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Lambertville — New Hope Winter Festival highlights

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The Lambertville — New Hope Winter Festival is presented by Twin Rivertown Projects, Inc., a non-profit organization. All proceeds from ticketed events benefit local charities and social service organizations.
There are a variety of Winter Festival events taking place from Jan. 17 through 25. The following are some highlights and only a sampling of what’s planned. Some events have an admission fee. For information about all Winter Festival events go to www.winterfestival.net.
 Producer’s Tour of Bucks County Playhouse
Playhouse producer Alexander Fraser leads a special tour of Bucks County Playhouse, now in its 76th year, telling stories about its history. The tour includes a 25-minute film of the first 75 years of the playhouse, narrated by playhouse alum Marsha Mason.
When: Event is from 2:30 to 3:20 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17.
Where: Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope.
Cost: Admission is free.
 Fire & Ice Ball
Features are ece sculptor Roger Wing, DJ Aggreschen and circus arts performer Rae Mae will be doing her signature fire and ice dancing. In addition, there will be contests and prizes for dancing and attire and a Fire King and Ice Queen will be crowned. Includes complimentary light fare; cash bar.
When: Event is from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17.
Where: Eagle Fire House, 46 N. Sugan Road, New Hope.
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
More information and tickets: www.winterfestival.net
 Bucks County Children’s Museum Free Admission Morning
When: Event is from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Jan. 18.
Where: Bucks County Children’s Museum, 500 Union Square Drive, New Hope.
Cost: Admission is free for anyone who brings in a canned good donation for Fisherman’s Mark Food Pantry.
More information: www.buckskids.org or call (215) 693-1290
 Winter Fest Blues & BBQ
Includes music by Bob Lanza Blues Band, homestyle BBQ with all the fixings and NFL playoffs on large screen TVs. Cash bar.
When: Event is from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18.
Where: American Legion, 322 N. Union St., Lambertville, N.J.
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
More information and tickets: www.winterfestival.net
 Cinco de Mayo a la Winter Fest
Includes: Mexican buffet, live music by Greg Cagno, dancing and piñata. Cash bar and specialty drinks by Tony Arturo.
When: Event is from to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20.
Where: Zoubi Restaurant, 5-7 W. Mechanic St., New Hope.
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
More information and tickets: www.winterfestival.net
 Taste of Winter Fest
This event includes tastings from local restaurants, wineries and breweries.
When: Event is from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22.
Where: Inn at Lambertville Station, Riverside Ballroom, 11 Bridge St., Lambertville, N.J.
Cost: $45
More information and tickets: www.winterfestival.net
 Tucker’s Tales Puppet Theater
When: Event is from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24.
Where: St. John’s Church Auditorium, 44 Bridge St., Lambertville, N.J.
Cost: Admission is free.
More information: www.tuckerstales.com
 Gallery Crawl
A self-guided art tour that enables participants to enjoy refreshments and art at their own pace, starting and ending wherever they wish.
When: Event is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24 and 25.
Cost: Admission is free.
More information: Go to www.winterfestival.net/gallery-crawl.html to see a list of participating galleries.
 Winter Festival Parade
The parade features Mummers’ bands, marching bands, creative floats, dancers, jugglers and community groups.
When: Event is at noon, Saturday, Jan. 24.
Where: Starts at New Hope – Solebury High School, 182 W. Bridge St., New Hope, and travels east on Bridge Street and crosses the Free Bridge into Lambertville, N.J.
Cost: Free event.
 Beef ‘n’ Brew*
Includes hot roast beef sandwiches, Triumph brews and live music.
When: Event is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24.
Where: Triumph Brewing Company, 400 Union Square, New Hope.
Cost: $40
More information and tickets: www.winterfestival.net
 Broadway Melodies
Members of the Theater Arts Center Performance Companies perform a Broadway Medley from shows including “Aladdin,” “Annie” and “Matilda.”
When: Event is form 2:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24.
Where: St. John’s Church Auditorium, 44 Bridge St., Lambertville, N.J.
Cost: Admission is free.
More information: www.theatreartscenter.com
 Annual Tribute Dinner
Includes cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, silent auction and program. This year’s honorees are community leaders Frank and Patty Cosner.
When: Event is from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24.
Where: The Event Center by Cornerstone (Eagle Firehouse), 46 N. Sugan Road., New Hope.
Cost: $75
More information and tickets: www.winterfestival.net
 Pancake Breakfast
All-you-can-eat breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, French toast, sausage and beverages.
When: Event is from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25.
Where: New Hope – Solebury Middle School Cafeteria, 182 W. Bridge St., New Hope.
Cost: Adults $6.50, senior citizens $5, children ages 3 to 12 $3.50.
More information and tickets: www.winterfestival.net
 Children’s Activity Center
The middle school gym will have soccer and dodge-ball sports events. The high school gym will have an obstacle course, basketball, arts and crafts and other events.
When: Event is from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25.
Where: New Hope – Solebury High School and Middle School gyms, 182 W. Bridge St., New Hope.
Ages: For children 2 to 12 years of age
Cost: Admission is free.
 18th Annual Chili Cook-off
Local restaurants feature their unique recipes accompanied by local beers. Guests can vote for their favorite chili in the People’s Choice Award competition and stay to view the trophy presentations.
When: Event is from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25.
Where: Eagle Fire House, 46 N. Sugan Rd., New Hope.
Cost: Adults $50; under 21 $45
More information and tickets: www.winterfestival.net
 Donations for Fisherman’s Mark
Fisherman’s Mark is a nonprofit social service organization in Lambertville, N.J. Non-perishable food donations will be collected at the festival’s main events to benefit its food pantry. For more information and to make cash donations go to www.fishermansmark.org.

Source: www.winterfestival.net
Compiled by Fern Brodkin for 21st Century Media.

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