Delaware River Towns Holiday Guide

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Find Your Perfect Christmas Tree

Brightlands Christmas Tree Farm
608 Milford-Mt. Pleasant Rd., Milford, NJ
Open: 10am – 4:30 (Fri, Sat, Sun), Nov 25-Dec 21
Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree Farm
231 Adamic Hill Rd, Milford, NJ
Open: 10am-4pm (Fri, Sat, Sun), Nov. 25 – Dec. 24
Tuckamony Christmas Tree Farm
6320 Upper York Road, New Hope, PA 18938
Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM • Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM • Closed Mondays

Celebrate the Season

Fisherman’s Mark Holiday Needs
Friday November 24
Merchant Open House (Handmade Holidays)
The Holiday Season kicks off on Friday November 26 with Lambertville’s retailers offering extended hours Friday and Saturday to 9pm.
Two Town Fun Run with Santa
Saturday November 28
The Holiday Fun Run is the jolliest activity of the year and your chance to join others in spreading the spirit of the Holidays to others in need. You can run, walk, roll or skip it, dance to entertainment along the way! This very short course will take you from the Bucks County Playhouse across the bridge into Lambertville, through the central business district and back to the Playhouse.
They’re aiming to raise money to support Fishermen’s Mark a local non profit who provides assistance to those who are less fortunate here in the New Hope and Lambertville area.
Come out dress up like Santa, wear a ugly sweater or just have fun. Its all for a good cause!
Participants and supporters are asked to bring along a donation to Fishermen’s Mark. The list of holiday needs can be found at www.fishermansmark.org For more information or to register at www.glnhcc.org (cost $20.00)
Holiday Carolers
Friday November 24 through Sunday November 226th
Throughout New Hope & Lambertville
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday local Choirs and Musicians will be performing holiday music throughout the community of Lambertville and New Hope bringing Holiday joy to the streets.
Holiday Tree Lighting in Lambertville
Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, 4:00pm
Downtown Lambertville
Bridge and Union streets, followed by meet Santa and free showing of “Muppet Christmas Carol” at ACME Screening Room
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New Hope Holiday Tree Lighting
Cannon Square, corner of South Main Street and Ferry Street
Sunday, November 27, 2016
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Holiday Tree Lighting In Frenchtown
Riverside in Frenchtown, NJ
Sunday, December 4, 2016

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The 2016 Prallsville Mills Fine Crafts & Arts Show
December 3, 2016 – December 4, 2016
Prallsville Mills, 33 Risler St, Stockton, NJ 08559

The show will feature fine crafts and artwork from among the Delaware River Valley’s finest artisans and artists, including jewelry, woodworking, works in clay, hand-spun and -dyed wool, traditionally woven oak splint baskets, and more. Fine art includes painting, prints, photography and pastels.

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Christmas on the Farm
December 3, 2015; 12:00 pm
Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane Lambertville, NJ

Revisit the 1900 era on a horse drawn wagon to help shock and pick corn, and return to the barnyard to help shell it, grind it, and bake it into cornbread. Visitors can participate in planting, cultivating and harvesting of crops, to care for our animals, to sweep the barn, to make soap, butter and ice cream, and of course to sit under the maple tree and talk about the future.
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Riverside Symphonia presents Christmas Around the World
Saturday, December 3, 2016 8pm
St. Martin of Tours, New Hope, PA
Christmas in the Hollow Event 
December 3, 2016  12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bucks County Audubon Society 2877 Creamery Rd. New Hope, PA 18938
Cost: $5/person ($20/family) for BCAS Members, and $10/person ($30/family) for Non-Members
Celebrate the start of the holiday season with Bucks County Audubon Society and Tuckamony Christmas Tree Farm at our annual Christmas in the Hollow Event!
At the Visitor Center, join us for Christmas tunes, s’mores by the fire, cider and cookies, a visit with Santa lap, and unique winter-themed crafts! BCAS is also a Toys for Tots location, so remember to bring your new, unused toys as well! Then take a hay ride to Tuckamony Christmas Tree Farm where you can pick out your perfect tree for the season!
Storefront Decorating Contest
Throughout New Hope & Lambertville
Local merchants in Lambertville and New Hope will be decorating their store to celebrate the holiday season. Stores will be judged and prizes will be awarded to the winners on both sides of the Delaware.
Christmas Jazz With Eric Mintel
Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd, Washington Crossing, PA
Friday, December 9, 7:00 pm
Join us for a fun evening of Christmas favorites and original holiday music featuring The Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet. Champagne & dessert follow the performance. A “Jazzy” Gift Idea! Cost: $40 per person. Call for reservations at 215-493-6500, ext. 19 or buy on-line: www.crossingvineyards.com.
The Annual Christmas Delaware River Crossing Reenactment
December 11th 10 am- 4 pm & December 25th 12 pm- 3pm 2015
Both crossings starts at 1 pm
1112 River Road Washington Crossing, PA
On Christmas Day every year, re-enactors assemble at Washington Crossing State Park, Pennsylvania, and make their way across the Delaware River to New Jersey. The annual event commemorates the Christmas Day crossing made by Gen. George Washington and his troops in 1776. It was an historic undertaking that resulted in defeat of the Hessian troops in the Battle of Trenton. You can attend this year’s event in Washington Crossing State Park, Pennsylvania. Depending on the weather, the crossing will begin at 1 p.m. The event/village activities will occur from 11am to 3pm, with the crossing time occurring around 1:00 pm, beginning at the Pennsylvania side at Washington Crossing State Park. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children age five to 11, and free for those under five. All proceeds support future park programs.
Under the Tree: A Century of Holiday Trees and Toys at the Mercer Museum
From November 19th through January 3rdThe New Hope & Ivyland Train
A plethora of options over the next few months! Visit the Mercer Museum to visit the “Under the Tree: A Century of Holiday Trees and Toys” exhibit. See Fonthill Castle decked out for the holidays December 2-January 2, stop by on December 10 for a special Holiday Lights Meander, or marvel at the castle under the cloak of darkness with a candlelight holiday tour December 30. On December 4, Fonthill and Moravian Pottery & Tile Works host a free Holiday Festivities event for the whole family.
 
North Pole Express at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
November 21st – December 31
Climb on board the train! The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad is a family-friendly holiday adventure with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Lasting between 60 and 90 minutes, the holiday excursion features live music, refreshments, fun and frolic for everyone.

Hanukkah Happenings

Lambertville’s Annual Menorah Lighting
Thursday, December 10th at 6:30 p.m.lambertville hannukah
At the corner of Bridge and Union Street: The City of Lambertville will hold the Annual Lighting of the Menorah. Rabbi Kornfeld of Chabad of Hunterdon County will join Council President Stegman and Mayor DelVecchio in this celebration. Everyone is welcome to participate.
New Hope’s Hanukkah Service and Menorah Lighting
December 21st at 6pm
At 85 West Mechanic Street: Kehilat HaNahar, the Little Shul by the River, will host a free Hanukkah service and menorah lighting at 6 p.m. Wednesday. It will feature the Koleinu a capella singing group from Princeton University.