I love Bucks County and I want to be able to spend the rest of my life here. There are so many great things about coming home to Bucks County at any point in the year, but it is especially exciting in the winter. There are so many fun things to do that makes Christmas so fun in Bucks County.
Here's 8 reasons why coming home to Bucks Country is the best during winter break:
1. Philadelphia in the Winter
Walking around Philadelphia in the winter is one of my favorite activities to do. I’ve always wanted to go ice skating at Penn’s Landing. Every Holiday season, my grandparents take my cousins and I to see a show in the city and have a nice dinner. I love seeing all the Christmas lights because I love the city so much.
The Shady Brook Farm Light Show is a staple in Bucks County. You take your car and you get to drive around and see all the beautiful lights that are set up. My family and I used to drive through Shady Brook each year to see the lights. It’s amazing to see the amount of lights that they have set up and it really is a beautiful sight.
Peddler’s Village is a cute little town that I enjoy visiting in the winter. I love when cute little towns are decorated for the Holiday season. My Pop-Pop, siblings, and I would ring the Salvation Army bell at Peddler’s Village. There is usually a little band playing Christmas music outside that would keep us occupied as we stood out in the cold. Peddler’s Village is just a beautiful little town to walk around in during the winter time, especially for a date.
4. Sesame Fireworks Show
It always surprises me that Sesame Place is in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. For the kids, Sesame Place is a nice place to visit in the winter because the characters are dressed in festive clothing and the park is decorated for the Holiday season. Since I am about five minutes from Sesame, I have parked at the Oxford Valley Mall to watch the fireworks spectacle that Sesame puts on each New Years Eve. Sesame is fun for all ages!
This was my favorite trip my family would take when I was a kid and I’m truly sad we don’t do it anymore. You get to take a wonderful train ride that is filled with hot chocolate, cookies, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause. This was fun for me as a kid and I think it would still be fun for me now as a young adult. It was a fun holiday journey that always put me in the Christmas spirit.
If you’re a history buff like me, then watching this reenactment will be fun for you! George Washington crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night. This is why there is a place called Washington Crossing in Bucks County! If you visit Washington Crossing Historic Park, you can watch actors reenact the crossing while using props that resemble the Revolutionary War time period. This is a great way to teach people about this historic moment while also having fun with family and friends.
It’s nice to come home to Wawa. You can never forget about Wawa. Wawa is a staple of coming home no matter what season it is. I had to include this because Wawa coffee is especially tasty in the winter time. I like being so close to a Wawa and being able to get some tasty food whenever I want.
8. Family and Friends
Of course, I am saving the best for last. Since I go to school in the middle of Pennsylvania, I don’t get to spend a lot of time with my friends and family who live on the east side of Pennsylvania. The Holiday season is a wonderful time to catch up with friends and family who you do not get to see all the time.
Each activity is a short drive away but they are all so much fun. I love celebrating Christmas in Bucks County. Driving through little towns that are dressed up in Christmas lights is such a beautiful sight. Bucks County is so historic but you can also go to Philadelphia and walk around Center City which is beautiful, too. Coming home is always fun but it is even more charming in the winter.