If you’re looking for a place that resembles a Hallmark Christmas village, Peddler’s Village has all those warm and fuzzy holiday vibes. Celebrate the holiday season this year in New Hope, PA, with lots of activities, including a million colorful lights, the annual gingerbread display, a Holly Jolly weekend festival and breakfast with Santa.


To start the season, join Mrs. Claus on Nov. 1o for letter-writing, crafts, storytime and a carousel ride. The official Holiday Kickoff Weekend is Nov. 17-19, where you can listen to carolers, strolling performers and Singing Santa, and look for other holiday surprises.


All season long, from Nov. 17 through Jan. 14, 2024, check out the 100 gingerbread creations at the Gingerbread Competition & Display. On Nov. 17, one million holiday lights will be switched on during the Grand Illumination ceremony, and will be lit up every night through Jan. 14. Starting opening weekend, Santa will take photos with your family at Giggleberry Fair.


The Cock ‘n Bull will offer a harvest buffet on Thanksgiving while Earl’s New American will have a la carte specials. Reservations are required.


Holiday Hustle on Nov. 30 lets you and the fam run, jog or walk through the village. Come back Dec. 2 and 3 for Holly Jolly Weekend and celebrate the season with a Santa parade, live entertainment, family activities and lots of holiday shopping.


Sit down for a magical Santa Family Brunch on Dec. 16, which includes storytime, a sing-along with Santa and craft making.

RUTH C. TAYLOR / Peddler’s Village

New this year is the murder mystery dinner, Midnight at the Masquerade, on Dec. 28. Put on your best detective’s outfit or masquerade dress and try to solve the murder.

PAUL BOGER / Peddler’s Village

The party doesn’t stop when the year ends. Kick off 2024 with a festive stroll through a village-wide display of dozens of whimsical ice carvings. On weekends, there will be fire artistry performances on the Village Green, carving demonstrations, a family-friendly Jack Frost scavenger hunt, and outdoor food and drinks.

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