Museum's collections, with stops on five different floors. At the close of the tour, visitors can explore the first floor and the World Nativities exhibition on their own. To reserve a spot: 267.502.2990 or tours@GlencairnMuseum.org.
Reservations strongly recommended!
CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
$12, $10 65+/students, Basic Members half price
FREE for Gold & Patron Members, children 3 & under. ...Show Less
ROSIE THE REINDEER AND THE CASE OF THE STOLEN SNOW GLOBE
Act II Playhouse, 56 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/24/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-654-0200   |    EMAIL
FROM STAGE TO SCREEN: THE ROYAL BALLET PRESENTS: THE NUTCRACKER
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave, Hopewell, NJ 08525 (map)
Date: 12/23/18 Time: 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6094661964   |    EMAIL
A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world. The Nutcracker has long been Show More...one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet - and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family. Tchaikovsky's much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers. Peter Wright's production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic.
Choreographed by Peter Wright.
Rated: Not Rated
Runtime: Approximately 180 minutes, including intermission.. ...Show Less
UGLY SWEATER SKATE
Revolution Ice Gardens, 1621 Mearns Road, Warminster, PA 18974 (map)
Date: 12/23/18 Time: 12:00 - 2:00 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2154415004   |    EMAIL
We're doing it again!! December brings another fun skating event brought to you by our friends at Colonial Skating Club of Pennsylvania!!
Show us your Show More...UGLIEST holiday sweater -- bring your friends, family, and CAMERA!
#HolidayFun #IceSkating #UglySweater. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS PUTZ AND STAR & CANDLE SHOPPE
Christian Education building, 40 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/23/18 Time: Thur/Fri 1-7 pm, Sat 10am-8pm,, Sun 1-5 pm after Christmas 1-5 pm daily    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Central Moravian Church
CONTACT: 610-866-5661   |    EMAIL
Christmas Putz and Star & Candle Shoppe
A tradition at Central since 1937, the Christmas Putz is a retelling of the story of Christ's birth through Show More...narration and music, while tiny lights illuminate each miniature scene. The figures in Central's Putz, many of them antiques of German origin, are displayed amidst live moss, driftwood and rocks. The Putz is shown every half hour.
On the same level as the Putz is the Star and Candle Shoppe with the same hours. Many unique hand-crafted gifts and special Moravian items are for sale here such as German stars, ornaments, hand-made quality crafts by local artists, jewelry, baked goods, Moravian CDs, books and much more.. ...Show Less
GIFT OF GIVING 2018
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/31/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
In our annual celebration of art and giving, we present a selection of mugs and bowls created by high school ceramics students in the Central Bucks School Show More...District. Paintings, drawings, and 2-D mixed media works created by students from the Fine Arts department at Central Bucks West will also be displayed. At the close of the exhibition, all of the ceramic works will be gift-wrapped and delivered to Trinity Episcopal Church-Buckingham, to be distributed to area residents affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and first generation language barriers. This exhibition will be on view during our Holiday Open House on December 11.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY SALE AT SAHARA SAM'S
Sahara Sam's Oasis, 535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 Time: 8:00 AM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 856-767-7580   |    EMAIL
Give the Gift of year-round, weatherproof fun and save up to 50%! Last chance to save on unlimited visits during our online only Holiday Sale starting Show More...on December 14th!. ...Show Less
SANTA'S IN THE HOUSE!
Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067 (map)
Date: 12/10/18-12/23/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-968-1670   |    EMAIL
Events for 12/24/18 (Monday)
WINTER WONDERLAND TOURS OF FONTHILL CASTLE
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/31/18 Time: Mon-Sat., 10 am -5 pm, Sun., Noon -5 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461   |    EMAIL
Take a holiday tour of Fonthill to see the castle elegantly dressed up with themed trees, Victorian decorations and greens throughout the house.
BUCKS COUNTY TREEFEST
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 11/21/18-1/3/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
A unique celebration that brings together Bucks County's tourism businesses, residents and visitors alike with holiday spirit and creatively decorated Show More...trees! The Bucks County Holiday TreeFest is a presentation of more than 20 uniquely themed trees that are created by local tourism businesses and on display in the Visitor Center throughout the holiday season. The decorated displays are then voted on by fans in the Visitor Center or by using the hashtag BucksTreeFest.. ...Show Less
BIG TALENT, SMALL WORKS ANNUAL SALES EXHIBITION
Black Moth Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 11/6/18-12/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
2nd Annual Small Works Sales Exhibition
November 6th- December 30th
A holiday art show and sale from some of the areas most talented artists. Show More...A wide variety of affordable pieces under $450.00. Find a small gem for yourself or someone on the gift list!
Artists:
Rachael Bridge
Megan Buccere
Jennifer L. Manzella
Jason Goldberg
Mike Sgier
Don Shoffner
Christine Stoughton
Artist reception Friday, November 16th at 6 PM - 9 PM
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artists for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
CHARLES DICKENS A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Hedgerow Theater, 64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley, PA 19063 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610.565.4211   |    EMAIL
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
THE 40TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 11/13/18-12/30/18 Time: See www.pearlsbuck/holidayevents for dates and times.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Pearl S. Buck International
CONTACT: 215-249-0100   |    EMAIL
The 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark, will be held from November 13 through December 30, 2018 (closed Show More...Nov 22, Dec 24 and Dec 25). Guided tours, Décor Tours, and Candlelight Tours are available per schedule and pricing provided below.
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. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by some of Bucks County's best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck's legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist.
The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region.
Regular guided tours from November 13 through November 21, 2018 (closed Nov 22):
- Monday through Saturday 11 am, 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Sunday 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Regular guided tours from November 24 through December 30, 2018 (closed Dec 24 and Dec 25):
- Mon-Sat 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Sun 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Décor Tours (does not include historical interpretation):
- Monday through Friday at 1 PM
- $7 for all ages
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Candlelight Tours:
- December 1, 8, and 15 at 7:00 PM
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- To make a reservation call 215-249-0100 extension 110 or register online
To learn more about the 40th Annual Festival of Trees or to register for Candlelight Tours, go to www.pearlsbuck.org/holidayevents/. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS EVE BOWLING PARTY
Hampton Lanes, 326 Main St, Northampton, PA 18067 (map)
Date: 12/24/18 Time: 10 am- 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102626713   |    EMAIL
Christmas Eve Bowling Party
Includes:
Bowling
Shoe Rental
Bumpers, Light Weight Balls & Dragon Ramps Available
Rock & Bowl Lights
Wii Show More...Games on Big Screen
Music & Song Requests
Ornament Craft & Coloring
Baking
Kid's Meal with Fries and Drink
Christmas Goodie Bag
Photo with Santa
*Every child attending will be entered into a drawing for a huge Holiday Stocking filled with toys and candy!*
ONLY $14.75 per child. $10 non-refundable deposit is required per child.
Ages 12 & Under, Supervision Provided.. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S WORLD NATIVITIES EXHIBITION
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: Daily 12-4:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret and adapt the Christmas story to represent their own unique Show More...personal and cultural perspectives. As the Museum celebrates the tenth year of this annual exhibition, a special Meet the Artists section offers visitors opportunities to learn more about the creative experience behind the work of Nativity artists and view demonstrations of their techniques. For selected days and times to Meet the Artists: 267.502.2990, info@GlencairnMuseum.org or GlencairnMuseum.org.
Self-guided tour, handicapped accessible
Daily 12-4:30pm. CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
Suggested donation: $5. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S 'CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE' GUIDED TOUR
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: M-F 1:30 & 2:30, Sat-Sun 1:00, 1:30 & 2:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
For 40 years, from the 1940s to 1970s, Glencairn was home to the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family and their lively Christmas festivities. The 45-minute Show More...tour gives visitors an intimate look into how Christmas was celebrated in this 20th-century castle using some of the family's decorations, historic photographs, and family members' recollections. The tour also features significant examples of Nativity art in the Museum's collections, with stops on five different floors. At the close of the tour, visitors can explore the first floor and the World Nativities exhibition on their own. To reserve a spot: 267.502.2990 or tours@GlencairnMuseum.org.
Reservations strongly recommended!
CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
$12, $10 65+/students, Basic Members half price
FREE for Gold & Patron Members, children 3 & under. ...Show Less
ROSIE THE REINDEER AND THE CASE OF THE STOLEN SNOW GLOBE
Act II Playhouse, 56 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 12/20/18-12/24/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-654-0200   |    EMAIL
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER
The Ryland Inn, 115 Old Highway 28, White House Station, NJ 08889 (map)
Date: 12/24/18 Time: 4pm-7:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 9085344011   |    EMAIL
elebrate Christmas Eve at The Ryland Inn with a special four course prix-fixe menu of holiday favorites!
Monday, December 24th
4pm - 7:30pm
$79 Show More...per guest
$30 per child under 12
Not inclusive of Tax & Gratuity
For Reservations call
908.534.4011. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES AT BRYN ATHYN CATHEDRAL
Bryn Athen Cathedral, 900 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 12/24/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-947-0266   |   
GIFT OF GIVING 2018
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/31/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
In our annual celebration of art and giving, we present a selection of mugs and bowls created by high school ceramics students in the Central Bucks School Show More...District. Paintings, drawings, and 2-D mixed media works created by students from the Fine Arts department at Central Bucks West will also be displayed. At the close of the exhibition, all of the ceramic works will be gift-wrapped and delivered to Trinity Episcopal Church-Buckingham, to be distributed to area residents affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and first generation language barriers. This exhibition will be on view during our Holiday Open House on December 11.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY SALE AT SAHARA SAM'S
Sahara Sam's Oasis, 535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091 (map)
Date: 12/13/18-12/24/18 Time: 8:00 AM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 856-767-7580   |    EMAIL
Give the Gift of year-round, weatherproof fun and save up to 50%! Last chance to save on unlimited visits during our online only Holiday Sale starting Show More...on December 14th!. ...Show Less
Events for 12/25/18 (Tuesday)
WINTER WONDERLAND TOURS OF FONTHILL CASTLE
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/31/18 Time: Mon-Sat., 10 am -5 pm, Sun., Noon -5 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461   |    EMAIL
Take a holiday tour of Fonthill to see the castle elegantly dressed up with themed trees, Victorian decorations and greens throughout the house.
BUCKS COUNTY TREEFEST
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 11/21/18-1/3/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
A unique celebration that brings together Bucks County's tourism businesses, residents and visitors alike with holiday spirit and creatively decorated Show More...trees! The Bucks County Holiday TreeFest is a presentation of more than 20 uniquely themed trees that are created by local tourism businesses and on display in the Visitor Center throughout the holiday season. The decorated displays are then voted on by fans in the Visitor Center or by using the hashtag BucksTreeFest.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY TOURS AT HISTORIC PENNYPACKER MILLS
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 12/25/18-12/30/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
From the hand-blown glass ornaments to the plainly wrapped treasures beneath, Christmas at the Mills is a sight to behold! Hear the story of how Christmas Show More...cards began, why clear toy candy was so popular, and how the Pennypacker family celebrated this holiday in Victorian style! The Museum Shop is stocked with wonderful ornaments, glass icicles, gifts, clear toy candy, Wilbur Buds, and much more. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation. FREE Admission & Parking. All ages, suggested donation $2/person.. ...Show Less
BIG TALENT, SMALL WORKS ANNUAL SALES EXHIBITION
Black Moth Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 11/6/18-12/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
2nd Annual Small Works Sales Exhibition
November 6th- December 30th
A holiday art show and sale from some of the areas most talented artists. Show More...A wide variety of affordable pieces under $450.00. Find a small gem for yourself or someone on the gift list!
Artists:
Rachael Bridge
Megan Buccere
Jennifer L. Manzella
Jason Goldberg
Mike Sgier
Don Shoffner
Christine Stoughton
Artist reception Friday, November 16th at 6 PM - 9 PM
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artists for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
THE 40TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 11/13/18-12/30/18 Time: See www.pearlsbuck/holidayevents for dates and times.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Pearl S. Buck International
CONTACT: 215-249-0100   |    EMAIL
The 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark, will be held from November 13 through December 30, 2018 (closed Show More...Nov 22, Dec 24 and Dec 25). Guided tours, Décor Tours, and Candlelight Tours are available per schedule and pricing provided below.
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. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by some of Bucks County's best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck's legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist.
The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region.
Regular guided tours from November 13 through November 21, 2018 (closed Nov 22):
- Monday through Saturday 11 am, 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Sunday 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Regular guided tours from November 24 through December 30, 2018 (closed Dec 24 and Dec 25):
- Mon-Sat 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Sun 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Décor Tours (does not include historical interpretation):
- Monday through Friday at 1 PM
- $7 for all ages
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Candlelight Tours:
- December 1, 8, and 15 at 7:00 PM
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- To make a reservation call 215-249-0100 extension 110 or register online
To learn more about the 40th Annual Festival of Trees or to register for Candlelight Tours, go to www.pearlsbuck.org/holidayevents/. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS DAY CROSSING REENACTMENT
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977 (map)
Date: 12/25/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-493-4076   |    EMAIL
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S WORLD NATIVITIES EXHIBITION
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: Daily 12-4:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret and adapt the Christmas story to represent their own unique Show More...personal and cultural perspectives. As the Museum celebrates the tenth year of this annual exhibition, a special Meet the Artists section offers visitors opportunities to learn more about the creative experience behind the work of Nativity artists and view demonstrations of their techniques. For selected days and times to Meet the Artists: 267.502.2990, info@GlencairnMuseum.org or GlencairnMuseum.org.
Self-guided tour, handicapped accessible
Daily 12-4:30pm. CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
Suggested donation: $5. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S 'CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE' GUIDED TOUR
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: M-F 1:30 & 2:30, Sat-Sun 1:00, 1:30 & 2:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
For 40 years, from the 1940s to 1970s, Glencairn was home to the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family and their lively Christmas festivities. The 45-minute Show More...tour gives visitors an intimate look into how Christmas was celebrated in this 20th-century castle using some of the family's decorations, historic photographs, and family members' recollections. The tour also features significant examples of Nativity art in the Museum's collections, with stops on five different floors. At the close of the tour, visitors can explore the first floor and the World Nativities exhibition on their own. To reserve a spot: 267.502.2990 or tours@GlencairnMuseum.org.
Reservations strongly recommended!
CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
$12, $10 65+/students, Basic Members half price
FREE for Gold & Patron Members, children 3 & under. ...Show Less
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Hopewell Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525 (map)
Date: 12/25/18 Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6094661964   |    EMAIL
The holiday classic to define all holiday classics, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE is one of a handful of films worth an annual viewing.
George Bailey has so Show More...many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence - who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all his good deeds over the years.
This film is a part of Hopewell Theater's The Art of Living Well series featuring inspiring films, speakers and interactive discussions exploring ways of cultivating serenity, meaning and a deeper connection to one's self and the world.
Directed by Frank Capra.
Runtime: 135 mins.
Rating: PG
Common Sense Media Rating: Ages 9+. ...Show Less
GIFT OF GIVING 2018
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/31/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
In our annual celebration of art and giving, we present a selection of mugs and bowls created by high school ceramics students in the Central Bucks School Show More...District. Paintings, drawings, and 2-D mixed media works created by students from the Fine Arts department at Central Bucks West will also be displayed. At the close of the exhibition, all of the ceramic works will be gift-wrapped and delivered to Trinity Episcopal Church-Buckingham, to be distributed to area residents affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and first generation language barriers. This exhibition will be on view during our Holiday Open House on December 11.. ...Show Less
Events for 12/26/18 (Wednesday)
WINTER WONDERLAND TOURS OF FONTHILL CASTLE
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/31/18 Time: Mon-Sat., 10 am -5 pm, Sun., Noon -5 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461   |    EMAIL
Take a holiday tour of Fonthill to see the castle elegantly dressed up with themed trees, Victorian decorations and greens throughout the house.
BUCKS COUNTY TREEFEST
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 11/21/18-1/3/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
A unique celebration that brings together Bucks County's tourism businesses, residents and visitors alike with holiday spirit and creatively decorated Show More...trees! The Bucks County Holiday TreeFest is a presentation of more than 20 uniquely themed trees that are created by local tourism businesses and on display in the Visitor Center throughout the holiday season. The decorated displays are then voted on by fans in the Visitor Center or by using the hashtag BucksTreeFest.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY TOURS AT HISTORIC PENNYPACKER MILLS
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 12/25/18-12/30/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
From the hand-blown glass ornaments to the plainly wrapped treasures beneath, Christmas at the Mills is a sight to behold! Hear the story of how Christmas Show More...cards began, why clear toy candy was so popular, and how the Pennypacker family celebrated this holiday in Victorian style! The Museum Shop is stocked with wonderful ornaments, glass icicles, gifts, clear toy candy, Wilbur Buds, and much more. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation. FREE Admission & Parking. All ages, suggested donation $2/person.. ...Show Less
BIG TALENT, SMALL WORKS ANNUAL SALES EXHIBITION
Black Moth Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 11/6/18-12/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
2nd Annual Small Works Sales Exhibition
November 6th- December 30th
A holiday art show and sale from some of the areas most talented artists. Show More...A wide variety of affordable pieces under $450.00. Find a small gem for yourself or someone on the gift list!
Artists:
Rachael Bridge
Megan Buccere
Jennifer L. Manzella
Jason Goldberg
Mike Sgier
Don Shoffner
Christine Stoughton
Artist reception Friday, November 16th at 6 PM - 9 PM
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artists for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
WINTER LIGHT SPECTACULAR
Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-12/30/18 Time: 5:30 PM-10:00 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-799-4171   |    EMAIL
Lehigh Valley Zoo and presenting sponsor Christmas Décor are filled with excitement for the most magical time of the year as they will kick off their Show More...fifth season of Winter Light Spectacular on Friday, November 9, 2018!
Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of nature as you stroll through tree-lined paths lit up by over 1.1 million twinkling lights and themed animated displays! Warm up next to the cozy outdoor fire pits, while enjoying hot cocoa and s'mores. Don't forget the camera to capture the children's delight when they encounter Santa, The Grinch, Woody, Buzz, Elsa, Princess Belle, Olaf, Minions and friends!
Winter Light Spectacular runs 5:30PM - 10:00PM on Wednesday through Sunday from November 9, 2018, to December 31, 2018. The event will be on break for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Pricing for Winter Light Spectacular 2018: Wednesday & Thursday Adults $11 Children $6; Friday, Saturday & Sunday Adults $14 Children $9; Zoo members Adults $5 Children $4; Children under 2 are always free!. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
THE 40TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 11/13/18-12/30/18 Time: See www.pearlsbuck/holidayevents for dates and times.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Pearl S. Buck International
CONTACT: 215-249-0100   |    EMAIL
The 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark, will be held from November 13 through December 30, 2018 (closed Show More...Nov 22, Dec 24 and Dec 25). Guided tours, Décor Tours, and Candlelight Tours are available per schedule and pricing provided below.
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. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by some of Bucks County's best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck's legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist.
The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region.
Regular guided tours from November 13 through November 21, 2018 (closed Nov 22):
- Monday through Saturday 11 am, 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Sunday 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Regular guided tours from November 24 through December 30, 2018 (closed Dec 24 and Dec 25):
- Mon-Sat 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Sun 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Décor Tours (does not include historical interpretation):
- Monday through Friday at 1 PM
- $7 for all ages
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Candlelight Tours:
- December 1, 8, and 15 at 7:00 PM
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- To make a reservation call 215-249-0100 extension 110 or register online
To learn more about the 40th Annual Festival of Trees or to register for Candlelight Tours, go to www.pearlsbuck.org/holidayevents/. ...Show Less
WINTERFEST AT DIGGERLAND!
Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08901 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 8567681110   |    EMAIL
An on-going Winter Festival: Your membership or a general admission ticket grants you access to all your favorite rides and heavy machinery attractions. Show More...Plus, the additional experiences and programming that encompass this month-long festival.
- Holiday Hay Ride
- Holiday Parade
- D-Rex & Daisy Meet & Greets
- Bonfires
- Ornament Decorating
- Holiday Decor
- Winter Themed Food and more!. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
Six Flags, 1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-1/1/19 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 732-928-2000   |   
SING FOR AMERICA PRESENTS: WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-12/31/18 Time: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 7:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Sing For America
CONTACT: 610-417-2189   |    EMAIL
Come join Sing For America as we bring this timeless classic to life with all of the charm, fun, and magic that you remember! A musical for all ages to Show More...love and enjoy and a great way to celebrate the Christmas season! Come enter our world of Pure Imagination!. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S WORLD NATIVITIES EXHIBITION
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: Daily 12-4:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret and adapt the Christmas story to represent their own unique Show More...personal and cultural perspectives. As the Museum celebrates the tenth year of this annual exhibition, a special Meet the Artists section offers visitors opportunities to learn more about the creative experience behind the work of Nativity artists and view demonstrations of their techniques. For selected days and times to Meet the Artists: 267.502.2990, info@GlencairnMuseum.org or GlencairnMuseum.org.
Self-guided tour, handicapped accessible
Daily 12-4:30pm. CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
Suggested donation: $5. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S 'CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE' GUIDED TOUR
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: M-F 1:30 & 2:30, Sat-Sun 1:00, 1:30 & 2:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
For 40 years, from the 1940s to 1970s, Glencairn was home to the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family and their lively Christmas festivities. The 45-minute Show More...tour gives visitors an intimate look into how Christmas was celebrated in this 20th-century castle using some of the family's decorations, historic photographs, and family members' recollections. The tour also features significant examples of Nativity art in the Museum's collections, with stops on five different floors. At the close of the tour, visitors can explore the first floor and the World Nativities exhibition on their own. To reserve a spot: 267.502.2990 or tours@GlencairnMuseum.org.
Reservations strongly recommended!
CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
$12, $10 65+/students, Basic Members half price
FREE for Gold & Patron Members, children 3 & under. ...Show Less
THE POLAR EXPRESS
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave, Hopewell, NJ 08525 (map)
Date: 12/26/18 Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6094661964   |    EMAIL
Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's Show More...book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Rated: G
Runtime: 100 minutes
Common Sense Media rating: Ages 6+. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS PUTZ AND STAR & CANDLE SHOPPE
Christian Education building, 40 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-12/31/18 Time: Thur/Fri 1-7 pm, Sat 10am-8pm,, Sun 1-5 pm after Christmas 1-5 pm daily    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Central Moravian Church
CONTACT: 610-866-5661   |    EMAIL
Christmas Putz and Star & Candle Shoppe
A tradition at Central since 1937, the Christmas Putz is a retelling of the story of Christ's birth through Show More...narration and music, while tiny lights illuminate each miniature scene. The figures in Central's Putz, many of them antiques of German origin, are displayed amidst live moss, driftwood and rocks. The Putz is shown every half hour.
On the same level as the Putz is the Star and Candle Shoppe with the same hours. Many unique hand-crafted gifts and special Moravian items are for sale here such as German stars, ornaments, hand-made quality crafts by local artists, jewelry, baked goods, Moravian CDs, books and much more.. ...Show Less
GIFT OF GIVING 2018
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/31/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
In our annual celebration of art and giving, we present a selection of mugs and bowls created by high school ceramics students in the Central Bucks School Show More...District. Paintings, drawings, and 2-D mixed media works created by students from the Fine Arts department at Central Bucks West will also be displayed. At the close of the exhibition, all of the ceramic works will be gift-wrapped and delivered to Trinity Episcopal Church-Buckingham, to be distributed to area residents affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and first generation language barriers. This exhibition will be on view during our Holiday Open House on December 11.. ...Show Less
Events for 12/27/18 (Thursday)
WINTER WONDERLAND TOURS OF FONTHILL CASTLE
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/31/18 Time: Mon-Sat., 10 am -5 pm, Sun., Noon -5 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461   |    EMAIL
Take a holiday tour of Fonthill to see the castle elegantly dressed up with themed trees, Victorian decorations and greens throughout the house.
BUCKS COUNTY TREEFEST
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 11/21/18-1/3/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
A unique celebration that brings together Bucks County's tourism businesses, residents and visitors alike with holiday spirit and creatively decorated Show More...trees! The Bucks County Holiday TreeFest is a presentation of more than 20 uniquely themed trees that are created by local tourism businesses and on display in the Visitor Center throughout the holiday season. The decorated displays are then voted on by fans in the Visitor Center or by using the hashtag BucksTreeFest.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY TOURS AT HISTORIC PENNYPACKER MILLS
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 12/25/18-12/30/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
From the hand-blown glass ornaments to the plainly wrapped treasures beneath, Christmas at the Mills is a sight to behold! Hear the story of how Christmas Show More...cards began, why clear toy candy was so popular, and how the Pennypacker family celebrated this holiday in Victorian style! The Museum Shop is stocked with wonderful ornaments, glass icicles, gifts, clear toy candy, Wilbur Buds, and much more. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation. FREE Admission & Parking. All ages, suggested donation $2/person.. ...Show Less
"ROCK AND ROLL CHRISTMAS STARRING THE MAHONEY BROTHERS"
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, 88 Route 173 West, Hampton, NJ 08827 (map)
Date: 12/27/18 Time: 11:30 AM ~ 3:30 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 908-730-8007   |    EMAIL
The Mahoney Brothers are back this holiday season with their festive holiday impersonation act, "Rock and Roll Christmas Party." Imagine John Lennon, Show More...Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett, Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney with some new songs as well! Audience members will be singing and dancing in the aisles to the most memorable Christmas songs of the Rock 'n' Roll era!Ticket price of $69.00 includes show, entrée, salad, sides, dessert buffet, hot coffee or hot tea, tax and gratuity.. ...Show Less
THE MAHONEY BROTHERS ROCK N' ROLL CHRISTMAS PARTY
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, 88 Route 173 West, Hampton, NJ 08827 (map)
Date: 12/27/18 Time: 11:30 Am ~ 3:30 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 908-730-8007   |    EMAIL
The Mahoney Brothers are back this holiday season with their festive holiday impersonation act, "Rock n' Roll Christmas Party." Imagine John Lennon, Elvis Show More...Presley, The Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffet, Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney with some new songs as well! Audiences will be singing and dancing in the aisles to the most memorable Christmas songs of the Rock n' Roll era. Ticket price of $69.00 includes show, entree, salad, sides, dessert buffet, hot coffee or hot tea, tax and gratuity. This show sells out faster than any other show on our schedule, so don't delay book today!. ...Show Less
BIG TALENT, SMALL WORKS ANNUAL SALES EXHIBITION
Black Moth Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 11/6/18-12/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
2nd Annual Small Works Sales Exhibition
November 6th- December 30th
A holiday art show and sale from some of the areas most talented artists. Show More...A wide variety of affordable pieces under $450.00. Find a small gem for yourself or someone on the gift list!
Artists:
Rachael Bridge
Megan Buccere
Jennifer L. Manzella
Jason Goldberg
Mike Sgier
Don Shoffner
Christine Stoughton
Artist reception Friday, November 16th at 6 PM - 9 PM
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artists for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
WINTER LIGHT SPECTACULAR
Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-12/30/18 Time: 5:30 PM-10:00 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-799-4171   |    EMAIL
Lehigh Valley Zoo and presenting sponsor Christmas Décor are filled with excitement for the most magical time of the year as they will kick off their Show More...fifth season of Winter Light Spectacular on Friday, November 9, 2018!
Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of nature as you stroll through tree-lined paths lit up by over 1.1 million twinkling lights and themed animated displays! Warm up next to the cozy outdoor fire pits, while enjoying hot cocoa and s'mores. Don't forget the camera to capture the children's delight when they encounter Santa, The Grinch, Woody, Buzz, Elsa, Princess Belle, Olaf, Minions and friends!
Winter Light Spectacular runs 5:30PM - 10:00PM on Wednesday through Sunday from November 9, 2018, to December 31, 2018. The event will be on break for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Pricing for Winter Light Spectacular 2018: Wednesday & Thursday Adults $11 Children $6; Friday, Saturday & Sunday Adults $14 Children $9; Zoo members Adults $5 Children $4; Children under 2 are always free!. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
THE 40TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 11/13/18-12/30/18 Time: See www.pearlsbuck/holidayevents for dates and times.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Pearl S. Buck International
CONTACT: 215-249-0100   |    EMAIL
The 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark, will be held from November 13 through December 30, 2018 (closed Show More...Nov 22, Dec 24 and Dec 25). Guided tours, Décor Tours, and Candlelight Tours are available per schedule and pricing provided below.
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. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by some of Bucks County's best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck's legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist.
The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region.
Regular guided tours from November 13 through November 21, 2018 (closed Nov 22):
- Monday through Saturday 11 am, 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Sunday 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Regular guided tours from November 24 through December 30, 2018 (closed Dec 24 and Dec 25):
- Mon-Sat 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Sun 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Décor Tours (does not include historical interpretation):
- Monday through Friday at 1 PM
- $7 for all ages
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Candlelight Tours:
- December 1, 8, and 15 at 7:00 PM
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- To make a reservation call 215-249-0100 extension 110 or register online
To learn more about the 40th Annual Festival of Trees or to register for Candlelight Tours, go to www.pearlsbuck.org/holidayevents/. ...Show Less
THE SANTALAND DIARIES
Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 (map)
Date: 12/27/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-970-1199   |    EMAIL
Not recommended for young audiences due to themes
NUNSENSE
Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 (map)
Date: 12/27/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-970-1199   |    EMAIL
Not recommended for young audiences due to themes
WINTERFEST AT DIGGERLAND!
Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08901 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 8567681110   |    EMAIL
An on-going Winter Festival: Your membership or a general admission ticket grants you access to all your favorite rides and heavy machinery attractions. Show More...Plus, the additional experiences and programming that encompass this month-long festival.
- Holiday Hay Ride
- Holiday Parade
- D-Rex & Daisy Meet & Greets
- Bonfires
- Ornament Decorating
- Holiday Decor
- Winter Themed Food and more!. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
Six Flags, 1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-1/1/19 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 732-928-2000   |   
SING FOR AMERICA PRESENTS: WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-12/31/18 Time: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 7:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Sing For America
CONTACT: 610-417-2189   |    EMAIL
Come join Sing For America as we bring this timeless classic to life with all of the charm, fun, and magic that you remember! A musical for all ages to Show More...love and enjoy and a great way to celebrate the Christmas season! Come enter our world of Pure Imagination!. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S WORLD NATIVITIES EXHIBITION
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: Daily 12-4:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret and adapt the Christmas story to represent their own unique Show More...personal and cultural perspectives. As the Museum celebrates the tenth year of this annual exhibition, a special Meet the Artists section offers visitors opportunities to learn more about the creative experience behind the work of Nativity artists and view demonstrations of their techniques. For selected days and times to Meet the Artists: 267.502.2990, info@GlencairnMuseum.org or GlencairnMuseum.org.
Self-guided tour, handicapped accessible
Daily 12-4:30pm. CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
Suggested donation: $5. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S 'CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE' GUIDED TOUR
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: M-F 1:30 & 2:30, Sat-Sun 1:00, 1:30 & 2:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
For 40 years, from the 1940s to 1970s, Glencairn was home to the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family and their lively Christmas festivities. The 45-minute Show More...tour gives visitors an intimate look into how Christmas was celebrated in this 20th-century castle using some of the family's decorations, historic photographs, and family members' recollections. The tour also features significant examples of Nativity art in the Museum's collections, with stops on five different floors. At the close of the tour, visitors can explore the first floor and the World Nativities exhibition on their own. To reserve a spot: 267.502.2990 or tours@GlencairnMuseum.org.
Reservations strongly recommended!
CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
$12, $10 65+/students, Basic Members half price
FREE for Gold & Patron Members, children 3 & under. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS PUTZ AND STAR & CANDLE SHOPPE
Christian Education building, 40 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-12/31/18 Time: Thur/Fri 1-7 pm, Sat 10am-8pm,, Sun 1-5 pm after Christmas 1-5 pm daily    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Central Moravian Church
CONTACT: 610-866-5661   |    EMAIL
Christmas Putz and Star & Candle Shoppe
A tradition at Central since 1937, the Christmas Putz is a retelling of the story of Christ's birth through Show More...narration and music, while tiny lights illuminate each miniature scene. The figures in Central's Putz, many of them antiques of German origin, are displayed amidst live moss, driftwood and rocks. The Putz is shown every half hour.
On the same level as the Putz is the Star and Candle Shoppe with the same hours. Many unique hand-crafted gifts and special Moravian items are for sale here such as German stars, ornaments, hand-made quality crafts by local artists, jewelry, baked goods, Moravian CDs, books and much more.. ...Show Less
GIFT OF GIVING 2018
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/31/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
In our annual celebration of art and giving, we present a selection of mugs and bowls created by high school ceramics students in the Central Bucks School Show More...District. Paintings, drawings, and 2-D mixed media works created by students from the Fine Arts department at Central Bucks West will also be displayed. At the close of the exhibition, all of the ceramic works will be gift-wrapped and delivered to Trinity Episcopal Church-Buckingham, to be distributed to area residents affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and first generation language barriers. This exhibition will be on view during our Holiday Open House on December 11.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY CAMP FOR JUNIOR CHEFS
Culinary Arts Institute of MCCC, 1400 Forty Foot Road, Lansdale, PA 19446 (map)
Date: 12/27/18 Time: 09AM - 04PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Culinary Arts Institute of Montgomery County Community College
CONTACT: 2676465976   |    EMAIL
Culinary Arts Institute's Holiday Camp for Junior Chefs is a great way to have fun and learn during your winter break and develop skills you can use for Show More...years to come! Whether you are just getting started or already have experience in the kitchen, you are welcome to join our 3-day holiday camp. Our Chef instructor will introduce you to the professional kitchen as you develop new techniques each day while making holiday cookies from around the world and exciting dishes including bacon wrapped appetizers, delicious dips, small bites and healthy options from modern cuisines.. ...Show Less
Events for 12/28/18 (Friday)
WINTER WONDERLAND TOURS OF FONTHILL CASTLE
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/31/18 Time: Mon-Sat., 10 am -5 pm, Sun., Noon -5 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461   |    EMAIL
Take a holiday tour of Fonthill to see the castle elegantly dressed up with themed trees, Victorian decorations and greens throughout the house.
CANDLELIGHT HOLIDAY TOURS OF FONTHILL CASTLE
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/28/18 Time: 6:30 - 9 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461, ext. 210   |    EMAIL
To wrap up the holiday season, Fonthill takes on a candlelight glow for this special evening tour featuring fifteen of Fonthill's rooms and a trip to Show More...the castle's top terrace.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY TREEFEST
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 11/21/18-1/3/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
A unique celebration that brings together Bucks County's tourism businesses, residents and visitors alike with holiday spirit and creatively decorated Show More...trees! The Bucks County Holiday TreeFest is a presentation of more than 20 uniquely themed trees that are created by local tourism businesses and on display in the Visitor Center throughout the holiday season. The decorated displays are then voted on by fans in the Visitor Center or by using the hashtag BucksTreeFest.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY TOURS AT HISTORIC PENNYPACKER MILLS
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 12/25/18-12/30/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
From the hand-blown glass ornaments to the plainly wrapped treasures beneath, Christmas at the Mills is a sight to behold! Hear the story of how Christmas Show More...cards began, why clear toy candy was so popular, and how the Pennypacker family celebrated this holiday in Victorian style! The Museum Shop is stocked with wonderful ornaments, glass icicles, gifts, clear toy candy, Wilbur Buds, and much more. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation. FREE Admission & Parking. All ages, suggested donation $2/person.. ...Show Less
BIG TALENT, SMALL WORKS ANNUAL SALES EXHIBITION
Black Moth Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 11/6/18-12/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
2nd Annual Small Works Sales Exhibition
November 6th- December 30th
A holiday art show and sale from some of the areas most talented artists. Show More...A wide variety of affordable pieces under $450.00. Find a small gem for yourself or someone on the gift list!
Artists:
Rachael Bridge
Megan Buccere
Jennifer L. Manzella
Jason Goldberg
Mike Sgier
Don Shoffner
Christine Stoughton
Artist reception Friday, November 16th at 6 PM - 9 PM
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artists for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
WINTER LIGHT SPECTACULAR
Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-12/30/18 Time: 5:30 PM-10:00 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-799-4171   |    EMAIL
Lehigh Valley Zoo and presenting sponsor Christmas Décor are filled with excitement for the most magical time of the year as they will kick off their Show More...fifth season of Winter Light Spectacular on Friday, November 9, 2018!
Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of nature as you stroll through tree-lined paths lit up by over 1.1 million twinkling lights and themed animated displays! Warm up next to the cozy outdoor fire pits, while enjoying hot cocoa and s'mores. Don't forget the camera to capture the children's delight when they encounter Santa, The Grinch, Woody, Buzz, Elsa, Princess Belle, Olaf, Minions and friends!
Winter Light Spectacular runs 5:30PM - 10:00PM on Wednesday through Sunday from November 9, 2018, to December 31, 2018. The event will be on break for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Pricing for Winter Light Spectacular 2018: Wednesday & Thursday Adults $11 Children $6; Friday, Saturday & Sunday Adults $14 Children $9; Zoo members Adults $5 Children $4; Children under 2 are always free!. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE
Santander Performing Arts Center, 136 North 6th Street, Reading, PA 19601 (map)
Date: 12/28/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610 898-7299   |    EMAIL
THE 40TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 11/13/18-12/30/18 Time: See www.pearlsbuck/holidayevents for dates and times.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Pearl S. Buck International
CONTACT: 215-249-0100   |    EMAIL
The 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark, will be held from November 13 through December 30, 2018 (closed Show More...Nov 22, Dec 24 and Dec 25). Guided tours, Décor Tours, and Candlelight Tours are available per schedule and pricing provided below.
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. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by some of Bucks County's best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck's legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist.
The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region.
Regular guided tours from November 13 through November 21, 2018 (closed Nov 22):
- Monday through Saturday 11 am, 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Sunday 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Regular guided tours from November 24 through December 30, 2018 (closed Dec 24 and Dec 25):
- Mon-Sat 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Sun 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Décor Tours (does not include historical interpretation):
- Monday through Friday at 1 PM
- $7 for all ages
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Candlelight Tours:
- December 1, 8, and 15 at 7:00 PM
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- To make a reservation call 215-249-0100 extension 110 or register online
To learn more about the 40th Annual Festival of Trees or to register for Candlelight Tours, go to www.pearlsbuck.org/holidayevents/. ...Show Less
THE SANTALAND DIARIES
Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 (map)
Date: 12/27/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-970-1199   |    EMAIL
Not recommended for young audiences due to themes
NUNSENSE
Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 (map)
Date: 12/27/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-970-1199   |    EMAIL
Not recommended for young audiences due to themes
WINTERFEST AT DIGGERLAND!
Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08901 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 8567681110   |    EMAIL
An on-going Winter Festival: Your membership or a general admission ticket grants you access to all your favorite rides and heavy machinery attractions. Show More...Plus, the additional experiences and programming that encompass this month-long festival.
- Holiday Hay Ride
- Holiday Parade
- D-Rex & Daisy Meet & Greets
- Bonfires
- Ornament Decorating
- Holiday Decor
- Winter Themed Food and more!. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
Six Flags, 1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-1/1/19 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 732-928-2000   |   
WILD LIGHTS AT ELMWOOD PARK ZOO
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown, PA 19462 (map)
Date: 12/28/18-12/30/18 Time: 6-10 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Elmwood Park Zoo and 1SEO.com
CONTACT: 800.652.4143   |   
You're in for a treat this holiday season as Wild Lights transforms Elmwood Park Zoo into a bright and stunning winter wonderland! Millions of lights Show More...will illuminate all of our 16 acres.
You'll be dazzled by animated installations, interactive elements, and themed attractions. Follow the lighted path to visit Disco Ball Way and Candy Cane Lane, and be sure to stop by Santa's Workshop for photos with the big man himself. And don't forget, Santa's live reindeer will be returning to the zoo for photo ops as well!. Wild Lights is generously sponsored by 1SEO, Philadelphia's leading I.T. support and digital marketing firm. Additional support is provided by the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board.
Wild Lights will also feature the following attractions:
*Santa's Workshop will be open to guests, where they can meet and take photos with the big man himself.
*Santa's reindeer return to the zoo for guest greetings and photos.
*Experience a Treetop Night Adventure like never before. Zipline over our bison in a glowing harness that interacts with select light installations.
*Bubby's Dessert Party features Elmwood Park Zoo's bison mascot helping guests to an assortment of delicious holiday treats, a hot chocolate bar, and gingerbread decorating stations.. ...Show Less
SING FOR AMERICA PRESENTS: WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-12/31/18 Time: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 7:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Sing For America
CONTACT: 610-417-2189   |    EMAIL
Come join Sing For America as we bring this timeless classic to life with all of the charm, fun, and magic that you remember! A musical for all ages to Show More...love and enjoy and a great way to celebrate the Christmas season! Come enter our world of Pure Imagination!. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S WORLD NATIVITIES EXHIBITION
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: Daily 12-4:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret and adapt the Christmas story to represent their own unique Show More...personal and cultural perspectives. As the Museum celebrates the tenth year of this annual exhibition, a special Meet the Artists section offers visitors opportunities to learn more about the creative experience behind the work of Nativity artists and view demonstrations of their techniques. For selected days and times to Meet the Artists: 267.502.2990, info@GlencairnMuseum.org or GlencairnMuseum.org.
Self-guided tour, handicapped accessible
Daily 12-4:30pm. CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
Suggested donation: $5. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S 'CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE' GUIDED TOUR
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: M-F 1:30 & 2:30, Sat-Sun 1:00, 1:30 & 2:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
For 40 years, from the 1940s to 1970s, Glencairn was home to the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family and their lively Christmas festivities. The 45-minute Show More...tour gives visitors an intimate look into how Christmas was celebrated in this 20th-century castle using some of the family's decorations, historic photographs, and family members' recollections. The tour also features significant examples of Nativity art in the Museum's collections, with stops on five different floors. At the close of the tour, visitors can explore the first floor and the World Nativities exhibition on their own. To reserve a spot: 267.502.2990 or tours@GlencairnMuseum.org.
Reservations strongly recommended!
CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
$12, $10 65+/students, Basic Members half price
FREE for Gold & Patron Members, children 3 & under. ...Show Less
ROSIE THE REINDEER AND THE CASE OF THE STOLEN SNOW GLOBE
Act II Playhouse, 56 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 12/28/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-654-0200   |    EMAIL
CHRISTMAS PUTZ AND STAR & CANDLE SHOPPE
Christian Education building, 40 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-12/31/18 Time: Thur/Fri 1-7 pm, Sat 10am-8pm,, Sun 1-5 pm after Christmas 1-5 pm daily    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Central Moravian Church
CONTACT: 610-866-5661   |    EMAIL
Christmas Putz and Star & Candle Shoppe
A tradition at Central since 1937, the Christmas Putz is a retelling of the story of Christ's birth through Show More...narration and music, while tiny lights illuminate each miniature scene. The figures in Central's Putz, many of them antiques of German origin, are displayed amidst live moss, driftwood and rocks. The Putz is shown every half hour.
On the same level as the Putz is the Star and Candle Shoppe with the same hours. Many unique hand-crafted gifts and special Moravian items are for sale here such as German stars, ornaments, hand-made quality crafts by local artists, jewelry, baked goods, Moravian CDs, books and much more.. ...Show Less
GIFT OF GIVING 2018
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/31/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
In our annual celebration of art and giving, we present a selection of mugs and bowls created by high school ceramics students in the Central Bucks School Show More...District. Paintings, drawings, and 2-D mixed media works created by students from the Fine Arts department at Central Bucks West will also be displayed. At the close of the exhibition, all of the ceramic works will be gift-wrapped and delivered to Trinity Episcopal Church-Buckingham, to be distributed to area residents affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and first generation language barriers. This exhibition will be on view during our Holiday Open House on December 11.. ...Show Less
Events for 12/29/18 (Saturday)
WINTER WONDERLAND TOURS OF FONTHILL CASTLE
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/31/18 Time: Mon-Sat., 10 am -5 pm, Sun., Noon -5 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461   |    EMAIL
Take a holiday tour of Fonthill to see the castle elegantly dressed up with themed trees, Victorian decorations and greens throughout the house.
BUCKS COUNTY TREEFEST
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 11/21/18-1/3/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
A unique celebration that brings together Bucks County's tourism businesses, residents and visitors alike with holiday spirit and creatively decorated Show More...trees! The Bucks County Holiday TreeFest is a presentation of more than 20 uniquely themed trees that are created by local tourism businesses and on display in the Visitor Center throughout the holiday season. The decorated displays are then voted on by fans in the Visitor Center or by using the hashtag BucksTreeFest.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY TOURS AT HISTORIC PENNYPACKER MILLS
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 12/25/18-12/30/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
From the hand-blown glass ornaments to the plainly wrapped treasures beneath, Christmas at the Mills is a sight to behold! Hear the story of how Christmas Show More...cards began, why clear toy candy was so popular, and how the Pennypacker family celebrated this holiday in Victorian style! The Museum Shop is stocked with wonderful ornaments, glass icicles, gifts, clear toy candy, Wilbur Buds, and much more. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation. FREE Admission & Parking. All ages, suggested donation $2/person.. ...Show Less
BIG TALENT, SMALL WORKS ANNUAL SALES EXHIBITION
Black Moth Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 11/6/18-12/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
2nd Annual Small Works Sales Exhibition
November 6th- December 30th
A holiday art show and sale from some of the areas most talented artists. Show More...A wide variety of affordable pieces under $450.00. Find a small gem for yourself or someone on the gift list!
Artists:
Rachael Bridge
Megan Buccere
Jennifer L. Manzella
Jason Goldberg
Mike Sgier
Don Shoffner
Christine Stoughton
Artist reception Friday, November 16th at 6 PM - 9 PM
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artists for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
WINTER LIGHT SPECTACULAR
Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-12/30/18 Time: 5:30 PM-10:00 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-799-4171   |    EMAIL
Lehigh Valley Zoo and presenting sponsor Christmas Décor are filled with excitement for the most magical time of the year as they will kick off their Show More...fifth season of Winter Light Spectacular on Friday, November 9, 2018!
Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of nature as you stroll through tree-lined paths lit up by over 1.1 million twinkling lights and themed animated displays! Warm up next to the cozy outdoor fire pits, while enjoying hot cocoa and s'mores. Don't forget the camera to capture the children's delight when they encounter Santa, The Grinch, Woody, Buzz, Elsa, Princess Belle, Olaf, Minions and friends!
Winter Light Spectacular runs 5:30PM - 10:00PM on Wednesday through Sunday from November 9, 2018, to December 31, 2018. The event will be on break for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Pricing for Winter Light Spectacular 2018: Wednesday & Thursday Adults $11 Children $6; Friday, Saturday & Sunday Adults $14 Children $9; Zoo members Adults $5 Children $4; Children under 2 are always free!. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
THE 40TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 11/13/18-12/30/18 Time: See www.pearlsbuck/holidayevents for dates and times.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Pearl S. Buck International
CONTACT: 215-249-0100   |    EMAIL
The 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark, will be held from November 13 through December 30, 2018 (closed Show More...Nov 22, Dec 24 and Dec 25). Guided tours, Décor Tours, and Candlelight Tours are available per schedule and pricing provided below.
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. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by some of Bucks County's best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck's legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist.
The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region.
Regular guided tours from November 13 through November 21, 2018 (closed Nov 22):
- Monday through Saturday 11 am, 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Sunday 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Regular guided tours from November 24 through December 30, 2018 (closed Dec 24 and Dec 25):
- Mon-Sat 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Sun 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Décor Tours (does not include historical interpretation):
- Monday through Friday at 1 PM
- $7 for all ages
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Candlelight Tours:
- December 1, 8, and 15 at 7:00 PM
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- To make a reservation call 215-249-0100 extension 110 or register online
To learn more about the 40th Annual Festival of Trees or to register for Candlelight Tours, go to www.pearlsbuck.org/holidayevents/. ...Show Less
THE SANTALAND DIARIES
Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 (map)
Date: 12/27/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-970-1199   |    EMAIL
Not recommended for young audiences due to themes
NUNSENSE
Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 (map)
Date: 12/27/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-970-1199   |    EMAIL
Not recommended for young audiences due to themes
WINTERFEST AT DIGGERLAND!
Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08901 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 8567681110   |    EMAIL
An on-going Winter Festival: Your membership or a general admission ticket grants you access to all your favorite rides and heavy machinery attractions. Show More...Plus, the additional experiences and programming that encompass this month-long festival.
- Holiday Hay Ride
- Holiday Parade
- D-Rex & Daisy Meet & Greets
- Bonfires
- Ornament Decorating
- Holiday Decor
- Winter Themed Food and more!. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
Six Flags, 1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-1/1/19 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 732-928-2000   |   
WILD LIGHTS AT ELMWOOD PARK ZOO
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown, PA 19462 (map)
Date: 12/28/18-12/30/18 Time: 6-10 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Elmwood Park Zoo and 1SEO.com
CONTACT: 800.652.4143   |   
You're in for a treat this holiday season as Wild Lights transforms Elmwood Park Zoo into a bright and stunning winter wonderland! Millions of lights Show More...will illuminate all of our 16 acres.
You'll be dazzled by animated installations, interactive elements, and themed attractions. Follow the lighted path to visit Disco Ball Way and Candy Cane Lane, and be sure to stop by Santa's Workshop for photos with the big man himself. And don't forget, Santa's live reindeer will be returning to the zoo for photo ops as well!. Wild Lights is generously sponsored by 1SEO, Philadelphia's leading I.T. support and digital marketing firm. Additional support is provided by the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board.
Wild Lights will also feature the following attractions:
*Santa's Workshop will be open to guests, where they can meet and take photos with the big man himself.
*Santa's reindeer return to the zoo for guest greetings and photos.
*Experience a Treetop Night Adventure like never before. Zipline over our bison in a glowing harness that interacts with select light installations.
*Bubby's Dessert Party features Elmwood Park Zoo's bison mascot helping guests to an assortment of delicious holiday treats, a hot chocolate bar, and gingerbread decorating stations.. ...Show Less
SING FOR AMERICA PRESENTS: WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-12/31/18 Time: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 7:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Sing For America
CONTACT: 610-417-2189   |    EMAIL
Come join Sing For America as we bring this timeless classic to life with all of the charm, fun, and magic that you remember! A musical for all ages to Show More...love and enjoy and a great way to celebrate the Christmas season! Come enter our world of Pure Imagination!. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S WORLD NATIVITIES EXHIBITION
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: Daily 12-4:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret and adapt the Christmas story to represent their own unique Show More...personal and cultural perspectives. As the Museum celebrates the tenth year of this annual exhibition, a special Meet the Artists section offers visitors opportunities to learn more about the creative experience behind the work of Nativity artists and view demonstrations of their techniques. For selected days and times to Meet the Artists: 267.502.2990, info@GlencairnMuseum.org or GlencairnMuseum.org.
Self-guided tour, handicapped accessible
Daily 12-4:30pm. CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
Suggested donation: $5. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S 'CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE' GUIDED TOUR
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: M-F 1:30 & 2:30, Sat-Sun 1:00, 1:30 & 2:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
For 40 years, from the 1940s to 1970s, Glencairn was home to the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family and their lively Christmas festivities. The 45-minute Show More...tour gives visitors an intimate look into how Christmas was celebrated in this 20th-century castle using some of the family's decorations, historic photographs, and family members' recollections. The tour also features significant examples of Nativity art in the Museum's collections, with stops on five different floors. At the close of the tour, visitors can explore the first floor and the World Nativities exhibition on their own. To reserve a spot: 267.502.2990 or tours@GlencairnMuseum.org.
Reservations strongly recommended!
CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
$12, $10 65+/students, Basic Members half price
FREE for Gold & Patron Members, children 3 & under. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS PUTZ AND STAR & CANDLE SHOPPE
Christian Education building, 40 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-12/31/18 Time: Thur/Fri 1-7 pm, Sat 10am-8pm,, Sun 1-5 pm after Christmas 1-5 pm daily    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Central Moravian Church
CONTACT: 610-866-5661   |    EMAIL
Christmas Putz and Star & Candle Shoppe
A tradition at Central since 1937, the Christmas Putz is a retelling of the story of Christ's birth through Show More...narration and music, while tiny lights illuminate each miniature scene. The figures in Central's Putz, many of them antiques of German origin, are displayed amidst live moss, driftwood and rocks. The Putz is shown every half hour.
On the same level as the Putz is the Star and Candle Shoppe with the same hours. Many unique hand-crafted gifts and special Moravian items are for sale here such as German stars, ornaments, hand-made quality crafts by local artists, jewelry, baked goods, Moravian CDs, books and much more.. ...Show Less
GIFT OF GIVING 2018
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/31/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
In our annual celebration of art and giving, we present a selection of mugs and bowls created by high school ceramics students in the Central Bucks School Show More...District. Paintings, drawings, and 2-D mixed media works created by students from the Fine Arts department at Central Bucks West will also be displayed. At the close of the exhibition, all of the ceramic works will be gift-wrapped and delivered to Trinity Episcopal Church-Buckingham, to be distributed to area residents affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and first generation language barriers. This exhibition will be on view during our Holiday Open House on December 11.. ...Show Less
Events for 12/30/18 (Sunday)
WINTER WONDERLAND TOURS OF FONTHILL CASTLE
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/31/18 Time: Mon-Sat., 10 am -5 pm, Sun., Noon -5 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461   |    EMAIL
Take a holiday tour of Fonthill to see the castle elegantly dressed up with themed trees, Victorian decorations and greens throughout the house.
BUCKS COUNTY TREEFEST
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 11/21/18-1/3/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
A unique celebration that brings together Bucks County's tourism businesses, residents and visitors alike with holiday spirit and creatively decorated Show More...trees! The Bucks County Holiday TreeFest is a presentation of more than 20 uniquely themed trees that are created by local tourism businesses and on display in the Visitor Center throughout the holiday season. The decorated displays are then voted on by fans in the Visitor Center or by using the hashtag BucksTreeFest.. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY TOURS AT HISTORIC PENNYPACKER MILLS
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 12/25/18-12/30/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
From the hand-blown glass ornaments to the plainly wrapped treasures beneath, Christmas at the Mills is a sight to behold! Hear the story of how Christmas Show More...cards began, why clear toy candy was so popular, and how the Pennypacker family celebrated this holiday in Victorian style! The Museum Shop is stocked with wonderful ornaments, glass icicles, gifts, clear toy candy, Wilbur Buds, and much more. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation. FREE Admission & Parking. All ages, suggested donation $2/person.. ...Show Less
BIG TALENT, SMALL WORKS ANNUAL SALES EXHIBITION
Black Moth Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 11/6/18-12/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
2nd Annual Small Works Sales Exhibition
November 6th- December 30th
A holiday art show and sale from some of the areas most talented artists. Show More...A wide variety of affordable pieces under $450.00. Find a small gem for yourself or someone on the gift list!
Artists:
Rachael Bridge
Megan Buccere
Jennifer L. Manzella
Jason Goldberg
Mike Sgier
Don Shoffner
Christine Stoughton
Artist reception Friday, November 16th at 6 PM - 9 PM
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artists for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
WINTER LIGHT SPECTACULAR
Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-12/30/18 Time: 5:30 PM-10:00 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-799-4171   |    EMAIL
Lehigh Valley Zoo and presenting sponsor Christmas Décor are filled with excitement for the most magical time of the year as they will kick off their Show More...fifth season of Winter Light Spectacular on Friday, November 9, 2018!
Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of nature as you stroll through tree-lined paths lit up by over 1.1 million twinkling lights and themed animated displays! Warm up next to the cozy outdoor fire pits, while enjoying hot cocoa and s'mores. Don't forget the camera to capture the children's delight when they encounter Santa, The Grinch, Woody, Buzz, Elsa, Princess Belle, Olaf, Minions and friends!
Winter Light Spectacular runs 5:30PM - 10:00PM on Wednesday through Sunday from November 9, 2018, to December 31, 2018. The event will be on break for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Pricing for Winter Light Spectacular 2018: Wednesday & Thursday Adults $11 Children $6; Friday, Saturday & Sunday Adults $14 Children $9; Zoo members Adults $5 Children $4; Children under 2 are always free!. ...Show Less
GINGERBREAD BRIDGES AND SKYSCRAPERS CHALLENGE
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
It's that time of year again! The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to again host its popular Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Show More...Last year saw everything from recreations of Tony Stark's Stark Tower from the Iron Man movies to portrayals of Allentown's 8th Street Bridge and a six foot high version of the Empire State Building!
Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills as you design your tasty constructions. All entries will be displayed in the museum from November 23rd through December 30th. Each age category will have two winners (Best Design and Most Creative) and each will receive an exciting prize!
The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Reception on November 29th at 6pm.
Get more info at: http://nmih.org/nmihevents/gingerbread-bridges-and-skyscrapers-challenge/. ...Show Less
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
BETHLEHEM BY NIGHT BUS TOUR
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 5:00-7:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Sit back and experience the Christmas City on a trip back in time with a certified guide in period dress. Deemed "the best way to see Bethlehem" this Show More...tour includes a visit to the famous star atop South Mountain, a look at early and current local holiday traditions, and access to historic highlights in north and south Bethlehem. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: Adults: $17, Children: $11 *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS CITY STROLL
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/30/18 Time: Tours leaving from 2:00-6:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Experience "The Christmas City" on a walking tour of one of America's National Historic Landmark Districts with certified guides in period dress leading Show More...you through centuries of Bethlehem's rich history. Highlights Include: the tale of a candle-in-every-window, Bethlehem's exquisite Victorian and colonial architecture, two National Historic Landmarks, and learning about the renowned Bethlehem Star.
The tour lasts about an hour and covers a four-block radius. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $17 per adult, $11 per child *includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
THE 40TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944 (map)
Date: 11/13/18-12/30/18 Time: See www.pearlsbuck/holidayevents for dates and times.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Pearl S. Buck International
CONTACT: 215-249-0100   |    EMAIL
The 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark, will be held from November 13 through December 30, 2018 (closed Show More...Nov 22, Dec 24 and Dec 25). Guided tours, Décor Tours, and Candlelight Tours are available per schedule and pricing provided below.
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. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by some of Bucks County's best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck's legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist.
The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region.
Regular guided tours from November 13 through November 21, 2018 (closed Nov 22):
- Monday through Saturday 11 am, 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Sunday 1 pm & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Regular guided tours from November 24 through December 30, 2018 (closed Dec 24 and Dec 25):
- Mon-Sat 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Sun 12 pm, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- No reservation required
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Décor Tours (does not include historical interpretation):
- Monday through Friday at 1 PM
- $7 for all ages
- Tickets available at the Welcome Center
Candlelight Tours:
- December 1, 8, and 15 at 7:00 PM
- Adults $16, Seniors $13, Students $8
- To make a reservation call 215-249-0100 extension 110 or register online
To learn more about the 40th Annual Festival of Trees or to register for Candlelight Tours, go to www.pearlsbuck.org/holidayevents/. ...Show Less
THE SANTALAND DIARIES
Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 (map)
Date: 12/27/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-970-1199   |    EMAIL
Not recommended for young audiences due to themes
NUNSENSE
Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 (map)
Date: 12/27/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-970-1199   |    EMAIL
Not recommended for young audiences due to themes
WINTERFEST AT DIGGERLAND!
Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08901 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-12/30/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 8567681110   |    EMAIL
An on-going Winter Festival: Your membership or a general admission ticket grants you access to all your favorite rides and heavy machinery attractions. Show More...Plus, the additional experiences and programming that encompass this month-long festival.
- Holiday Hay Ride
- Holiday Parade
- D-Rex & Daisy Meet & Greets
- Bonfires
- Ornament Decorating
- Holiday Decor
- Winter Themed Food and more!. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
Six Flags, 1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-1/1/19 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 732-928-2000   |   
WILD LIGHTS AT ELMWOOD PARK ZOO
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown, PA 19462 (map)
Date: 12/28/18-12/30/18 Time: 6-10 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Elmwood Park Zoo and 1SEO.com
CONTACT: 800.652.4143   |   
You're in for a treat this holiday season as Wild Lights transforms Elmwood Park Zoo into a bright and stunning winter wonderland! Millions of lights Show More...will illuminate all of our 16 acres.
You'll be dazzled by animated installations, interactive elements, and themed attractions. Follow the lighted path to visit Disco Ball Way and Candy Cane Lane, and be sure to stop by Santa's Workshop for photos with the big man himself. And don't forget, Santa's live reindeer will be returning to the zoo for photo ops as well!. Wild Lights is generously sponsored by 1SEO, Philadelphia's leading I.T. support and digital marketing firm. Additional support is provided by the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board.
Wild Lights will also feature the following attractions:
*Santa's Workshop will be open to guests, where they can meet and take photos with the big man himself.
*Santa's reindeer return to the zoo for guest greetings and photos.
*Experience a Treetop Night Adventure like never before. Zipline over our bison in a glowing harness that interacts with select light installations.
*Bubby's Dessert Party features Elmwood Park Zoo's bison mascot helping guests to an assortment of delicious holiday treats, a hot chocolate bar, and gingerbread decorating stations.. ...Show Less
SING FOR AMERICA PRESENTS: WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-12/31/18 Time: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 7:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Sing For America
CONTACT: 610-417-2189   |    EMAIL
Come join Sing For America as we bring this timeless classic to life with all of the charm, fun, and magic that you remember! A musical for all ages to Show More...love and enjoy and a great way to celebrate the Christmas season! Come enter our world of Pure Imagination!. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S WORLD NATIVITIES EXHIBITION
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: Daily 12-4:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret and adapt the Christmas story to represent their own unique Show More...personal and cultural perspectives. As the Museum celebrates the tenth year of this annual exhibition, a special Meet the Artists section offers visitors opportunities to learn more about the creative experience behind the work of Nativity artists and view demonstrations of their techniques. For selected days and times to Meet the Artists: 267.502.2990, info@GlencairnMuseum.org or GlencairnMuseum.org.
Self-guided tour, handicapped accessible
Daily 12-4:30pm. CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
Suggested donation: $5. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S 'CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE' GUIDED TOUR
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: M-F 1:30 & 2:30, Sat-Sun 1:00, 1:30 & 2:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
For 40 years, from the 1940s to 1970s, Glencairn was home to the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family and their lively Christmas festivities. The 45-minute Show More...tour gives visitors an intimate look into how Christmas was celebrated in this 20th-century castle using some of the family's decorations, historic photographs, and family members' recollections. The tour also features significant examples of Nativity art in the Museum's collections, with stops on five different floors. At the close of the tour, visitors can explore the first floor and the World Nativities exhibition on their own. To reserve a spot: 267.502.2990 or tours@GlencairnMuseum.org.
Reservations strongly recommended!
CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
$12, $10 65+/students, Basic Members half price
FREE for Gold & Patron Members, children 3 & under. ...Show Less
PEEPSFEST®
SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/30/18-12/31/18 Time: 10am - 5:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-297-7100   |    EMAIL
Family fun is the name of the game at PEEPSFEST®, the annual two-day New Year's Eve festival celebrating the fun and excitement of the PEEPS® Brand at Show More...the iconic SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA. Each year, fans arrive from all over the country to enjoy family-friendly activities and marvel at the PEEPS® Chick Drop - a 4-feet, 9-inches tall, 400-pound lit PEEPS® Chick that descends at 5:15 p.m. on Dec. 31 to commemorate the beginning of an exciting new year.
Family entertainment including: kid friendly bands, magicians, the Family Disco Lounge, kids fun run, clowns, balloon making and more.. ...Show Less
CHRISTMAS PUTZ AND STAR & CANDLE SHOPPE
Christian Education building, 40 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-12/31/18 Time: Thur/Fri 1-7 pm, Sat 10am-8pm,, Sun 1-5 pm after Christmas 1-5 pm daily    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Central Moravian Church
CONTACT: 610-866-5661   |    EMAIL
Christmas Putz and Star & Candle Shoppe
A tradition at Central since 1937, the Christmas Putz is a retelling of the story of Christ's birth through Show More...narration and music, while tiny lights illuminate each miniature scene. The figures in Central's Putz, many of them antiques of German origin, are displayed amidst live moss, driftwood and rocks. The Putz is shown every half hour.
On the same level as the Putz is the Star and Candle Shoppe with the same hours. Many unique hand-crafted gifts and special Moravian items are for sale here such as German stars, ornaments, hand-made quality crafts by local artists, jewelry, baked goods, Moravian CDs, books and much more.. ...Show Less
GIFT OF GIVING 2018
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/6/18-12/31/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
In our annual celebration of art and giving, we present a selection of mugs and bowls created by high school ceramics students in the Central Bucks School Show More...District. Paintings, drawings, and 2-D mixed media works created by students from the Fine Arts department at Central Bucks West will also be displayed. At the close of the exhibition, all of the ceramic works will be gift-wrapped and delivered to Trinity Episcopal Church-Buckingham, to be distributed to area residents affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and first generation language barriers. This exhibition will be on view during our Holiday Open House on December 11.. ...Show Less
Events for 12/31/18 (Monday)
WINTER WONDERLAND TOURS OF FONTHILL CASTLE
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 12/1/18-12/31/18 Time: Mon-Sat., 10 am -5 pm, Sun., Noon -5 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-348-9461   |    EMAIL
Take a holiday tour of Fonthill to see the castle elegantly dressed up with themed trees, Victorian decorations and greens throughout the house.
BUCKS COUNTY TREEFEST
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 11/21/18-1/3/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
A unique celebration that brings together Bucks County's tourism businesses, residents and visitors alike with holiday spirit and creatively decorated Show More...trees! The Bucks County Holiday TreeFest is a presentation of more than 20 uniquely themed trees that are created by local tourism businesses and on display in the Visitor Center throughout the holiday season. The decorated displays are then voted on by fans in the Visitor Center or by using the hashtag BucksTreeFest.. ...Show Less
NEW YEARS EVE PARTY - MUSICOLOGY
Cactus Grill, 7200 Easton Road, Pipersville, PA 18947 (map)
Date: 12/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-766-9840   |    EMAIL
CELEBRATING THE NEW YEAR WITH SOPRANO CARLA MAFFIOLETTI
Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton, NJ 08608 (map)
Date: 12/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: (609) 984-8484   |   
TREES OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees beautifully decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison! Dispersed across four historic sites Show More...(1810 Goundie House, Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and the Single Sisters' House), Trees of Historic Bethlehem will amaze visitors with decorations and ornaments inspired by historic artwork from our collection. Presented in conjunction with our Sketched Out exhibit, each Tree will be paired with a piece of artwork such as a painting, tapestry, or sculpture and accompanied by a Holiday Putz. View these dazzling trees and vote for your favorite. Enjoy our annual tree display as part of your family's holiday tradition or start a new tradition this year! Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates and times.. ...Show Less
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Ticket holders will find their carriage on the Main Street side of Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-12/31/18 Time: Rides available from 3:00-9:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
Witness the beauty of Bethlehem's downtown National Historic Landmark District with an elegant Christmas carriage ride. Enjoy a holiday tradition for Show More...locals and guests alike. These cozy, serene horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful downtown North Bethlehem are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas City with your family and friends! The carriage seats up to 4 people + 2 children on laps. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates and times.
Cost: $70 *Includes service fees
Contact: 1-800-360-TOUR. ...Show Less
HOLIDAY PUTZ TRAIL
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (map)
Date: 11/16/18-1/13/19 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
CONTACT: 6103608687   |    EMAIL
View the Holiday Putz Trail! A Putz is a traditional Moravian decoration that features ornate figurines, animals, and building scenes to tell the Nativity Show More...Story. These miniature replicas depict various settings of the Nativity story using ornate, hand-crafted figurines. Each set may feature animals, buildings, and amazing details to recreate the holiest of scenes.
Our Holiday Putz Trail is a collection of displays at four of our historic sites (Kemerer Museum, Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Single Sisters' House, and 1810 Goundie House). An additional Putz Trail location is at the Central Moravian Church.. ...Show Less
READING SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - NYE: THE MUSIC OF JAMES TAYLOR & CAROLE KING
Santander Performing Arts Center, 136 North 6th Street, Reading, PA 19601 (map)
Date: 12/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610 898-7299   |    EMAIL
2019 NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 77 Sands Blvd, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 12/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-297-7414   |    EMAIL
HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
Six Flags, 1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-1/1/19 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 732-928-2000   |   
PHILLYBLOCO (23-PIECE BAND & DANCE PARTY)
118 North, 118 N Wayne Ave, Wayne, PA 19087 (map)
Date: 12/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: (610) 971-2628   |    EMAIL
SING FOR AMERICA PRESENTS: WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 (map)
Date: 12/26/18-12/31/18 Time: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 7:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Sing For America
CONTACT: 610-417-2189   |    EMAIL
Come join Sing For America as we bring this timeless classic to life with all of the charm, fun, and magic that you remember! A musical for all ages to Show More...love and enjoy and a great way to celebrate the Christmas season! Come enter our world of Pure Imagination!. ...Show Less
NEW YEARS EVE DANCE PARTY
Petersville Rod & Gun Club, 550 Club Rd, Bath, PA 18014 (map)
Date: 12/31/18 Time: 6:30 PM - 12:30 AM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-746-4847   |   
Ring in the New Year at Petersville Rod & Gun Club's NEW YEARS EVE PARTY with D.H. Productions DJ's For All Occasions (dhpro.com)!

This special Show More...event is open to the public! 18 & Up.
A D.H. Productions DJ's For All Occasions door prize for a dinner for two from Texas Roadhouse - Bethlehem will be up for grabs!

PLUS! Mention or share / tag a person about this on FB & get a special gift for the New Year at the event while supplies last! Contact Kathy Or Rich 610-746-4847. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S WORLD NATIVITIES EXHIBITION
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: Daily 12-4:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret and adapt the Christmas story to represent their own unique Show More...personal and cultural perspectives. As the Museum celebrates the tenth year of this annual exhibition, a special Meet the Artists section offers visitors opportunities to learn more about the creative experience behind the work of Nativity artists and view demonstrations of their techniques. For selected days and times to Meet the Artists: 267.502.2990, info@GlencairnMuseum.org or GlencairnMuseum.org.
Self-guided tour, handicapped accessible
Daily 12-4:30pm. CLOSED 12/10, 11, 24 & 25
Suggested donation: $5. ...Show Less
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM'S 'CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE' GUIDED TOUR
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 11/23/18-1/6/19 Time: