Christmas Celebrations Around Bucks County and Beyond

In Bucks County:

Where to see Santa:

Oxford Valley Mall

November 6 - December 24, 2015
Santa Pet Photo Night:
Sunday November 15
Sunday November 22
Sunday December 6
6:00PM - 8:00PM

Neshaminy Mall

November 14 - December 24, 2015
Pet Nights:
Monday evenings 5:00-8:00PM from November 16 - December 14




New Hope

The North Pole Express train ride with Santa
New Hope and Ivyland Railroad
32 W. Bridge Street
New Hope, PA 18938
November 21 - December 31, 2015





Peddler's Village
Located in Lahaska, PA
BUT when using GPS, use this address:
2400 Street Road
New Hope, PA 18938

November 20, 2015
6pm-9pm - Lights switch on at 6:15
Free Admission and Free Parking
Santa comes to Bucks County for the annual Grand Illumination Celebration

Giggleberry Fair Photos With Santa
November 20 - December 23
Check website for days and times.

Breakfast with Santa
November 22, 29, December 13, 20

Gingerbread House Competition and Display
November 20, 2015 - January 2, 2016

Christmas Festival
December 5 - 6, 2015
Santa Parade on Saturday and Sunday at 1:30PM


Pennsbury Manor Holly Nights
400 Pennbury Memorial Road
Morrisville, PA 19067

For 2015:
December 3 at 6:00PM
December 4 at 9:00PM

Pennsbury Manor by candlelight, featuring crackling bonfires, carolers, candlelit tours of the Manor House, and craft demonstrations.


Sesame Place in Langhorne:
Sesame Place in Langhorne
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA 19047
near Oxford Valley Mall

Special Events and Holiday Celebrations

Santa's Grand Arrival is November 21, 2015 at 5:15PM!!

A Very Furry Christmas
Millions of twinkling lights, decorations, whirling rides, Christmas shows, Christmas menus, super holiday shopping, and a visit with Santa.

Elmo the Musical

A Sesame Street Christmas Show

1-2-3 Christmas Tree Show

Elmo's Christmas Wish Show

Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade


Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Yardley, PA 19067

Santa will be arriving at Shady Brook by helicopter on Friday, November 27, 2015 at 4:00PM
The famous Holiday Light Show will be open every night from November 21, 2015 - January 10, 2016 from 5:00PM-10:00PM
Drive through the show in your own car or, weather-permitting, and open air wagon, and enjoy holiday displays and characters.

Also visit and have your photo taken with Santa in their greenhouse. Check the website for dates and times.


In Philadelphia:

Wanamaker Organ Light Show

Macy's Christmas Light Show
Grand Court
November 27, 2015 - December 31, 2015 - closed Christmas Day

Macy's Dickens Christmas Village
3rd Floor Holiday Lane
November 27, 2015 - December 31, 2015

Macy's is inside The Wanamaker Building
1300 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Store Information - 2015-241-9000


In Pennsylvania:

Christmas in Bethlehem
Christmas in Downtown Bethlehem
25 W. Third Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Bethlehem is about 1 hour and 30 minutes north of Yardley near Allentown, PA

Bethlehem features the Christkindlmarkt:

Thursdays December 3 - 17
Fridays November 20 - December 18
Saturdays November 21 - December 19
Sundays November 22 - December 20

The Christmas City Tree Lighting Ceremony is Friday November 27!

There is shopping:

Music in the Museum, Christmas City Follies, The Nutcracker, Live Bethlehem Christmas Pageant and more

Holiday events include Make Your Own Glass Ornament, Clay Cookie Dough Ornaments, Holiday Cocktail Trail, and more! Check the schedule for more events and information.


Dickens of a Christmas in Wellsboro
Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce
114 Main Street
Wellsboro, PA 16901

Wellsboro is about 4 hours and 30 minutes northwest of Yardley, PA

Dickens of a Christmas is on Saturday, December 5, 2015 beginning at 9:00AM

There will be food and craft vendors, strolling musicians and singers, dancers, street-corner thespians, the Wellsboro Men's and Women's Choruses, luncheons, concerts, tours. Last year there were over 175 craft and food vendors lining the streets dressed in Victorian garb.

"A Christmas Carol" will be performed at the Coolidge Theater and Warehouse Theater several times.

The annual community Christmas tree lighting and carol sing is at 5:30PM.


Hershey Park
Hershey Park's Christmas Candylane in Hershey
100 W. Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
1-800-HERSHEY (437-7439)

Family fun starts November 13, 2015

Biggest and brightest Hersheypark Christmas Candylane yet!
Visit with Santa and his 9 live reindeer
Ice skating at Rudolph's Skating Pond
Holiday-themed entertainment:
A Music Box Christmas: The Littlest Tree show
Noel at The Hollow - breathtaking light show with more than 200,000 dancing lights and favorite Christmas music
Christmas Candylane Storytime
Our Friends from the Sea at the Aquatheater
Holiday shopping, seasonal treats, and more!


Indiana, PA
is the Christmas Tree Capital of the World
one hour east of Pittsburgh at foothills of the Allegheny Mountains

It's a Wonderful Life - Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana
Indiana is the birthplace of Jimmy Stewart, start of the classic Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life
The museum is devoted to the actor's film, radio, television, and military career and highlights from this civic leader's life. There is a 1930s vintage movie theater which plays the Christmas classic throughout the holiday season.


Kozier's Christmas Village
Koziar's Christmas Village
782 Christmas Village Road
Bernville, PA 19506

near Reading, PA
Facebook -

Koziar's opened November 7, 2015
for hours, please visit:
There are beautiful glass building displays including Santa's Post Office, Old-Fashioned Bakery, The Night Before Christmas, The Kissing Bridge, and more!
At Santa's headquarters on Santa Clause Lane, you can tell him your Christmas wishes and have a photo taken.


Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens Kennett Square
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

A Longwood Christmas
November 26, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Music, Performances, Theater, Classes, Workshops, Dining Events, and more!


Mifflinburg Christkindl Market
The 27th Annual Mifflinburg Christkindl Market
401 Market Street
Mifflinburg, PA 17844

Mifflin is about 2 hours 45 minutes from Yardley, PA just north of Lancaster

December 10-12, 2015
Features a live Nativity, sweet treats, fantastic food like bratwurst, knockwurst, pork schnitzel, Hungarian goulash, and more, unique gifts, Kinder World (lantern parade, crafts, pictures with Santa, Elf School), The Cancellation Stamp, and plenty of entertainment (zither, dulcimer, moral concerts, talks about Germany and collecting old glass Christmas ornaments, Christkindl Cinema)


Olde Time Christmas in Jim Thorpe
Pocono Mountains

The Tree Lighting Ceremony is Friday, December 4, 2015 at 5:00PM

Train Rides with Santa -
Strolling carolers and musicians, Victorian Holiday Decorations, Scavenger Hunt, Meet Under the Mistletoe, Gingerbread House Contest, and more!


In New Jersey:

Six Flags in New Jersey Holiday in the Park
1 Six Flags Boulevard
Jackson, New Jersey 08527
November 21, 2015 - January 3, 2016

The first year for Holiday in the Park - Six Flags is transformed into a winter wonderland with over a million twinkling lights, shows, thrilling rides, Santa, and special holiday activities, and unique food and seasonal treats.


In New York:

Rockefeller Center
45 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10111

See their website for more information about the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Top of the Rock Observation Deck, SixtyFive Bar and Cocktail Lounge, Rainbow Room, and many other attractions and shops in Rockefeller Center.

The tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Rockefeller Plaza between West 48th and 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

Time Out New York ( has great information on other events in NYC including the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Holiday Windows, and NYC New Year's Eve!


And Christmas Around the World:

Travel and Leisure's America's Best Towns for the Holidays

10 Best Small Towns for the Holidays by SmarterTravel
Lancaster, PA is on the list!

19 of the World's Most Magical Christmas Towns


Have a wonderful holiday season!!

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