Top 5 Things to do this Weekend in Pennsylvania's Americana Region
Catch some holiday spirit in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region. This weekend, find an amazing offering of seasonal events from one end of Berks County to the other. Choose from holiday light displays, Santa train rides, Christmas shows and concerts, holiday house tours... the list goes on and on. Throughout the season, Pennsylvania’s Americana Region can help you find celebrations for you to enjoy. Our Great Stuff Holiday landing page is full of wonderful holiday happenings and our website Calendar of Events provides event descriptions, dates, times, and costs. If your time is limited, rely on our list of Top 5 Things to do this Weekend in PA’s Americana Region to put you on track for holiday fun. weekend.
Friday, December 1
30th Annual Holiday Lights 6 - 9 p.m. Gring's Mill Recreation Area
You can't help but catch some holiday spirit as you walk the illuminated grounds of Gring's Mill with family and friends. Following your walk, head to the barn to warm up with hot cocoa and live entertainment. Kids always enjoy this opportunity to visit with Santa.
Saturday, December 2
Christmas on the Farm 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center
Have a delightful time at the PA German Cultural Heritage Center as you learn about our many local Christmas traditions. In addition to displays and demonstrations, shop for Christmas gifts from the various vendors. Children are warned, the Belsnicel is sure to make an appearance.
Russian Grand Ballet Presents The Nutcracker 7 p.m. Santander Performing Arts Center
A Christmas favorite, The Nutcracker features the music of Tchaikovsky and the choreography of Marius Petipa. Entertaining audiences for over a century, the ballet tells the story of Masha as she ventures into a world where toys to come to life. This age-old classic is filled with holiday spirit.
Sunday, December 3
Christkindlmarkt 12 - 6 p.m. Reading Liederkranz
Experience a Christkindlmarkt at Reading Liederkranz. The German festival will transform the Liederkranz into a Christmas marketplace with toys and goodies for children and Yule décor. Join in the fun plus German food and warm red gluhwein too!
"Tidings of Jazz & Joy" starring Keiko Matsui & Euge Groove Shows at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Miller Center for the Arts
For jazz lovers what could be better than blending jazz with Christmas cheer. This holiday concert is a nod to the annual Berks Jazz Fest. Take a music lover to the concert and follow the outing with jazz fest tickets as a Christmas gift.
This list of Top 5 Things to Do is just the tip of the iceberg. You'll find holiday cheer everywhere you go in Pennsylvania's Americana Region.