December 2023 & January 2024
Kozier’s Christmas Village
Opening night is Saturday, November 4, 2023
Visit Berks County’s very own renowned holiday attraction! This enchanting wonderland is famous for its spectacular holiday lights display, featuring over one million twinkling lights and festive decorations that transform the property into a magical winter paradise.
Yuletide Around the World at the Reading Public Museum
Sunday, November 19, 2023, to Sunday, January 7, 2024
Celebrate the holiday season with the Yuletide Around the World Exhibit at the Reading Public Museum! Each year, the museum undergoes a magical transformation with beautifully decorated trees from various community organizations and cultures. Be sure to visit the admissions desk and pick up a Yuletide map to guide you through this enchanting journey.
Yuletide Around the World – Photo Courtesy of Reading Public Museum
23rd Annual Christmas At Joanna
Friday-Sunday, December 1-3, 2023
Explore the Ironmaster L. Heber Smith mansion for a delightful Victorian Christmas and experience history firsthand with guided walking tours at the Joanna Furnace site. Plus shop for unique gifts and festive treats at the Christmas Market, enjoy traditional wagon rides, witness a live Nativity re-enactment, warm up by the bonfire while listening to holiday music, and more!
Handcrafted Holiday Market at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
Saturday, December 2, 2023
Don’t miss the Handcrafted Holiday Market at GoggleWorks from 10 am to 6 pm. This one-day pop-up shop celebrates artists and makers offering high-quality handmade holiday gifts. Admission is pay what you can, and the event features hands-on workshops, live artist demos, holiday activities, kids’ programs, live music, a pop-up restaurant, and film screenings. It’s a festive holiday celebration you won’t want to miss!
Handcrafted Holiday Market Photo Provided Courtesy of GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
Holiday Lights at Gring’s Mill
Gring’s Mill Recreation Area
Visitors can stroll the grounds to view a glistening light display that highlights the historic buildings and landscaping at Gring’s Mill. Free parking and admission.
Christmas on the Mountain
Open daily through December 23
Holiday Historic House Tour
Friday, December 8, 2023
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Celebrate the holiday season with the Berks History Center’s annual bus trip to historic homes decked with traditional Christmas decorations!
Christmas in the Air
Saturday, December 9, 2023
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Marty Grosz and His Trio
WCR Center for the Arts
Sunday, December 10, 2023
A Sunday afternoon of Early Jazz with Marty Grosz, foremost ambassador of chord melody-plectrum guitar for over 70 years.
A Homestead Holiday at Daniel Boone Homestead
Sunday, December 10, 2023
12:00 pm – 4:00 PM
A Homestead Holiday photo courtesy of Daniel Boone Homestead
Christmas in Killarney: An Irish Christmas Celebration
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Read with a Ranger: Winter Wonders
Berks County Heritage Center
Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Join Berks County rangers on a Winter Wonders-themed adventure! Kids ages 3-5 are invited to enjoy a themed story and complete a craft to become an honorary Junior Ranger. Parents/Guardians must attend with their child.
World Ballet Series: Nutcracker
Santander Performing Arts Center
Thursday, December 21, 2023
Santa’s Polar Bear Express
Multiple dates in December
All aboard Santa’s Polar Bear Express! Receive a souvenir-insulated mug, hot chocolate, and a cookie served from the Cocoa car when you arrive! Younger riders can sit with Santa and receive a coloring book during the excursion.