8 things you gotta do in Bucks this weekend (Dec 15 – 17)

Yes, things can get a little crazy this time of year. Hanukkah is in full swing and Christmas is just around the corner. Fortunately there are some non-frantic events this weekend to help you chill (no pun intended).

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Events are listed in chronological order

1Murder Mystery Dinner: A Dickens of a Murder

Fri, Dec 15 and Sat, Dec 16, 7 – 10 pm
Cock’n Bull Restaurant
Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska, PA

BAH! HUMBUG! Come for dinner and a show this Friday or Saturday at the Cock’n Bull Restaurant. Here’s the story: Ebenezer Scrooge is known for his miserly and selfish ways, but he’s a changed man! He’s been practically giving his money away! Scrooge’s nephew, Fred Sawyer, is throwing a Christmas party and everyone is delighted for his appearance. But what’s this? Sherlock Holmes?! What could he possibly want at a Christmas party? You soon find out that he’s investigating dear Scrooge’s murder. There’s more, but you’ll have to see for yourself. Call 215.794.4051 for reservations.

2Local Whiskey Tasting

Fri, Dec 15, 7 – 9 pm
Spinnerstown Hotel Restaurant and Taproom
2195 Spinnerstown Rd., Quakertown, PA

Join the crew at the Spinnerstown Hotel and taproom on Friday, December 15 for a whiskey tasting with Pennsylvania’s own Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey!

The event starts at 7 pm with a reception and complimentary cocktail with owners John Cooper and Herman Mihalich. Then enjoy a whiskey tasting with Mihalich, including: Classic Rye, Vermouth Finish Rye, Port Finish Rye, and Straight Rye. Light fare will be served and the event is $55 per person (includes tax and gratuity).

3Yardley Indoor Farmers Market

Sat, Dec 16, 9 – 11:30 am
Yardley Friends Meeting
65 North Main St., Yardley, Pennsylvania

One of the amazing things about living in Bucks County is that because of greenhouses and hoop houses, we are quickly becoming a four season farming economy. So if you think it’s not “season”, think again.

The Yardley Farmers Market will be holding their twice monthly indoor market all winter, on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays (the Wrightstown Indoor Farmers Market is the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, so you’re covered through April). You’ll find greens, radishes, lots of root veggies like sweet potatoes, baked goods, artisanal cheese, locally roasted coffee, prepared foods and even wine!

4Horse Carriage Rides and Lunch with Santa

Anestiev / Pixabay

Sat, Dec 16, 12 – 2 pm
Wycombe Publick House
1073 Mill Creek Rd., Wycombe, PA

Santa is coming to town again this year, so get ready to grab some lunch with him. This Saturday, December 16 from 12 – 2 pm, you can have lunch with Santa and pictures with him, and you can set off on a carriage ride. See here for more information.

5Fonthill Castle’s Holiday Lights Meander

Fonthill Castle
Fonthill Castle

Sat, Dec 16, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Fonthill Castle
525 E. Court St., Doylestown, PA

There’s something about holiday lights. It’s so festive, so pretty. You can enjoy the lights this Saturday as you meander Fonthill Castle’s candlelit tour route to see the decorated rooms. While you are there, snack on holiday-themed refreshments. Reservations are required for the tour, call 215.348.9461.

6Breakfast with Santa at the Firehouse

Sun, Dec 17, 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Perkasie Fire Co, #1
100 N. 5th Street, Perkasie, PA

Sun, Dec. 17, 8 am – noon
Community Firehouse Co. #1
333 Delaware Rd, Riegelsville, PA

If you’re going to a firehouse breakfast, these two are the best in Bucks County. The North House crew cooks up breakfast once a month all year-long, and the Perkasie Fire Co does it 10 months a year. So take this opportunity to enjoy their great breakfast and hang with Santa.

7The Holiday Sing Along

Holiday Sing Along at the Mansion Inn
Credit: John R. Duda Photography

Sun, Dec 17, 4 – 8 pm
The Mansion Inn
9 South Main St., New Hope, PA

The Mansion Inn invites you to attend their Holiday Sing Along, featuring CJ Steinway on the piano. The sing along will take place from 4 – 8 pm and includes a prix-fixe italian dinner for $40. Call 267.740.7153 for more information and reservations.

8Las Posadas

Sat, Dec 16 and Sun, Dec 17
Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 Warren Glen Road, Finesville, NJ

This weekend Villa Milagro will celebrate Las Posadas, the journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem.  When you visit we will serve you bocadillos — small “bites”of Mexican tidbits representing foods offered as nourishment for the holy couple. You will also taste FELIZ NAVIDAD, their delicious, sweet and spicy mulled wine, slightly warmed to knock the chill off your own journeys!  And when you purchase two bottles or more of Feliz Navidad you will get a chance to win a 7” Piñata!

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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)

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