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Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival returns


Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival kicks off its 22nd year with a mid-winter break from Jan. 19 to 27 by providing visitors and residents with numerous fun-filled events and activities for all ages.

Starting off on Saturday, Jan. 19, is the sold out Revolutionary Pub Crawl, during which Crawlers will visit four pubs and clash with the British soldiers who have taken over the town. There are still tickets available for the pub crawl after-party at Havana New Hope from 4 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 26 is the Magical Musical Pub Crawl, and tickets are selling fast.

Saturday, Jan. 19, the fun continues with the Fire & Ice Ball. Bring themed gala attire and red-hot dance moves. Stay warm near the event’s first-ever ice bar for this dance event celebrating the rich history of dance and spirituality.

Fire and Ice will feature music by DJ Dwayne Live, along with live entertainment, refreshments, energy readings, fire ceremony and prizes for your special attire.

Visit for details and information about these and all nine days of events and family activities like the Blues BBQ and NFL playoffs, the Inn-to-Inn Dinner and House Tour, Winter Walking Food and Shop Tour, the “Jersey Shore” event and dinner at Karla’s Restaurant in New Hope, Magical Musical Pub Crawl, Beef ‘n Brew and others.

The festival’s Music Mountain Theatre event Jan. 26, features a children’s stage production of “The Snow Queen’s Frozen Adventure,” along with the Tucker Tales Puppet Show-Cirkus and the Mad Science Slime Booth.

This year’s Winter Festival Concert, at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the New Hope Winery, will be a multi-media event featuring storytelling, music and memories from one half of two iconic duos from the sixties: Peter Asher of Peter and Gordon and Jeremy Clyde of Chad and Jeremy, who together claim 30 Billboard Top Hits.

The Lambertville-New Hope Rotary hosts its annual Beef ‘n Brew on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Triumph Brewing Company in New Hope.

Later that evening, New Hope Park & Recreation hosts the first-ever “A Cappella Extravaganza.” Local colleges will compete to win cash prizes and New Hope-Solebury High School students will sing during intermission. Vote for your favorite group. Admission includes pizza, salad and dessert.

Triumph Brewing Company in New Hope hosts the spicy hot Chili Cook-Off competition, featuring chili created by local restaurants and accompanied by local beers. Vote for your favorite chili in the People’s Choice Award competition, and stay for trophy presentations and the Judge’s Choice winners. Tickets sell out quickly.

Visit the website for the complete schedule of many more activities, events, times, tickets and information.