Holiday Lights -
Dec. 6th through 29th, 2013 - 2013 Info coming soon!
December 1-30, 2012
Thursday through Sunday
(except - open Wed., 12/19 & Wed., 12/26)
Closed 12/24 & 12/25
Gring's Mill Recreation Area
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Bring your family & friends to Gring's Mill, and walk through the illuminated park and see our light displays and decorations. Sit in the upper level of the barn by the fireplace and enjoy lively entertainment each night from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Kids will look forward to visiting Santa and telling him their wish list.
Gring's Mill blanketed in snow
They will also like watching the trains wind their way through the miniature town in the former Generating Station on the bridge. Built and operated by members of the Pottstown & Reading Chapter of the National Historical Railway Society.
Light refreshments available. Admission is $5.00 per car. For more information please call 610-374-8839.
Lighted Deer Display
Santa Claus nightly until 12/23 in the lower level of the barn.
FREE Kids Holiday Workshop Sunday, December 9th, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Model Train Display nightly.
Closed and "dark" Monday & Tuesday & first two Wednesday Evenings.
Entertainment nightly, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the upper level of the barn.
Entertainment Schedule: Details Coming Soon!
|| Joe Keys & Bill Bower|
Cozy up by the fire and celebrate the season with jazzy Christmas standards by Joe Keys on guitar and Bill Bower on saxophone. Joined by the pair’s vocals, this performance will surely help you get in the Christmas spirit!
|| Maria DaMore & Ken Bagenstose| Maria Damore & Ken Bagenstose provide a grand evening of eclectic music including holiday favorites, soft rock gems, and jazz standards. Hear Maria's sweet vocals, Ken's warm tones, great harmonies, tasty guitar and keyboard playing, and you'll be set for the holidays. www.mariadamore.com
Joe and his band will give their unique sound to seasonal music, with a little rock & roll and big band. Their energy will have the audience ‘rockin’ around the Christmas tree’!
Mt. Laurel Brass is a “Holiday Lights’ at Gring’s Mill” favorite! This seven piece brass ensemble, who specialize in seasonal music; has been entertaining Berks County for over 30 years. Bring the kids, for a fun night with the whole family. This 4-Piece band will entertain you with traditional Christmas music, and have you singing along
|| 1-4:00 p.m. Holly Jolly Puppet Show| Holly Jolly Puppet Show with Marian and Friends, Ventriloquist Come and laugh along with Marian and her cast of holly jolly characters! The seasonal songs, silliness, and family-friendly fun will will warm your heart. You and your family will be smiling and singing along throughout the show. www.marianandfriends.com Shows at 1:15, 2:15 & 3:15 pm
|| Holiday Sing-A-Long with Butch Imhoff & the Acoustic Roadshow|Join us for an old-fashioned Christmas carol sing-along. You bring the voices, and we’ll provide the song sheets. A great night for the whole family! www.acousticroadshow.net
|| David Cullen & Jill Haley|
David Cullen on guitar and Jill Haley on oboe, will present a medley of holiday music. There will be familiar tunes as well as some less known, but beautiful classical arrangements. Warm up by our fireplace, listening to the music from these first-rate musicians.
Together for over 25 years, this ensemble performs a wide variety of brass music, ranging from the classics to contemporary. Sing along or just sit back and enjoy.
|| The Magic of Kyle & Kelly| Shows at 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. Fun for the whole family, their magical skills and showmanship create a delightful atmosphere of fun and laughter. www.kyleandkellymagic.com
||Beverly McDevitt & Friends| This group brings their instrumental style of traditional and classic carols, as well as fun Christmas songs to Holiday Lights at Gring’s Mill. The trio features the piano, violin accompanied by the flute or sax instrumental music. www.beverlymcdevitt.com
Bravura Brass is Central PA’s premiere brass quintet, presents their show: Celebrate the Season! Yule love the variety in their holiday music, from sacred carols to Jingle and beyond.
Take time to enjoy the holiday season, while enjoying the sounds of this 5-piece group with a “Big Band” sound. They will perform seasonal favorites in their customary swingin’ style.
Enjoy traditional seasonal music with this Berks County based brass sextet. A night sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
|| Fyve Woodwind Quintet|
The County’s premiere woodwind quintet will play a diverse selection of holiday music from the Nutcracker to traditional carols. These ladies are all classically trained musicians, featuring the flute, clarinet, oboe, french horn and bassoon.
Her soulful voice, passionate guitar playing and uniquely original songs make her a premier folk singer. Enjoy seasonal tunes, sprinkled with some of her original music and cover songs.
|| Haley Sheeler - Cancelled due to impending bad weather.|
Celebrate Boxing day with friends, family and local singer and songwriter Haley Sheeler. Her original songs, which she defines as alternative folk, have been inspired by notable singer/ songwriters of the 1960’s and 70’s. The result is a performance speckled with new and used country tunes, as well as her own brand of folk reminiscent of the Woodstock era. www.HaleySheeler.com
The Pagoda Brass is from Reading, PA whose name reflects the local icon above the city. We are a traditional brass quintet consisting of two trumpets, a French horn, trombone, and a tuba whose members are also members of the Ringgold Band: Patrick Boggs, Dennis Coldren, Randy Ream, Bruce Schonour, and Dewey Freeman.
Singer Songwriters Maggie Spike are joined by Cathy Sauber to present original music and “Music of the British Isles”. Peggy and Eric Gernerd are a husband and wife duo from the Oley Valley, are known for the ‘mixed bag’ of folk originals. Tonight’s concert will have more than a sprinkling of Celtic music. www.maggiespike.com
|| MESA Cancelled due to bad weather.|Mesa is a country band from the Lehigh Valley, and will bring some country flair to our holiday program. Nominated for best country band/live performance in the Lehigh Valley Music Awards, we are pleased to present them on our Gring’s Mill barn stage. www.mesapa.biz
|| Yocum Institute for Arts Education|
Two Marys Five jacks and One Very Big Shoe – It's bedtime and the "Old Woman Who Lives in the Shoe" is ready for everyone to go to sleep. But, her daughter Mistress Mary Contrary hasn't finished her gardening! Mary's brother has a plan to give her time to finish. He entertains his mother and the audience through rhyme, pantomime, participation and finger plays. The Teen Theater Ensemble of the Yocum Institute for Arts Education presents Mother Goose in a new way!
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Location: Gring's Mill Recreation Area
This event is 2 miles from you (19601).
6 PM - 9 PM