If you have kids, grandkids, or young siblings, you know the excitement that comes with meeting Santa at the mall. But how fun is it to shuffle along in a line, in a hot, crowded mall, waiting 30 minutes or more just for your turn with the man in red?
This weekend, if you need to take the kiddies to see Santa Claus, check out some local restaurants instead. This way you can eat a nice meal, while making sure ol’ Saint Nick knows what you want this year (we recommend asking for gift cards to your favorite restaurant or Bucks County Taste calendars!).
Events are listed in chronological order
1. Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, December 9, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Delaware Valley Fire Company, Headquarters Rd., Erwinna, PA
Every second Friday of the month, the Delaware Valley Fire Company serves up a spaghetti dinner made by Gino De Schrijver of Eat This, and the firefighters, too. Cost for adults is $9, seniors and emergency personnel pay $8.50, children ages seven through 12 are $6.50, and children six and under eat for free. Take out is available for $9.50. Call 610.294.9334 for more information.
2. Annual Christmas Cookie Sale
Saturday, December 10, 9 am – 12 pm, Finland Mennonite Church, 1750 Ziegler Rd., Pennsburg, PA
This Saturday, December 10 from 9 am – 12 pm, enjoy a free cup of coffee and pick up some tasty cookies for the holiday. Proceeds benefit the Finland Boys and Girls Club. Questions, call 215.679.8980. The Finland Mennonite Church in Pennsburg is right on the border of Bucks and Montgomery County, but we figured you can cross county lines for Christmas cookies by the pound.
3. Wrightstown Indoor Winter Farmers Market
Saturday, December 10, 10 am – 12 pm, Barn at The Gathering, 2324 2nd Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA
The Wrightstown Farmers Market is moving indoors for the winter! Shop your favorite vendors at the Barn at The Gathering in Wrightstown (half a mile north of the regular market, at the corner of Penns Park Road and Second Street Pike). The new hours are 10 am – 12 pm. You can check out the same produce, meat, dairy, coffee, artisan breads and chocolates, and other local products that you enjoyed during the summer. There will also be vendors offering neat, locally made gifts.
This month the market will take place Saturday, December 10 and 17, and a special holiday market on Friday, December 23. From January through April, the winter market will be the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from 10 am – 12 pm
New market vendors include Sciascia Confections, Eight Oaks Craft Distillery, Love Grows Farm, Cherry Grove Farm, and WoodsEdge Farm, and Bucks County Taste Photography. Get ready for some winter food fun!
4. Warrington Township’s Lunch with Santa
Saturday, December 10, 11 am – 1 pm, Homewood Suites by Hilton, 2650 Kelly Rd., Warrington, PA
Feast on a delicious hot and cold buffet lunch with desserts, coffee tea and cold drinks at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Warrington. Wait for the arrival of Santa while you color in holiday coloring books with your kids. The festive event will also feature Steve Pullara of the Cool Beans Band. Tickets are required ($14 pp). Last day to purchase is December 8 (today!). Purchase at the Warrington Township Building.
5. Big Little Holiday Party at the Bucks Club & Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 10, 9 am – 1 pm, The Bucks Club, 2600 York Rd., Jamison, PA
Saturday, December 10, 6 – 10 pm, The Bucks Club, 2600 York Rd., Jamison, PA
Skip the holiday planning and come to the Big Little Holiday Party at The Bucks Club in Jamison, PA. From 6 – 10 pm, dance to the music by Pulse Entertainment, and enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres, a dinner buffet with carving station and a cash bar. The event is $45 per person. Call 214.343.0350 ext. 105 for reservations.
On Saturday morning, Santa is coming for breakfast from 9 am – 1 pm. Breakfast is $22 for adults and $10 for children. Call 215.343.0350 ext. 110 for reservations.
6. Holiday Wine Festival
Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, 12 – 6 pm, Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd., Washington Crossing, PA
Celebrate the holiday season with wine. This weekend at the Crossing Vineyards & Winery, stock up your wine cellar and find great gifts for friends and family. There will be special wine sales and a glassware promotion. Also, enjoy a champagne cocktail served with cheeses, cured meats and chocolates for $20 per person. Call for more information at 215.493.6500 ext. 19.
Also at the winery this weekend is a “Cool Yule” wine dinner where you can try different wines with a five-course meal. Cost is $89 per person plus tax, gratuity not included. Call 215.493.6500 ext. 19 to reserve your spot.
7. Candlelight Tour and Meal Deal
Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, 2 – 6 pm, Morgan Log House, 850 Weikel Rd., Kulpsville, PA
Grab some lunch or dinner at the Rising Sun Inn and experience a candlelight tour at the Morgan Log House this weekend. The candlelight tour takes you on a trip through the historic house in Kulpsville, with tours from 2 – 6 pm. Dine at the inn either before or after your tour. Your Morgan Log House Tour ticket will get you 20% off your meal or, present your paid check from the inn to the Morgan Log House and receive two free candlelight tour tickets. For more information, call 215.368.2480.
8. Firehouse Breakfast
Sunday, December 11, 8 am – 1 pm, Silverdale Fire Co., 111 Main St., Sellersville, PA
Breakfast is back! Enjoy some classic breakfast foods this Sunday at the Silverdale Fire Co., including pancakes, eggs, toast, potatoes, sausage links, pork roll, creamed dried beef, coffee, tea and assorted pastries and juices. Cost for adults is $7, children six to 12 years old $4.50, under six years old eat free. Take out is available. Call to confirm at 215.257.9620.
9. Brunch with Santa
Sunday, December 11, 11 am – 1 pm, Plumsteadville Inn, 5902 Easton Rd., Pipersville, PA
The Plumsteadville Inn is hosting a brunch event from 11 am – 1 pm, with a special guest appearance of Santa. Reservations are not required but highly recommended.
10. Small Batch Kitchen Tasting
Sunday, December 11, 11 am – 1 pm, Doylestown Food Market, 29 West State St., Doylestown, PA
Stop by the Doylestown Food Market to sample delicious preserves from Small Batch Kitchen of Harleysville. They have fruit spreads, spice blends, all made from locally sourced ingredients. Perfect gifts for chefs or hosts, or foodies! Save 10% during the tasting. The event is free.
11. Star Wars Trivia and Pizza
Sunday, December 11, 5:30 – 8 pm, Liberty Hall Pizza, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ
All you Star Wars fans are in for a real treat this Sunday. Liberty Hall Pizza is hosting a Star Wars trivia night, held in “The Back Room” of the pizzeria. The night consists of four rounds of Star Wars theme trivia questions led by popular Quizzo host Scott Baker.
Participants can play as an individual or form a team of three people. What’s to eat? The cost is $29 per person and includes unlimited pizza, salad, Nutella pizza for dessert and draught root beer from 5:30 – 8 pm. Prizes include Star Wars memorabilia and Liberty Hall gift cards. The event is limited to only 32 guests, so pizza-loving Star Wars fans should save their spot by emailing events@LibertyH
May the pizza be with you!
Have a great weekend!
Want to know what’s happening in Hunterdon County? See our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar.