Dec 5-28, 2014
Holiday Lights - December 5th through 28th 2014
December 5-28, 2014
Wednesday through Sunday
and Mon. & Tues., 12/22 & 23
Gring's Mill Recreation Area
Directions to Gring's Mill
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.
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.
Gring's Mill blanketed in snow
Lighted Deer Display
Santa Claus nightly until 12/23 in the lower level of the barn.
FREE Kids Holiday Workshop Sunday, December 7th, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Model Train Display nightly.
Closed and "dark" Monday & Tuesday (except 12/22 & 23)Evenings.
Entertainment nightly, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the upper level of the barn.
12/05 Mt. Laurel Brass
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.
12/06 Reading Buccaneers Alumni Brass
The Buccaneers will perform a variety of music and highlight the musical skills of former members of the Reading Buccaneers. Join us for this rooting-tooting treat and a fabulously good time!
12/07 Popcorn Hat Players - Shows at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
A Popcorn Hat Christmas Carol Charles Dickens' timeless tale gets the Popcorn Hat treatment! It's almost Christmas and everyone is looking forward to the holiday. . . . well, almost everyone. Join all the characters you know (and some you don't) as Ebenezer Scrooge journeys through an extraordinary Christmas Eve!
12/07 After Hours
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. A great way to get into the holiday spirit.
Damon's been performing covers, classics and originals for live audiences on 6 & 12 string acoustic guitars for many years in pubs, restaurants, weddings and events. His song selection is tailored to a wide audience, and ranges from solo acoustic to a full band sound using backing tracks and his influences include performers such as James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Neil Young, Tom Petty and the Eagles. www.writeleftwrite.com
12/11 Bravura Brass B
Bravura Brass is Central PA’s premiere brass quintet – Yule love the variety in their holiday music, from sacred carols to Jingle and beyond!
12/12 Philharmonic Brass Quintet
The Philharmonic Brass Quintet will be performing Classical Canadian Brass music along with traditional Christmas tunes for your entertainment. Feel free to sing along with your favorite songs or just sit back , relax and enjoy the musical evening.
12/13 Polished Brass
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.
12/14 Maria DaMore & Ken Bagenstose
Maria and Ken treat you to an evening of holiday entertainment with Maria on vocals and Ken on guitar, keyboard and vocals. Their renditions of both traditional and holiday songs and carols will instantly put you in the holiday spirit. www.mariadamore.com
12/17 Debi Irene Wahl
Debi Irene Wahl is a mother of three, wife of one singing music for all ages. Hoping for a White Christmas or prefer just Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree? Perhaps you are in a sentimental mood thinking I'll Be Home For Christmas or speeding along on a Sleigh Ride? Enjoy Debi's upbeat interaction with the audience, perhaps a child or two will want to become part of the show with Christmas bells & whistles. Debi will engage people of all ages, or she will just force one of her four grandchildren help! So God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen as Berks County Parks and Recreation Department wishes, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" @ Holiday Lights, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., December 17, 2014 at Gring's Mill.
12/18 The Wallace Brothers Band
The Wallace Brothers Band are putting the 'South' back into South Philadelphia. Two twin brothers, Zachary and Colby Wallace and their Vietnamese cohort, Khoa 'Lucky' Pham are not who you might expect to be writing and performing songs about sleeping in a car, being broke and happy, love so strong it hurts, traveling the world, and spending the night in the pen, but the band sure enough does live the life they sing about. Their wanderlust and love of all forms of music can be heard in their music and lyrics. Formed in 2007 through serendipitous circumstances, The Wallace Brothers Band performs roughly 200 shows per year and are equally as capable crooning in bar rooms as they are headlining festivals.
12/19 Brass Menagerie
Enjoy traditional seasonal music with this Berks County based brass sextet. A night sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Playing together for over 15 years, the Brass Menagerie is a REading based brass sextet offering a mix of traditional and "less traditional" holiday favorites for your listening enjoyment. Members are Chuck Runkle, Thurman Kremser, Jr.., Bryan Synder, Dr. Thomas Shugar, David Pieffer, and Doug Werner. A night that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. BryanSnyder@comcast.net.
12/20 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 6:30 & 7:30.
12/21 Jurkiewicz Family Strings
Not ready for the end of Christmas music? Enjoy some elegant chamber music with Mercedes Jurkiewicz, a cello player in the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and her three musical children.
12/22 Ken Gehret and the Irish Mist
Ken Gehret and the Irish Mist isbased in Reading , and performs locally and regionally featuring Ken and friends, Alan Chelius and Henry Koretzky. They play a full spectrum of celtic music including traditional, modern, original and seasonal favorites for the holidays. www.kengehret.com
12/26 Haley Sheeler
Enjoy new and used country music with 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
12/27 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
12/28 Hex Hollow Rounders
Hex Hollow Rounders play classic bluegrass music in the style of Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs, as well as their own humorous originals about life in Berks County. They feature a superb acoustic blend of guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro, bass, and harmonica. Originally formed to back legendary fiddler Vassar Clements on his bluegrass set at Hexfest, they continue to play festivals throughout eastern Pennsylvania and beyond. Expect a real good time!
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Location: Gring's Mill Recreation Area
This event is 2 miles from you (19601).
6 PM - 9 PM
Contact: Becky Richards Email: firstname.lastname@example.org