The holiday season is in full swing in Berks County! If you're ready to get into the spirit of the season, check out these Christmas events and lights in Reading.

Festival of Trees

Fri, Dec 3, 6 – 10 PM
Stokesay Castle & The Knight's Pub
141 Stokesay Castle Ln, Reading, PA

We invite you to join us for a festive fundraiser like no other on Friday, December 3rd. Come on out to the luxurious Stokesay Castle for a holiday-themed celebration as you explore our decorated trees available for auction, enjoy fine food and dessert, and then dance the night away to the one and only Uptown Band. All attendees will be greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne and have the option of being served at our cash bar as they mingle with guests and enjoy a variety of appetizers before dinner.


Sat, Dec 4, 10 AM – Sun, Dec 5, 4 PM
Reading Liederkranz
143 Spook Ln, Reading, PA

This event is open to the public. The outside and inside bars will feature German and holiday beers. The dining room and Biergarten kitchen are open too! Plenty of great vendors, (vendors are under our pavilion), delicious food, goodies and holiday music. Start the holiday season at a traditional German Christmas Market.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Dec 9, 7:30 PM
Santander Performing Arts Center
136 N 6th St, Reading, PA

Original Vince Guaraldi drummer Jerry Granelli and his trio perform the iconic score to A Charlie Brown Christmas with a children’s choir.

Holiday Lights at Gring's Mill

Dec 3, 6 PM – Dec 30, 9 PM
Gring's Mill Recreation Area
2083 Tulpehocken Rd, Reading, PA

Join us for an OUTDOOR ONLY walk through light display on the grounds of Gring's Mill! In addition to the lights, enjoy a warm beverage, snacks from local food trucks, and entertainment in the pavilion. Be on the lookout for Santa strolling the grounds, Belsnickel, or even King Winter as he makes his blustery return!

Historic Holiday House Tour

Wed, Dec 8, 8 AM – 6 PM
Berks History Center
940 Centre Ave, Reading, PA

Join the BHC for a day-long immersion in PA German art and culture, and colonial Christmas traditions!

This trip includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the new Center for PA German Studies located at the Dewees Tavern in Trappe, tours of the Henry Muhlenberg House and Speaker’s House (also located in Trappe), as well as Pottsgrove Manor, and lunch at Grace's Cafe! This twice rescheduled trip will certainly put you in the holiday spirit!

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