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Christmastime in Bucks County

by Mary Melnick

Nov 21, 2022

This time of year is one of my favorites; I love everything that comes with the holiday season! I love spending time with loved ones, decorating for Christmas, driving around seeing the outdoor Christmas lights and much more.

In Bucks County, where I grew up, there is a wide variety of Christmas activities for families to explore. The first stop is Peddler’s Village in Lahaska. The quaint shopping village transforms into a winter wonderland with Christmas lights lining every tree, bush and building. All the lights are different colors and styles, which provides an exciting new twist at every turn. Grab yourself a spiked hot chocolate, hot tea or go for a cold beer from the local brewery, Free Will Brewing Taproom, to enjoy while walking through the village. Make sure to stop by the Gazebo to look at all the entries for the gingerbread house competition. Some might feature characters from your favorite movie, television show, Christmas special or tale, and others sport a winter theme. I always like to walk through and see what people have come up with that year.Peddlers Village

While you are at Peddler’s Village, get some shopping done for your loved ones. The village has unique stores with everything from antiques to homemade gifts to gear for your favorite Philadelphia sports team. After all the exploring and shopping, you are bound to work up an appetite; the village has plenty of delicious restaurants, but I recommend the Buttonwood Grill — best burgers in town!

Another can’t-miss Christmastime destination in Bucks County is Shady Brook Farm. People come from all over the tri-state area to experience the light show there. Families can drive through the light show in their own car or take an open-air wagon ride. Travel through more than three million lights illuminating acres of beautiful farmland. Light structures include familiar Christmas and other characters, scenes from different nursery rhymes, the Seven Wonders of the World, the 12 days of Christmas, Santa’s sleigh and more. Turn on your favorite Christmas tunes, take in the dazzling lights and enjoy special time with your loved ones. Prices vary depending on car size or whether you pick a public or private wagon ride. All tickets can be purchased beforehand here.Peddlers Village Peddlers Village

These are just a few of the holiday traditions my family and I like to do every year, and I am looking forward to experiencing them this year. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season! If you happen to find yourself in Bucks County this season, make sure to check out these two stops.

— Mary Melnick, social media and editorial coordinator

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