The holiday season is quickly approaching!
Getaway with your family and see the top winter activities and festive events located in Bucks County, PA…
1. Ride through the countryside on a 1950’s locomotive
‘Santa’s Steam Spectacular’
Dates: 11/11 – 12/31
Cost: $65 – $95
Location: New Hope & Ivyland Railroad; New Hope, PA
New this year returns the historic #40 steam engine! Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a ride upon their magical Steam Train adventure through the historic Bucks County countryside. This Santa Steam Spectacular departs New Hope Station for a round trip to the North Pole. Savor warm cocoa and cookies and get your picture taken with Santa on this historic locomotive.
2. Sing along with furry friends at ‘A Very Furry Christmas’
Dates: 11/18 – 12/31
Location: Sesame Place; Langhorne, PA
Sing along at three special Christmas shows and a spectacular music and light show at Sesame Place’s giant 1-2-3 Christmas Tree. Take a train ride tour through the Twiddlebugs’ Gingerbread Cookie Factory on the Sesame Place Furry Express, and don’t miss the fantastic Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade with music and dance moves that will have everyone dancing along and joining in the fun. Plus, meet Lightning, the adorable reindeer from the movie Elmo Saves Christmas.
3. Get in the holiday spirit at ‘Christmas Festival’
Dates: 12/3 – 12/4
Location: Peddler’s Village; Lahaska, PA
Celebrate the holidays at the annual Peddler’s Village Christmas Festival! Shops are open until 9 pm on Saturday and 7 pm on Sunday. Catch the Santa Parade through the Village on both Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. throughout the entire Village! Visit the Annual Gingerbread House Competition and Display in the Village Gazebo and Strolling musicians entertain visitors with holiday favorites throughout the weekend. By evening, one million twinkling lights will transform the Village into a winter wonderland. The Village is beautifully decorated, Victorian-style, with fruit wreaths and greenery, and there’s lots of live entertainment.
4. See history repeat itself at the Washington Crossing reenactment
Dates: 12/10 and 12/25
Location: Washington Crossing Historic Park; Washington Crossing, PA
George Washington’s daring 1776 Christmas Day crossing of the Delaware River and defeat of the opposing troops in Trenton is considered a turning point in the Revolutionary War. Witness this historic event for yourself during one of two reenactments in December! Featuring several hundred reenactors clad in Continental military dress and George Washington himself. Listen as General Washington delivers an inspiring speech and then leads his troops across the river in replica Durham boats.
5. Take a winter wonderland décor tour of Fonthill Castle
Dates: 12/2 – 12/31
Cost: $15 Reservations required.
Location: Fonthill Castle; Doylestown, PA
Take a holiday decoration tour featuring the exquisitely decorated trees, Victorian decorations, and greens throughout the house. Trees in each room are themed to express the varied interests of owner Henry Mercer, including nature (Williamsburg Fruit Tree), his dogs (Rollo the Dog Tree) and more! Reservations required.
Who doesn’t love to save some money? Please check out the deals below:
* Currently, at Sesame Place you can save $5 on your Christmas ticket valid for 1 visits between 11/18 and 12/31 (https://sesameplace.com/philadelphia/tickets/).
* At Fonthill Castle you get $1 off adult admission with AAA and active military is free year-round.
Check out the Bucks County, PA website: http://www.visitbuckscounty.com/places-to-stay/special-offers/