Holiday Lights - December 4th through 27th 2015
December 4-27, 2015
Wednesday through Sunday
and Mon. & Tues., 12/21 & 22
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 6th, 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.
12/04 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.
12/05 Beverly McDevitt
Beverly McDevitt & Michael Trach bring their instrumental style of traditional and classic carols, as well as fun Christmas songs to Holiday Lights at Gring’s Mill. The pair features Beverly on piano accompanied by Michael on sax. www.beverlymcdevitt.com
12/06 Free Kid's Holiday Workshop and Sing-Along with Butch Imhoff 1-4:00 pm
and "Cinderella's" Fairy Godmother with Kit's Interactive Theatre 6:30 & 7:30 pm
1-4 pm: Please join Butch Imhoff, founder & promoter of the Acoustic Roadshow for a Holiday Songfest! We’ll provide the song sheets for some sing-along fun. Kids can make musical instruments to play along, or some tropical themed crafts during the afternoon Holiday Workshop.
6-9 pm: Children and their families will enjoy and evening with “Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother” with Kit’s interactive Theatre, shows at 6:30 & 7:30 pm. Where in our Storyland, Cinderella is about to marry the Prince, but her Fairy Godmother appears with a riddle to be solved first. Join various fairytale characters in the hilarious search for the answer. Sing, dance, hide from the Giant and become a pixie in Fairy Godmother's magical Storyland. www.kitsinteractivetheatre.com
12/9 Kendal Conrad
Kendal Conrad is a singer, actor, published writer, and award-winning songwriter who appeared on MTV and recently sang a duet onstage with Keith Urban. She is International Miss Talent and won the title with her original song "Girlstrong." She has performed around the region including Musikfest and the White House, and was a finalist in the NBC 10 Talent Search and is a 2015 local finalist and state competitor in the Country Showdown.
12/10 Pagoda Brass
The Pagoda Brass is a traditional brass quintet whose name reflects the local icon above the city. Many of the musicians are also members of our infamous Ringgold Band. Extend the season with some great holiday music! www.pagodabrass.com
12/11 Joe Soltysik Band
Joe Soltysik and his band will give their unique sound to seasonal music, with a little mix of rock & roll and big band. Their energy will have the audience ‘rockin’ around the Christmas tree’!
12/12 Happy Holidays with Miss Maggie (shows at 6:30 & 7:30)
“Peggy Gernerd as Miss Maggie Sings! presents “Happy Holidays” with a fun and interactive program for children and their families. Miss Maggie along with everybody’s favorite puppet, Spaghetti Head Fred will perform holiday songs encouraging the audience to sing and dance along to some well-known & not so well known songs. It’s sure to be a fun-filled family night of music and laughing all the way!!! For more information: www.missmaggiesings.com.”
12/13 Maria DaMore & Ken Bagenstose
Maria Damore and Ken Bagenstose are ready to treat you to an evening of holiday entertainment featuring Maria, with her rich palette of vocal colors and charismatic interpretations, along with Ken on guitar, keyboard and vocals. Their renditions of both traditional and popular holiday songs and carols will instantly get you in the holiday spirit! www.mariadamore.com
12/16 Toad Creek Duo
Join Keith Brintzenhoff and Mike Hertzog for some old-timey, folk, country, gospel, bluegrass, hoedown and seasonal music, along with some entertaining banter.oin Keith Brintzenhoff and Mike Hertzog for some old-timey, folk, country, gospel, bluegrass, hoedown and seasonal music, along with some entertaining banter. Keith is an expert on Pennsylvania German music, instruments, and folklore. He plays a variety of string instruments, tells some of the world's best stories and jokes; that will have you laughing in the New Year. www.toadcreekmusic.com
12/17 By Request
Take time to enjoy the holiday season, while enjoying the sounds of By Request, a 5-piece group with a “Big Band” sound. They will perform seasonal favorites in their customary swingin’ style.
12/18 Brass Menagerie
The Brass Menagerie invites you to enjoy an evening of traditional and "less traditional" seasonal brass music. There is no better place than Gring’s Mill’s Holiday Lights to enjoy this Berks County based brass sextet. Playing together for over 15 years, the Brass Menagerie offers a night of music that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
12/19 Jurkiewicz Family Strings
With just a few more days left until Christmas, join us for an evening of some elegant chamber music. Featuring Mercedes Jurkiewicz, a cello player in the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and her three musical children, this performance is sure to be enjoyable for all!
12/20 Dave Kline & the Mountain Folk Band
A Mountain Folk Christmas” with award-winning singer/songwriter/producer “East Side” Dave Kline and members of his evergreen and ever-popular Mountain Folk Band and a few friends - Celebrate the season with holiday and traditional mountain music through singing, Appalachian Mountain instruments, and audience participation songs. Dave is the host of the weekly Mountain Folk radio show on WEEU on Sunday mornings and writer of the weekly Mountain Folklore column in Berks Country magazine, published every Wednesday as a part of the Reading Eagle newspaper. www.mountainfolk.com
12/21 Celtic Seasonings with Ken Gehret and 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
12/22 Fyve Woodwind Quintet
The Fyve Woodwind Quintet is comprised of 5 classically trained professional musicians dedicated to the finest performance of chamber music. Fyve offers a varied repertoire of seasonal music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and contemporary eras presented by creative and expressive instrumentalists. www.marvinmusic.org/fyve
12/23 Bravura Brass
Bravura Brass is Central PA’s premiere brass quintet. Based in Lancaster, Pa, they have performed at a multitude of locations. They specialize in customized programming and their interactive and entertaining programs are a favorite of all audiences.’ Yule’ love the variety in their holiday music, which ranges from sacred carols to Jingle and much, much more! www.bravurabrass.net
12/26 The Schenlies
The Schenlie's is a newly formed Indie Folk duo consisting of Jake Joyce and Taylor Miles. While various instruments are introduced throughout their songs, primarily Jake is seen strumming the guitar and singing, while Taylor roduced throughout their songs, primarily Jake is seen strumming the guitar and singingplays the violin and also sings.
12/27 The Rhythm Standard
Singer/guitarist Mike Noecker (Shame, When Karma Was King) and percussionist Kevin Adams (the Misconceptions, Cloud Party) are The Rhythm Standard, an acoustic duo playing a variety of pop that will make you move. Drawing from influences ranging from James Taylor to Jack Johnson and The Beatles to Maroon 5, The Rhythm Standard is like hearing your favorite Pandora station live.
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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: email@example.com