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Bucks County Wine Trail
Bucks County Wine Trail

Not sure what to get loved ones this gift-giving season? Why not spread holiday cheer with wine and sparkling champagne from the Bucks County Wine Trail? Visit any of our 8 wineries for a taste of mulled and spiced seasonal wines perfect for holiday sipping. Get a jumpstart on gift-giving with our custom wine gift baskets, award-winning wines and unique wine presents for all the wine-lovers on your holiday shopping list! Learn more and plan a visit today: www.buckscountywinetrail.com.

Hamilton Jewelers
Hamilton Jewelers

Be sure to make this holiday season unforgettable with a gift from Hamilton. We have something for everyone on your list from brilliant diamonds to luxury timepieces to keepsakes & collectibles. Since 1912, our family-owned firm has provided thousands of distinctive gifts to make the season bright. Let us help you find the perfect expression of love, friendship, gratitude, or simply ‘happy holidays’. After you’ve made your list, and checked it twice, visit us or shop online at www.hamiltonjewelers.com to browse our tremendous selection that is sure to include something wonderful for all.

Princeton Academy
Princeton Academy

Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, an independent school for boys in kindergarten through grade 8, is leading a national reinvention of boys’ education for a new generation of enlightened men. At Princeton Academy, boyhood is celebrated, individuality is encouraged and friendly competition abounds - boys actively pursue their interests and strive to be their best in mind, body and spirit.

Join us for an Open House Seminar on DEC. 7 or JAN. 25 at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about how we bring out the best in boys. On JAN. 17 at 6:30 p.m., Princeton Academy will host a FREE public screening of The Mask You Live In. Reserve your seat at princetonacademy.org.

Newtown Yardley's Holiday Guide
Newtown Yardley's Holiday Guide

Welcome to the Newtown Yardley festive Holiday Feature - a great guide for shopping and entertaining ideas. Look for caterers, invitations, gift ideas, and more. Favorite holiday events, online donation links, and helpful articles will get you through the busy season and into the holiday spirit!

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Santa’s House on State Street, Newtown - Sponsored by the Newtown Mercantile Group, Santa's House is Open on State Street on December weekends from 1-3pm. Santa's House is located in front of Alternate Dimension Toys, 16 S. State Street, Newtown PA. Newtown Borough Website



Community Caroling in New Hope, through 12/16 - The New Hope Chamber of Commerce invites you to Caroling in New Hope - Saturdays in December from 4-6pm. Bring your family, kids, and friends for some good old fashioned caroling! We will be meeting at the courtyard of the Visitors Center at Main and Mechanic. We will have a few copies of our Caroling Book on hand, but if you would like a head start, download the book on our site.



Sip, Savor and Win Bucks County Prizes with ‘Passport to Bucks’ - The Bucks County Wine Trail is offering a tasty challenge for wine enthusiasts both near and far: Purchase a Passport to Bucks card ($30) and enjoy a complimentary tasting at all eight Bucks County wineries. Continuing through April 30, visitors who purchase a Passport to Bucks card will also earn punches at each winery visited. Once all eight wineries have been visited and the card has eight punches, it can be entered into a drawing for one of several Bucks County prizes. www.buckscountywinetrail.com



Ken Warwick and Nigel Lythgoe to Participate in Grand Opening of Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store in Newtown, Bucks County - Television show creators Ken Warwick and Nigel Lythgoe will help the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board celebrate the grand opening of a new Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store at 4:00 PM on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 212 S. State St., Newtown, Bucks County. Warwick and Lythgoe will help cut the ribbon, then remain in the store to meet and greet fans who purchase their Fat Monk wines. This Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store offers consumers a completely new shopping experience with an expanded floor plan, one of the largest selections of wine and spirits in the state, and a central service point with a tasting bar. It will be one of the largest branded Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores in Pennsylvania. (Source: PRNewswire-USNewswire)



Habitat Bucks Welcomes New Board Members - Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County recently announced new additions to their Board of Directors. New board members include Judy Stern Goldstein, Managing Director, Boucher & James Engineering Services; Gary Pruden, former Chairman of Johnson and Johnson Medical Devices (retired); and Dan Marrazzo, Ewing Properties LLC. Habitat Bucks has built 108 affordable homes in Bucks County through its Homeownership Program, which provides an opportunity for low-income families to build strength, stability and self-reliance by partnering with Habitat. For more information call 215.822.2812 or visit www.habitatbucks.org.



New Bakery Opens in Newtown - Roxanne and Rick Fitzgerald have opened Nothing Bundt Cakes at 2838 S. Eagle Rd, Newtown, PA. The bakery franchise has the warmth and nostalgia of its home-kitchen roots, but we also take a modern approach for the world today. Offering Bundt cakes, tiered Bundt cakes, and Bundt-tinis. https://www.nothingbundtcakes.com/products


Announcements (cont.)

See The Lights at Washington Crossing Park - Between December 2 and January 6, come see the Christmas Decorations in the Historic Village! As you walk through the Historic Village this month, enjoy the Christmas decorations and lights adorning the buildings. Washington Crossing Historic Park – Lower Park. 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA www.washingtoncrossingpark.org

Save 20% on Sesame Place 2018 Season Passes - Limited-Time Offer! Save 20% on unlimited admission to Sesame Place in 2018 and visit A Very Furry Christmas in 2017 FREE, with no block-out dates. Hurry, discount and 12-Month Payment option ends 12/31/17. Details and various plans

Pilates Special - Witt Pilates, formerly Pilates Bodies in Yardley opened its doors 4 and one half years ago. In that small amount of time they have grown to become the local place to do Pilates, Spin & Barre. Due to their enormous growth they are offering 10 classes for $150, 1 year unlimited membership for $1,299 or 3 privates for $160. 14 Penn Valley Drive, Yardley, PA http://wittpilates.com

Save The Date!

January 10, 2018 - Newtown Business Association Business Card Exchange At Shady Brook Farm’s Stones Throw Pub

January 13, 2018 - The #1 Elvis Presley Tribute Artist in the Country Comes to Yardley Yardley Country Club

January 13 and 27, 2018 - Indoor Winter Farmers Market Wrightstown Farmers Market

January 14, 2018 - Paint Your Pet’s Portrait Painting With a Twist, Richboro

January 21 and 23, 2018 - School Open House Grey Nun Academy, Yardley


School Open Houses

Major Non-Profit Fundraisers

12/7 and 12/8 - Holly Nights at Pennsbury Manor - Experience the enchantment of Pennsbury by candlelight. This joyous feast for the senses offers crackling fires, hot-mulled cider, dancing shadows, and the merry sound of carolers strolling the grounds. Step back into the glow of candles and lanterns…the bustle of colonial craftspeople…and the good cheer of noels and wassailing songs. Come toss a green sprig on our Yule Log bonfire and make your wish for the new year! Pennsbury Manor , 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road Morrisville, PA. http://www.pennsburymanor.org

12/7 - 12/17 - An American Christmas Songbook - 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. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the holidays in style! Bristol Riverside Theater, 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA www.brtstage.org

12/7 - BCCC Free Jazz Concert - Directed by jazz pianist Jeff Baumeister of the music faculty, the Jazz Orchestra performs classic big band repertoire of the masters and premieres newly composed works by today’s world-renowned jazz artists. FREE and open to the public at 7:30pm. Zlock Performing Arts Center, Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA. http://tickets.bucks.edu/calendar

12/7 - 12/17 - The Charitable Sisterhood of The Second Trinity Victory Church - For the 2017 holidays, ActorsNET continues its 22nd season with a regional premiere of a new Bo Wilson comedy and a sequel to his riotous romp. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. The Heritage Center Theatre, 635 North Delmorr Avenue (Route 32), Morrisville, PA actorsnet@aol.com

12/8 - Midnight Madness, Newtown Borough - Newtown Mercantile Group Presents Midnight Madness, all stores will be open until 12am! Facebook page

12/8 - 12/10 - Woods' Winter Wonderland: Holiday Market at Woods Services - Based on a traditional German Market, our pop-up village, will be bustling with vendors, warm drinks, sweet treats, and delicious food as well as products created by local artisans and individuals from Woods. This 3 day family-friendly event will also include photos with a sensory friendly Santa, holiday lights, games, rides and craft workshops. We invite you to see Woods' mission in action, and meet some of the 700 children and adults with special challenges who are served here. This festive outdoor market event will be held on Woods’ stunning 275-acres, which will be transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland of festivities for the whole family. Woods Services, 40 Martin Gross Dr, Langhorne, PA. https://www.woodswinterwonderland.org

12/8 - One Winter Night, Grace Point, Newtown - The thrill of the holiday season can sometimes get lost in a blur of twinkling lights, rushing to-and-fro, and crowded mall parking lots. One Winter Night is the cure! This special event is designed to create an old-fashioned night of family-friendly holiday fun. This year’s celebration from 6pm to 9:30pm will once again feature many popular attractions: festive music, tasty home-baked holiday cookies and hot cocoa, fun family activities, plus a Living Nativity. Grace Point, 592 Washington Crossing Road, Newtown. Gracepointpa.org

12/8 - 12/17 - The Best Christmas Pageant Event, Acting Naturally - Join us for this hilarious Christmas classic, when the Herdman children show up at Church on Sunday for the free snacks the Bradley’s are faced with casting the Herdman kids in the Christmas pageant. The Hurdman children are the most cleverly dreadful and frightful kids in history! You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with their Christmas story head on! 164 North Flowers Mill Road, Langhorne, PA. www.ActingNaturally.com

12/9 - Newtown Business Association Breakfast with Santa 9:30 and 11am - The Newtown Business Association will sponsor BREAKFAST WITH SANTA at The Temperance House. Courtney’s Carolers will perform, sponsored by Action Karate Newtown, at the 9:30 seating; there will be a performance from the Newtown Arts Company at the 11:00 seating. And, of course, Santa will be there to greet everyone! This is a great family holiday event. Please register in advance.

12/9 - Best Ever SJE Christmas Bazaar and Lunch with Santa - The event will include crafters, vendors, build-a- basket gift table, Secret Santa Shop for children, silent auction, a raffle, and much more. For children there will be lunch with Santa that includes a craft, which will be $5.00. Other food/lunch items will be available for purchase as well. In addition, every child will receive a free book from Cops-n-Kids! Proceeds will benefit Interfaith Food Alliance Morrisville, St. John’s Youth, Shared Meals, Feed My Flock, AHTN, and other area non-profits. 10am-3pm. St. John the Evangelist Parish 752 Big Oak Rd, Morrisville, PA

12/9 - Festival of Fine Crafts & Gourmet Foods - The event features nearly 50 area artists whose work includes unique handmade crafts including jewelry, pottery, metal crafts, woodcrafts, fashion and home accessories, hand-knits, note cards, paintings, photography, wreaths, candles, soaps, glassworks, stained glass, and even a seasonal plant sale, 10am-4pm. We are proud to feature vendors from both sides of the river. Plus, there will be a baked goods sale featuring homemade goodies, snacks, and confections from UUCWC members. Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing, 268 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville NJ

12/9 - One Stop Shopping, Morrisville Senior Center - A holiday shopping event with crafts and direct sales combined. Get your gifts all in one place from 10am to 3pm. Children's shopping table and crafts for kids while you shop. Chase away the chill with homemade soups, hot dogs and snacks and drinks!. Morrisville Senior Center, 31 E Cleveland Ave, Morrisville, PA

12/9 - Photos with Santa, Newtown - Join us at Luxey Little Ones, a baby & children's boutique located on State Street in the heart of Newtown Borough! Bring baby, family and friends from 11am to 1pm. Enjoy free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus and maybe get some holiday shopping done too. Feel free to use your own camera or cell phone, no purchase necessary. 9 S. State Street, Newtown PA. https://www.luxeylittleones.com

12/9 - A Christmas Carol With Gerald Dickens - Celebrate the holiday season with Gerald, the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens, as he performs a one-man show of "A Christmas Carol," taking the part of twenty-six different characters in turn. The performance is unforgettable, as he brings to life all of the meaning of the original story. The show will run approximately 75 minutes. BYERS' CHOICE® LTD, 4355 County Line Road Chalfont, PA. Call: 215-822-6700

12/9 and 12/10 - Step II Productions “A Christmas Carol” -This event is held in the auditorium of the Nature Center. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the door. Saturday December 9 at 2pm and 7pm, Sunday December 10 at 3pm. Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Road, Bristol, PA. http://www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org

12/9 - Second Saturday, Yardley - Yardley Boro will keep up the momentum with 2nd Saturday Yardley on 12/9, with over 10 great things to do for free from 3pm to midnight! Yardley Business Association's Santa's Workshop - Free @ Buttonwood Park 4-6pm. Express Nails, Touchstone Art Gallery, T. Foster and Company Jewelers, Vince's Pizza & Restaurant, O So Inviting, Burritos Yardley, Ye Olde Yardley Florist, Pretty Bird Coffee, Vault Brewing Co., Yardley General, and Continental Tavern will all participate with special events or entertainment. Facebook Page.

12/9 - Comedian Kevin Brennan at Newtown Theatre - Theater is BYOB - Alcohol is permitted on Comedy Nights! Snacks and soft drinks available through the theater. 18+ only. General Admission is $20. 120 N State St, Newtown. more info

12/10 - Re-enactment of George Washington’s 1776 Christmas Day Crossing of the Delaware River - A Bucks County tradition 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. In addition to the crossing reenactment, special colonial-era activities and demonstrations throughout the historic village provide your family with a full day of fun and learning. A great way to see the reenactment if you can’t make it on December 25. 10 AM – 4 PM (actual crossing at 1PM) $8 for adults, $4 for children age five to 11, and free for those under five. more info

12/10 - “Elf” at The Newtown Theatre - Admission is $5 for everyone. Doors open 30 minutes before 3pm showtime. The theatre is also taking cash donations for the Wrightstown Food Cupboard at Penns Park United Methodist Church. The Newtown Theatre, 120 North State Street Newtown, PA more info

12/10 - It’s A Wonderful Life, at The Newtown Theatre - Admission is $5 for everyone. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. The theatre is also taking cash donations for the Wrightstown Food Cupboard at Penns Park United Methodist Church. 7pm at The Newtown Theatre, 120 North State Street Newtown, PA more info

12/12 - Chanukah at the Doylestown Courthouse - Chabad Lubavitch Doylestown will host a Menorah Lighting in Doylestown at 6:00pm, Followed by an indoor celebration.Build your own fidget dreidel, Chanukah crafts, Latkehs, Music, and much more! Bucks County Courthouse, 55 East Street, Doylestown PA.

12/12 - Pizza with Santa - Stop by The Burg on December 12th, to watch Santa make a Pizza and get your photo with him! He will make his stop here between 5:30 and 7:30pm. DeLorenzo's The Burg 8919 New Falls Road, Levittown, PA. more info

12/14 - Yardley Menorah Lighting at Borough Hall - Grand Outdoor Menorah Lighting! Come help us light the giant menorah at 5:30pm at Yardley Borough Hall, 56 S. Main Street, Yardley PA. Latkes and Cider afterward.

12/14 - Hickory Brass for the Holidays - Featuring the music of Stan Kenton and poetic words of the season. Hear all of your Holiday Classics performed by Philadelphia’s Premier Brass ensemble. Concert at 7:30pm, Hot Cocoa and holiday treats in the lobby starting at 6pm! BCCC Student Ticket is FREE. One Per Student. ID required at door. Zlock Performing Arts Center at Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA http://tickets.bucks.edu/calendar

12/15 - Hanukkah Dinner and Rock Shabbat - Ohev Shalom of Bucks County will host its Hanukkah Dinner and Rock Shabbat; Shabbat Services start at 6 PM, and dinner starts at 7:30 PM and ends at 8:30 PM. This is the third of the monthly Friday Night Live Shabbat Services initiative hosted by the Bucks County synagogue. As part of this event, we are supporting the Mitzvah Circle and Bucks County Housing Group by collecting personal items. We kindly request that you bring with you any of the following items: full size toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, razors, and women’s hygiene items. Together, let’s light up someone’s life this time of year! Cost of the event is as follows: $36 for a family with children through high school, $15 per person for adults, and $10 per person for teens without adults. Ohev Shalom, 944 Second Street Pike Richboro, PA

12/15 - 12/17 - Town and Country Players Holiday Show - The Town and Country Players of Buckingham are proud to present a holiday show at the Michener Art Museum featuring live performances and songs of the season. For the Matinee Performances, we invite patrons to arrive at 2:00 PM and tour the museum from 2:00 - 2:45 and then proceed to the Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion for the Performance which starts promptly at 3:00pm. James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown PA. http://www.townandcountryplayers.org

12/16 - Cookie Swap at The Grundy Library - Cook the Book: Cookie Swap, Celebrating the Holidays One Cookie at a Time. Whether chewy or crunchy, who doesn't like cookies? The Grundy Library invites you to the first Cook the Book Cookie Swap on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:30 am-12:00 pm. Bake your favorite (family) recipe, bring the cookies to share, and go home with a variety! Can't wait until you get home to try one? The Library, located at 680 Radcliffe Street, Bristol Borough will provide coffee, tea, and milk to accommodate a quick snack or two. Pre-registration is required, call 215.788.7891 or https://www.grundylibrary.org

12/16 - Fonthill's Candelight Holiday Lights Meander - Meander Fonthill's candlelit tour route to enjoy the themed trees and Victorian decorations. Holiday refreshments complete the festive evening.6:30-9:30pm. Fonthill Museum, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown PA. http://fonthillmuseum.org

12/16 - “Home Alone” at The Newtown Theatre - Admission is $5 for everyone. Doors open 30 minutes before 3pm showtime. The theatre is also taking cash donations for the Wrightstown Food Cupboard at Penns Park United Methodist Church. The Newtown Theatre, 120 North State Street Newtown, PA more info

12/16 - A White Christmas, Newtown Theatre - Admission is $5 for everyone. Doors open 30 minutes before 7pm showtime. The theatre is also taking cash donations for the Wrightstown Food Cupboard at Penns Park United Methodist Church. The Newtown Theatre, 120 North State Street Newtown, PA more info

12/17 - Eric Mintel Quartet: “Charlie Brown Jazz” - The Eric Mintel Quartet will perform music from Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas and other holiday hits on Sunday, December 17, at 2 PM in the park Visitor Center.Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance at the Visitor Center or at the door. Washington Crossing Historic Park – Lower Park, 1112 River Road Washington Crossing, PA more info

12/22 - Traversing the Ten Crucial Days Campaign Bus Trip - Join the Princeton Battlefield Society for an all-day bus tour through Washington Crossing (PA), Trenton, and Princeton to explore the social and military questions of the Ten Crucial Days, the period surrounding the Crossing that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. Cost is $125 per person and includes bus fare and lunch. This all-day tour will begin at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) and continue to Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville, NJ; the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton; and the Princeton Battlefield Society in Princeton. Meet at Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA Register Here.

12/22 and 12/23 - Music Mountain Theater Presents A Holiday Concert - Accompanied by a 15 piece band! Join us for a night of cheer and merriment as we celebrate 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 Clooney and even Mariah Carey are now brought back to life by some of your favorite Music Mountain Theatre performers! A portion of the proceeds will go to Fisherman’s Mark Food Pantry, in Lambertville NJ. Music Mountain Theater, 1483 Route 179 Lambertville, NJ www.musicmountaintheatre.org

12/23 - “A Christmas Story” at The Newtown Theatre - Admission is $5 for everyone. Doors open 30 minutes before 3pm showtime. The theatre is also taking cash donations for the Wrightstown Food Cupboard at Penns Park United Methodist Church. The Newtown Theatre, 120 North State Street Newtown, PA more info

12/24 - “Polar Express” at The Newtown Theatre - Admission is $5 for everyone. Doors open 30 minutes before 10 am showtime. The theatre is also taking cash donations for the Wrightstown Food Cupboard at Penns Park United Methodist Church. The Newtown Theatre, 120 North State Street Newtown, PA more info

12/24 and 12/25 - Shady Brook Farm Holiday Light Show - Shady Brook Farm’s 23rd Annual Holiday Light Show is OPEN NIGHTLY FROM NOVEMBER 18, 2017 TO JANUARY 7, 2018, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show! Encounter whimsical displays and familiar characters as you drive through in the comfort of your own car. The two mile trail takes about 20 min. to drive through if you’re taking your time to enjoy the sights. Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley PA www.shadybrookfarm.com

12/25- Crossing Reenactment, Washington Crossing Park - George Washington’s daring 1776 Christmas Day crossing of the Delaware River and defeat of the Hessians in Trenton is considered a turning point in the Revolutionary War. In addition to the crossing reenactment, special colonial-era activities and demonstrations throughout the historic village provide your family with a full day of fun and learning. TIME: 1 PM (we recommend arriving much earlier for a good view). Free event! more info

12/26 - 12/29 - Dynamix Gymnastics Holiday Camp - Join your favorite coaches for gymnastics over your winter break from 9am - 3pm. Members and non members are welcome. Kids age 5 and up can flip, bounce, and roll through the holidays! 181 Wheeler Ct, Suite C Langhorne, PA. www.dynamixgymnastics.com

Peter Gibson
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