→ Pennsbury Manor prepping for festive Holly Nights celebration – Bucks County Courier Times
Experience the enchantment of Pennsbury Manor by candlelight. Enjoy crackling bonfires, carolers, candlelit tours of the Manor House, and craft demonstrations. A truly memorable evening for all ages.
This year marks Pennsbury Manor’s 75th Anniversary and we have plans to end this yearlong celebration with a bang! On Thursday, December 4th we will end the evening with fireworks! The rain date will be Friday, December 5th.
Admission for Holly Nights is as follows: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for children ages 3-11 years old and children under 3 are free.
I came across this Belsnickel story on the Appalachian Lifestyles blog by Matthew Burns. He was gracious enough to grant me permission to repost it here. Enjoy.
Christmastime in the Land ...
→ Homestead Recreating 18th Century Christmas - Pottstown Post
Watch out kids because Belsnickel's going to show up!
12/7: A Homestead Christmas 12-4pm
Admission Adult (13+) $6.00, Child (5-12) $4.00. FDBH members free, ...
The sound is not that great but this clip is very informative and well worth watching if you want to learn more about the Pennsylvania Dutch tradtion of Der Belsnickel.
Santa Claus, the pleasant bearded elf dressed in red (in case you thought I was referring to some other Santa Claus), was not predestined to be a worldwide Christmas icon ...
→ Belsnickle Santa of yesteryear was not so jolly - The Herald-Dispatch
More details here on the legendary Belsnickel. I do take issue with the following...
Needless to say the first Belsnickle ...
* I'm still in the process of formatting the Deitsch version. Scroll down for English version.
Die Nacht for de Chrischdaag
'S waar die Nacht for de Chrischdaag
und dorch es gans Haus ...
→ Christmas Candylane opens Friday for holiday season - LancasterOnline
In the Belsnickel's world, Christmas shouldn't be so enjoyable for the naughty kids. He comes at night, dressed in dirty furs, face blackened with charcoal. He has one purpose: To ...
In my mind's eye, the fanciful events depicted in Der Belsnickel Suite portray two special days on a family farm in a rustic and sturdy home built from field stone. ...
CHARLES the Second, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all whom these presents shall come, Greets. WHEREAS Our ...
→ City of Reading embraces ugly Christmas tree - The Morning Call
Perhaps Reading should adopt the phenomena of the "Worlds Ugliest Christmas Tree" as a yearly ritual. Pretty, well decorated trees can ...
→ “Days of the Belsnickel” Lunch Tour Pennsylvania at the Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum
Start with a video, then take a guided tour through the village, decked out Pennsylvania ...
→ At Weiser and Boone homesteads, they're remaking history | WEEKEND
The French and Indian War will be returning this Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Conrad Weiser and Daniel Boone ...
→ Pennsylvania Folkways: The Belsnickel brings light and darkness - Reading Eagle
After having read many articles about Belsnickel, I find that one the most interesting aspects about the tradition is ...
→ Old-fashioned Christmas in Lehigh County offers look at Pennsylvania German life in 1842 - lehighvalleylive.com
Saturday, December 6: 1:00 pm– 6:00 pm, last tour 5:15: A Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas
Travel back ...
Yes! Kick Santa to the curb and turn Belsknickel loose upon the land.
For more 'Ask A PA Dutchman' episodes and Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch language videos check out Doulgas Madenford's YouTube channel.
→ Talking Christmas traditions with Don Yoder - Philly.com
→ ‘Yes Helen, there is a Belsnickel’.
Christmastime in the Land of the Belsnickel by Matthew Burns
Birdsboro’s Daniel Boone Homestead Recreating 18th Century Christmas
VIDEO | A living history presentation on the PA Dutch tradition of the Der Belsnickel
VIDEO| Origin of the “Belsnickel” In Under A Minute
Meet Belsnickel, the Counter Claus
Belsnickle Santa of yesteryear was not so jolly
Twas The Night Before Christmas – Translated into Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch by Thomas C. Zimmerman
Penn’s Treaty with the Indians by Edward Hicks
Hersheypark’s Christmas Candylane opens Friday for holiday season
VIDEO: What is a Belsnickel?
Belsnickel: A slightly terrifying Pennsylvania Dutch tradition
William Penn’s Treaty with the Indians by Benjamin West
Der Belsnickel Suite, a symphonic work by Dave Kline performed by the Reading Philharmonic Orchestra
Charter for the Province of Pennsylvania – 1681
City of Reading embraces ugly Christmas tree
The Birth of Pennsylvania 1680 by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris
Landis Valley Museum “Days of the Belsnickel” Lunch Tour
Charter Day at Weiser and Boone homesteads, they’re remaking history
Pennsylvania Folkways: The Belsnickel brings light and darkness
Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum old-fashioned Christmas offers look at Pennsylvania German life in 1842
William Penn in armor in 1666 at age 22
VIDEO | Ask A PA Dutchman: The Belsnickel
Talking Christmas traditions with Don Yoder
‘Yes Helen, there is a Belsnickel’