Gift shopping doesn’t have to be a chore. Skip the malls (or even, heaven forbid, Amazon) and combine your shopping with good food and wine. We’ve got festivals galore this week. And let’s not forget Santa. He’s having breakfast everywhere!
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Events are listed in chronological order
1Breakfast with Santa
Sat, Dec 9, 9 am – 1 pm
The Bucks Club
2600 York Rd., Jamison, PA
Santa’s coming to Bucks County! Join him and the folks at The Bucks Club for breakfast with Santa. It’s $23 for adults, $10 for kids. Adults get $4 off their ticket if they bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots.
2Brunch with the Big Guy
Sat, Dec 9 and Sun, Dec 10
The Market at DelVal
2100 Lower State Rd., Doylestown, PA
Feed your holiday excitement with a special breakfast with Santa himself. This weekend, The Market at DelVal welcomes Santa and invites you to a homemade brunch of ham, French toast, omelettes, bacon, cut fruit, and more. Bring a camera to snap a picture with your kids — be sure to bring your wish list! Reservations are required and space is limited. Call 215.230.7170 to reserve your spot. Tickets are $10 for kids, $15 for adults. Kids under 12 months are free. Can’t do this weekend? The Market will be holding the event again next weekend.
3Wrightstown Winter Farmers Market
Sat, Dec 9, 10 am – 12 pm
2324 2nd Street Pike
(corner of Penns Park Road and Second Street Pike)
Penns Park, PA
Just because it’s chilly doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands on some fresh produce and fine local goods. Come to the Wrightstown Winter Farmers Market this Saturday at The Gathering in Wrightstown. The vendors are so excited to be back at this lovely location for another great winter market.
The market welcomes new vendors LoRe Pasta and Barefoot Botanicals to the Winter Market. See here for information about each of these wonderful vendors!
The winter market will continue through April on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month. For more information, see the market’s website.
42nd Annual Festival of Fine Crafts and Gourmet Foods
Sat, Dec 9, 10 am – 4 pm
268 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd.
Just across the river is a spectacular festival filled with handcrafted gifts, food, as well as music and more fun. It’s a great way to pick up some gifts for the holiday season, and support local businesses.
The event features nearly 50 area artists whose work includes handmade crafts, jewelry, pottery, woodcrafts, fashion, paintings, wreaths, candles, glass work, and much more.
Gourmet food vendors will be offering spreads, sauces, chutney, olive oils, teas, breads, and more gift ideas for all your food friends! This event features vendors from both sides of the river. Plus, there will be baked goods, homemade snacks, and a lot of other goodies to eat. Donation is $1 at the door. See here for more information.
5Holiday Festival at the Vineyard
Sat, Dec 9 and Sun, Dec 10, 12 – 6 pm
Crossing Vineyards and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Rd., Washington Crossing, PA
Celebrate the holidays with some wine this weekend! Crossing Vineyards and Winery is hosting a Holiday Festival, featuring wine lover gifts, wines, glassware and accessories, wine classes, and more for your wine-loving friends and family.
While you are there, enjoy a specialty wine and food pairing offered this weekend only. Choose a glass of Heritage or Chardonnay wine paired with a turkey and brie croissant and apple slaw, with a raspberry linzer cookie to finish. Cost is $20 per person and you can call. 215.493.6500 ext. 19 to reserve your spot.
Also, on Saturday only, Crossing Vineyards is hosting a Holiday Yule Dinner, featuring a five-course meal. See here for more information.
6The Secret History of Brewing in Scotland
Sat, Dec 9, 7 – 9 pm
Great Barn Taproom
12 W. Mechanic St., New Hope, PA
Beer Historian Christopher Bowen presents the secret history of brewing in Scotland this weekend at the Great Barn Taproom in New Hope, PA. During the late period of the dark ages, something was brewing up in Scotland. It was magical, and deliciously dangerous.
Spend the evening with the historian and other beer enthusiasts and enjoy the tales of beer and brewing during this mystical period. You’ll receive two complementary farm fresh beer flights per person, along with nibbles from Boku Bowl of Goodness throughout the evening. The event is $40 per person. More details here.
7Cookies and Corks
Sat, Dec 9 and Sun, Dec 10
Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 County Rd. 627
Take your Martha Stewart skills to the next level at Villa Milagro Vineyards this weekend for their annual cookies and corks event. They have the glue gun and corks ready for you to make ornaments. You just need to bring buttons, ribbons and other items that you may want to incorporate in your masterpiece.
Their Feliz Navidad wine will be warm and homemade buñuelos (traditional Mexican Christmas cookies) ready to heat up your creativity as you make cork ornaments and wreaths. It’s $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
8Tasting and Paintings at the Rose Bank Winery
Sun, Dec 10, 12 – 2 pm
Rose Bank Winery
258 Durham Rd., Newtown, PA
Tap into your creative genius (with the help of some wine) at the Rose Bank Winery in Newtown this Sunday. For $48, you get a choice of a wineglass or large glass ornament to paint, all supplies and instruction, plus multiple tastings and food courses are included. Reserve your ticket today, and enjoy painting, sipping and socializing while creating a festive gift to take home. More information is available here.
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)