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Weekend Fun for Families in Bucks County: 30+ Things To Do With Kids December 17-19

Holiday Movies, Light Displays, Train Rides, and more with Santa, Krampus, and The Grinch are sure to help your whole family get in a festive mood this weekend!

Need ideas for things to do with the kids this weekend? We’ve found something great for you, every day.

Please be sure to check with the host location about their health and safety protocols, as well as their registration requirements, prior to heading out!

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2021 Christmas in Doylestown Outdoor Lights Tour
ST. Paul’s 84 EAST OAKLAND AVENUE, Doylestown

Enjoy a beautiful night of Christmas lights!! Bundle up for a winter walk or take a cozy car ride to view spectacularly decorated homes. FREE walking/driving tour of exterior holiday decorations. Then vote online for your favorite, voting determines winners in 4 categories!

Celebrate the Holidays at The Bucks County Children’s Museum
10:00 am – 4:00 pm 
The Bucks County Children’s Museum 500 Union Square Dr, New Hope

The Bucks County Children’s Museum strives to provide an environment that welcomes ALL young learners through universal design and thoughtful accommodations. Reserve your weekend or holiday date to play on their website! Masks are required for all guests ages 2+.

Christmas at Feeney’s: Dept. 56
Feeney’s 1134 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville, PA

Feeney’s is a worthwhile place to visit during any time of year, but holiday season is where it becomes especially magical. Dept. 56 museum offers an interactive display of miniature villages like North Pole Series and even Harry Potter for your littlest Potterhead!  

Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA

Each year during the Annual Festival of Trees, 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 Bucks County’s best artists, decorators, and local community groups.

Holiday Lights Meander: 30-Minute “On Your Own” Timed Holiday Experience
Fonthill Castle 525 E Court St, Doylestown, PA

Explore the special 2021 Holiday Lights Meander route with your loved ones gazing at the splendor of the holiday decorations of historic Fonthill Castle. Knowledgeable tour guides will be available along the holiday route to answer your questions and make this a seasonal experience.

The North Pole Express and Santa’s Steam Spectacular on the New Hope Railroad
9:00 am – 8:00 pm 
New Hope Railroad 32 W Bridge St, New Hope

Meet with Santa on the steam locomotive pulling Santa’s Steam Spectacular and share your Christmas wishes with him. Sip hot chocolate and enjoy a freshly baked cookie while singing along with the railroad’s roaming musicians as they play Christmas carols.

Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm 
Shady Brook Farm 931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley

More than 3 million lights illuminate the farm with fantastic displays at Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show. You can drive through in the comfort of your own car, or enjoy the show on an open-air wagon ride.

Trail of Cheer
Northhampton Municipal Park 281 Hatboro Rd, Churchville

Take a walk for the holidays and enjoy the wonders of the holiday season. Stroll the paths of the Northampton Municipal Park and take in the sights and sounds during daylight hours. Sing and carol along with a recording from the Bucks County Women’s Chorus.

A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne

During the holidays, Sesame Place is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with millions of twinkling lights and festive decorations all around. Their 1-2-3 Christmas Tree show features an illuminated pixel-based tree, that will project festive animated images while guests can sing and dance.

Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
Elmwood Park Zoo 1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, PA

With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever! 

Friday, December 17, 2021

Jolly Jammy Jam featuring Mrs. Clause
December 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm 
Community Meeting Room at Doylestown Central Park

Put on you favorite holiday jammies and head to Doylestown Central Park!! Jolly Jammy Jam with Mrs. Clause! Get ready to decorate Mrs. Clause’s famous holiday cookies and make some pretty cool holiday crafts you can take home.

Luminaria Stroll
December 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peace Valley Nature Center 170 N Chapman Rd, Doylestown, PA

Take in the glow of the season. Stroll the meandering trail following the flickering lights. we welcome your leashed non-aggressive canine. 

Christmas Village Grinch Selfie Night
December 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Neshaminy Square Shopping Center 4201 Nashaminy Blvd, Bensalem

Bring the whole family (pets too!) to take a photo with the one and only Grinch!

An American Christmas Songbook
December 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
Bristol Riverside Theatre 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA

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 and heartwarming holiday songs. 

Saturday, December 18, 2021

The Polar Express at Newtown Theatre
December 18 @ 10:00 am
Newtown Theatre 120 North State Street, Newtown, PA

Bring the whole family to the historic Newtown Theatre and join a young boy on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. Come out in your finest Christmas PJs and enjoy the movie, free hot chocolate, and a free Santa sleigh

December 18 @ 10:00 am
Harley Hill Farm LLC 451 Kellers Rd, Quakertown, PA

Looking for that “old fashioned and magical” family holiday experience? Bring the family to this 1880s beautiful Bucks County farm. Come visit 30 alpacas, including 4 new babies. Enjoy a complimentary cup of hot cocoa as you browse through the local PRE-CUT Christmas trees.

Brunch with Santa at the Plumsteadville Inn
December 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plumsteadville Inn 5902 Easton Rd, Pipersville, PA

Reservations are highly recommended for this exclusive meal with Jolly Old Saint Nick.

You & Me Gingerbread House Decorating (ages 3 & up w/adult)
December 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Silly Spoons LLC 408 S State St, Newtown, PA

Decorate your very own gingerbread house with your little ones! Please note, masks are required for this event.

Christmas Village Santa’s arrival
December 18 @ 12:00 pm
Neshaminy Square Shopping Center 4201 Nashaminy Blvd, Bensalem, PA

Greet Santa as he arrives at Christmas Village on a fire truck.

Lunch with the Grinch
December 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Green Parrot Restaurant Pub and Patio 240 N Sycamore St, Newtown, PA

Come on down to Who-Ville for Lunch with THE GRINCH ! Featuring Scott the Balloon Artist Free Entry to Who-Ville with Kids Meal Purchase Free Pictures with THE GRINCH + Free Holiday Balloon Animals.

Winter Festival
December 18 @ 12:00 pm – December 19 @ 4:00 pm
Froehlichs Farm 3143 York Rd, Furlong, PA

This event is held at the farm’s Garden Center. Food and Beverage for Sale, Fire Pits, Music, Local Winery and Brewery, Inflatables, Kids Craft, Special Holiday Guests, Christmas Trees, Live Greens, Gift Shop, and more!

Kids Holiday Art Workshops
December 18 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Art in the Barn 91 Rogers Rd, Furlong, PA

To celebrate the Holidays, join the Art in the Barn crew for a fun-filled and creative day in the barn.

Caroling Under the Stars
December 18 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Byers’ Choice LTD 4355 County Line Rd, Chalfont, PA

Celebrate the Christmas season! The fun starts early and ends by starlight with a strolling accordion player, storytime with Mrs. Claus, and caroling under the stars. Traditional Christmas Caroling will take place in the formal gardens at Byers’ Choice.

Saturdays with Santa – Discover Doylestown
December 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
Anthony Robert Haberdashery 37 E State St, Doylestown, PA

Come see Santa at Anthony Robert Haberdashery on E State Street on Saturday evenings!

Rockin’ Christmas at the Newtown Theatre
December 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Newtown Theatre 120 North State Street, Newtown, PA

Come out for a night of music, this concert will feature an eclectic mix of upbeat Christmas standards along with some slower folk and stripped-down songs. 

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Christmas Child – Family FUN Day
December 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Painting with a twist 2337 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA

Come to this special Christmas and Starwars themed event !! Paint a Christmas baby yodo! This event is for everyone ages 5 and above! Please arrive 15 mins early to settle in. Bring your own snacks and NON alcoholic beverages.

Christmas Village Story time with Santa
December 19 @ 1:00 pm
Neshaminy Square Shopping Center 4201 Nashaminy Blvd, Bensalem, PA

Santa will be having story time at Christmas Village. Enjoy a tale told by Santa himself at 1pm.

It’s a Wonderful Life at The Newtown Theatre
December 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Newtown Theatre 120 North State Street, Newtown, PA

Come see this classic holiday film with the whole family! The doors open at 1 PM and the movie begins at 2 PM. All tickets are general admission and will be sold only at the door. 

A Charlie Brown Christmas with the Eric Mintel Quartet
December 19 @ 3:00 pm
The James Lorah Memorial Home 132 N Main St, Doylestown, PA

Get into the holiday spirit by attending this unique jazz concert at The James Lorah Memorial Home. Guests can expect an afternoon full of music when the Eric Mintel Quartet brings the soundtrack from Charles Schulz’s endearing 1965 holiday classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” to life.

Christmas Village Holiday Music Night
December 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Neshaminy Square Shopping Center 4201 Nashaminy Blvd, Bensalem, PA

Enjoy some Christmas tunes at Christmas Village. They will be having a toasty bonifire to keep warm and roast marshmallows!! Come on by when the sun goes down to make some S’mores and enjoy the music.

Krampus Is Coming to Town!
December 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bolton Mansion 85 Holly Dr, Levittown, PA

Have you been bad this year? This is your chance to sit on Ol’ Krampy’s lap and tell him why you should be on Santa’s nice list, and not on The Krampus’s naughty list. Da’ Grynch will also be here for pics!

Feature photo of The North Pole Express and Santa’s Steam Spectacular, courtesy of New Hope Railroad.

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