Although the balmy weather might have fooled you, the winter season is upon us. Time to bring out the decorations, plan your holiday parties and get the “perfect” gift.
And don’t forget to indulge in all the seasonal goodies. I’m talking cookies, pies, holiday hams, vegan treats, spiced ciders, wines, and winter brews!
We want it all, and Bucks County has it. You just need to know where to look, and as always, we can help. Keep reading!
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Events are listed in chronological order
1Foodie First Friday
Fri, Dec 1, 5 – 9 pm
Downtown Doylestown, PA
New to the area? Love Downtown Doylestown? Come check out Foodie First Friday, Doylestown’s monthly celebration of culture, community and cuisine. Visitors are encouraged to stroll and experience the unique shops and food establishments of the area, whether you are just passing through or you’re a hungry local. Check out foodiefirstfriday.com to see what specials are happening around the town.
2Live Music at The Bucks Club
Fri, Dec 1, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
The Bucks Club
2600 York Rd., Jamison, PA
Join The Bucks Club every Friday night for live music and entertainment, and of course, food! Each week features a different performer, along with great food and drink specials from The Bucks Pub.
On Friday, December 1, enjoy the music of Julian Rosso from 7 – 10 pm. Make a night out of it by stopping in before, for Happy Hour from 4 – 6 pm. Specials include, $2 Domestics, $3.50 Imports and Crafts, $4 House Wine, $2 off Mixed Drinks, and $4.99 appetizers.
3Holiday Festival of Food
Sat, Dec 2 and Sun, Dec 3, 10 am – 4 pm
Carversville United Church of Christ
3736 Aquetong Rd., Carversville, PA
The holiday season is here, so why not celebrate with local speciality and artisan food? This Saturday and Sunday the Carversville United Church of Christ is hosting a holiday festival, complete with a guest appearance from Julia Child (played by Linda Kenyon), a discussion of food, a Christmas tree lighting, frozen homemade soups to bring home, lunch, and more. Admission is $3, call 215.348.4229 or visit their website for more information.
Sat, Dec 2, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Historic Presbyterian Church
25 N. Chancellor St., Newtown, PA
Warm your soul with some homemade chili this weekend. Tickets at the door of the Historic Presbyterian Church in Newtown cost $12 for adults, and children cost $5. Kids three and under eat free.
Lunch includes: Chili (meat and vegetarian), cornbread, salad, dessert and beverage. You can even get some “to go”! There will also be a raffle and Christmas cookie sale. All proceeds benefit the maintenance and beautification of Historic Presbyterian Church and Presbyterian Women’s missions.
5The Nation’s Oldest Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Sat, Dec 2 and Sun, Dec 3
620 W. Chesnut St., Perkasie, PA
Enjoy a traditional holiday evening out with rocking music, food and fun as Santa Claus comes to light the Perkasie Borough Christmas tree in the oldest ceremony of its kind. Now in its 108th year, the ceremony was first held in 1909 and there are lots of free family activities at this very special event. That includes carriage rides, strolling musicians, live store window displays, and a large holiday train display.
6UnWined at the Vineyard
Sat, Dec 2 and Sun, Dec 3
Crossing Vineyards and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Rd., Washington Crossing, PA
Every Saturday and Sunday in December, stop by Crossing Vineyards and Winery and relax with a Crossing Cocktail, a frosty YARDS beer or wine by the glass or bottle. Listen to live music (and consider dancing if you’re in the mood!). It’s a great way to”un-wine” after a busy work week. Check the website for details. No cover charge. Call for details: 215.493.6500, ext. 19 or email: email@example.com.
7Christmas at Aldie
Sun, Dec 3, 5 – 8 pm
85 Old Dublin Pike, Doylestown, PA
Kick off the holiday season at the historic Aldie Mansion for a black tie optional fundraising event that includes cocktails, dinner and hors d’oeuvres prepared by Jeffrey A. Miller Catering. All funds raised further their mission to preserve and protect this natural and historic heritage. To purchase tickets, contact Carryn Golden at 215.345.7020 ext. 112.
Bucks County Taste Dinner Club
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In the works…
The Farm Cooking School – Save the date for a five-course meal sourced from Roots to River Farm and other nearby farms. Chefs Ian Knauer and Shelley Wiseman will also demonstrate some of the dishes before we eat! Saturday, April 7, 6 pm. Details to follow. SAVE THE DATE!
James & Jamie – Local restaurateur and chef James Seward (Bowman’s Tavern, Bowman’s North) and Jamie Hollander (Jamie Hollander Gourmet) are teaming up to make us one wonderful dinner. (Winter 2018)
Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm (Winter 2018)