Weekend Picks: December 9th – 11th

Photo credit: Bonnie Ryan
Photo credit: Bonnie Ryan

As we kick off a chilly December weekend in the Delaware River Towns, here are some of our favorites events happening across the region. Make sure to check out more fun things to do on our calendar of events and Facebook page.
EMBERS, Plus Meet-the-Writer/Producer, Charles Spano
December 9th, 2016 – December 11th, 2016
ACME Screening Room – 25 S Union St. Lambertville, NJ 08530
Fri Dec 9, 2016 | 7:00PM
Sat Dec 10, 2016 | 7:00PM
Sun Dec 11, 2016 | 5:00PMFilm Plus Writer/Producer
The world as we know it has been forgotten. A decade after a global epidemic, those who remain suffer from lasting effects of the virus – retrograde and anterograde amnesia. The survivors navigate a decaying landscape, unable to recall the past or create new memories. Five interwoven stories each explore a different facet of life without memory in a future that has no past. By looking at a vision of the world without memory, Embers considers if our humanity is one thing that is impossible to forget.
Not Rated; 1 hour 25 minutes

Christmas Jazz With Eric Mintel
Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd, Washington Crossing, PA
Friday, December 9, 2016 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 11, 2016 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 19, 2016 through January 3, 2017The 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.